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Stefan Bondy: Nerlens Noel is out again tonight, according to the Knicks. Missed all of preseason and now first six games of regular season. Mitchell Robinson has stepped up tho.
Tommy Beer: Nerlens Noel (sore left knee) is listed as questionable for tonight's game vs. the Sixers. Thibs said Monday that Noel was "50/50" to suit up Tuesday night. Mitchell Robinson (foot) is not on the injury report and will be available tonight.
The Knicks probably won’t have their starting center for the opener. Nerlens Noel remained out of practice Sunday and was described as “doubtful” for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics by coach Tom Thibodeau. Taj Gibson, the 36-year-old veteran and a Thibodeau favorite, is the natural replacement after starting every preseason game.
Tommy Beer: Knicks announce Nerles Noel (heal) has been ruled out of today’s game. Will be interested to see if Thibs experiments with Randle at the 5 for a bit
Joe Mussatto: Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) and Nerlens Noel (left ankle soreness) are questionable for tonight. Terrance Ferguson (personal reasons) and Abdel Nader (left ankle sprain) are out.
Maddie Lee: Steven Adams (left knee contusion) is out tonight, per Billy Donovan. Nerlens Noel is available. Donovan is waiting to release starters.
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Wednesday that center Nerlens Noel suffered a concussion after an elbow to the head in Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Noel was struck by Andrew Wiggins' elbow, and the team said he lost consciousness from the fall he took to the floor at the 5:16 mark of the third quarter.
Shams Charania: After scary fall last night, Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel has been diagnosed with a concussion — and tests showed he avoided any fractures, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
Thunder center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher midway through the third quarter Tuesday night after his head hit the floor on a hard fall. Noel was taken to OU Medical Center and will be held there overnight to be evaluated, but the team did not have any further details on his condition, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said after Thursday's 119-117 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Several Wolves players were interested in receiving updates on Noel after the game, asking about his status and for information when it came available.
"It was just a really s--- play," Steven Adams said. "It's unfortunate that it happened. Obviously, Wiggins didn't mean anything in that -- that should be said. He shouldn't be taking any blame for it whatsoever. It's just one of those crazy plays that happens. Fortunately, they responded quite quickly, the medical staff and whatnot. It was really good. I felt like he was in the best hands at the time which was good."
Erik Horne: Thunder injury report for Wednesday's game against the Warriors: Ferguson: Out (personal) Abrines: Questionable (viral illness) Grant: Questionable (right ankle sprain) Noel: Questionable (viral illness)
Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Nerlens Noel should be available for Sunday’s Blue and White Scrimmage, but Alex Abrines’ status is in question. Noel returned to practice Saturday after suffering a mid-foot sprain during the week. The 6-foot-11, 220-pounder was rested Friday. Donovan said the Thunder will find out more about Abrines on Sunday, as the 6-6, 200-pound shooting guard is battling back spasms.
Dwain Price: Carlisle said Nerlens Noel, Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney-Smith will not play tonight against the Kings, He said he's assuming Dirk will play tonight. J.J. Barea did not make the trip to California for personal reasons.
Eddie Sefko‏: Nerlens Noel likely to play Wednesday, per Rick Carlisle.
Eddie Sefko: Rick Carlisle says Nerlens Noel should return soon. Possibly Friday. But no guarantee. Will wear a playing splint.
Where is Nerlens Noel going to have the surgery? In Cleveland, hometown of LeBron James and a headquarters for agent Rich Paul, who reps both LeBron and Noel and yeah, it's kind of an open secret now that the fellas are plotting ways to end up together, maybe next July 1 via free agency to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Noel will fly from Boston to Cleveland on Thursday to meet with a hand specialist and will have surgery Friday, the Mavericks said. He will likely miss about four to six weeks, but the hope is that Noel will be back on the court before the trade deadline. The timing, of course, doesn't look great.
For the Mavericks, he can't help the team in his current state, so it makes sense. "It's not anything crazy," Noel said. "It's a pretty common injury for a basketball player. I'm just going to get it taken care of. I showed it to the trainers and they said, that it's not right. They said I should probably get some surgery and get it fixed up now. "I can play basketball with it. A couple guys in here have had it."
Earl K. Sneed: Mark Cuban says the Mavericks have been talking to Nerlens Noel and his agent for a while about the left thumb injury, and Noel personally made the decision to have surgery recently.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs C Nerlens Noel will miss third straight game due to left knee soreness, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters at shootaround in Toronto.
Mark Followill: Nerlens Noel out again tonight vs Suns w/ sore left knee. Rick Carlisle says they are hoping he can play Monday in Toronto
Jessica Camerato: Brown on Noel’s return: “I don’t think far away.” Asked about possibility of Noel playing this weekend, Brown said, “Maybe.”
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