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NYU orthopedist on Kevin Durant: ‘He should do fine’

Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Brian Lewis spoke this week with one of New York’s top orthopedists and Dr. Laith Jazrawi, chief of the division of sports medicine at NYU Langone Sports Health, thinks Kevin Durant is likely to “do just fine” when he returns. “He’s not an old guy, 36, 37 towards the end of his career,” said Dr. Jazrawi. “I don’t think it’s like that in him. He’ll do just fine. I don’t see any issue to say he won’t be as good of a player as he was a year-and-a-half ago.” Of course, doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where KD underwent the...

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson did not like Lou Williams when he was kid

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson did not like Lou Williams when he was a kid The Dallas Mavericks cannot wait to get Jalen Brunson back on the court. The 24-year-old missed the restart as he continued to rehab from shoulder surgery, which is what made last week’s dunk so incredible to watch. Brunson is 100 percent healthy […] Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson did not like Lou Williams when he was kid - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NetsDaily

The Athletic paints uncertain portrait of Nets chances in 2021

Photo by James Devaney/ In a survey of 20 agents and a John Hollinger analysis, The Athletic suggests that while the Nets have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, their chances of winning it all next season remain cloudy. In both cases, chemistry not talent is cited as Brooklyn’s big issue along with injuries and Steve Nash’s lack of experience. In Ben Standig and Mike Vorkunov’s anonymous survey of the agents, only seven agreed with the proposition that the Nets are favorite coming out of the East, while 12 basically said not so fast. Apparently, one agent did not respond. Among...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Max Strus ‘fully cleared’ for practice after ACL tear

A 24-year-old two-way contracted shooting guard/wing of the Chicago Bulls last season, Max Strus, looks to be making a successful recovery from an ACL tear. Good news on the injury front for a former member of the Chicago Bulls, on a two-way contract, with the report that the 6-foot-6 and 215 pound 24-year-old shooting guard/wing […] Chicago Bulls: Max Strus ‘fully cleared’ for practice after ACL tear - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Hoops Habit

NBA free agency: 5 possible destinations for DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins will be hitting NBA free agency this offseason, and there could be a handful of suitors that are interested in his services. Technically a newly-crowned NBA champion, DeMarcus Cousins released a hype/workout video last week that showcased his progression in returning from yet another injury rehab. There is music, and the star talks […] NBA free agency: 5 possible destinations for DeMarcus Cousins - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Blazer's Edge

Candidates to Fill the Blazers’ Small Forward Position

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Portland still needs a good three. These prospects could plug the gap. With the offseason looming, the Blazers need to clean up the small forward position. Trevor Ariza and Rodney Hood are the main options at the three, but they need more depth. Ariza can still defend at a high level and shoot from deep at a high clip (40% while with the Blazers last season), but he’s playing on a non-guaranteed, one-year contract. Hood is still coming off of a torn Achilles injury and nobody knows if he’ll be the same. He’s also on a single-year deal. Here are some...

ClutchPoints

Danny Green reveals he had injury hidden from Lakers’ official report

Los Angeles Lakers swingman Danny Green was under a lot of scrutiny after his performance in the recently concluded NBA Finals. His play was a bit inconsistent, to say the least. Now that the dust has settled and the Larry O’Brien is safely back in LA, it seems that there’s a valid reason (or two) […] The post Danny Green reveals he had injury hidden from Lakers’ official report appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Danny Green Reveals He Suffered Achilles Injury During Playoffs

One of the biggest story lines during the Los Angeles Lakers 2020 championship run was the ongoing struggles...

