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CelticsBlog

Romeo Langford’s recovery from wrist surgery will ‘probably bleed into next season’

Photo by Abbie Parr/ More bad news for the oft-injured rookie. Just yesterday the Boston Celtics announced that Romeo Langford would miss the remainder of the playoffs after having successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist. Twenty-four hours later, there’s a clearer picture on exactly how long it will take for Langford to recover from the injury and it isn’t good news for the oft-injured rookie. “It’s going to be a long recovery from the wrist surgery,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. “It’ll probably...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons big man Justin Patton had surgery on right pinky finger

It isn't clear when Justin Patton, signed in June, suffered the injury. Patton was one of 15 players involved in the Detroit Pistons' group workouts.        

ClutchPoints

Heat star Bam Adebayo’s status for rest of the series after wrist injury

The Miami Heat secured a huge win on Thursday, as they held off the Boston Celtics to emerge with a 112-109 victory in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. As it turns out, however, this win came with quite a cost, as Heat All-Star big man Bam Adebayo sustaining an injury late in the […] The post Heat star Bam Adebayo’s status for rest of the series after wrist injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NetsDaily

Will the Nets use MLE to bolster defense? Could it be a family affair?

Photo by Alex Goodlett/ In thinking about what the Nets might do in the off-season, which will likely begin around Thanksgiving and end on Martin Luther King Day, Brian Lewis noted that Brooklyn is more likely to go for a 3-and-D wing that a third star. At the top of his of those possibilities, Lewis put Andre Roberson at the top of the list. a 6’6” Thunder player who spent 918 days recovering and rehabbing from a knee injury, a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. After going down in January 2018, he didn’t play again until the “bubble.” Now, he’s reportedly ready and...

Lake Show Life

The Los Angeles Lakers’ three point guard lineup that is working

The Los Angeles Lakers are marching through the playoffs with an unexpected point guard combination that is giving big results. Rajon Rondo has battled injuries through most of the regular season and the first round of playoffs. This is why having a point guard like Alex Caruso on the roster has been useful and beneficial […] The Los Angeles Lakers’ three point guard lineup that is working - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

NESN.com

Romeo Langford Injury: Celtics Rookie Out For Season After Wrist Surgery

Romeo Langford’s rookie season officially is ending just as it started: on the sidelines. Injuries have marred the Indiana product’s first NBA campaign, which officially came to an end Tuesday. The Boston Celtics announced that Langford underwent successful surgery to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. All told, Langford appeared in 39 games […] The post Romeo Langford Injury: Celtics Rookie Out For Season After Wrist Surgery appeared first on NESN.com.

CelticsBlog

Romeo Langford undergoes right wrist surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2020 season

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Langford was rarely healthy in his rookie season and appeared in just 39 total games The Boston Celtics announced that rookie wing Romeo Langford underwent successful surgery to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist: #NEBHInjuryReport Romeo Langford this morning underwent successful surgery to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. He will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 22, 2020 Langford was initially injured during...

NESN.com

Gordon Hayward Injury: Celtics Star’s Ankle Responded Well After Game 3

When a player comes back from an injury, often we hear something to the effect of, “It felt great today, but tomorrow is when we’ll see how (impacted body part) really held up.” It sounds like Gordon Hayward’s ankle is holding up well. At the beginning of the NBA Playoffs, the Boston Celtics star suffered […] The post Gordon Hayward Injury: Celtics Star’s Ankle Responded Well After Game 3 appeared first on NESN.com.

Blazer's Edge

What is the optimal lineup for the Trail Blazers?

Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports Fans never got to see Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Rodney Hood, Trevor Ariza, and Jusuf Nurkic on the court at the same time. The Trail Blazers roster suffered several significant injuries during the 2019-20 season. Integral players including Zach Collins, Jusuf Nurkic, and Rodney Hood all missed a significant number of games with injuries. This has left many Blazers fans fantasizing about the hypothetical lineups that coach Terry Stotts was never able to put on the court. If Rodney Hood stayed healthy would Trevor Ariza have worked at the 4? Could Carmelo...

