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Rockets’ James Harden, Clint Capela questionable vs. Blazers

Houston Rockets guard James Harden and center Clint Capela are both questionable to play in Wednesday’s showdown against the Portland Trailblazers. According to the team’s injury report, Harden has a bruised left thigh and Capela has a right heel contusion. Both players were out in Monday’s surprising 126-117 win over the Utah Jazz. Harden has […] The post Rockets’ James Harden, Clint Capela questionable vs. Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Sixers’ Joel Embiid gets permission to wear No. 24 to honor Kobe Bryant

In his first game back from the hand injury he suffered earlier this month, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will be sporting a new jersey number. Rather than his usual number 21, the Sixers star will be wearing number 24 as a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. Many NBA players and teams have found […] The post Sixers’ Joel Embiid gets permission to wear No. 24 to honor Kobe Bryant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Mavs’ Dwight Powell undergoes surgery for Achilles injury

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell ruptured his right Achilles tendon last Tuesday. After weighing his options, Powell decided to undergo surgery to fix the injury. There is no timetable for his return: pic.twitter.com/mVCZn8WLRm — Brad Townsend (@townbrad) January 28, 2020 Obviously, Dwight Powell will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season. His loss is definitely […] The post Mavs’ Dwight Powell undergoes surgery for Achilles injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) optimistic about playing vs. Bulls

Indiana Pacers combo guard Malcolm Brogdon is optimistic about playing against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday despite having two more steps to pass as part of the NBA’s concussion protocol. Brogdon suffered a concussion on Jan. 22 against the Phoenix Suns and has missed the Pacers’ previous two games: Brogdon is optimistic about playing Wed […] The post Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) optimistic about playing vs. Bulls appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Kyrie Irving not listed on Nets’ injury report for game vs. Pistons

Kyrie Irving is not listed on the Brooklyn Nets’ injury report for Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. Irving didn’t play on Sunday versus the New York Knicks following the tragic death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. Kyrie Irving is not listed on Brooklyn’s injury report for tomorrow’s game against Detroit. Kenny Atkinson […] The post Kyrie Irving not listed on Nets’ injury report for game vs. Pistons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pacers star Victor Oladipo talks to the media on the eve of his return after knee injury

The Pacers' Victor Oladipo, who has been rehabilitating a leg injury for the past year, is slated to return against Chicago on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.       

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Celtics’ Jayson Tatum pretty close to being able to return from groin injury

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says small forward Jayson Tatum is pretty close to being able to return from his groin injury. Tatum has missed the previous two games for the Celtics and won’t play on Tuesday against the Miami Heat: Stevens says Tatum is pretty close to being able to return and is […] The post Celtics’ Jayson Tatum pretty close to being able to return from groin injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Pistons’ Derrick Rose removed from injury list for Wednesday’s game vs. Nets

It looks like Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose will play on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Nets after missing Monday’s game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rose didn’t play against the Cavs because of right knee soreness. Detroit has removed Rose from its injury report, so that’s a good sign: Derrick Rose (knee) not listed on […] The post Pistons’ Derrick Rose removed from injury list for Wednesday’s game vs. Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Caspian Airlines plane overshoots runway, makes botched landing on Iranian highway

A Caspian Airlines plane botched its landing and skidded off the runway and onto a highway in Iran, snarling traffic and prompting the immediate evacuation of everyone on board. There were no fatalities, but two of the 136 people on the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft were left with leg injuries...

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Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play vs. Warriors after missing 9 games

Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid will play against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday after missing nine consecutive games. The Sixers center has been cleared to play by a specialist. Embiid had surgery to address a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand. Via Kyle Neubeck of Philly […] The post Sixers’ Joel Embiid to play vs. Warriors after missing 9 games appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets housing two MVPs, but not at the same time

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via The Rockets’ two MVPs have yet to play at their highest level at the same time. The Houston Rockets’ season is a victim of circumstance. Only 46 games into the year, Houston has already dealt with rumors of coach firings and of trade, cold streaks from both supporting cast and stars, injuries, illness, and, of course, the ever-lingering load management issues. No one getting rest may be the biggest concern, and arguably the cause of this epidemic, but it takes a backseat to the fact that the Rockets’ duo of superstars aren’t getting it right at...

