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April 17, 2015 Updates

When asked about the NBA’s tricky history of big men and foot injuries, Durant, clearly having read about these comparisons before, shot back: “Well, Bill Walton and Yao Ming had two totally different injuries than I had. And I can remember a lot of people telling me I was too small, too skinny and now all of a sudden I'm a big man?” "Hell no," he said when asked whether he'd watch the playoffs. Oklahoman

April 16, 2015 Updates

Power forward Cody Zeller missed 19 of the Hornets’ last 20 games with a sore right shoulder. Zeller revealed Thursday he’s been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff and might need arthroscopic surgery. Zeller said the injury would be re-evaluated in about a week to determine whether a procedure is required. "It sounds like a very minor procedure," Zeller said, adding he also has a bone spur and an inflamed bursa sac. Charlotte Observer

Mike Trudell: Kupchak said the Lakers will not jeopardize having Julius Randle fully healthy by October for Summer League, but it's a realistic goal. "We're very impressed with (Randle's) maturity. He's clearly eager to get back on the court." Said he was a real student this year. Twitter @LakersReporter

Jonathan Feigen: The beat goes on. Rockets w/ another injury in season-finale. KJ McDaniels injured his wrist. Likely fractured. Likely out for playoffs. Obviously, McDaniels was not likely to play in the post-season. But it is remarkable. Rockets with injuries from the second to last games. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

Inside a quiet Pacers' locker room where the only sound was the water pressure from the showers, George spoke in a low voice. He tried to highlight the positives after enduring this latest setback, but judging from his somber tone, George had a tough time searching for the silver lining. "Just came off a screen and felt a pop, but they looked at it and it's nothing more than just a calf strain," George said, slowly. "It wasn't a knee injury but it's tough, you work so hard in rehab and have something else pop up. The good thing is, I know we've got a long summer and a lot to look forward to." Indianapolis Star

The Indiana Pacers got a scare Wednesday night when forward Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers said he had a sore left calf. "Nothing serious," coach Frank Vogel said. "He got kicked pretty strongly in his calf, and it caused a calf strain." ESPN.com

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