Raptors Anunoby to miss Blazers game with eye contusion

The Toronto Raptors announced small OG Anunoby will miss the team’s Wednesday game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Anunoby suffered an eye contusion in the team’s last game against the Los Angeles Clippers when former teammates Kawhi Leonard inadvertently poked him in the eye whilst the two were jockeying for position. Anunoby saw an eye specialist in Los Angeles but no timetable has been given for his return. Through the 10 games, Anunoby is averaging 11.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists and 30 minutes per game.

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Gordon Hayward will be out six weeks after hand surgery

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward left the team’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with an injured left hand after colliding with LaMarcus Aldridge. Hayward met with doctors and it was determined that surgery would be the best course of action. The Celtics announced a few hours later that Hayward underwent successful surgery and he would be out for six weeks. When he returns, the hope is that he can resume the level of play , which looked like the All-Star the team signed back in 2017, he exhibited in…

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Caris LeVert to miss Jazz game with sprained thumb

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Caris LeVert will miss the team’s Tuesday night game against the Utah Jazz with a sprained thumb, as reported by the New York Post’s Brian Lewis. Apparently LeVert hurt the thumb after taking a fall against the Phoenix Suns. It has only been nine games but LeVert has seen career-highs in points (16.9) , rebounds (5.0) and minutes (31.6).

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Gordon Hayward to have hand surgery

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is having surgery on his injured left hand today, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward injured his hand Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs. He had been playing well prior to his injury and was resembling the All-Star player that signed with the Celtics two years ago; through the first eight games he had averaged 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists on a scorching 55.5% from the floor, including 43.3% from downtown.

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Otto Porter return unknown

The timetable for Chicago Bulls’ forward Otto Porter is unknown, according to a report by Eric Woodyard of ESPN. Porter was diagnosed with a left foot sprain and will not play in the Bulls game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday. Bulls head coach Jim Boylen had this to say according to Woodyard: “It’s a soft tissue injury so it’s something that’s difficult to put a timetable on. That’s about as easy as I could say. We’re not exactly sure.“I don’t want to give you a definite timetable because it…

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Blake Griffin now listed “day-to-day”

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charnia, Blake Griffin, who has yet to play in 2019-20 due to hamstring and knee issues, has been cleared to resume basketball activities and is now listed as “day-to-day.” Unfortunately for the six-time All-Star, injuries are not all that uncommon. He missed his entire rookie campaign due to a knee injury and has missed a whopping 114 games over the past 5 seasons. The hope in Detroit is Griffin can build upon his first season in the Motor City that saw him average…

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Blazers’ Collins out four months after shoulder surgery

The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Tuesday that forward Zach Collins will be out for approximately four months after undergoing a procedure to repair his left labrum. In a release the Blazers said their young big man will begin a treatment and rehabilitation process and will be re-evaluated in about four months. Collins suffered a dislocated shoulder in the third quarter of their game against the Dallas Mavericks on October 27. Collins had been averaging nine points and three rebounds in the three games he’d play in prior to his…

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Jaren Jackson Jr. out against Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. won’t be in action when the teams takes on the Houston Rockets Monday night due to right knee soreness. The promising young big has started all five games this season, averaging 13.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per contest.

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Kyle Kuzma out indefinitely, MRI forthcoming

According to Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet, Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma is progressing through rehab from the foot injury he suffered while playing for Team USA earlier this summer. Kuzma has not been cleared for practice and will undergo an MRI once the Lakers return from China. The Lakers tip-off their preseason October 5 against the Golden State Warriors October 5, but will chase that with games in China against the Brooklyn Nets on October 10 and 12. Kuzma, who is coming off a career-high 18.7 points last…

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