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DeMarcus Cousins finally feels healthy, gets emotional talking about battle with injuries

In the NBA, the road to success is paved with hurdles that seem insurmountable. But if you ask anyone, all the pain and sacrifice to get to the top is almost always worth it. For comebacking big man DeMarcus Cousins of the Houston Rockets, the path has been just as tough or arguably, even tougher. […] The post DeMarcus Cousins finally feels healthy, gets emotional talking about battle with injuries appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mavs star Kristaps Porzingis’ discrepancy between feeling healthy for start of the 2020-21 season

Dallas Mavericks power forward Kristaps Porzingis met with the Mavs media on Thursday and talked about how he initially thought he was going to be ready for the start of the 2020-21 season when he underwent surgery to address a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. However, things changed for Porzingis when the NBA […] The post Mavs star Kristaps Porzingis’ discrepancy between feeling healthy for start of the 2020-21 season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Al-Farouq Aminu Has Knee Surgery

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via The former Trail Blazer had to have additional surgery to clean up following a torn meniscus. Former Portland Trail Blazers’ forward Al-Farouq Aminu underwent a minor surgery to address swelling in his right knee yesterday according to Kurt Helin of NBC Sports. The swelling is a result of a torn meniscus suffered by Aminu that marked the end of his season. This surgery will push back Aminu’s first game of the season for the Magic back from the season opener. Aminu suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee back in January but...

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Bojan Bogdanovic making strong progress in recovery from wrist surgery

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives to the hoop between Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) and Sacramento Kings guard Cory Joseph (9) as the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Bojan Bogdanovic did not want to have surgery on his wrist. Yeah, he’d been playing all season in pain and he had a torn ligament, but he didn’t want to miss the playoffs. But, that was the competitor talking. Fortunately, clearer minds...

Pounding The Rock

The case for starting Devin Vassell while the Spurs are shorthanded

Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports With Derrick White likely out to start the season, the Spurs could have a hole in their expected starting lineup that the rookie wing could fill in nicely. In his first talk to the media of the offseason on Tuesday, Gregg Popovich said all the right things: The identity of the team will continue to evolve and the veterans are ready to buy into the new style. Unfortunately, he also had bad news. Derrick White, Keldon Johnson and Quinndary Weatherspoon are all dealing with some injuries and they likely won’t be available to start the...

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Boston Celtics daily links 12/3/20

Jared Sullinger vs Kings 12/30/20 | Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Lakers and Clippers reportedly both will play on Christmas Day Kemba Walker prepares for a gradual return Globe The Celtics have a massive trade exception. Here’s what they can do with it Tristan Thompson explained why the Celtics stood out in free agency Kemba Walker: ‘There’s no rush on my end’ to return from injury Kemba Walker was tired of playing in pain, and just wants to feel ‘100% comfortable’ Celtics to open...

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Kemba Walker Eager To Help Celtics’ Young Guards In Transition To NBA

The Boston Celtics’ backcourt depth will be tested this season, especially early on with starting point guard Kemba Walker missing time as he continues to recover from a knee injury. And while longtime contributor Marcus Smart will help, Boston could be looking at newly implemented Celtics to shoulder the load. Of course, one of those […] The post Kemba Walker Eager To Help Celtics’ Young Guards In Transition To NBA appeared first on NESN.com.

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Stephen Curry reacts to Damian Lillard practicing shots from the logo

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shared a video of himself on Instagram tossing up shots from halfcourt—and draining every single one. The clip quickly caught the eye of Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who presented an interesting dare for Lillard. Curry, who missed majority of last season due to a left hand injury, […] The post Stephen Curry reacts to Damian Lillard practicing shots from the logo appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Barack Obama shows love for Warriors’ Klay Thompson in talk with Stephen Curry

There has been no shortage of words of encouragement for Klay Thompson since it was revealed that the Golden State Warriors star was going to be forced to sit out the upcoming season due to an ACL injury. Recently, none other than former United States President Barack Obama showed some love for the hurting Warriors […] The post Barack Obama shows love for Warriors’ Klay Thompson in talk with Stephen Curry appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: How Onyeka Okongwu can reach Bam Adebayo ceiling