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers: Carmelo Anthony has to take a smaller role to return

Carmelo Anthony was a key part of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2020. This year though, he needs to take a smaller role for the good of the team if he is to return. When the Portland Trail Blazers were in deep trouble with injuries at the start of the 2019/20 season, Neil Olshey picked […] Portland Trail Blazers: Carmelo Anthony has to take a smaller role to return - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Hoops Habit

Brooklyn Nets: 5 offseason roster moves they must make

The Brooklyn Nets have a tremendous outlook given the roster moves they made last season. Here are five roster moves to make to continue the process. The Brooklyn Nets had a tremendous offseason prior to the 2019-20 campaign. They signed Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to four-year deals. They were aware of Durant’s injury but […] Brooklyn Nets: 5 offseason roster moves they must make - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

CelticsBlog

CelticsBlog exit interview: Romeo Langford

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Injuries and inconsistent playing time limited the rookie from making a real impact. Nothing went as planned for Romeo Langford. The rookie entered the NBA nursing a thumb injury sustained during his only season at Indiana, undergoing surgery to rectify the issue, and then re-learning to shoot using a ping-pong paddle over the summer. All of the necessary rehabilitation on that hand injury caused Langford to miss Summer League. The young wing returned for the preseason but then pulled his groin, and back to the treatment table he went. Langford had to...

Pounding The Rock

Open Thread: World Series starts tomorrow

Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via During this pandemic, any sports is good sports No, you haven’t clicked on the wrong site. This is still a Spurs blog. But as previously mentioned, the AT&T Center is currently a mega voting site. It’s very strange to have the World Series just a week after the NBA Finals end, but during this novel coronavirus, sports fans will take what they can get. After exciting series in both conference finals going to seven games, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers are heading to the World Series. Los Angeles has an opportunity to nab...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Grizzlies Free Agency Profiles: Denzel Valentine

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Injuries have derailed his career so far. Would the Grizzlies provide the change of scenery he needs? DENZEL VALENTINE – GUARD/FORWARD, MICHIGAN STATE 26 years old, 6’4”, 220, 6’10” Wingspan Draft- 2016, 1ST Round, 14th overall by Chicago Bulls Experience- Three years, all with Chicago Career Stats- 170 Games, 42 starts, 20.9 MPG, 7.8 PPG, 3.6 REB, 2.1 APG, 0.7 STL, 0.1 BLK, 40.1 FG%, 36.6 3PFG%, 75.3 FT%, 50.6 eFG%, 10.9 PER, 0.48 Win Shares Per 48 Minutes. 2019-2020 Highlights Denzel Valentine has had an up-and down NBA career so far. He was drafted...

Nothin' But Nets

Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie has weird take on role for Brooklyn

Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie had a strange comparison for himself while discussing his role on the team. There will be a ton of questions surrounding the Brooklyn Nets entering next season, the most obvious being how Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will look following their respective injuries. The former, of course, missed the entirety […] Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie has weird take on role for Brooklyn - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - Brooklyn Nets News and Fan Community

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers: Three retro NBA Jerseys to bring back

NBA franchises have been recycling former jerseys in recent years. Which look should the Portland Trail Blazers bring back next? In a tough season filled with ups and downs, there’s one inarguable fact about how the Portland Trail Blazers played basketball in the 2019-2020 season. They looked good doing it. Sure, Portland’s iso dominant, injury-riddled season […] Portland Trail Blazers: Three retro NBA Jerseys to bring back - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Anthony Davis Played Through Undisclosed Ankle Injury

Although LeBron James' debut season with the Los Angeles Lakers may not have gone as planned, he and the...

Welcome to Loud City

NBA Draft Scouting: Aaron Nesmith

Photo by Donald Page/ The Vanderbilt sophomore could be a long distance marksman in the NBA Physicals: Height - 6’6 Weight -215 lbs Wingspan - 6’10 Over the last few years, the Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball side has been rather poor in terms of record. Vanderbilt have struggled in SEC play but the Nashville university has quietly developed into a talent factory. Darius Garland went fifth overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. Aaron Nesmith could be the second lottery pick that has come out of Jerry Stackhouse’s team. Nesmith did not play a full season due to an injury in his right foot...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: 3 free agent targets to replace Cristiano Felicio

One of the least efficient and effective parts of the Chicago Bulls rotation on the current roster is overpaid Brazilian big man Cristiano Felicio. What really put the Chicago Bulls in a tough spot when the injury bug bit this team hard over the course of the last few years was the lack of depth […] Chicago Bulls: 3 free agent targets to replace Cristiano Felicio - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

