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  1. Greg Oden is not coming back any time soon

    Apr 11, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Bad news for Blazer fans, courtesy of CBSSports.com’s Ben Golliver: During Friday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Oden joined the Blazers Broadcasting telecast to provide an update on his rehabilitation from microfracture surgery on his left knee that he underwent in November. Oden said that, as of…

  2. Wade out, James Jones to start against Bucks

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Heat coach Erik Spolestra has announced that shooting guard Dwayne Wade will miss tonight’s Heat-Bucks game due to a sore thigh. Three-point marksman James Jones will start in Wade’s place. Jones obviously can’t replace Wade, but the Heat do play well when he is in the starting lineup — Mike Bibby, Udonis Haslem, and Zydrunas…

  3. Timofey Mosgov out 10-14 days with knee, ankle sprains

    Apr 6, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    According to Aaron J. Lopez of Nuggets.com, Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov is expected to miss the next the next 10-14 days with knee and ankle sprains. Mosgov, who the Nuggets received as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade, has played spot minutes since being traded. In March, Mosgov averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in…

  4. Bucks claim “honors” as NBA’s most injured team. Congratulations!

    Apr 6, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Milwaukee Bucks

    Yes, we know. Your team would have done so much better if it weren’t for the injuries. Just know that there is always some team that had it worse. Unless you’re a Milwaukee Bucks fan. Over at Basketball Prospectus, friend-of-the-site Kevin Pelton did the heavy lifting and compiled the lists of man games lost to…

  5. Elton Brand has been playing with hand fracture

    Apr 5, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    BRAND_ELTON

    The New York Times’ Jonathan Abrams has the story: Elton Brand, who is experiencing a resurgent season with the surprising Philadelphia 76ers, has played nearly a month with a fracture in his left hand. The fracture was originally disclosed as an injury that would not prohibit Brand from playing, apparently out of concern that some…

  6. Gasol, Bynum to play against Utah

    Apr 5, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol, Denver Nuggets

    Laker fans can exhale: According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum are both expected to play in tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz. Gasol suffered a bone bruise on his right knee after a collision with the Nuggets’ Nene, and Bynum’s right knee collided with Lamar Odom in the…

  7. Noah practices, may play on Tuesday

    Apr 4, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    Joakim Noah

    Here’s an update on Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, courtesy of ESPN Chicago’s Nick Friedell: DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah returned to practice Monday after being shelved for a week with an injured ankle. “It feels a lot better,” Noah said. “Just going to get treatment. I was able to practice today…

  8. Shaq comes back! Then gets hurt.

    Apr 3, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    balance bracelets Shaquille O'Neal

    Hey, so remember earlier when we told you Shaq might play Sunday night? Yeah, good news, he did play! Looked good to start out, too, making a layup and swatting away a layup. Things looked great. You know how this ends, right? Shaq came up limping against the Pistons in the first half, and did…

  9. Shaq will definitely maybe try to play tonight. Perhaps.

    Apr 3, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    shaquille o'neal Celtics

    The Celtics could use Shaquille O’Neal back. Anytime. Really, whenever you feel up to it, big guy. Danny Ainge said maybe Sunday. Some estimates were for April 1st, which of course didn’t work out.  They need him with Nenad Krstic out with  bone bruise and Jermaine O’Neal trying to find his legs and the team…

  10. Steve Nash out for Suns as Spurs try to end slide

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    NASH_STEVE

    Good for the Spurs, bad for the Suns, terrible for ratings. Steve Nash will miss today’s matinée against the Spurs as he sits out his second consecutive game with flu-like symptoms. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports: The Suns don’t have Steve Nash, who is home ill with flulike symptoms for a second consecutive game. The…

  11. MRI Negative for Celtics’ Krstic, disaster averted

    Apr 2, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Boston Celtics

    Danny Ainge had to breathe a sigh of relief Saturday. Nenad Krstic went down Thursday night with what looked like a fairly serious knee injury. CSN New England reports Saturday that and MRI for Krstic was negative and he is day to day with a bone bruise. It’s a huge bullet dodged for the Celtics…

  12. Joe Johnson day-to-day with thumb injury

    Mar 27, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Atlanta Hawks

    Joe Johnson suffered a sprained thumb in the Hawks’ playoff-clinching win over the Nets Saturday night and will miss Sunday’s game in Cleveland at least while being evaluated. Afterwards, Johnson was pretty clear on the fact he wouldn’t be rushing back from injury this late in the season, especially after clinching the playoffs. “Maybe if…