Atlanta Hawks rookie Onyeka Okongwu can absolutely reach a Bam Adebayo ceiling The Atlanta Hawks took a chance with Onyeka Okongwu at No. 6 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft despite an immediate foot issue (broken left toe). Initial reports indicated the injury would keep him out for a very limited amount of time, nothing […] Atlanta Hawks: How Onyeka Okongwu can reach Bam Adebayo ceiling - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

NESN.com

Daniel Theis Gives Promising Update After Offseason Knee Surgery

The Boston Celtics are dealing with a number of injuries to begin training camp. Daniel Theis is not one of them, however. Tthe Celtics center back in October underwent surgery on his left knee to clean out some loose bodies. Considering Theis tore his meniscus in March of 2018, it was concerning that he was […] The post Daniel Theis Gives Promising Update After Offseason Knee Surgery appeared first on NESN.com.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Bojan Bogdanovic unsure if he’ll be ready for start of season, but happy with how wrist surgery has progressed

With the size of teams’ traveling parties to the Orlando bubble strictly limited this summer so as to reduce the threat of potential COVID-19 transmission, it meant the Utah Jazz bringing along injured forward Bojan Bogdanovic — who’d undergone season-ending wrist surgery in May — became impractical and untenable.

Orlando Magic Daily

Al-Farouq Aminu undergoes additional surgery, putting pressure on Orlando Magic’s forwards

The Orlando Magic announced Al-Farouq Aminu underwent surgery as his rehab nears a close. His absence is an opportunity for the team’s forwards. Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford said in a media teleconference Tuesday that every player for the team would be available for training camp except three. Jonathan Isaac is out while rehabbing his […] Al-Farouq Aminu undergoes additional surgery, putting pressure on Orlando Magic’s forwards - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson full go in training camp

Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson full go in training camp The Dallas Mavericks were missing two key rotation pieces during the Orlando restart. Dwight Powell suffered a torn Achilles in January, which ruled him out for the season. Jalen Brunson needed shoulder surgery after suffering an injury in February. Both players were not […] Dallas Mavericks: Dwight Powell and Jalen Brunson full go in training camp - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Kevin Durant looking to return from Achilles injury, lead Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant talks about the upcoming 2020-21 season as he's set to return from an Achilles injury that kept him sidelined all of last season.        

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Kemba Walker Opens Up About Knee Injury; In No Rush To Return

Kemba Walker won’t start the season on time, but make no mistake, he’s feeling good. So good, that he has the clarity of mind to know it’s best for him to be taking a methodical approach to getting back on the court. The Boston Celtics on Tuesday revealed Walker had gotten a stem cell injection […] The post Kemba Walker Opens Up About Knee Injury; In No Rush To Return appeared first on NESN.com.

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NBA Insider Sums Up Significance Of Kemba Walker’s Knee Injury

The Boston Celtics soon will embark on the 2020-21 season, but they will begin the campaign without their starting point guard. The Celtics on Tuesday announced Kemba Walker will be sidelined through at least the first week of January after receiving a stem-cell injection in his left knee. Walker’s banged-up knee has been a lingering […] The post NBA Insider Sums Up Significance Of Kemba Walker’s Knee Injury appeared first on NESN.com.

ClutchPoints

Celtics guard Kemba Walker opens up on knee injury, return timetable

The Boston Celtics will be without the services of their starting point guard for the first portion of the season. Kemba Walker is recovering from a stem cell injection that should address some of his troubling knee issues that saw him miss a decent amount of time last season. While now on a legitimate road […] The post Celtics guard Kemba Walker opens up on knee injury, return timetable appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Grizzlies’ Ja Morant reveals another injury he played through in bubble in addition to fractured thumb

The Memphis Grizzlies entered the NBA restart in pretty good standing. Led by star rookie point guard Ja Morant, the Grizzlies took the league by storm and exceeded expectations during the regular season. Memphis entered the “bubble” as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, and had a good chance of advancing to the […] The post Grizzlies’ Ja Morant reveals another injury he played through in bubble in addition to fractured thumb appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blog a Bull

Bulls media day was a lot like the offseason: boring to a point of some concern

Photo by Joe Pinchin/NBAE via though at least nobody sounded like an outright doofus The Bulls held their virtual media day on Tuesday to kick off their 2020 training camp. These things are almost always uneventful displays of kooky optimism, and so the initial one for Arturas Karnisovas as a ‘lead basketball decisionmaker’ (quotes pending on March 2021 reporting that John Paxson was behind this all along) were not outside that norm. And unlike many of the past several seasons, at least there were no major injuries on the first day. But while it’s extremely less...