ClutchPoints

Matt Barnes almost offered Warriors coach Steve Kerr weed during 2017 playoffs

Steve Kerr has had a successful run coaching the Golden State Warriors, winning three championships and appearing in five straight Finals with the team. But he has also battled health issues during their extended playoff runs, which stemmed from a back surgery that he had back in 2015.  Kerr experienced headaches and nausea caused by […] The post Matt Barnes almost offered Warriors coach Steve Kerr weed during 2017 playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward is in no way a trade piece this offseason

The Boston Celtics must not look to trade an important piece in Gord on Hayward regardless of how much money his contract is worth. There’s always going to be plenty of talk surrounding Gordon Hayward and the Boston Celtics trading him away. Since Hayward’s shocking leg injury back at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, […] Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward is in no way a trade piece this offseason - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Pacers Could Acquire Chris Paul In Deal Involving Domantas Sabonis, ‘Bleacher Report’ Suggests

According to a new list of suggested trade offers for the 2020 offseason, the Indiana Pacers could acquire Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder by offering a package centered on the team’s current starting power forward, Domantas Sabonis. According to Bleacher Report, Sabonis arguably stands out as the Pacers’ most untouchable player, given how he made his first All-Star Game appearance earlier this year and is far less likely to move than guard Victor Oladipo, who has dealt with multiple injury concerns in recent years and has been mentioned in various trade rumors. However, the...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: Warriors Could Get Kristaps Porzingis & Seth Curry For Wiggins & No. 2 Pick, Per ‘Blue Man Hoop’

According to a recent list of trade ideas involving the Golden State Warriors‘ No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, the team could send the selection to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that would allow them to acquire Kristaps Porzingis and Seth Curry. As explained by Fansided‘s Blue Man Hoop, Porzingis has largely enjoyed a productive career despite his youth but has also missed significant time due to injuries, as he sat out the entire 2018-19 season and recently underwent surgery to address a torn meniscus. Although he has played well since getting traded from the New York Knicks...

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson has an incredible new gaming setup

Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson has an incredible new gaming setup The Dallas Mavericks were without Jalen Brunson in the Walt Disney World restart. He injured his shoulder in the opening seconds of a February game against the Atlanta Hawks and had surgery after the NBA shut down in March. Brunson has been cleared and will […] Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson has an incredible new gaming setup - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

Gordon Hayward Offers To Help Dak Prescott After Gruesome Ankle Injury

Gordon Hayward wants to pay it forward. After the Boston Celtics forward suffered a gruesome left leg injury in 2017, Paul George, who dealt with a similar injury a few years prior, reached out to help. Hayward long has said George was instrumental in his rehabilitation, particularly the mental aspect. Consequently, Hayward is in a […] The post Gordon Hayward Offers To Help Dak Prescott After Gruesome Ankle Injury appeared first on NESN.com.

DeseretNews.com

Gordon Hayward to Dak Prescott after injury: ‘You’re not alone!’

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) acknowledges cheers from fans as he is carted off the field after suffering a leg injury during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) | AP SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward knows what it’s like to sustain a severe ankle injury like the one Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott did Sunday, as Hayward missed all but a few minutes of the 2017-2018 NBA season with the Boston Celtics because of one. On Tuesday, Hayward reached out to Prescott...

ClutchPoints

Celtics star Gordon Hayward supporting Dak Prescott amid troubling times

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has received an outpouring of messages of support since suffering a gruesome ankle injury in the Cowboys’ 37-34 win over the New York Giants, from fellow athletes to fans to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. One athlete who took to social media to show support for the 27-year old quarterback is […] The post Celtics star Gordon Hayward supporting Dak Prescott amid troubling times appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Boston Celtics daily links

Jaylen Brown vs Heat 9/17/20 | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald The bubble bursts clean Globe Key to the Lakers’ success was LeBron James and Anthony Davis working flawlessly together CelticsBlog Report: Enes Kanter most likely to opt out, test free agency CelticsBlog exit Interview: Enes Kanter CelticsBlog offseason roundtable: setting the table for the draft and free agency Lex Nihil Novi The defense needs work NBC Sports Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward reaches out to Dak Prescott after devastating injury Celtics...

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 ✔