Chris Vivlamore: Hawks’ Mike Dunleavy is OUT tonight vs. 76ers with right ankle soreness.
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Chris Vivlamore: Hawks officially release injury report. Millsap and Bazemore out. Dunleavy off the report.
Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Mike Dunleavy has been diagnosed with right ankle synovitis. An MRI taken at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center on Feb. 28th revealed the injury and a second opinion by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute also confirmed the diagnosis.
Kris Willis: Hawks announce that Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is out against the Mavericks
Chris Vivlamore: Mike Dunleavy will be inactive. Dealing with an ankle issue. Ryan Kelly will be active.
Kris Willis: Hawks list Mike Dunleavy (knee) as probable. Thabo Sefolosha (groin) as questionable and Tiago Splitter as out in updated injury report
Nick Friedell: Bulls PR says Mike Dunleavy is out tomorrow vs. Denver. Gasol (left hand sprain) and Butler (left knee tendinitis) are questionable.
Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is set to make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.
Vincent Goodwill: Bulls recall Mike Dunleavy from the Santa Cruz Warriors D-League team. Spent a couple days practicing
Justin Termine: On our @SiriusXMNBA show @MikeDunleavySr says his son is back practicing & will play in the @nbadleague for rehab games before return
“Lately it’s going well. I’m practicing with the team,” Dunleavy said. “I’m closer, feeling a lot better. Hope to be out there soon.” “Soon” is a relative term, as he would only say he expects to be on the floor in February, but Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Dunleavy will go through a contact practice Tuesday and will travel on the west coast trip that begins Thursday. “(We’ll) kind of put him in a controlled type situation with some of the guys and coaches,” Hoiberg said. “Get him out running our stuff in a controlled scrimmage type way. He will travel on this trip and hopefully practice with our team.”
Vincent Goodwill: Fred Hoiberg said Joakim Noah underwent successful shoulder surgery this morning. And Mike Dunleavy has done non-contact drills for 2 days
Nick Friedell: Hoiberg says realistically Dunleavy is still probably a month away from game action. Hopes to get him back on practice floor in 10 days.
Vincent Goodwill: Hoiberg said he expects Dunleavy to start basketball activity in the next 10 days. Realistically a month away from playing, at least
After meeting with specialists in Los Angeles, the Chicago Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy is expected to need four-to-six weeks of additional rehabilitation on his back before he can be cleared to return for on-court work, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is planning to see two specialists this week after he had a setback in his recovery from offseason back surgery. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday that Dunleavy is going to stop his on-court work and focus on rehabbing the injury for about two weeks. “He was really sore when we went out on the West Coast,” Hoiberg said. “And he had upped his activity level quite a bit. And it quieted down a lot, which I think is a good sign, these last couple of days when he’s had inactivity. Now it’s a matter of getting those muscles strengthened in the back and in the core and like I said, go out, see a specialist and put a plan together and hopefully get him back out there.”
KC Johnson: Mike Dunleavy visiting back specialist this afternoon. Kirk Hinrich out. Aaron Brooks out.
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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.”