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  1. Report: Chris Paul has nasal fracture, will wear mask just like you know who

    Mar 11, 2012, 10:21 PM EST

    cpmas

    It’s apparently a fad now. From the Los Angeles Times: Chris Paul warmed up for Sunday’s game against Golden State with a very familiar accessory. A Kobe mask. Paul was hit in the face during the first quarter of Friday’s game against San Antonio. A Clippers spokesman said that Paul received an X-ray on Saturday and it…

  2. Ricky Rubio suffers torn ACL

    Mar 10, 2012, 2:19 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    Both Chris Mannix of SI.com and Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune report that Ricky Rubio suffered a torn ACL as previously indicated by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski during the Wolves’ loss to the Lakers last night. Well, hell. The news is devastating for the Timberwolves and basketball fans, as Rubio’s play had electrified the league and…

  3. Larry Drew: Horford out for regular season, may return for playofffs

    Mar 6, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    Al Horford

    From Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: #Hawks coach Larry Drew says @Al_Horford“definitely out for reg. season” and possibly could return for playoffs. The 25-year old Horford has not played since tearing his pectoral muscle on January 11th. The ultra-efficient Horford was averaging 12.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game before he got hurt. If the season…

  4. Report: Nets GM King “considered” shutting Brook Lopez down for season

    Mar 6, 2012, 5:19 PM EST

    Brook Lopez

    Nets center Brook Lopez missed the first 32 games of this season with a broken right foot. Recently, Lopez sprained his right ankle. He is expected to be out for around 3 weeks, but Nets GM Billy King has reportedly considered shutting down his young center for the remainder of the season. From Colin Stephenson…

  5. Jackson: Curry will not play in tonight’s game against the Hawks

    Feb 29, 2012, 6:30 PM EST

    stephen curry

    According to Comcast Sports Net Bay Area’s Matt Steinmetz, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry will miss tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks with a foot injury. Curry has averaged 16.5 points and 6.2 assists per game for the Warriors this year, but this will be his 11th missed game of the season because of…

  6. Kobe Bryant suffers nasal fracture, concussion, will see specialist

    Feb 27, 2012, 2:10 AM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    (Update: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports also reported Bryant suffered a mild concussion as well as the broken nose. Two-for-one. Ouch.)   The Lakers announced Sunday night that Kobe Bryant suffered a nasal fracture in the third quarter of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game after a hard foul from Dwyane Wade. Bryant held his nose…

  7. Ginobili, Splitter both expected to miss two weeks with injuries

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:44 PM EST

    From the AP: San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is expected to miss two weeks with a strained left oblique…Forward Tiago Splitter also is expected to miss two weeks with a strained right calf, but he traveled with the team to Salt Lake City and will continue his rehab during the road trip. Ginobili has…

  8. Harden, Collison both out for Thunder against New Orleans

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

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    From The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry: James Harden (ankle) and Nick Collison (groin) are both out tonight against the Hornets. Big blow to the Thunder’s depth. Harden has been having a career season, and has been making a strong case for the 6th Man of the Year Award. The #3 overall pick in 2009 has been…

  9. Today in ultra-miserable Greg Oden news: Greg Oden is going to have microfracture surgery for the 3rd time

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:13 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    Wow, this is terrible. According to the Oregonian’s Jason Quick, Blazers center and 2007 #1 overall pick Greg Oden is going to have to undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee, which will be his 2nd microfracture surgery on that knee since Oden came into the NBA. Oden has also undergone microfracture surgery and his…

  10. Today in miserable, miserable Greg Oden news: Greg Oden is not healthy enough to have surgery yet

    Feb 17, 2012, 5:40 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    From the invaluable Blazersedge comes this nugget of awful news about Greg Oden: Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan: After 2 weeks, C Greg Oden is still not cleared medically for L knee surgery because of ankle blood clots From the sound of that, it could be a long while before the #1 pick in the…

  11. Irving expected to play against Pacers tonight

    Feb 15, 2012, 4:07 PM EST

    kyrie-irving-suns

    From the Akron-Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd: Rookie Kyrie Irving has been medically cleared following his concussion and will be in the starting lineup tonight for the Cavs when they host the Indiana Pacers. Irving suffered the concussion Feb. 7 at Miami and missed three games as a result. The Cavs went 1-2 without him. Irving…

  12. Brook Lopez practices for first time since breaking foot, may be back before All-Star game

    Feb 14, 2012, 5:39 PM EST

    Lopez_Brook

    From the Star-Ledger’s Colin Stephenson: Center Brook Lopez practiced for the first time since breaking his foot in the preseason and looked good, coach Avery Johnson and his teammates said… …Lopez had surgery Dec. 23 to insert a screw in his right foot, in which he had suffered a broken fifth metatarsal bone. The team had said he…

  13. Derrick Rose will see a specialist Monday for back spasms he’s had for weeks. Wait, what?

    Feb 12, 2012, 4:42 PM EST

    Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce

    Derrick Rose missed Sunday’s game against the Bulls with back spasms he’s been dealing with. But the bigger concern may be why they haven’t gone away. So Rose will be seeing a specialist on Monday, he told reporters before Chicago’s game against Boston. Via CSN Chicago: Rose will see a specialist Monday when the Bulls…

