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Warriors Injury Update: Shaun Livingston out for 4-6 weeks

The Golden State Warriors headed into this off season having won 51 games, but lost in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. A problem for the Warriors was injuries, as only six players appeared in 70 or more games and two key players, David Lee and Andre Iguodala missed significant time. In an attempt to add some depth to the back court, the Warriors signed veteran...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

76ers Injury Update: Pierre Jackson injures Achilles

The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a dismal season in which they lost 26 consecutive games at one point and finished with just 19 wins. Clearly looking at the rebuilding process to take a few seasons, they drafted Joel Embiid, who will miss five to eight months with a stress fracture in his foot.  They are also looking for improvement with several young players, including Nerlens...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Injury Update: Joel Embiid to miss 5 to 8 months

After a long 2013-2014 season in which the Philadelphia 76ers endured a 26-year losing streak and won just 19 games, they entered the 2014 NBA Draft with the third overall pick. It appeared they wanted to trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers to get the first overall pick and select Andrew Wiggins. But the 76ers took a risk and stayed at number three and selected Joel Embiid out of...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards Injury Update: Martell Webster out for up to 5 months after back surgery

The Washington Wizards had a successful 2013-2014 season, winning 44 regular season games and advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals before losing to the Indiana Pacers in six games. Their win total also surpassed their 2012-2013 win total by 15 games. In order for the trend to continue, the Wizards need to improve their scoring output and rebounding. They also need to stay...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA won the 2014 NBA draft with Isaiah Austin

Of all the picks made in 2014 NBA Draft, the best pick was not done by the Philadelphia 76ers, or the Milwuakee Bucks, or even the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rather, it was done by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who has continues to endear NBA fans everywhere.Soon after the 15th pick was made, Adam Silver stopped the normal draft procedure to make his own selection, and in those moments...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Jrue Holiday still not cleared for basketball activities

The New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games in the 2013-2014 season and finished well 28 games behind the eventual NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs. Part of the problems for the Pelicans were injuries, as only four players appeared in at least 70 games and 21 different players suited up for the Pelicans. One key injury was to point guard Jrue Holiday who missed over half the season due...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Injury Update: Steve Nash training without limitations

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Steve Nash prior to the 2012-2013 season in hopes to team up with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard to make a run at an NBA championship. The Lakers disappointed, winning only 45 games and were a seventh seed in the playoffs. Nash was limited to 50 games due to injury, but showed signs of his old self when he was out on the court, averaging 12.7 points...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Update: Andrei Kirilenko opts in for next season

Although the Brooklyn Nets won 49 games in 2012-2013 as compared to 44 wins in 2013-2014 season, the Nets improved over this past season. They upset the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, before losing to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals after losing in the first round in 2012-2013. In order to continue their ascent, the Nets...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Injury Update: Derrick Rose could play today if the season was on

The Chicago Bulls compiled a regular season record of 48-34 in the 2013-2014 season and lost in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to the Washington Wizards. The Bulls were first in the league in fewest points allowed, but ranked just 30th in scoring. Much of the offensive woes can be attributed to the fact that Luol Deng and Derrick Rose played only a combined...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Ty Lawson still not running

The Denver Nuggets had a very disappointing 2013-2014 season, winning just 36 games after a 57-win season in 2012-2013. A major concern that the Nuggets need to address this off season is improving at defense that was 28th in the league in points allowed. They also need to come back healthy following a season in which only four players appeared in over 70 games. There is concern...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Injury Update: Tony Parker expected to play in Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs enter the NBA Finals in a rematch of last year's Finals against the Miami Heat, hoping to prevent the Heat from winning a third straight NBA Championship. The Spurs got back to the Finals following a 112-107 win in overtime over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. The Spurs did so without the presence of veteran guard Tony Parker in the second half...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat's Chris Andersen a game-time decision for Friday

The Miami Heat lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers, three games to two. Tonight the Heat look to advance to the finals for the fourth consecutive season. Power forward Chris Andersen, who has missed the past two games has improved and is a game-time decision for Game 6 tonight in Miami. Tonight the Heat look to advance to the finals for...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder's Serge Ibaka leaves with calf injury in win over Clippers

