The Philadelphia 76ers announced Markelle Fultz will miss at least the next 2-3 weeks as he deals with shoulder problems.
76ers Medical update
Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz was examined and evaluated today by Dr. Ben Kibler, Medical Director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for the soreness and scapular muscle imbalance that he has been experiencing in his right shoulder. The soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving, and Fultz will continue with physiotherapy and begin progressing toward full basketball activities. Fultz will be re-evaluated in approximately two to three weeks. His return to gameplay will be determined by how the shoulder responds to progressive basketball training and practices in the interim.
The NBA announced today that Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of officiating. Kidd made his comments after the Bucks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.
The NBA announced today fines of $15,000 to Oklahoma City Thunder players Russell Westbrook and Paul George & to head coach Billy Donovan for public criticism of officiating. The comments from all three came after the Thunder lost to the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
The New York Knicks will be without Kristaps Porzingis in a matchup against the Orlando Magic. Porzingis has a sprained left ankle and a contused right elbow. It is unknown how much time he will miss, but the Knicks will miss his scoring and defensive will tonight.
In 10 games this season Porzingis is averaging 30 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game. He is currently second in the NBA in scoring and his play has put the Knicks in a position that really wasn't expected.
It is unknown at this time who will replace Porzingis in the starting lineup.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that center Tristan Thompson will be out at least the next 3-to-4 weeks after an MRI confirmed a left calf strain. Thompson left Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers with the injury, After the game Thompson was seen on crutches.
In seven games this season Thompson is averaging 4.7 points and 6.3 rebounds.
The San Antonio Spurs announced Kawhi Leonard (right quad), Tony Parker (left quad), and Joffrey Lauvergne (right ankle sprain) will all miss tomorrow night's game versus the Golden State Warriors.