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David Aldridge: Source confirms season-ending knee surgery for Thabo Sefolosha is likely (@Shams Charania first), but final decision to be made next week. Would be tough blow for Jazz; Sefolosha was shooting 49 from the floor and 38 from three this season. Injured knee vs. Charlotte on Friday.
Tony Jones: Source: while surgery is on the table for Thabo Sefolosha, he and his camp are still gathering opinions. Final decision in the coming days
Bobby Marks: Timing based on a Jan.15 deadline will be a difficult for Utah to file a Disabled Player Exception for Thabo Sefolosha. Getting the medical paperwork lined up and approval by a NBA designated physician presents a challenge.
Shams Charania: Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha is expected to undergo season-ending surgery on an MCL injury in his right knee, league sources say.
Marc Stein: Preliminary estimates on Utah’s Thabo Sefolosha are that he will miss at least six months, league sources say
Kyle Goon: Quin Snyder said he was “surprised” that Thabo Sefolosha was subbed out by referee Ben Taylor yesterday, but ultimately glad that the officials are looking out for player welfare. As for Sefolosha tonight, says if he passes league protocol, he will play.
David Locke: Update: Raul Neto (right foot soreness) is OUT. Thabo Sefolosha is available to play.
Eric Woodyard: Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha is available tonight. He didn’t play last night with right knee soreness.
Tony Jones: Thabo Sefolosha has been ruled out tonight
Chris Vivlamore: Thabo Sefolosha will be active for Hawks tonight, won’t start. DeAndre Bembry and Ryan Kelly are inactives
Chris Vivlamore: Thabo Sefolosha told me he is “getting close” to a return from a right groin strain.
Rick Noland: Bazemore (knee), Millsap (knee), Sefolosha (groin) out for Hawks; Hardaway (wrist, knee), Schroder (foot) doubtful. TT out for Cavs
Atlanta small forward Thabo Sefolosha is not yet ready to return from his right groin strain. The Hawks say Sefolosha will miss his sixth straight game in Thursday night’s home game against Boston.
Chris Vivlamore: All indications still point to Kent Bazemore return tomorrow. Thabo Sefolosha will travel but doesn’t sound like he’s close.
Kris Willis: Hawks upgrade Thabo Sefolosha to “questionable for tomorrow’s game in Portland
Thabo Sefolosha will miss his sixth straight game with a left groin injury but the Hawks remain hopeful the starting forward will return before the All-Star break next week.
Kris Willis: Hawks list Mike Dunleavy (knee) as probable. Thabo Sefolosha (groin) as questionable and Tiago Splitter as out in updated injury report
Manny Navarro: Thabo Sefelosha out for the #Hawks tonight
It appears Thabo Sefolosha could make his exhibition debut on Wednesday, according to coach Mike Budenholzer. Sefolosha missed all last week, which included the Hawks’ first two exhibition games, while in New York for the trial that ended with his acquittal on three misdemeanor charges. The Hawks play the Spurs at Philips Arena Wednesday. “We’ll see how these next couple of days go but I’d say I am, we are, hopeful that he’ll at least be able to play a few minutes on Wednesday.”
Now he wants to get back to playing basketball with the Hawks. Sefolosha hasn’t fully recovered from the injuries apparently suffered when a police officer kicked his right leg. He has been cleared for all basketball activities and has participated in training camp before leaving this week for the trial. He hopes to be ready when the Hawks season opens later this month. “I hope I still have a long career,” he said.
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Marc Stein: One trusted source pulled me aside at the @nbagleague Showcase last week in suburban Toronto and insisted that the Cavs will “definitely” swing at least one deal before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. But is there really one deal out there that closes this gap?
With that in mind, the prudent route is to take on players — even if they carry larger salary obligations than the Mavericks would like — provided the Mavericks also can get prime assets in return. “I would say we are looking to use our cap space actively,” Cuban said Monday. “We will take back salary to get picks or guys we think can play.”
For a few fleeting moments, several Clippers dared the Rockets to come farther into the room, sources said. Security and team officials soon converged on the Rockets, pushing them out the door and back toward the visiting locker room, sources said. Ariza was described as the first one through the door, with Paul lingering in the back, witnesses told ESPN.
Michael J. Duarte: Mike D’Antoni said Blake Griffin hit him right before each got in each others faces and were issued technicals. #Rockets #ItTakesEverything