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday by the score of 104-98, to win the best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinals four games to two.  Power forward  Serge Ibaka left the game in the third quarter with a calf injury and did not return. There is no word yet as to the severity of the injury, but the Thunder will need a healthy roster to take on...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors' Amir Johnson injures ankle in regular season finale

The Toronto Raptors ended the season with a loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday by the score of 95-92. The loss did not affect the Raptors' playoff position, but there is concern over the health of Amir Johnson heading into the Raptors' first round playoff match up against the Brooklyn Nets.Matthew Addie via Wikimedia CommonsRotoworld.com reported that Johnson appeared...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks' Brandon Knight out in loss to Wizards

The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Washington Wizards on Saturday by the score of 104-91. The loss dropped the Bucks to 15-65, the worst record in the NBA. The Bucks were without Brandon Knight, who was a late scratch with a hip injury. Ramon Sessions started in his place. Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsThe Milwaukee Bucks official account confirmed Knight's status.ROSTER...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Tyreke Evans exits with knee injury in loss to Thunder

The New Orleans Pelicans season-long struggles continued with 116-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. The loss was the seventh straight for the Pelicans, who dropped to 32-47 on the season. The Pelicans were playing without Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith. To make matters worse, small forward Tyreke Evans left the game...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Kevin Love expects to play versus Spurs

The Minnesota Timberwolves dropped back to .500 on the season following a 100-92 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday. At 38-38, the Timberwolves are third in the Northwest Division and 10th in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves were without Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger, Shabazz Muhammad and Kevin Love. A bit of good news on the injury front is that...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Eric Gordon doubtful tonight against Trail Blazers

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon is not expected to play tonight against the Trail Blazers in Portland, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Gordon has missed the last eight games due to tendinitis in his left knee.Gordon did not travel with the team to Salt Lake City to play the Jazz on Friday night. But instead he made a trip to Los Angeles to get his knee...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony undergoes X-rays on shoulder after horrible night

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony underwent X-rays on his right shoulder after last night's loss against the Wizards. Following one of his worst performance's a Knick, Anthony's injury should not be taken lightly. According to Ian Begley on Twitter, it's only a sprain and the results came back negative. But Knicks fan will remain hesitant concerning Anthony...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers' Blake Griffin plays 34 minutes in return from back spasms

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday by the score of 112-108. The win extended the Clippers' winning streak to four and improved their record to 54-22 on the season.  With six games remaining in the regular season, the Clippers are in third place in the Western Conference and barring a six game losing streak, will have home court advantage in the first...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Dwyane Wade's health end the run of the Heat's Big Three?

After 73 games, the Heat finally find themselves in familiar territory - first place in the Eastern Conference. But championship or not, Miami's 'Big Three' will be forced to talk come seasons end. They all have the option to opt-out of their contracts in the summer and pursue a future elsewhere. But between the three of them it's a meeting that has yet to happen...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving hoping to return Wednesday against Magic

The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 4-4 without Kyrie Irving in the lineup due to a left bicep injury. After undergoing a series of tests on March 30 and potentially more today, Irving is eyeing a return for Wednesday against the Orlando Magic.By Erik Drost via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to the News-Herald, Irving is hoping to return from his left bicep injury on Wednesday night as...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers' Blake Griffin not expected to play tonight against Timberwolves

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is doubtful to suit up tonight against the Timberwolves, according to Brad Turner on Twitter. Griffin is suffering from back spasms and is currently listed as day-to-day.Griffin aggreavated his back during the first quarter in their win on Saturday night against the Rockets. He exited the game after playing only six minutes and did...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao suffers shoulder injury in win against Pacers

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao suffered a right shoulder strain in their win against the Pacers on Sunday afternoon, according to Bob Finnan on Twitter. Varejao exited the game during the first half and did not return to action.The injury occurred during the second quarter when Varejao threw a pass awkwardly over his head and immediately strained his shoulder. He grasped...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets' Patrick Beverley forced to exit early in win against 76ers

Houston Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley sprained his right knee early during the second quarter against the 76ers, according to the Rockets on Twitter. Beverley exited the game immediately after and did not return. He will undergo and MRI later today to determine the severity of the injury.Beverley was forced to call a timeout in the opening minute of the second quarter...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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