Blazer's Edge

Collins is focused on ‘coming back better than I was before’

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Trail Blazers big man Zach Collins spoke with KOIN’s AJ McCord about his ankle injury rehabilitation ahead of the 2020-21 season. Zach Collins rehabilitation journey ahead of the Trail Blazers’ 2020-21 campaign appears to be on track. The former Gonzaga standout spoke with KOIN’s AJ McCord about his mindset and how the Blazers have taken steps to improve his return trajectory. After a limited, 11-game season in 2019-20, Collins explained that he is focused on returning better than ever from the ankle injury that he suffered inside...

Pounding The Rock

White, Johnson and Weatherspoon may not be ready to play at the start of the season

Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/ All three are recovering from injuries. It’s December, NBA teams have officially reported to training camp, and Gregg Popovich had his first official press conference of the new season. He covered several topics, including the team’s desire to make the playoffs and readiness to replicate the style of play that proved successful in the Bubble, but most notable was the revelation that Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, and Quinndary Weatherspoon may not be ready to play at the start of the regular season. Pop clarified there is a high...

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Celtics' Walker won't rush back from knee injury

Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker says he won't return to the court before his troublesome left knee is fully ready to withstand the rigors of playing at a high level.

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The Celtics new point guard rotation

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via After the offseason shuffle and the continued rehab of Kemba Walker, the Celtics will have a new point guard rotation. The Boston Celtics’ front office was a bit busier than expected this offseason. There were multiple moves made to add some fringe talents in places where the team was lacking and one of those places was depth at the point guard position. This need became a necessity with Kemba Walker hobbled most of last season with a nagging knee injury. The Celtics have since announced that he will not be ready for the start of the...

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Will Kemba Walker ever recover from this knee injury?

Kemba Walker is out until at least January after a stem cell injection in his left knee. Is his condition one Celtics will manage forever? The Garden Report discusses. Kemba Walker is out until at least January when the Celtics will assess his 12-week knee strengthening program. That will come nearly one year after Kemba’s knee first flared up in January, 2020 and never recovered fully, as the NBA Bubble training camp began with a slow ramp-up for Walker. With three years left on his deal, is Kemba now limited for the rest of his career in Boston? Bobby Manning and John...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Warriors Might Have To Gauge Stephen Curry’s Trade Value Ahead Of 2021 Deadline

Given how it now appears doubtful that the Golden State Warriors could return to championship contention in the aftermath of Klay Thompson’s season-ending injury, a recent report suggested that the team might want to consider the possibility of trading former two-time MVP Stephen Curry before the 2021 deadline, remote as it may seem at the moment. On Wednesday morning, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley published a list of predictions for what might happen in the lead-up to next year’s trade deadline, noting that the Warriors should be taking stock of what they might need to do to remain...

Golden State Of Mind

Dubs in-depth: ESPN projects Warriors to finish 14th in Western Conference

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Plus more Golden State Warriors news from around the web. After two players tested positive for the coronavirus, the Golden State Warriors will resume their preparation for the 2020-21 NBA season. Group workouts will begin on Monday as the Dubs get set to kick off the preseason with a game against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 12. Golden State’s title hopes took a significant blow when All-Star guard Klay Thompson suffered an Achilles injury that will sideline him for the season. General manager Bob Myers acted quickly, trading for Kelly Oubre...

Hoops Habit

Why the Boston Celtics shouldn’t worry about their point guard position

The Boston Celtics will be just fine without starting point guard Kemba Walker to start the season and have no need to worry about the point guard position. Despite Kemba Walker more than likely not being available to start the season for the Boston Celtics due to his lingering knee injury, the team is going […] Why the Boston Celtics shouldn’t worry about their point guard position - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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 ✔