  14. “No timetable” for Irving’s return from concussion

    Feb 9, 2012, 5:10 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

    From the AP: CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving is being evaluated at the Cleveland Clinic as he recovers from a concussion. Irving missed his first game of the season Wednesday night with the concussion. He was kept out after the team diagnosed him with the head injury, which he sustained Tuesday night in…

  15. Keith Bogans out for the season

    Feb 9, 2012, 4:07 PM EST

    Bogans Nets

    The Star-Ledger’s Colin Stephenson has the report: Poor Keith Bogans. Nets say he has a complete tear of the deltoid ligament as well as a fractured left ankle. Ouch. Just reading that is painful. Bogans started all 82 games for the Chicago Bulls last season and helped them attain the league’s best regular-season record with…

  16. Carmelo returns to Knicks lineup Tuesday night

    Jan 31, 2012, 7:07 PM EST

    New Jersey Nets v New York Knicks

    From the New York Times’ Howard Beck, via Steve Adamak: Report from @bergenadamek at the Garden: Carmelo is back in the lineup tonight vs. Detroit. Anthony’s struggles this season have been well-documented: he is currently behind only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in usage rate, but he’s shooting just 39.4% from the floor and 30.3% from beyond…

  17. Batum out for Wednesday’s game with knee contusion, listed as day-to-day

    Jan 31, 2012, 5:59 PM EST

    BATUM_NICOLAS

    From the Trail Blazers’ official twitter: MRI confirms Nic Batum w/ left knee bone contusion. He’s out for Wed. v Char. Listed day to day and will be re-evaluated later this week. Batum found his groove for the Blazers after a slow start, and the 23-year old forward is currently averaging 11.2 points and 4.2…

  18. Wittman: Blatche to miss 3-5 weeks with calf strain

    Jan 30, 2012, 6:06 PM EST

    Andray Blatche Wizards

    Washington Wizards interim head coach Randy Wittman has just announced that starting power forward Andray Blatche will miss the next 3-5 weeks with a calf strain. Blatche is currently averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds per game for the 4-16 Wizards. Blatche is the embodiment of everything wrong with the Wizards — he shows flashes of scoring…

  19. Del Negro “expects” Paul to play against Lakers

    Jan 25, 2012, 10:35 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Clippers

    According to the Los Angeles Times, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro has announced that Chris Paul will start in tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers: Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said he “expects” Chris Paul to start Wednesday night against the Lakers in their designated home game at Staples Center. Paul had missed the…

  20. Rondo doubtful for Friday’s game

    Jan 19, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN Boston: WALTHAM — If only Friday’s game against Phoenix were a playoff battle with the series knotted up at 2-2. Under those circumstances, Rajon Rondo said his sore right wrist wouldn’t prevent him from playing. Instead, it’s a regular-season game, one that Rondo’s coach, Doc Rivers, anticipates being played…

  21. Injury notes: Blake out 3-4 weeks, Camby deals with ankle

    Jan 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New York Knicks

    On top of Dwyane Wade‘s ankle injury, Marcus Camby also suffered a sprained wheel and will probably miss some time. From the Oregonian: Trail Blazers center Marcus Camby said he is in “a lot of pain” and unable to put weight on his left ankle after it rolled during the second quarter Friday night in…

  22. Dwyane Wade suffers significant ankle sprain

    Jan 14, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

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    The Heat were blown out Friday night by a superior Nuggets team. They were outgunned, outran, out-hustled, outsmarted, and oh, yeah, out-clutched by a Denver team firing on all cylinders. And that wasn’t even the worst news of the night. Dwyane Wade suffered a severe ankle sprain in the second half and did not return.…

  23. Beasley out three games with foot sprain

    Jan 7, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    The AP reports that Michael Beasley will miss three games with a foot sprain he sustained in Minnesota’s Friday night loss to the Cavaliers. Presumably, Derrick Williams will start in his place. Beasley has taken a huge step backwards this season after a promising 2011 campaign. He’s shooting just 39 percent from the field and…

  24. Grizzlies’ Darrell Arthur suffers “serious Achilles injury”

    Dec 18, 2011, 5:39 PM EST

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    Darrell Arthur came into his own last season. After injuries plagued his first two seasons, Arthur emerged as a legitimate weapon for the Grizzlies. He spent an inordinate amount of time working on his mid-range last year and became the Grizzlies’ best pick-and-pop weapon. When the Spurs decided in the playoffs to pick their poison…

  25. There is new Greg Oden news, which means there is new horrible news

    Dec 9, 2011, 8:18 PM EST

    Greg Oden

    From the Oregonian’s Jason Quick: Breaking: Blazers determine center Greg Oden has suffered setback, and restructure his one-year deal for a lesser amount… …But the Blazers, who didn’t comment Thursday after his appointment, determined that he is less likely to return to the court this season. Ugh. Looks like another year lost for the former…

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