Atlanta Hawks center Onyeka Okongwu — the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft — underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on Wednesday, and he will miss approximately six months, sources told ESPN. Okongwu’s role grew as the season wore on for the Hawks, but a lingering injury beginning in May resulted in the need for the procedure. Renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe performed the procedure on Okongwu in Los Angeles, sources said.
Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards wasn’t supposed to be in Minnesota this week, but after suffering an apparent injury while training with Team USA in Las Vegas, he will have to return. Wolves coach Chris Finch said Monday that Edwards would be back in the coming days to be “properly assessed.” In a video that circulated on Twitter last week, Edwards was seen limping out of practice and being helped to the team bus. Although the nature of the injury was unclear, a source told the Star Tribune that it was a “sprain” and confirmed it was not Edwards’ knee.
Kellan Olson: Cam Johnson is back up after staying down on the floor for a good minute. Walking on his own. Did not look good on the replay given it was unclear what happened.
Duane Rankin: “He’s fine. He was ready to go and we found out that same day. It wasn’t anything earth shattering about the whole deal. He was just sick.” #Suns coach Monty Williams on Cam Johnson, who missed Game 6 of WCF Wednesday with a non-COVID illness.