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April 17, 2015 Updates

Paul George was diagnosed on site with a left calf strain. He has since gotten an MRI, which confirmed the trainer’s opinion. “There’s no timetable on his recovery but it’s not considered serious,” coach Frank Vogel said Friday after his end of the season wrap-up press conference. The good news is that it’s not an injury to the right leg he fractured on August 1, but instead his left one. Overcompensating and an increased workload was likely the cause. George was carried back to the locker room by teammates David West and Donald Sloan. Vigilant Sports

Statement from Brooklyn Nets team physician Dr. Michael Farber: “Over the last three months, Mirza has been closely monitored on blood thinners and follow-up testing has met our expectations. The most recent bloodwork was normal and Mirza has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities. NBA.com

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

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