HoopsHype Elliot Williams rumors

June 23, 2012 Updates

According to (Elliot) Williams, that healing is progressing nicely. He had a check up in Los Angeles a few weeks ago, during which the doctor said his recovery was ahead of schedule. He's now able to shoot and dribble, though with a few limitations, roughly three months after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder capsule. TrailBlazers.com

After he's cleared, Williams plans on meeting up with fellow NBA players in Los Angeles and Houston for informal runs prior to the start of training camp. But until then, if you happen to be waiting around for Elliot, there's only one place you need to go. "You know me, I'm in the gym. I come back at night, just getting shots up with my left hand, shooting three's with my right. Doing all types of stuff." TrailBlazers.com

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Rookie guard Elliot Williams underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test Monday on his injured left shoulder and the results were sent to a specialist in California for a precautionary examination. The Blazers expect Williams -- who suffered a dislocated left shoulder during a post-practice workout Thursday in Boston -- to be out at least seven more days before they learn when he might be able to return to the court. Oregonian

March 12, 2012 Updates
March 10, 2012 Updates

The shoulder injury Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams suffered Thursday in Boston will sideline him longer than the two days originally thought. The Blazers have scheduled an appointment for Williams to visit a shoulder specialist in Portland on Monday, when he will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test. Williams will travel with the team to Washington D.C. for its game against the Wizards on Saturday, but then will return to Portland on Sunday for the date with the specialist. "Of course he's disappointed, but he knows that he has to go take care of this," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. "It's just unfortunate. It's the second year where he could possibly be out (an extended time) due to an injury." Oregonian

March 9, 2012 Updates

The shoulder injury Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams suffered Thursday in Boston will sideline him longer than the two days originally thought. The Blazers have scheduled an appointment for Williams to visit a shoulder specialist in Portland on Monday, when he will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test. Williams will travel with the team to Washington D.C. for its game against the Wizards on Saturday, but then will return to Portland on Sunday for the date with the specialist. "Of course he's disappointed, but he knows that he has to go take care of this," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said. "It's just unfortunate. It's the second year where he could possibly be out (an extended time) due to an injury." Oregonian

August 6, 2011 Updates

(Elliot) Williams showed off a beefed up upper body and -- judging from his several gravity-defying dunks -- looked fully recovered from the pair of knee surgeries that sidelined him for all of last season. "I haven't played a game like this in a while -- since the preseason (last year), going 5-on-5 with referees," Williams said. "It felt good. I've been getting stronger working out with (Tigers strength and conditioning coach) Frank (Matrisciano) and (local trainer) Scotty (Mason)." Memphis Commercial Appeal

June 25, 2011 Updates
May 26, 2011 Updates

Last year’s signing of Matthews was an unqualified success. The draft results are another matter. The Blazers’ three selections – first-rounders Luke Babbitt (16) and Elliot Williams (22) and second-rounder Armon Johnson (34) – didn’t get a lot done on the court this season. Williams missed the entire season after surgery on both knees. Babbitt – acquired from Minnesota in the trade that sent Martell Webster to the Timberwolves – drew little playing time. Johnson got a shot early, then was beaten out by Patty Mills for the backup point-guard spot. “It’s hard to judge a rookie after one year, especially a rookie who comes to a playoff team,” Buchanan says. “All three of those guys are developing players who are learning their position, our league, our system and their teammates. “We believe in them long-term. I’m expecting all three to come back hungry to contribute. It’s still way too early to make a determination on whether those guys are successes or failures.” Portland Tribune

March 23, 2011 Updates

The Trail Blazers have a day off today to rest for tomorrow’s practice and a grueling stretch of tough games that will help decide their playoff fate. But odds are one player did not take advantage of the day off. Rookie guard Elliot Williams, who underwent season-ending surgery on both of his knees, was given the green-light earlier this week to resume light basketball activities, ramp up his shooting and intensify weight-lifting sessions. When the Blazers went through Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Sunday, Williams visited with the doctor who performed his surgeries and received a clean bill of health. “It went really well,” Williams said of the visit. “He said my progress is very good. I can’t jump yet, but I can do everything else and I’m going to start pushing it pretty hard. So I’m excited.” Oregonian

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November 11, 2010 Updates

At the request of his agent, Oden was getting a second opinion his left knee, which suffered a fractured patella on Dec. 5 last season. Cho said ElAttrache's diganosis was consistent with the opinion of the Blazers' doctors, but he would not elaborate. Cho said Oden will continue to rehabilitate without a time table. Oregonian

November 5, 2010 Updates

Williams re-aggravated the injury Wednesday during a workout at the practice facility. After an examination with team doctors, he and the Blazers decided it was best to have surgery now. Williams, who was selected No. 22 overall in the June NBA draft and had not yet played in a game, said he expects to miss between four and five months. "It's a minor thing, but it just felt like the time to get it fixed," said Williams, who walked normally around the Rose Garden before Thursday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "It's just something you don't want to have to keep dealing with because something major could happen down the road." Oregonian

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