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Lakers News: Anthony Davis & LeBron James Believe Having Full Offseason Was Beneficial

Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were absolutely demolished by injuries up and down the roster. Most notably...

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Wizards’ Bradley Beal clowned over Covid-19 vaccine stance amid knee injury

The Washington Wizards received a scare during their last preseason contest as Bradley Beal was ruled out with a knee injury. The All-Star was deemed to have suffered a knee contusion and did not return. However, the outlook on Beal’s status for the season opener appears to be optimistic. The latest report from The Athletic’s […] The post Wizards’ Bradley Beal clowned over Covid-19 vaccine stance amid knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Golden State Warriors: 4 bold predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season

The Golden State Warriors are entering the 2021-2022 campaign without two of their main starters due to injuries. They also missed the Playoffs over the last two seasons, so the Warriors are very determined to bounce back and reignite the championship runs from years past. They have the talent and depth to compete with the […] The post Golden State Warriors: 4 bold predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Golden State Warriors: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season

The Golden State Warriors look to finally make it to the playoffs this year after two years of striking out. They’ve dealt with injuries to their superstars and just sheer bad luck over the past two seasons. This year, they’re more than ready to finally make noise in the league again especially after putting the […] The post Golden State Warriors: 5 big questions for 2021-22 NBA season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Peachtree Hoops

Sharife Cooper shows poise and patience through preseason

Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks got through the preseason with no major injuries, and a chance to build more chemistry with the main guys that will be playing this season. It was also time to see the younger players get some playing time, after seeing them for a few games in the Summer League in August. The Hawks roster is already loaded with depth, so unless an injury occurs, some of their youngest talent will spend time in College Park continuing to develop with the Skyhawks. There were some bright spots throughout the preseason with the rookies,...

Lakers Nation

Frank Vogel: Lakers Are Going To ‘Give It Some Time’ Before Filling Second Two-Way Slot

With all the injuries to the Los Angeles Lakers roster, they might look to find immediate help in the form of a veteran...

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Lakers News: Frank Vogel Says Austin Reaves Has Earned His ‘Trust’

Although injuries dampened the preseason for the Los Angeles Lakers, there were a couple of encouraging developments that should...

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Bradley Beal suffers knee injury in final Wizards preseason game

The Washington Wizards were dealt a tough blow during their final preseason game against the New York Knicks as frontman Bradley Beal exited the game with a knee injury. Beal played just a shade over nine minutes in the first quarter before leaving the game for good. According to The Athletic’s Fred Katz, the Wizards […] The post Bradley Beal suffers knee injury in final Wizards preseason game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga’s injury statuses updated by Warriors

San Francisco, CA – Right before the Golden State Warriors’ final preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the Dubs received some great news about James Wiseman and Jonathan Kuminga. ESPN’s Nick Friedell said the Warriors notified him that James Wiseman would be amping things up in his individual workouts, and he will be re-evaluated […] The post James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga’s injury statuses updated by Warriors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 reasons the Atlanta Hawks won’t win the 2022 NBA Championship

Former Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce struggled in handling this squad during his whole tenure. With the midseason coaching change, Nate McMillan led the Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals before falling to the eventual champions Milwaukee Bucks in six games. Others would say they were just lucky because of major injuries to stars, […] The post 3 reasons the Atlanta Hawks won’t win the 2022 NBA Championship appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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After injury-ravaged preseason, Pacers remain a mystery team

The Pacers open with eight games in 13 days, and 11 of their first 17 on the road.       

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Lakers’ starting lineup comes into focus, but work to do before opener

Kent Bazemore has survived training camp attrition that has seen his top competitors shelved by injury, and Coach Frank Vogel has hinted that DeAndre Jordan is a leading contender to start.

Pounding The Rock

Open Thread: Determining the face of the New York Knicks

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via There is so little to choose from here Oh, how the mighty fall. The New York Knickerbockers (I always love calling them that) won two NBA titles — one in 1970 and one in 1973. Since then, they have made two failed Finals appearances. Their last run in 1999 left them empty-handed after their star player, Patrick Ewing, was forced to watch from the sidelines due to injury. If you don’t know who beat the Knicks in those Finals, well, that’s what we’re here for... Although no one from this site wants think about the tables...

The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers should waive Grant Riller and sign Tyrell Terry

Usually, waiving a player recovering from an injury is not something a team does. However, with a change in circumstances, it might be something that the Philadelphia 76ers need to strongly consider. According to NBA reporter Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks have waived 2020 second round pick Tyrell Terry. Terry was a prospect that Christopher […] Philadelphia 76ers should waive Grant Riller and sign Tyrell Terry - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blazer's Edge

Zion Williamson Won’t Start Season for Pelicans

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Once again, one of the league’s brightest young stars is sidelined. For the second time in his three-year NBA career, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson won’t be suited up to play in the Pelicans’ regular season opener. Vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Thursday that Williamson will miss the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season because of a right foot injury. Griffin said Williamson — who underwent surgery on his foot earlier this offseason — will be reevaluated in “two to 2½...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls Preseason Game Preview

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Final auditions for open starter and roster spots WHO: Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls WHEN: 7:00 PM CT WHERE: United Center — Chicago, Illinois HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Bally Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis It all comes down to this. The Memphis Grizzlies will take on the Chicago Bulls in the preseason finale for both teams on Friday night. Normally the goal for preseason is to shake the rust off and hope for no injuries. But, for many players on the Grizz, there could be a lot more at stake. I know it’s...

