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Suns provide update on severity of Devin Booker’s knee injury

The Phoenix Suns has provided an official update on the injury status of Devin Booker, who was forced to sit out the upcoming All-Star Game in Atlanta. According to the Suns, per Gerald Bourguet of Fan Sided, Booker sustained a left knee sprain during Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Fortunately, the team noted […] The post Suns provide update on severity of Devin Booker’s knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mike Conley Finally Gets to NBA All Star Weekend

Photo by Steph Chambers/ After 14 years in the league, Jazz guard Mike Conley has made it to the All Star game Mike Conley Jr.’s 14-year quest to be named to an All Star team has finally arrived. The Athletic’s Shams Charania confirms the Utah Jazz guard as an injury replacement. Conley will suit up in Sunday’s game, replacing Phoenix Suns sharpshooter Devin Booker who is out with a left knee sprain. Booker will miss the All-Star Game due to a left knee sprain. He was named as a replacement for Lakers‘ Anthony Davis. https://t.co/S7zuocbogR— Shams Charania...

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5 craziest injuries NBA players have played through, ranked

Over the course of their careers, many NBA players have had to deal with injuries that prevent them from performing at their best. The grind of years of playing 82 regular-season games and more playoff games takes its toll on their bodies, and can result in injuries that rob them or months or years. Instead […] The post 5 craziest injuries NBA players have played through, ranked appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Heat’s Erik Spoelstra reveals status of Bam Adebayo knee injury

The Miami Heat and Erik Spoelstra were without Bam Adebayo on Thursday as they went on a one-game road trip against the New Orleans Pelicans before the all-star break. Adebayo has been in and out of the Heat’s injury report for an apparent knee issue that’s been lingering for a few games now and it […] The post Heat’s Erik Spoelstra reveals status of Bam Adebayo knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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At All-Star break, Memphis Grizzlies show growth, progress in resilient first half

Despite injuries, a COVID-19 related hiatus and a close loss to the Bucks, the Memphis Grizzlies are still in good shape going into All-Star break       

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Per oddsmakers Joel Embiid has pulled even with LeBron James in the MVP race, is this...is he a dream?

Halfway through the season and Joel “The Process” Embiid has apparently pulled even with LeBron James in the race for league MVP. Having a career year, with his team in first place in the Eastern Conference, Embiid has been a dynamic force on both ends of the floor all season long. And despite being the subject of criticism for everything from social media, to injuries, to his diet, to his motivation, the shape he’s in, he’s at least now getting the respect he deserves among betting sharps. He’s averaging 30.2 points per game, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 steals, 3.3...

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Dallas Mavericks: Grading the entire team going into the All-Star break

The Dallas Mavericks got off a slow start to the 2020-2021 season. They were impacted by COVID, dealt with injuries, and some players underperformed as they sat 14th in the Western Conference after 21 games. Fans wondered if the expectations coming into the season were too high, but the Mavs have righted the ship. They won […] Dallas Mavericks: Grading the entire team going into the All-Star break - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Just how badly have the Hawks missed De’Andre Hunter?

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Since losing De’Andre Hunter to a meniscus injury in the beginning of February, the Atlanta Hawks have gone 6-11 and have seemingly been unable to replace Hunter’s improved production earlier this year. Going into the 2020-21 season, most fans of the Atlanta Hawks were itching to see if Cam Reddish would take that next big step forward on the path to realizing his tantalizing potential. Few could have predicted that it would be De’Andre Hunter who would burst onto the scene, demonstrating why the Hawks took a chance on him by...

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Open Thread: The 2014 injury that altered Patty Mills’ career

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via If not for his shoulder, the Australian may have headed to the Eastern Conference following his role in the 2014 Championship. Patty Mills is the sole surviving player from the Spurs last NBA title. The 2014 Championship brought a lot of attention to his three-point shooting, his connectivity with the bench players, and the spark he brought to the second unit. It was common knowledge at the time that Mills was heading into the summer a free agent and his demand was increasing. The New York Knicks reportedly wanted to offer Mills...

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Recap: Suns finish first half of season strong, take down Warriors, 120-98

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via The Suns won their fourth straight game and will head into the All-Star break with the second-best record in the NBA. The Suns bench scored 58 points and led Phoenix to its fourth straight win giving them the second-best record in the NBA heading into the All-Star Break. Phoenix outscored the Warriors in the paint by a total of 62-to-38, and had 31 assists opposed to the Warriors’ 22. While Golden State made a few runs as expected, the Suns had complete control for most of this game. Devin Booker was limping through a knee injury...

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Knicks 114, Pistons 104: “Nice bounce back, much better energy”

All-Star. | Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via A solid win heading into the All-Star break. Coming off a lethargic 26-point blowout loss Tuesday in San Antonio, the Knicks decisively defeated the injury-plagued Detroit Pistons Thursday night, improving New York’s record to over .500 heading into the All-Star break for the first time in eight years. On Tuesday against the Spurs, the Knicks looked like they were ready to start their week off early, but Tom Thibodeau isn’t one for accepting lackluster efforts. New York had Elfrid Payton back and in the starting lineup,...

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Game Thread 3/3/21: Hawks at Magic

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks visit the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins TBD Injury report Clint Capela (right foot pain) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Grizzlies look to head into the All-Star break on high note WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (16-15, 7-10 Home) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (21-14, 7-9 Away) WHEN: 7:00 PM CST WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Grayson Allen (concussion protocol, Out), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, Out) MILWAUKEE: NONE PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Desmond Bane, Dillon Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Jonas Valanciunas MILWAUKEE: DJ Augustin, Dante DiVincenzo, Khris...