  13. Tyreke Evans probable for Friday’s game

    Mar 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

    Tyreke Evans

    According to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans is “probable” for Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. Evans has struggled with injuries all season long, and has missed the last 19 games due to plantar faciitis. The Kings have gone 5-14 in the 19 games that Evans has missed, and…

  14. Redd hoping to return this weekend

    Mar 23, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

    MRedd

    Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Michael Redd, who has missed all of this season due to knee injuries and has only played in 51 games over the last three seasons, is hoping to return to game action this weekend after going through his “first practice in 14 months” on Tuesday (h/t: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel): He was…

  15. Love to miss at least two games with injured groin

    Mar 23, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    According to the Associated Press, All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss Minnesota’s upcoming two-game road trip due to an injured left groin. Love suffered the injury against Utah and played through it in Los Angeles, but was only able to play 14 minutes in the Timberwolves’ recent home loss to the Kings. Love will stay…

  16. Rashard Lewis wants to avoid surgery, may miss season anyways

    Mar 17, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT

    Rashard Lewis Wizards

    Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis has missed the last five games with a sore right knee, and according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, he won’t be back in action any time soon: Rashard Lewis will leave for New York on Thursday to meet with another specialist and receive a third opinion on the…

  17. Zydrunas Ilgauskas admitted to hospital, will not play versus Spurs

    Mar 13, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    Zydrunas Ilgauskas was admitted to a Miami hospital for treatment of a foot infection Sunday and is expected to miss the Heat’s Monday night game against the San Antonio Spurs. Ilgauskas stepped on a nail in his home last Friday, which kept him out of Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies. And by game, I mean…

  18. Kobe Bryant injures ankle, may not play Monday vs. Magic

    Mar 13, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    It has not been a stellar 60 hours for Kobe Bryant. After going into hero mode versus the Heat, chucking up a few clangers and losing, Bryant then put himself through a grueling post-game workout for over an hour in front of the media, which probably made him feel better about himself, but also was…

  19. Chris Paul returns to practice

    Mar 10, 2011, 5:53 PM EDT

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    According to the Associated Press, New Orleans guard Chris Paul is back at practice, but has not yet been cleared to play. Paul suffered a mild concussion last Sunday, and is scheduled to undergo a neurological exam on Friday. Paul’s injury puts the Hornets in a tight spot. The dangers of playing with concussions are…

  20. Glen Davis to miss next two games

    Mar 8, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

    Glen Davis

    Doc Rivers has announced that Celtics forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis will miss the next two games due to a lingering left knee injury that Davis said has been bothering him the whole season. CSNNE.com’s A. Sherrod Blakely has the full story: You can add Glen Davis to the list of Boston Celtics players getting…

  21. Kendrick Perkins out 2-3 weeks with MCL sprain

    Feb 26, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Kendrick Perkins is going to join the Thunder and make the team a significantly tougher opponent defensively… eventually. Until then, well, not so much. OKBlitz.com reports today that Perkins will miss 2-3 weeks with a MCL sprain in his knee. Which is exactly what you want to hear about the guy you just traded two…

  22. Mike Dunleavy to miss 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

    Feb 25, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Mike Dunleavy

    Mike Dunleavy is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing successful surgery on his left thumb. Dunleavy suffered the injury when the Pacers played the Wizards last Tuesday. Dunleavy has never lived up to his billing as a #3 overall pick, but this injury will hurt the Pacers’ chances of making the playoffs. Dunleavy was…

  23. Mbah a Moute wants better concussion protocol in the NBA

    Feb 8, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    Mbah a Moute

    One of the biggest sports topics of the year has been the long-term effects of head injuries on professional athletes. There’s overwhelming evidence that suggest that suffering multiple head injuries, particularly concussions, over the course of a career will significantly decrease one’s quality of life in later years, and even lead to early death. For…

  24. MRI reveals “no serious damage” to Billups’ knee

    Feb 8, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT

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    With the Carmelo/Bynum rumors swirling about, it’s another strange day to be a Nuggets fan, but there is some good news for the Denver faithful. Courtesy of the Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey: Chauncey Billups strained his left knee Monday night, but an MRI today revealed no further damage to the Denver Nuggets guard, the team…

  25. Another Blazer big man was injured. We’re out of jokes.

    Feb 6, 2011, 9:06 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers

    There shouldn’t be anyway this is true, but sadly, for Blazer fans, it is.  In the course of sending the Cavaliers to the worst single-season losing streak in NBA history, Samardo Samuels‘ elbow made contact with Blazer center Dante Cunningham‘s face. He started bleeding and was taken back to the locker room for examination. He…

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