Dunking with Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves should not trade for Zach LaVine

The Minnesota Timberwolves should avoid any temptation to trade for Zach LaVine. A little over three years ago, the Minnesota Timberwolves traded away an injured Zach LaVine in a deal for All-Star Jimmy Butler. We all know the story: the Wolves made the playoffs that year, flirting with a top-four seed before an injury to […] The Minnesota Timberwolves should not trade for Zach LaVine - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Oden Biggest Draft Bust for Blazers

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ According to Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report, drafting Greg Oden with the no. 1 pick was a bad move for the Blazers. In what surely comes as obvious news to the Rip City faithful, Preston Ellis of Bleacher Report names Greg Oden as a draft bust for the Portland Trail Blazers. While Oden is not the worst draftee on Ellis’s list. he sits squarely in the middle. The injury-riddled big man didn’t get much of a chance to perform for the Blazers. Microfracture surgery prematurely ended his first campaign before it began. In his delayed rookie season, Oden...

Orlando Magic Daily

2020 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Melvin Frazier still hasn’t gotten the chance

Melvin Frazier improved his 3-point shot and got more time on the court. But the Orlando Magic still gave the former second-round pick few chances to play. The Orlando Magic were in desperate straits on Jan. 1 after Jonathan Isaac went out with an injury. The team was already dealing with plenty of injuries and […] 2020 Orlando Magic Player Evaluations: Melvin Frazier still hasn’t gotten the chance - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Gordon Hayward speaks out on his first game back after ankle injury

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward played his first game after being on the sidelines in over a month. Despite the long layoff, Hayward made a positive impact for the Celtics in their 117-106 Game 3 win over the Miami Heat. The 30-year old admitted (via Mark Medina of USA Today) that he felt gassed after […] The post Gordon Hayward speaks out on his first game back after ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee?

Dallas Mavericks: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee? The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a year of growth. Luka Doncic led the team back to the playoff as he jumped into the MVP conversation. Kristaps Porzingis showed what he can do after missing 20 months because of an ACL injury. The Mavs proved in the playoffs […] Dallas Mavericks: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo leave Milwaukee? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Nothin' But Nets

Kevin Durant: Nets star has hilarious NSFW response to Danuel House getting booted from bubble

Kevin Durant had a good laugh about Rockets’ Danuel House getting kicked out of the NBA bubble. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is ready to return for the 2020-2021 season, following his long layoff after suffering a ruptured Achilles. Despite the rough injury, Durant has been making good use of his time, appearing on a […] Kevin Durant: Nets star has hilarious NSFW response to Danuel House getting booted from bubble - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - Brooklyn Nets News and Fan Community

ClutchPoints

Former Mavericks doctor speaks out on Kristaps Porzingis’ injury

Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis has been plagued with injuries over the past few years. There’s no denying that he’s a great talent, but to some extent, injuries have gotten in the way of his development. A former team doctor for the Mavs recently opened up about Porzingis’ situation. According to Dr. Souryal, while […] The post Former Mavericks doctor speaks out on Kristaps Porzingis’ injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Analyzing the Trail Blazers’ Offense Over the Season

Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/ A deep dive into the stats show Portland’s strengths and weaknesses. The Portland Trail Blazers finished third in offensive rating at 113.2 for the 2019-20 season. Even amidst long-term injuries to three starters, as well as several minor injuries to the replacement starters, Damian Lillard and company fought hard on the offensive end to compensate for defensive shortcomings. Portland didn’t make scoring easy on itself. The team ranked last in spot up possessions, generally the most efficient way to knock down threes. The conservative defensive scheme also...

ClutchPoints

Gordon Hayward expected to play in Game 3 vs. Heat despite ankle injury

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is expected to play in Game 3 against the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Barring a setback in pregame warmups, there’s significant optimism within the Celtics that forward Gordon Hayward (right ankle sprain) will be active to play in Game 3 vs. Miami tonight, sources tell […] The post Gordon Hayward expected to play in Game 3 vs. Heat despite ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Thunderous Intentions

Should the OKC Thunder pick up Abdel Nader’s team option?

With the OKC Thunder potentially going into rebuild mode, should they pick up Abdel Nader’s team option? The OKC Thunder had a season that no one saw coming. It took a full team effort with almost every player on the roster starting due to injuries throughout the year. Abdel Nader had a roller coaster year […] Should the OKC Thunder pick up Abdel Nader’s team option? - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents to replace Trey Burke if he leaves

Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents to replace Trey Burke if he leaves The Dallas Mavericks were hit hard by injuries during the Walt Disney World restart. Dwight Powell, Jalen Brunson, and Courtney Lee did not play at all. Willie Cauley-Stein opted out for personal reasons. That left the Mavs with an open roster spot, so […] Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents to replace Trey Burke if he leaves - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pounding The Rock

Open Thread: Happy birthday to Dejounte Murray

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via The Seattle standout turns twenty-four today. He was drafted in 2016, just completed what should have been his third season (he was out in 2018-19 with an ACL injury), and still Dejounte Murray is nine days younger than rookie Quinndary Weatherspoon. That’s youth movement for you. Dejounte was handed the starting point guard spot two seasons ago from Tony Parker. When Parker took that spot, Dejounte was five years old. This was the first major change in the position for the franchise in quite some time. In many ways, the transition had the...