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Preview: Suns continue grueling stretch of schedule against Dallas Mavericks

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports A win tonight against the Mavericks would be huge for a Suns team trying to stay in playoff contention. What: Phoenix Suns (19-27) at Dallas Mavericks (29-17) When: 6:30 p.m. AZ Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Injuries: Suns - Frank Kaminsky (out) knee, Aron Baynes (out) hip, Cameron Johnson (out) quad, Ricky Rubio (questionable) ankle Mavericks - Dwight Powell (out) Achilles Some of you reading this will probably tune in to watch the Suns play the Mavericks tonight. For a lot of you it will be to...

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Pacers guard Victor Oladipo the center of attention at Tuesday's practice before return

Victor Oladipo, who has been rehabilitating a leg injury suffered in January of 2019, is slated to return to Pacers action on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.       

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Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. keeps improving

Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to improve his numbers. Here is a look back at the 11 games since he returned from injury. The Dallas Mavericks traded for Tim Hardaway Jr. on Jan. 31, 2019. He was part of the deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas. Most viewed THJ as a throw-in. […] Dallas Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr. keeps improving - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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NBA Rumors: LA Lakers Only Trading Kyle Kuzma For A ‘Difference-Maker’

In the past months, rumors have been continuously swirling around Kyle Kuzma and his future with the Los Angeles Lakers. When they failed to sign Kawhi Leonard in the 2019 NBA free agency, most people viewed Kuzma as the third superstar that would help LeBron James and Anthony Davis bring the Lakers back to the NBA Finals and end their years of title drought. Unfortunately, since returning from an injury, Kuzma is yet to live up to expectations from the player that the Lakers expected him to be in the 2019-20 NBA season.Click here to continue and read more...

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Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Wizards due to shoulder soreness

Milwaukee Bucks superstar swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t play against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. The Bucks say Antetokounmpo is dealing with right shoulder soreness: Giannis Antetokounmpo is out tonight with right shoulder soreness, according to the Bucks 1:30 ET injury report. — Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) January 28, 2020 The Bucks are 40-6 on the season. […] The post Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Wizards due to shoulder soreness appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Victor Oladipo’s minutes limit for return vs. Bulls still a secret

Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will be making his return from a ruptured quad tendon against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, just over a year after the injury initially happened. Given that Oladipo has not had live game action in over a year, one has to wonder just how long Pacers head coach Nate McMillan […] The post Victor Oladipo’s minutes limit for return vs. Bulls still a secret appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Zion Williamson interested in playing in Rising Stars game now that he’s healthy

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is reportedly interested in participating in the Rising Stars game, which will take place on Friday during the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. The Pelicans standout has played in three games since returning from a torn meniscus injury, slowly ramping up his […] The post Zion Williamson interested in playing in Rising Stars game now that he’s healthy appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Denver Nuggets Game Preview

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Grizzlies continue their hot streak welcoming Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets to FedExForum Tuesday night. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (22-24, 13-13 home) vs. Denver Nuggets (32-14, 14-8 away) WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee WHEN: 7:00PM CT HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT- MEMPHIS- Bruno Caboclo (Out, Left Knee Soreness); Grayson Allen (Out, Hip); Jae Crowder (Questionable, Knee) DENVER- Bol Bol (Out, Foot); Jamal Murray (Out, Ankle); Paul Millsap (Out, Knee); Mason Plumlee (Out, Foot) PROBABLE...

