Rockets’ center Clint Capela out 4-6 weeks with a thumb injury

The injury bug just kicked the Rockets in the keister once again. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets center Clint Capela will miss be out four to six weeks. Capela suffered the injury in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday. He did not miss any game time , however an MRI reveled there was ligament damage. The Rockets’ center had this to say about the injury postgame: As I was going up for the lob, I got hit in the hand. We’re…

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Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs Wizards due to Hip and Quad Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the team’s game Friday against the Washington Wizards. The Journal-Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez reports that Antetokounmpo was listed on the NBA’s injury report with a left hip contusion and right quad soreness. Velazquez adds that Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said that an injury that has been lingering for a couple of games will keep Giannis out of the game. Although the Bucks will miss the 26.6 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.0 assist that Antetokounmpo provides, Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon , Eric Bledsoe and…

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The coverage of the James Harden scoring “tear” celebrates “Heroball”

It seems that the fervor over the run of these games of such prolific scoring caused the focus to be laid on the numbers solely and not to take into account the circumstances under which they occurred. Call me crazy but efficiency matters. Over the course of these twelve games, Harden has only shot 50% or better 3 times and only better than 45% once. The rest of the games saw Harden connect with 43% or less of his shot attempts, including two clunkers of 7-23 and 12-34 respectively. I realize…

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Rockets trade Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have traded point guard and former Rookie-of-the-Year Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls. Wojnarowski adds that the Bulls will send a future conditional second-round pick to finish the deal off and apparently the move was a cost cutting one for Houston, as they would have been on the hook to fully guarantee Carter-Williams’s deal for this season had he been on the roster as of 5PM today. Carter-Williams will not have to worry about living arrangements in the Wiondy City, because…

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Timberwolves break off Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau and I have something in common- neither of us are employed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to multiple sources, he was relieved of his duties as both President of Basketball Operations and head coach on Sunday. Oddly enough the firing came following the team’s 22-point shellacking of the Los Angeles. According to league sources, CEO Ethan Cason, accompanied by general manager Scott Layden strode in Thibodeau’s office after the game and fired him. It seemed that Thibs had no idea that this was coming. He expected that he…

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Kyle Lowry out for Spurs game

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for team’s highly anticipated game against the Spurs which is the return to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. Lowry received injections last week as he is attempting to recover from lingering back soreness. Although coach Nick Nurse has indicated Saturday that the all-star guard was closing in on a return to the Raptors lineup saying, “We are close to the end of it,” at this juncture there is no timetable for his return. Fred VanVleet will continue to assume starting…

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Markieff Morris out six weeks with Transient Cervical Neuropraxia

The Washington Wizards released an official update outlining the status of forward Markieff Morris. Morris was diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia .According to Sports Med Today it is “a rare but dangerous cervical spine (neck) injury. TQ is usually caused by cervical spinal cord trauma, which can occur after a neck hyperextension or hyperflexion injury with possible axial loading (pressure applied to the top of the head).” Morris will be limited to non-contact basketball activities for the next six weeks. He has continued to suffer neck and back stiffness after sustaining a blow to…

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Robert Covington to miss game against Celtics

The list of Timberwolves players on the injury list is growing. Point guards Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are both sidelined with ankle injuries and now forward Robert Covington will also miss the team’s contest against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury, according to the Timberwolves ‘ injury report.

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