Gold. St. 15.2.18
McCaw out at least 4 weeks
Warriors guard Patrick McCaw will miss at least four weeks after breaking a bone in his left wrist. Golden State announced that McCaw had a non-displaced fracture in the wrist. The injury occurred Sunday when McCaw was with the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors, the team said. McCaw is averaging 3.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15.6 minutes for the defending NBA champions.
Sixers unsure whether Fultz will play again this season
Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in last year's NBA draft, may not play again this season as he deals with a right shoulder injury and works on his shot. Fultz played the 76ers' first four games of the season but has been sidelined since. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday before the team's game against the New Orleans Pelicans that Fultz is progressing in his recovery - but with uncertainty.
"There's always a chance that he's going to be out there soon, and there's a chance that he's not going to play this year," Colangelo said. "I can't answer that question because we don't know the answer to that. Markelle's doing great. He's progressing well."
Willie Reed suspended 6 games
Detroit Pistons center Willie Reed has been suspended for six games by the NBA after the league investigated the circumstances surrounding his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Detroit acquired him last week in the same deal that sent Blake Griffin to the Pistons. The 27-year-old Reed is averaging 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds this season.
New York 7.2.18
Porzingis to miss rest of season
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during Tuesday's loss to the Milwaukee Buck. The injury occurred when Porzingis landed awkwardly after a dunk in the second quarter. In his third season, Porzingis was averaging 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and a league-high 2.4 blocks per game. The Latvian was chosen to his first All-Star game as a member of Team LeBron.
Collison out for 2-3 weeks
The Indiana Pacers will be without Darren Collison for two to three weeks after he arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Coach Nate McMillan made the announcement before the start of Monday night's game against Washington. McMillan said Collison suffered the injury during Saturday's victory over Philadelphia. A subsequent MRI showed he needed surgery. Collison is averaging 12.8 points, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 43.2 percent on 3-pointers. Cory Joseph will replace Collison in the lineup.
Whiteside ruled out with illness
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside will not play Saturday against the Detroit Pistons because of an illness, the team announced. Whiteside left Friday's game against Philadelphia in the fourth quarter because of an undisclosed illness. He is averaging 14.1 points and a team-leading 11.7 rebounds in 34 games this season.
Brogdon sidelined up to 8 weeks
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a partially torn left quadriceps tendon. Brogdon suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Bucks' 108-89 loss at Minnesota on Thursday night. The reigning Rookie of the Year went down after a dunk and needed to be helped off the floor. The Bucks said in a statement Friday they learned the extent of Brogdon's injury after he underwent an MRI and an examination by the team's doctor.
Wall out 6 to 8 weeks
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is expected to miss about six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The team announced the predicted timeline after Wall's operation on Wednesday. In all this season, Washington is 7-6 without their All-Star guard. Wall is second on the Wizards in scoring, averaging 19.4 points, and is second in the league with 9.3 assists per game.
Canaan breaks ankle
Suns guard Isaiah Canaan has broken his left ankle against the Dallas Mavericks. The backup point guard was injured on a contested drive to the basket in the final seconds of the first quarter Wednesday night. His ankle gave way on a hard, awkward landing, and his left foot was pointing in the wrong direction as his body tumbled to the floor. Canaan was loaded onto a stretcher and wheeled off the court. In his fifth NBA season, Canaan was signed by the Suns on Dec. 13 after being waived by Houston on Oct. 28. He began the night averaging 9.4 points and 4.2 assists in 18 games with Phoenix.
Love leaves game at Detroit with broken hand
Kevin Love left Cleveland's game at Detroit on Tuesday night with a broken left hand. He had X-rays at the arena, which the Cavaliers say showed a non-displaced fracture in his fifth metacarpal. The team says his status will be updated after additional examination Wednesday in Cleveland. The 29-year-old has missed only one game this season, and he's the Cavs' second-leading scorer behind LeBron James.
Roberson to miss rest of season
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Andre Roberson is expected to miss the rest of the season with a ruptured left patellar tendon. Roberson was an All-Defense second-team selection last season. In 39 games this season, he averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.15. He had missed eight games earlier in the season with left patellar tendinitis.
Wall has recurrence of knee pain
John Wall has a recurrence of soreness and swelling in his left knee and sat out the Washington Wizards' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Wall was selected to his fifth All-Star team as a reserve Tuesday despite missing a total of nine games in late November and early December with the sore knee. He received platelet-rich plasma injections in late November to reduce the inflammation that caused the soreness.
New Orl. 27.1.18
Injury ends Cousins' season
The Pelicans will play the rest of the season without DeMarcus Cousins after he tore his left Achilles tendon trying to rebound his own free throw miss with just ten seconds remaining in New Orleans's game against Houston. "It's his achilles," Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters. "He'll get an MRI. We'll know the severity of it tomorrow."
Butler out with sore right knee
Jimmy Butler sat out Minnesota's game Saturday night against Toronto with a sore right knee. Butler is averaging 21.7 points per game for the revamped Timberwolves, who entered with the fourth-best record in the Western Conference. Butler missed two games earlier this season - his first with the Timberwolves - due to injury, and Minnesota lost them both by a combined 44 points. Jamal Crawford was also ruled out for Saturday night's game with a left big toe sprain.
Dunn in concussion protocol
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday. Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday's 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.