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NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard Unlikely To Accept Veteran Minimum Deal In 2020 Free Agency

After losing All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to an injury, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to bring Dwight Howard back to fill the hole he left in their frontcourt. The Lakers initially gave Howard a non-guaranteed deal to see if he’s really a good fit on their roster. From the time the 2019-20 NBA season, Howard has managed to impress despite receiving limited playing time and mostly coming off the bench, making the Lakers decide to hand him a guaranteed contract on January 10. With his current performance in the 2019-20 NBA season, Howard didn’t only prove that the Lakers made the...

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Jayson Tatum (right groin) downgraded to doubtful against Miami

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The hobbled Celtics will make their way to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat. The Boston Celtics have been dealing with numerous injuries this season, and that isn’t changing tomorrow night as the Celtics are set to take on the third-place Miami Heat. Boston Celtics Injury Report vs. Miami (1/28): Javonte Green - Left Knee Soreness - QUESTIONABLEEnes Kanter - Right Hip Contusion - OUTJayson Tatum - Right Groin Strain - DOUBTFULRobert Williams - Left Hip Bone Edema - OUT— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 27, 2020 Jayson Tatum injured his groin...

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Josh Jackson gets call-up from G League by Grizzlies in wake of Grayson Allen injury

The Memphis Grizzlies have recalled Josh Jackson from the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle, according to the team. Jackson, who spent his first two seasons with the Phoenix Suns, has been trying to find his way back into the NBA, now getting called up in the wake of Grayson Allen’s injury. Allen fell awkwardly in […] The post Josh Jackson gets call-up from G League by Grizzlies in wake of Grayson Allen injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Derrick Rose: 3 dark-horse teams that should try to acquire the Pistons’ point guard

Despite suffering a slew of injuries, becoming a journeyman and being written off by just about everyone in the basketball world, Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose has been on an absolute tear throughout the 2019-20 regular season. Especially red hot at the moment, Rose has put up gaudy individual numbers in addition to keeping […] The post Derrick Rose: 3 dark-horse teams that should try to acquire the Pistons’ point guard appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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The Garden Report: Kobe Bryant death just doesn’t make sense to NBA world

John Karalis, Cedric Maxwell and Josue Pavon try to make sense of a tragedy that’s difficult to understand. The Garden Report shared memories, the impact on the NBA world and tried to make some sense of the passing of Kobe Bryant at only 41 years old. John Karalis and Josue Pavon — Jayson Tatum had a personal relationship with Kobe Bryant Cedric Maxwell — “If Kobe Bryant said one thing to us, you have to keep living ... but there’s a big hole.” Recap of Pelicans vs. Celtics as injuries mount, first look at Zion Williamson

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Chris Paul out vs. Mavs due to personal reasons

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul won’t play against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Paul was very close friends with Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who tragically passed away on Sunday: On the latest injury report, the Thunder has listed Chris Paul (personal reasons) as out for tonight’s game. — Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) January 27, […] The post Chris Paul out vs. Mavs due to personal reasons appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Center of the Sun: Injury depleted Suns lose more ground in the playoff race

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Those playoff hopes just keep fading as the season goes on. Welcome to the weekly news roundup of your Phoenix Suns. Game Recaps Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs L (120-118) Full Recap Phoenix Suns vs Indiana Pacers L (112-87) Full Recap Phoenix Suns @ San Antonio Spurs W (103-99) Full Recap Phoenix Suns @ Memphis Grizzlies L (114-109) Full Recap The Suns aren’t yet out of the playoff race but it seems likely that day will come soon. Last week was critical for the Suns as three of their four games were against teams they were in direct competition with for...

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Dallas Mavericks: Playing time for Jalen Brunson trending down

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson averages just 13.7 minutes per game since Luka Doncic returned from his ankle injury. See why his playing time is down. The Dallas Mavericks keep winning games as they make their playoff push. Luka Doncic is leading the way. He continues to mount his MVP case. Doncic has scored 25-plus […] Dallas Mavericks: Playing time for Jalen Brunson trending down - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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 ✔