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Location American Basketball News for 22 Nov 2022

Clips' George out vs. JazzThe Clippers ruled Paul George out for the Monday game against the Jazz with a right hamstring strain.
Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is expected to miss one to two weeks with a strain in his right calf. It has been diagnosed as a grade one strain, per the Blazers. Lillard has already... missed five games because of this same injury in his calf. After returning from the injury on Nov. 7 […] The post REPORT: Damian Lillard Set To Miss One To Two weeks With A Calf Injury appeared first on SLAM.
Ben Simmons will be playing against the 76ers for the first time since the franchise that drafted No. 1 overall traded him at the deadline to the Brooklyn Nets. Following a Tuesday morning... shootaround, Simmons said it “feels good to be back” at Wells Fargo Center and that he’s “locked-in” and “ready to play” against […] The post Ben Simmons: 76ers Reunion Game Is ‘Going to be Fun’ appeared first on SLAM.
Lauri Markkanen is mounting an All-Star-level campaign during his first year with the Utah Jazz. The sixth-year forward is averaging a career-best 22.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game... on 53.9 percent shooting from the field and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc. Markkanen is the lead scorer for a Utah Jazz (12-7) […] The post Lauri Markkanen Lists Making the All-Star Game As ‘A Personal Goal’ appeared first on SLAM.

Injury update on Wizards guard Delon Wright

InsideHoops - 22 Nov 2022 19:48
Wizards guard Delon Wright, who is out indefinitely with a grade two strain of his right hamstring, was recently re-evaluated and cleared to begin individual on-court basketball activities. He will be... re-evaluated in three weeks. Wright originally suffered the injury on Oct. 25 in the Wizards' game vs. Detroit.
Via the Memphis Commercial Appeal: Ja Morant may be healing at a faster rate than anticipated. The Memphis Grizzlies updated Morant to questionable ahead of Tuesday's game against the Sacramento... Kings. Morant was initially listed as doubtful on Monday. He’ll undergo testing ahead of the game to determine if he will be able to play. …
It’s as simple as this, Yuta Watanabe keeps that thang on him. The 28-year-old lefty out of George Washington currently leads the entire NBA in three-point accuracy with a 57.1 percent clip from... beyond the arc. Joe Harris, a two-time three-point percentage leader, put it best when he said that Watanabe “definitely got a flamethrower […] The post Yuta Watanabe On Leading the NBA in Three-Point Shooting Accuracy appeared first on SLAM.
You know Stephen Curry for his scorching hot shooting from beyond the arc. This season, the only unanimous MVP in NBA history is scoring 32.2 points, grabbing 6.7 rebounds, and dishing out 6.6 assists... per game and is set to join Steve Nash and Larry Bird as the only players with multiple 50/40/90 seasons while […] The post Did You Know: Stephen Curry Scoring With the Best of Them At the Rim appeared first on SLAM.