HoopsHype Injuries rumors

December 17, 2014 Updates

New 76ers power forward Furkan Aldemir sat out the end of practice Wednesday because of a sore right heel. Aldemir, who signed with the Sixers (2-22) on Monday, suffered the injury back in his native Turkey. Coach Brett Brown expects the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder to play against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. “It was sore enough to have him sit down,” Brown said. “But he’s getting treatment on it, and you know we will see what goes on with that.” Philadelphia Inquirer

Charles F. Gardner: Kidd on Jabari: "I thought he was doing everything as a rookie, being able to play both ends and help the team win... It's sad that a good kid like this who is doing all the right things and an injury like that takes him out for the season." Twitter @cf_gardner

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is expected to miss the rest of his rookie season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday night. Parker, 19, will have surgery after suffering a complete tear -- not a sprain, as was initially diagnosed -- in the third quarter of the Bucks' dramatic 96-94 win Monday night in Phoenix. ESPN.com

Parker's knee buckled on a drive to the basket, after which he collided with the Suns' P.J. Tucker. He had to be carried off the court by teammates and underwent an MRI on Tuesday in Milwaukee that revealed the tear. ESPN.com

Utah Jazz guards Trey Burke and Alec Burks disagreed with how Gordon was injured during the teams' game in Salt Lake City on Nov. 22. Gordon came out of the game at 4:35 of the second quarter with a left shoulder injury that later was found to be a torn labrum. Gordon said the injury occurred when he was driving to the basket and Burke, 6 foot 1, grabbed his left arm, pulling his shoulder out of socket. However, Burke, a second-year player out of Michigan, said he was not involved in the play on which Gordon was injured. “I on the bench when it happened,” Burke said. “That was Alec. They got tangled up.” The Advocate

Anthony Slater: Steven Adams was icing the upper left side of his left calf/knee area postgame. Minor limp, but not expected to be serious. Twitter @anthonyVslater

Saunders said he’s hopeful Rubio can get on the practice court for 5-on-0 offensive work with teammates by Christmas. “He’s telling me he thinks he can play on Christmas Day,” Saunders said. “That’s not going to happen. But he’s coming. He has sped up [his recovery time] a little bit.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 16, 2014 Updates

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