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Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks as Lakers’ injuries continue to mount

The 21-year-old guard won't require surgery, but he'll be out for a while. In the meantime, the scuffling Lakers need to make do without their three top play-makers on the floor.

Los Angeles Times

Lakers' Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

Lonzo Ball will miss four to six weeks after an MRI showed he suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his left ankle, the Lakers said. The sprain includes a torn ligament, which Rajon Rondo suffered to his right ring finger last month. Unlike Rondo, Ball will not need surgery. Ball turned his ankle in the...

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Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler questionable vs. Rockets

The Philadelphia 76ers may be playing without two of their best players when the team hosts the Houston Rockets on Monday night. According to Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen, the Sixers will likely be missing the services of both Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler due to injuries. Jimmy Butler (sore right wrist) and Joel Embiid […] The post Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler questionable vs. Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lakers PG Lonzo Ball taken to hospital after suffering ankle injury vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers second-year point guard Lonzo Ball suffered an ankle injury during the second half of a road game against the Houston Rockets Saturday night. He exited the game and has already been ruled out of the contest, according to Dave McMenamin, who also reported that the former UCLA Bruins star has been taken […] The post Lakers PG Lonzo Ball taken to hospital after suffering ankle injury vs. Rockets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Report: Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. will undergo surgery Monday

Chicago Bulls rookie center Wendell Carter Jr. plans to undergo surgery for his left thumb injury on Monday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Carter will miss up to three months. Carter injured his thumb in Tuesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Bulls initially feared it was a long-term injury, […] The post Report: Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. will undergo surgery Monday appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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X-rays on Lakers PG Lonzo Ball’s ankle come back negative

It appears that the Los Angeles Lakers may have dodged a bullet after X-rays on sophomore guard Lonzo Ball’s ankle came back negative. The 21-year-old rolled his ankle pretty badly in the third quarter of Saturday night’s matchup against the Houston Rockets, and Ball had to be helped off the court. He was immediately rushed […] The post X-rays on Lakers PG Lonzo Ball’s ankle come back negative appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury Update: Lonzo Ball’s X-Rays Negative, Scheduled For MRI On Sprained Ankle

Early in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets, Lonzo Ball collided with James Ennis III and was carried off the court by Lance Stephenson and...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond placed in concussion protocol

Detroit Pistons center takes shot to the nose from Miami Heat forward James Johnson. He cant play until he clears concussion protocol.        

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury News: Lonzo Ball Being Taken For X-Rays After Suffering Sprained Ankle In 3rd Quarter Vs. Rockets

Seemingly buoyed by an overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers came out with plenty of confidence on Saturday...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury News: Lonzo Ball To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Grade 3 Sprained Left Ankle

While X-rays were negative, Lonzo Ball underwent an MRI that revealed a Grade left ankle sprain. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Ball is expected to miss...

Lakers Discussion: Lakers Lose to the Rockets, Lonzo Ball Ankle Injury, Kuzma 20 Pts in First

Los Angeles Lakers Lose to the Houston Rockets, Lonzo Ball Ankle Injury, Kuzma 20 Pts in First Quarter. #Lakers #LonzoBall #LakersNation

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Suns’ Deandre Ayton, Richaun Holmes out vs. Timberwolves

The Phoenix Suns will be without Deandre Ayton and Richaun Holmes against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday: Injury Update: Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) and Richaun Holmes (right foot sprain) are out tonight. — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 20, 2019 Both Ayton and Holmes suffered their respective foot injuries in Saturday’s 135-115 loss against the […] The post Suns’ Deandre Ayton, Richaun Holmes out vs. Timberwolves appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets looking for trade partner for Carmelo Anthony to complete deal with Kenneth Faried

According to ESPN reports, the Houston Rockets are aggressively trying to trade Carmelo Anthony to create a roster spot for newly required forward, Kenneth Faried.    Late Friday night, the Houston Rockets made waves with the agreement to sign big man Kenneth Faried. Faried, 29, is expected to join the Rockets following a buyout agreement with the Brooklyn Nets. Known as the “Manimal” during his days with the Denver Nuggets, Faried’s arrival in Houston could not come at a better time for the Rockets. After news broke that Clint Capela will miss six weeks due to surgery on his...

Kyle Kuzma: Lakers 'down top-3 playmakers' with Lonzo Ball injury vs. Rockets | NBA Sound

Kyle Kuzma says the Los Angeles Lakers did a great job in their overtime loss to the Houston Rockets. Kuzma says Lance Stephenson came in and provided a great spark for the Lakers. He says the Lakers need to continue to be who they are and it's a "next ma

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Nuggets HC Michael Malone strongly denies report that Isaiah Thomas will return in February

Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone strongly denies a report from ESPN stating that point guard Isaiah Thomas will make his season debut sometime in February. Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic hip surgery in March of last year. ESPN reported on Friday the Nuggets are expecting Thomas to play either before the 2019 All-Star break or right […] The post Nuggets HC Michael Malone strongly denies report that Isaiah Thomas will return in February appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Valley of the Suns

