Matt Velazquez: Per Bucks GM Jon Horst, Eric Bledsoe did not fracture his ribs. What happened was he fractured the cartilage between 2 of his ribs. No bones are broken. The issue is pain tolerance, which means he can come back as soon as his pain goes down. May not necessarily be out 2-3 weeks.
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Shams Charania: Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe has suffered a small fracture of his rib and will miss up to two-to-three weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Matt Velazquez: Eric Bledsoe is out for the rest of the game due to an oblique strain, per Bucks.
Eric Walden: Eric Bledsoe is out for the Bucks tonight
Matt Velazquez: Bud said Bledsoe has been dealing with the sore Achilles for a little while now. Soreness was at a point where they wanted to try to get ahead of it and get him some rest today.
Matt Velazquez: Eric Bledsoe (sore left Achilles) is out tonight. Tony Snell will start for him.
Matt Velazquez: Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles soreness), Sterling Brown (right wrist contusion) and Jason Smith (left knee soreness) are all probable for the Bucks tonight in DC. Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis) remains out.
Chris Vivlamore: Looks like Giannis will play tomorrow at Hawks. Bucks injury report: Giannis Antetokounmpo (right quad soreness/left hip contusion) – Probable Eric Bledsoe (left hamstring soreness) – Probable Donte DiVincenzo (left bilateral heel bursitis) – Probable
Matt Velazquez: Bud says Giannis is out but Bledsoe is in. Injury to Giannis happened a couple games ago and they’ve been managing it. Donte DiVincenzo joins Giannis in being out, but everyone else is available.
Matt Velazquez: Waiting for Bud’s pregame and Eric Bledsoe walked by. I asked him, “Thumbs up, thumbs down?” He said, “Man, I don’t know yet” with a smile as he walked into the locker room. So he’s still questionable as of this moment.
Matt Velazquez: Joe Prunty says Giannis is “fine” and will start as usual. Confirms Bledsoe will be back tonight.
Kyle Ratke: Eric Bledsoe (ankle) is out tonight.
Matt Velazquez: Joe Prunty says Eric Bledsoe (left ankle) is out for tonight.
John Gambadoro: Suns have shut Eric Bledsoe down for the year
Doug Haller: Confirmed the Suns are shutting down PG Eric Bledsoe for the season. He’s been playing through knee soreness.
Doug Haller: Suns update: PG Eric Bledsoe will start tonight as usual. Back-up PG Tyler Ulis (anke pain) is available.
Matt Petersen: Surprise to no one, but Eric Bledsoe was putting in another major workout after the draft prospects were done.
Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe’s next regular-season game will not come for another seven months, but he has become a staple of Suns practices and road trips in recent weeks. Bledsoe has no chance of returning this season, but his rehabilitation after a left knee surgery has moved to the court.
Bledsoe put in a dedicated offseason last year, when he stayed in Phoenix to work with Suns athletic trainers, participate in free-agency recruiting, attend summer league and play from the start in voluntary pickup games. He has given indications of doing the same this year. “His vision for the program and his teammates is very clear,” Suns interim head coach Earl Watson said. “It’s sincere and he’s passionate. It’s determined that next year will be not even close to the same year as this year. It’s going to be better. His focus is on improving our team to where we can compete for the playoffs.”
Three weeks after knee surgery, Eric Bledsoe made his way onto his home court with an unfamiliar feeling. With his surgically repaired left knee in a brace and his body weight on crutches, Bledsoe was taking in the scene of a Suns game-day shootaround wrapping up Tuesday with basketballs abounding. “I haven’t touched a basketball in almost a month,” Bledsoe said, realizing the absence in his life as he said it.
#WeArePHX: OFFICIAL: Suns guard @EBled2 sustained a torn meniscus in his left knee during Saturday night’s game & will undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Mirza Teletovic: 😦 Get well soon @EBled2
An awful Suns basketball night turned worse after the Suns learned that leading scorer and playmaker Eric Bledsoe suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during Saturday night’s home loss to Philadelphia, according to sources.
The injury is expected to require surgery that could sideline Bledsoe for several weeks or longer, depending on the course of action. Bledsoe previously tore a meniscus in his right knee and had it repaired in 2011. A surgery to remove the damaged meniscus in 2014 sidelined him for more than two months at almost the same juncture of the season as this injury. Then, Bledsoe missed games from Jan. 2 to March 10.
With treatment decisions still to be made, the Suns have not announced Bledsoe’s MRI results or a timetable for recovery. Bledsoe, 26, injured the knee during the second quarter of Saturday’s 111-104 home loss to the woeful 76ers. On defense, Bledsoe was chasing Philadelphia guard Ish Smith off the ball when he swerved to avoid a Robert Covington screen and collapsed to the floor after planting his left leg. He was carried off the court and did not return.
Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe’s injured left knee may keep him out until after the All-Star break, sources told ESPN. Bledsoe suffered the non-contact injury Saturday night in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The initial diagnosis was that it was an injury to his meniscus that could require surgery, sources told ESPN. Bledsoe underwent an MRI on Sunday and is considering his treatment options.
Brian Windhorst: Suns’ Eric Bledsoe suffered a left knee injury last night. Initial belief is he will be out until after All-Star break according to sources.
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October 14, 2019 | 1:30 pm EDT Update
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Adams and forward Luke Maye. Adams appeared in two games this preseason and averaged 4.5 pts and 3.0 rebs in 13.0 mpg. Maye appeared in three games this preseason and averaged 2.3 pts and 1.3 rebs in 5.8 mpg.
The Clippers’ offense has quietly been bad to start the preseason — and that’s with two of their games coming against non-NBA opponents. The team has had sloppy, disjointed offensive performances for large stretches of their four games. The Clippers have posted a 99.8 offensive rating in the preseason, the 19th-best mark in the league. That rating would have been dead last in the league last season — behind the 30th-ranked New York Knicks — by over four points per 100 possessions.
Harrell’s situation is more complicated. Offensively, he’s probably the team’s best option at the 5. Green offers more stretch, and Zubac has the size to screen and crash the glass, but Harrell’s ability to score from the post and bulldoze his way to the rim gives the Clippers a valuable paint presence. His passing is emerging, which may be the element that cements his status as a closer. But on the other end of the floor, Harrell, who is closer to 6-foot-7 than his listed height of 6-8, is limited by his size. His 7-4 wingspan partially makes up for that, but when the Clippers face elite 5s like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic or Anthony Davis, rolling with Zubac or Green might make more sense because of their larger frames and superior defense and rebounding.
October 14, 2019 | 12:43 pm EDT Update
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2020-21 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard/forward Dzanan Musa. Allen appeared in 80 games (all starts) in the 2018-19 season, registering averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. The Texas native was named a MTN DEW ICE Rising Star and participated in the Rising Stars game for Team USA during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Allen started five games for the Nets, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.0 minutes versus the Philadelphia 76ers. The 21-year-old, who was selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has appeared in 152 career games (111 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.4 blocks and 1.0 assists in 23.3 minutes per contest.
“We are as excited as we were 20 years ago. The hope is that over time this builds into a 2011-type run,” Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said from his office. A big American flag hangs behind his desk, but when it comes to looking for good players in far-off places, the Mavericks are well traveled. Today, it’s Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis; 20 years ago, it was Dirk Nowitzki, then a 21-year-old German entering his second NBA season. Dirk’s emergence in the 1999-00 season injected hope into a franchise with the NBA’s second-worst record in the 1990s. Since that year, the Mavs have the second-best record, have made many deep playoff runs, and in 2011, finally won a title.