Durant has sprained ankle, will be re-evaluated in three weeks Report: Luka Dončić MRI “clean,” can return when thigh pain subsides Zion Williamson to be re-evaluated in two weeks for hamstring injury Former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp arrested in connection to drive-by shooting Raptors’ VanVleet doesn’t hold back in ripping referees after loss
Suns fans can exhale – most likely, Phoenix will have to Kevin Duran back to the playoffs.
However, he will be out for at least the next three weeks, the Suns announced.
INJURY UPDATE: Further testing confirmed that Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant suffered a sprained left ankle. It will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) March 10, 2023
Reports from Shams Charania from The Athletic And Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (probably received from the Durant camp) said he would probably be back in three weeks (or less). Three weeks after Thursday, March 30, Durant is due for reevaluation, 10 days before the last day of the NBA regular season.
Durant was scheduled to make his home debut for the Suns on Wednesday when he slipped during warm-up and twisted his ankle. As a result, Durant missed the game.
Here’s a video of Kevin Durant slipping on the floor before a game.
He remained down for a few seconds, but then got up and finished his work on the court. pic.twitter.com/DwTrNc6LIr
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) March 9, 2023
Durant has averaged 26.7 points and 7.3 assists per game with an incredible 80.8 shooting percentage since joining the Suns. Phoenix is 3-0 since he entered the lineup. The Suns are currently No. 4 in the West (hosting the first-round playoff game) and have a three-game lead over the No. 5 seed with 16 games to go.
Duran missed 20 games earlier this season, including the first six games after being traded to Phoenix, due to a knee injury he suffered while still with the Nets.
“I could hardly run… I missed. So it’s kind of weird for me. I really don’t know what it is.”
What Luka Doncic had to say about his sore left hip that forced him to pull out of the loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday night in the third quarter was disturbing. Non-contact injuries can be the most severe. However, his MRI brought good news. reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Luka Doncic’s hip MRI is clean and is expected to return as soon as his discomfort allows, a source told ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 9, 2023
There is no timeline for his return yet, but the next few games may be the right time. Kyrie Irving in your fantasy team.
The challenge for the Mavericks is to strike a balance between the need for a fully healthy Doncic in the postseason and the desire to stay in the top six in the West and avoid pitfalls during the game. After the Mavericks’ loss to New Orleans yesterday and the Clippers’ victory over the Raptors… Fred VanVliet there are thoughts about this – the Mavericks dropped to eighth place in the West. However, only half a game separates the Warriors from the fifth seed from the Mavericks at the eighth. And just three games separate the Warriors, at five, from the Jazz, at 13. The West is packed, so the Mavericks need to win games.
At least the Mavericks could bring Doncic back.
will we see Zion Williamson back on the court this season?
Zion has not played since January 2 due to a hamstring strain that worsened while recovering, and the Pelicans announced that he would not play and would be re-examined in two weeks.
Zion Williamson was recently re-examined for a right hamstring strain. Medical imaging showed that Williamson’s hamstring was continuing to heal. His next examination will take place in about two weeks.https://t.co/ProDBynngM
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) March 8, 2023
This means Zion’s next health update will be released around March 22, just 18 days before the end of the regular season. Whether Zion will be healthy enough to make a meaningful comeback and be part of any Pelicans-led postseason is a matter of debate. At 32-34, the Pelicans are down to 10th in the West, and there are five teams — the Lakers, Pelicans, Trail Blazers, Thunder and Jazz — in play against each other over the last two places.
In 29 healthy games and on the court this season, Zion has played at the All-NBA level — averaging 26 points per game on 60.2% shooting — and the Pelicans were up 8.5 points per 100 possessions. better when he was in the game. court. With him, CJ McCollum And Brandon Ingram healthy, the Pelicans looked like a playoff threat.
However, due to injuries (primarily to Ingram and Zion), the trio spent very few minutes together this season. That may not change until the playoffs.
NBA legend and six-time All-Star Shawn Kemp was arrested Wednesday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Tacoma, Washington.
Kemp was charged with a drive-by shooting. online prison records showrelated to this incident, which was tweeted by the Tacoma Police Department.
At 1:58 p.m., an altercation between occupants of two vehicles led to shots being fired in the parking lot at 4500 S. Steele. One car escaped. No injuries were reported. The pistol was seized. A 53-year-old man was invited to shoot from the road. The investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/XTIeU1I4Jj
— Tacoma Police Department (@TacomaPD) March 9, 2023
However, on Thursday, Kemp was released from prison without charge, with Pierce County prosecutors telling The Associated Press that “she will not press charges pending further investigation.”
Kemp’s lawyer said it was not a drive-by shooting, but that Kemp was shot as he tried to retrieve his phone and then fired back in self-defense. Kemp’s attorney released this statement (via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski).
Attorney Scott Boatman’s statement about his client Sean Kemp: pic.twitter.com/2slkabXWl8
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 9, 2023
Kemp is best remembered for his years with the Seattle SuperSonics (from 1989 to 1997), where “Reign Man” displayed exceptional athleticism and threw thunderous dunks. He also played for Cleveland, Portland and Orlando.
Fred VanVliet was going to get his $25,000 (or, in this case, maybe $35,000).
VanVleet had had enough and didn’t hold back to rip the referees, especially referee Ben Taylor, in his post-match comments. VanVliet made sure to make it clear that there was more than one referee involved.
Fred VanVleet stepped down from refereeing Ben Taylor and officiating the NBA in general after the game following the loss to the Raptors. Haven’t heard anything like it. pic.twitter.com/VcMkGTh0k3
– Faisal Khamis…