Kelly Oubre does not need to start for the Phoenix Suns

After a strong start to his Phoenix Suns career, Kelly Oubre Jr. is beginning to deserve a larger role. This does not mean that Oubre has to start though. The Phoenix Suns have recently seemed to be on a roller coaster. From great comebacks to Devin Booker injuries and big blowouts, there has not been […] Kelly Oubre does not need to start for the Phoenix Suns - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix Suns Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: In Contract Year, Dewayne Dedmon is Crushing It

A swift statistical exploration of another strong season for Dewayne Dedmon of the Atlanta Hawks. Though Dewayne Dedmon has been in and out of the lineup for the Atlanta Hawks with recurring lower-body injuries, he has produced some of the best numbers on the team over the past month and is likely only increasing his […] Atlanta Hawks: In Contract Year, Dewayne Dedmon is Crushing It - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Luke Walton ‘Shocked’ By Getting Ejected For Telling Officials They Were ‘Funny’

Facing a Houston Rockets team that's been equally snakebitten by the injury bug, the Los Angeles Lakers led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter and held...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Jump On Rockets Early, But Let Game Slip Away After Losing Lonzo Ball To Ankle Injury

Using an overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder as a springboard, the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to defeat the Houston Rockets...

Lakers Nation

Lakers News: Brandon Ingram Believes Lonzo Ball’s Injury Flipped Game, Takes Responsibility For Eric Gordon’s Game-Tying 3-Pointer

Already with one impressive road win in their pocket, the Los Angeles Lakers were looking to earn another against the surging Houston Rockets. They were well on...

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Rockets’ Eric Gordon takes a ‘big step’ in return from knee injury

Rockets guard Eric Gordon shot past his playing-time restriction on Saturday with none of the difficulties that marked the 20 minutes he played in his first game back from his bruised right knee. Gordon played 32 minutes, sinking the game-tying 3-pointer with two seconds left and scoring 10 points in overtime.

Canis Hoopus

Suns at Wolves: Making Hay

The Wolves have back to back games against the Suns starting tonight at Target Center. A must win. Suns at Wolves6:00 pm CSTFS North The Wolves host the Phoenix Suns tonight at Target Center, and visit Phoenix on Tuesday, a spot in the schedule which absolutely requires two wins given the circumstances. On the one hand, we should be confident, the Suns are bad, and will be without star rookie DeAndre Ayton tonight with an ankle injury. On the other hand, the Wolves have already managed to lose to the Suns once this season, and if we’ve learned anything, it’s to take nothing for...

Pounding The Rock

Derrick White’s rise brings new upside to the Spurs’ present and future

The versatile guard is putting together a breakout sophomore season that few people, including his coach, saw coming. The starting point-guard spot in San Antonio has found new stewardship this season in the most Spurs way possible, with one promising 29th overall pick stepping up after a major injury to another. Over the last dozen games, second-year guard Derrick White has averaged 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists, 63.5% from the field and 50% from three, playing a pivotal role in the franchise’s stubborn cling to relevancy after totaling just 139 NBA minutes his rookie...

ClutchPoints

One glaring reason the Los Angeles Lakers must make a move at the trade deadline

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently in a strange spot. They own a record of 25-21 and are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. LeBron James is currently out with a groin injury, but he is due back soon. Will the Lakers be big-time buyers before the trade deadline […] The post One glaring reason the Los Angeles Lakers must make a move at the trade deadline appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets rally to beat Lakers in overtime 138-134

The Rockets never led in regulation. The Rockets trailed by 18 at halftime, faced a deficit as large as 21, and never lead in regulation, but by the end of the night, the Rockets found themselves on top, beating the Lakers 138-134 in overtime. Houston looked dead in the water to begin the game. The team looked a step slower than the Lakers, as the visitors placed 39 points on the scoreboard in the game’s first 12 minutes. With LeBron James missing his 13th consecutive game with a groin injury, Kyle Kuzma emerged as the team’s strongest scoring threat. Kuzma dropped 20 in the first...

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with Grade 3 ankle sprain

The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed that second-year point guard Lonzo Ball will miss at least a month due to the ankle injury he suffered against the Houston Rockets. According to Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints, Lonzo Ball will be sidelined for about four to six weeks with what the Lakers discovered as a Grade 3 […] The post Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with Grade 3 ankle sprain appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: J.J. Redick raining 3-pointers

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick finally got his first player of the week award half way through this season. A back injury slowed down Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons struggled with turnovers this week and Jimmy Butler only had one really good game. None of the Philadelphia 76ers “Big 3” had a spectacular week, where […] Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: J.J. Redick raining 3-pointers - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Kevin Durant surprised Boogie didn’t drop 20 points in Warriors’ debut | NBA on ESPN

Kevin Durant weighs in on DeMarcus Cousins’ 15 minutes on the floor in his return from injury against the L.A. Clippers in Boogie’s first game with the Golden State Warriors. ✔