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Report: Pacers’ Caris LeVert to make miraculous return this season after surgery for kidney cancer

When Caris LeVert was discovered to have a form of kidney cancer following his trade to the Indiana Pacers, many assumed he wouldn’t play this season. Despite this obstacle, LeVert is expected to make a miraculous return this season, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Early in the season, LeVert was serving as a main source […] The post Report: Pacers’ Caris LeVert to make miraculous return this season after surgery for kidney cancer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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McCollum Cleared For Practice, Nurkic Making Progress

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The two starters were recently re-evaluated following their injury. The Portland Trail Blazers have been waiting, wishing, and hoping for good news where CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are concerned as the two continue to recover from their injuries. According to AJ McCord of KOIN, McCollum will now be allowed to participate in contact practices. McCollum suffered a broken foot in mid-January. Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum has been cleared for contact practice. He will be reevaluated “later next week” according to the team— AJ McCord...

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr describes the ‘scary’ accident that led to Kelly Oubre Jr.’s wrist injury

Golden State Warriors swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. was listed out on Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ahead of the game, head coach Steve Kerr shared the accident that led to Oubre’s wrist injury. Per Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Kerr shared that Oubre Jr. injured his wrist during a scrimmage at practice on Tuesday. […] The post Warriors’ Steve Kerr describes the ‘scary’ accident that led to Kelly Oubre Jr.’s wrist injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Blazers star CJ McCollum takes massive step in return from foot injury

CJ McCollum is nearing his much-awaited return to action for the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a fractured left foot in mid-January. The 29-year-old appears to be taking the right steps in his road to recovery as he looks to serve a massive boost for Portland upon his return. This report comes via NBA.com: Portland […] The post Blazers star CJ McCollum takes massive step in return from foot injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. out with a sprained wrist

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via The shooting guard will miss the Warriors game against the Blazers after suffering an injury at practice. The Golden State Warriors are wrapping up their first half schedule, but they’re suddenly without the services of one of their hottest offensive players. Kelly Oubre Jr. sprained his left wrist during Tuesday’s practice, and will miss Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Kelly Oubre is OUT tonight with a sprained left wrist. Injured in practice.— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) March 4, 2021 According to...

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Dallas Mavericks dominate Oklahoma City Thunder without Luka Doncic

The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up the first half of their schedule on March 3 as they hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. They were hoping to go into the break over .500, but had to defeat the Thunder without superstar Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old sat with a back injury, but fans should not be worried. Dallas needed […] Dallas Mavericks dominate Oklahoma City Thunder without Luka Doncic - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Despite major Blazers injuries, Damian Lillard and Portland are succeeding with some help in unexpected places

Despite CJ McCollum and Jusef Nurkic sidelined with injuries, Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers remain competitive in a tough Western Conference. Additionally, the team has also been without Zach Collins and Harry Giles, spreading the Blazers’ roster thin. After a four-game losing streak, Portland got back on track after achieving a much-needed win […] The post Despite major Blazers injuries, Damian Lillard and Portland are succeeding with some help in unexpected places appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kyle Anderson back, Grayson Allen out for Memphis Grizzlies vs. Milwaukee Bucks Thursday

Kyle Anderson returns after missing Tuesday's Memphis Grizzlies win but Grayson Allen will miss a third straight game while in concussion protocol.       

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets: Odds, injuries

The Minnesota Timberwolves play against the young, competitive Charlotte Hornets tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Timberwolves have yet to win in the Chris Finch era after he was surprisingly hired last week. The team is last in the NBA in terms of win percentage and will be without two of their better […] Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets: Odds, injuries - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Grizzlies are done cutting corners

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies consistency from the corner three is helping their offense improve overall. As the Grizzlies are finishing up their first half of the 2020-2021 NBA season, it is fair to say that this team surely has experienced more than its fair share of ups and downs. Injuries and interruptions have been abundant, and as a result it has been hard to establish consistency with the status quo of the roster in constant flux. However, while there has been plenty of inconsistency, there also has been clear progress. In general, clear...

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Betting picks for depleted Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings

The Los Angeles Lakers are limping into the All-Star Break and are going to benefit greatly from the added rest. The injuries have stacked up a bit and with LeBron James resting in the last game of the first half, Laker fans are getting an interesting lineup on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. No LeBron, […] Betting picks for depleted Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

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Lakers fade late against Suns despite LeBron James’ 38 points

With mounting injury problems, the defending champs lose for the fifth time in seven games as Phoenix uses a balanced attack and overcomes Devin Booker's ejection for a 114-104 victory.

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Lakers Injury Update: Anthony Davis Begins Light Shooting

The Los Angeles Lakers have been without superstar forward Anthony Davis for seven games in a row as he continues...

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Kemba Walker continues to shine in win against Clippers

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Kemba Walker records his fourth straight game with 20 or more points. It was another win for the Boston Celtics Tuesday night as they continue to roll for their third straight and one of the major contributors to the team’s recent success has been Kemba Walker. Walker finally looks like he has hit a rhythm. He has gotten his legs under him and is much more explosive and back to his normal self than the earlier games back from injury. Much like the team, Kemba was receiving a large amount of flack for his poor performances. Now, Walker has...

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 ✔