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Dwyane Wade

Wade to miss tonight’s game with knee injury


The Heat have announced that Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade will miss tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a knee injury. According to the Heat, Wade is “day-to-day.”

This will be the 10th game the 30-year old Wade has missed this season. When healthy, Wade has been amazing — he’s currently averaging 22.8 points per game on 50.3% shooting from the field, and is 2nd in the NBA in PER this season. According to the Heat, Wade’s knee was “banged up” in Sunday’s game against the Celtics, when Wade scored only 15 points on 6-17 shooting from the field.

The Heat have lost 3 of their last 5 games, with all 3 of their losses coming by double-digits, so they’re certainly hoping that Wade will be back in the lineup sooner rather than later, especially considering that the Heat play the red-hot Thunder on Wednesday night.

Rose to miss Sunday game against Thunder

Derrick Rose

From the Chicago Tribune:

Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss his 10th consecutive game Sunday at Oklahoma City as he continues to recover from a groin injury.

Rose admitted his disappointment in not being able to face close friend Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the Western-Conference leading Thunder. But Rose continues to have issues running.

“Just trying to put it behind me, man, just trying to stay positive,’’ Rose said after Saturday’s abbreviated practice at the Berto Center. “It feels the same.”

via Derrick Rose to miss Chicago Bulls’ showdown vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – chicagotribune.com.

This is just the latest in a series of marquee matchups Rose has missed as we continue to try and establish some barometer of how this version of the Bulls will fare in the playoffs with Rose at the helm this season. Rose has missed a ton of games this season and with the Bulls having shut him down for multiple weeks now, the rest of his regular season is definitely in jeopardy. At some point the Bulls cross a point of no return with Rose where it doesn’t make sense to get him back on the floor until the playoffs, factoring where they stand in the race for homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Bulls have made that a priority, but with the Heat likely to start shutting down their own superstars to get them healthy and with Miami confident it can win on the road as it did last year in convincing fashion, the risk outweighs the reward in short order.

For us, though, it’s just a disappointment that we miss out on seeing Rose vs. Westbrook, and the East’s best team face off against the West’s. But with as scrappy and well as the Bulls have played, don’t expect a blowout Sunday in OKC. Chicago’s just that intense.

Jeremy Lin out six weeks with knee surgery for meniscus tear

New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks on against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

The Knicks have just announced Jeremy Lin is out six weeks after tests found a torn meniscus in his right knee, per the New York Times.

This season cannot get weirder or more emotionally volatile for the Knicks. They start off pretty well, then fall of a cliff. Then Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire go down, and Lin emerges, and they go on a winning streak. Amar’e returns and they’re playing well. Then Carmelo Anthony returns and the team falls apart again. So naturally the Knicks’ reaction is to fire Mike D’Antoni, because that makes sense. Then the Knicks turn to Mike Woodson, a great coach in his own right who got a raw deal in Atlanta, and he puts them on a winning streak again. Then Stoudemire goes down with a back injury and is considering surgery, may be out into the playoffs, and now Lin goes down.

This is some sort of “Breaks of the Game” kind of stuff right here.

There’s also an injury situation with Anthony, as the groin injury he’s missed time with is bothering him again. Oh, and Tyson Chanlder is playing through problems as well.

So basically, everyone on the Knicks is hurt except Steve Novak.

The good news is that Baron Davis, coming back from a bulging disc earlier this season, is averaging 5 points, 5 assists and 3 turnovers per game for the Knicks. So they’ve got that going for them.

Carmelo Anthony, by all accounts, wanted Mike D’Antoni out so he could be the man in isolation. Without their star power forward or star point guard, he’s going to get his wish. It’s time to see exactly what Melo can give us when the chips are down for the Knicks. This has been where Anthony has played his best in the past. Can it translate to wins, though?

Lin, for his part, is thankful the injury didn’t happen earlier, since, you know, his career might have been over. From the AP:

“If this was done very early in the year, obviously … I don’t know where my career would be. I could be, would be definitely without a job and probably fighting for a summer league spot,” Lin said. “But having said that, this happening now hurts just as much, because all the players, we really put our heart and souls into the team and into season, and to not be there when it really matters most is hard.”

Josh Howard to have knee surgery, miss remainder of season

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From the Salt Lake Tribune’s Brian T. Smith:

#UtahJazz forward Josh Howard out for season due to upcoming left knee surgery.

The 31-year old Wake Forest product appeared in 41 games for the Jazz this season, and averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game on 39.7%/22.2%/77.9% shooting from the field. This is obviously a blow to the Jazz, who are currently a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the West. We hope that Howard has a speedy recovery and comes back at 100% next season.

Jermaine O’Neal to undergo season-ending wrist surgery

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From the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett:

Jermaine O’Neal will have season-ending surgery on his left wrist.

The 33-year old Boston Celtics center was once considered one of the game’s best big men, but O’Neal, who was drafted out of high school, aged quickly, and has not been a truly effective center for some time, although he has been able to provide size and decent defense in spot minutes over the last few seasons.

This season, O’Neal has averaged just 5 poins per game on 43.3% shooting, but was still thought of as a potentially attractive post-deadline buyout candidate for a team that needed a backup center, namely the Miami Heat. However, the chances of O’Neal actually being bought out were slim to none, and this will officially keep his name out of any further buyout speculation.