Golden State Of Mind

Preview: Undefeated Warriors face Blazers in final preseason game

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via CAN THEY WIN ‘EM ALL? Hey, are you a Bay Area sports fan who believed in the San Francisco Giants but is dumbfounded after they were eliminated by their rival Los Angeles Dodgers? Lick your wounds by latching on to the most dangerous sleeper in the NBA; the Golden State Warriors! Who: Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers When: Friday, October 15th, 2021 @ 7PM PT How to Watch: NBC Sports Bay Area How to Listen: 95.7 The Game Injuries: Warriors: Klay Thompson (out, Achilles), James Wiseman (out, knee) Blazers: Damian...

Lake Show Life

Los Angeles Lakers finish preseason winless against Sacramento Kings

Well, bring on the regular season for the Los Angeles Lakers because they can go nowhere but up. The preseason brought losses, fan debates on how important the preseason really is to a NBA team and injuries to players on the roster. The Los Angeles Lakers, at times during the preseason, looked disinterested like they […] Los Angeles Lakers finish preseason winless against Sacramento Kings - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - Los Angeles Lakers News and Fan Community

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: Clint Capela is arguably the team’s most impactful player

The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up their preseason on Thursday with a 127-92 win in a re-match against the Miami Heat. Ahead of that contest, Head Coach Nate McMillan gave an update on the health status of several players. Many were surprised to hear about some of the injuries we were previously unaware of. Thankfully, most […] Atlanta Hawks: Clint Capela is arguably the team’s most impactful player - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Bulls vs. Grizzlies preseason finale preview and open thread

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports last one before the real games start The Bulls will try to wrap up a perfect preseason when they host the Grizzlies on Friday night at the United Center. Normally there’s minimal interest in a preseason finale because we just want to see the real games already, but this one has a bit of added intrigue with the return of Patrick Williams from his sprained ankle. Williams suffered the injury exactly a month ago, so he’s returning right at the very front end of his timetable of 4-6 weeks. It will be nice for the second-year man to get some...

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Robert Williams out vs. Heat

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Timelord is dealing with knee tendinopathy and was a late scratch. According to the Celtics, Robert Williams will miss tonight’s final preseason game against the Heat with right knee tendinopathy. It’s unclear the severity of Williams’ injury, but with less than a week before the regular season opener in New York next Wednesday, the team will be cautious. Add this ailment to the long laundry list that has plagued Timelord in his three seasons with the Celtics. He’s played in only 132 games since 2018, dealing with back and...

Golden State Of Mind

Injury News: Klay Thompson close to returning to full practice

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via The All-Star shooting guard is making progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles There was some good news for Golden State Warriors fans on Thursday. Klay Thompson could reportedly be cleared for full practice over the next month according to Shams Charania. "I'm told Klay Thompson will be cleared for full practice over the next month or so."Our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania on the timetable for Thompson's return to the Warriors.https://t.co/D0mlHE0kKl pic.twitter.com/vnK4vTbA1O— Stadium (@Stadium) October 14, 2021 Klay Thompson...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury Update: Wayne Ellington To Be Re-Evaluated In 1 Week After Suffering Grade 1 Hamstring Strain

The Los Angeles Lakers were hopeful that a full offseason would put an end to the injury problems they faced last season...

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Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated.

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LA Clippers: Serge Ibaka injury update is positive but not good enough

Serge Ibaka is getting closer and closer to a return for the LA Clippers. Earlier today, Clippers center Serge Ibaka told me he doesnt expect to be ready to play in the Clippers season opener, but did say hes not far off from a return. LA open up against the Warriors on October 21st. https://t.co/s4R8u4Lize […] LA Clippers: Serge Ibaka injury update is positive but not good enough - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

Soaring Down South

The Atlanta Hawks are the blueprint for the Charlotte Hornets

The Atlanta Hawks are gearing up for their final preseason game, a re-match against the division-rival Miami Heat. They might look to exact a little revenge for that on Thursday. But they’re also more concerned with the regular season and reaching it healthy. They’ve dealt with a litany of injuries this preseason that has made […] The Atlanta Hawks are the blueprint for the Charlotte Hornets - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Pelicans should be very concerned about Zion Williamson

The New Orleans Pelicans got terrible news as Zion Williamson will not be ready for the season opener. Williamson broke his foot back in the summer but was initially expected to play in the opener. The young star has had an injury-riddled career thus far, which is a cause for concern. The only knock on […] The post Pelicans should be very concerned about Zion Williamson appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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“He’s going to be special”: On Jaden McDaniels’ Meteoric Rise From Underwhelming College Star to NBA Starter

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via The former University of Washington Husky has gone from benched to first-round pick to starting NBA games in a very short period of time. The Minnesota Timberwolves impressed during their first two preseason games against the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans and the Denver Nuggets, the reigning No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Both matches resulted in wins — the first convincingly, the second in overtime — thanks to renewed energy and attention to the defensive end of the court. However, despite the successes, a dusting of...

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 ✔