Articles by Ashish Mathur

Lakers have ‘given up’ on Deng trade

Veteran small forward Luol Deng has only appeared in one game this season for the Los Angeles Lakers and been a steady member of the inactive list since the Lakers are prioritizing the development of their younger players. At the beginning of November, ESPN reported Deng’s camp and the Lakers were collaborating to find a suitable trade or buyout agreement […]


Magic’s Vucevic could miss 6 to 8 weeks

Orlando Magic big man Nikola Vucevic suffered a left hand injury during Saturday’s game against the Washington Wizards and did not return. The Magic later announced Vucevic fractured the second metacarpal in his hand and will require surgery. ESPN is reporting Vucevic could miss between six-to-eight weeks. