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Marla Ridenour: #Cavs Kyle Korver out tonight vs Pacers, Richard Jefferson back
A source said it was unlikely Korver would play against the Pacers.
Kyle Korver will one day again be catching passes from Kyrie Irving and making 3s. And it will be because of a different kind of assist from Irving. Korver’s switching to the Kyrie 3 Nike shoe to solve the foot issue that dogged him for most of March.
Korver believes his foot problems persisted after he returned to the court March 22 because the shoe he’s been wearing, the Nike Kobe A.D., wasn’t designed to fit the cutting and twisting and turning Korver puts himself through while running off screens.
Brian Seltzer: Lue says he expects Cavs regulars to all play tonight. Korver has already been ruled out (left foot).
Marla Ridenour: Cavs say Richard Jefferson out vs Bulls with left knee tendinitis along with Kyle Korver (sore left foot). Iman Shumpert (right knee) a go
Ramona Shelburne: Kyle Korver will rest all week. He’s out AT LEAST next three games.
Marla Ridenour: Korver said he has already had 2 MRIs, foot is improving
Ramona Shelburne: Kyle Korver will miss tonight’s game in San Antonio with foot soreness but says he’s hopeful it’s just “these few days.” Same tendon issue in left foot. Just wants to shut it down for a few days and “let it calm down.” Will re-evaluate before Chicago game on Thursday.
Dave McMenamin: Tyronn Lue says that Kyle Korver will return from a 7-game absence tonight after being cleared w/ a MRI this morning; J.R. Smith to start
Jason Lloyd: Ty Lue reiterated tonight that J.R. Smith will probably return to starting lineup after Kyle Korver returns. Wants a shooter off the bench
Marla Ridenour: Kyle Korver will miss fifth straight game tonight vs Utah with left foot soreness. Kevin Love listed as questionable. #Cavs
ESPN Cleveland: Brian Windhorst: I am a little concerned about Kyle Korver. I saw him the other day and he wasn’t moving very well. #Cavs
Cavs guard Kyle Korver under went an MRI and other tests on his sore right foot this week which showed inflammation of a tendon that Korver said may keep him out a week or so. Meanwhile, LeBron James (hip pointer) is good to go tonight against the Orlando Magic (7 p.m.). Korver, who has been ruled out against the Magic, told cleveland.com he’s had the same injury once or twice throughout his career, and it takes about that long — a week — for it to calm down. He said the MRI was done to make sure there was no deeper issue, such as a fracture.
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February 24, 2018 | 4:56 pm EST Update
Tim Bontemps: The Timberwolves have announced an MRI on Jimmy Butler’s right knee revealed a “meniscal” injury. His timeline to return is TBD. Given the potential outcomes, probably the best news the Wolves could’ve hoped for.
Nick Friedell: The good news for T’Wolves is that it wasn’t an ACL injury for Butler. The bad news is that depending on how severe the meniscus injury is that’s usually at least several weeks off the floor in a best case scenario.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Manu Ginobili is QUESTIONABLE to play at CLE Sunday with a bruised sternum. Kawhi is also OUT.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone today on Torrey Craig, who’s battling a left hamstring strain – “I’m surprised its taken this long… I think it was in that last Houston game…he continued to push, push, push and I think he really reaggravated it.”
February 24, 2018 | 12:47 pm EST Update
LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Saturday said that trading Blake Griffin was “a very difficult decision,” but that considerations about the future, as well as injury and chemistry concerns, necessitated the blockbuster deal with the Detroit Pistons. “[Griffin] is obviously a superstar player,” said Ballmer. “But if you look at what happened injury-wise, if you look at the kind of chemistry we were getting on our team, the thing you can see at the high level with the numbers when I started — one guy got all the assists, one guy got all the points and one guy got all the rebounds. It’s not all quite that way, but I think in the modern NBA, we were seeing it more and more — there’s a greater distribution of responsibility.”