HoopsHype Injuries rumors

December 21, 2014 Updates

The bad news keeps coming for Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari. Following his best game of the season, Gallinari was diagnosed with a meniscus tear in his right knee. He is expected to undergo surgery in the next couple of days, and there is a tentative three-week timetable for his return. Denver Post

John Schuhmann: ACL tear was left knee. This is the right. RT @JetStar31: @John Schuhmann was that same knee as previous injury? Twitter @johnschuhmann

Al Iannazzone: Knicks announce that Carmelo Anthony is available to play today. Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out. Twitter @Al_Iannazzone

David Lee wasn't available again on Saturday, but this time, it was only to the media. Lee, who has missed all but about 6½ minutes of the regular season, went through his first full practice since reinjuring his left hamstring on Nov. 5 and appears all-systems-go for a Monday night return against Sacramento. "He looked good, he was moving really well, his hamstring's fine," said coach Steve Kerr. "He told me everything else is sore now, which is a good sign. He's getting back into basketball shape and running a lot of sprints. But this was the first time he's scrimmaged full court, which was a good step." San Jose Mercury-News

Iman Shumpert called it “music to my ears” that he didn’t need surgery on the dislocated left shoulder he suffered Dec. 12 in Boston. The Knicks’ starting shooting guard will be reevaluated in approximately two weeks and hopes to be back soon thereafter. “Yeah, definitely. I wanted to get back on the court as soon as possible. But it’s a healing process,” Shumpert said before Saturday’s 99-90 loss to Phoenix. “It’s a lot better now that it’s back in place. I don’t need any medication or anything for it, just ice. New York Daily News

December 20, 2014 Updates

Mike Miller was held out of Saturday's Cavaliers practice with a sprained right ankle he sustained in Friday's win over the Brooklyn Nets. Miller played on the ankle after rolling it, so it isn't being viewed as a significant injury. The sharpshooter was 7-of-8 from 3-point range in his first start and first game back from a concussion. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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