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October 5, 2015 | 6:46 pm EDT Update
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist underwent an MRI today that revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Kidd-Gilchrist will meet with Hornets team orthopedist Dr. Marcus Cook tomorrow to determine the next steps for the recovery and rehabilitation of his shoulder. Further updates on his status will be provided when available. Kidd-Gilchrist suffered the injury in Saturday’s preseason game at Orlando when he dislocated his right shoulder with 46 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
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October 5, 2015 | 4:54 pm EDT Update
After Rasual Butler worked out for the Spurs last month, this time with Gregg Popovich in attendance, he was urged to consider coming to training camp. Popovich didn’t make any promises, though — “I don’t even promise (Tim Duncan) anything,” the longtime head coach joked. “If I did, he wouldn’t believe me” — but he did inform Butler he had a good shot to make the roster. “He’s a seasoned pro in a sense that he knows himself, he knows what role he can play,” said Popovich. “He’s at a stage in his career where he just wants to be a part of something that’s just positive and good. He obviously can shoot the basketball. If he couldn’t shoot, we wouldn’t be talking to him. You got to have a skill to play. For all those reasons, he’s somebody that’s got a great shot to make our team.” Butler had another Western Conference team interested, but decided San Antonio would be the best fit. Now he’ll need to rely on the one thing that he’s done so well over the years if he plans to make the team: shooting.
via San Antonio Express-News
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October 5, 2015 | 4:31 pm EDT Update
My agent told me the terms of the deal and that because for now it’s a non-guarantee I’d still have lots of work to do. I told him with a great deal of confidence and excitement that the flight was cancelled and delayed and that flight crew wasn’t on time for this reason. This was all God’s work!! It’s fate. I was supposed to have been in Venezuela already but that wasn’t God’s will. I’m where I’m supposed to be. There’s no way I won’t make this team! And to think my flight was supposed to connect in Miami but instead re-routed to Charlotte…fate man!
via The Wilkins Word
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Imagine a future where you don’t have to drive to the store to pick up a pair of sneakers, or wait on them to be delivered, because you can print them yourself in your own home. According to Nike COO Eric Sprunk, such a future isn’t too far off. Speaking at this weekend’s GeekWire Summit, Sprunk hinted at Nike’s efforts in the field of 3D-printing and how they could change the way people buy sneakers. “Do I envision a future where we might still own the file from an IP perspective – you can’t just have anyone making a Nike product – and have it manufactured in your own home or we do it for you at our store?” Sprunk said. “Yeah, that’s not that far away.”
via Sole Collector
October 5, 2015 | 3:14 pm EDT Update

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist likely to miss season

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will undergo shoulder surgery and likely miss the entire season, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss six months with the injury, which wouldn’t allow for a possible return until the final weeks of the season in April. It leaves little hope that Kidd-Gilchrist can return to the lineup this season. Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a separated right shoulder in Saturday’s preseason victory over Orlando, and an MRI on Monday in Charlotte revealed the need for surgery. Kidd-Gilchrist, 22, signed a four-year, $52 million contract extension in September.
via Yahoo! Sports
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