CelticsBlog

Gordon Hayward upgraded to questionable for Game 3

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via There’s a chance the Celtics get Hayward back for Game 3 Saturday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals is a must-win for the Boston Celtics and they might have Gordon Hayward back on the court for it. On Friday, the Celtics made it seem that there is a chance Hayward suits up for the contest as Hayward was upgraded to questionable on the team’s injury report. Hayward has been out since sustaining a Grade 3 right ankle sprain in Boston’s first playoff game inside the bubble back on Aug. 17. #NEBHInjuryReport for Game 3:Javonte Green (right...

NESN.com

Gordon Hayward Injury: Celtics Forward ‘Progressing’ Toward Game 3 Return

The Boston Celtics are in need of some help, and there could be some on the way. Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is “progressing toward returning” for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, according to The Athletic’s Jared Weiss. Weiss noted that Hayward, who is recovering from a Grade III ankle sprain suffered during the […] The post Gordon Hayward Injury: Celtics Forward ‘Progressing’ Toward Game 3 Return appeared first on NESN.com.

Blazer's Edge

Season Review: Whiteside Stands Tall in the Post

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports A look at how Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside performed inside the void created by Jusuf Nurkic’s absence. The dust has settled from the Trial Blazers’ exit from postseason competition. Free agency, roster construction and the NBA Draft have crept into everyday conversation in Rip City. Before we turn the page on the longest season in the Blazers’ 50-year history, let’s take another look at the players that populated the roster during that journey. Our most-recent installment looked at a pair of starters that suffered season-long injuries....

Blazer's Edge

Rodney Hood Will Be “Ready to Go” When New NBA Season Starts

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Portland guard updates his injury recovery progress in an interview with his hometown paper. Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood says he’ll be “ready to go” when the 2020-21 NBA season begins this winter. Hood has been out of action with an Achilles tear since December of 2019. He updated his recovery progress last week in an interview with Drew Kerekes of The Meridian Star, the newspaper in Hood’s hometown of Meridian, Mississippi. Kerekes talked with Hood about missing the 2020 NBA Playoffs in the Orlando bubble before turning to talk of...

ClutchPoints

Lakers’ LeBron James reveals thumb injury suffered in Rockets series

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was dominant in the team’s second-round series win over the Houston Rockets. But James is nursing a bit of a thumb injury. LeBron told reporters–including Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times–said he injured the thumb in the Rockets series, though he added it is not much of a concern […] The post Lakers’ LeBron James reveals thumb injury suffered in Rockets series appeared first on ClutchPoints.

CelticsBlog

Romeo Langford suffers abductor strain in Game 2

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports It’s another injury for the Celtics rookie. Rookie guard Romeo Langford made a surprise appearance in the first quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But his outing lasted all of 81 seconds. Langford, who hadn’t played since Game 5 of the Boston Celtics series versus the Toronto Raptors, came in for Marcus Smart midway through the opening frame and quickly exited due to a right adductor strain. The Celtics said he was doubtful to return to the game. Romeo Langford is doubtful to return with a right adductor strain. Played 81 seconds....

Draymond Green will be an All-NBA performer this season - Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to Steve Kerr's comments about the Golden State Warriors in the 2019-20 NBA season, with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell leading the way with Klay Thompson recovering from an ACL injury and Kevin Durant

Kobe explains why Kawhi chose the Clippers over the Lakers, gives KD injury advice | NBA Interview

Kobe Bryant analyzes Team USA's early exit in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, why Kawhi Leonard chose to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency and gives Kevin Durant advice on his rehabilitating Achilles t

Draymond Green is the key to the Warriors this season - Paul Pierce | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce discuss how the Golden State Warriors will fare during the 2019-20 NBA season during Klay Thompson's injury absence, with Pierce saying Draymond Green will be key. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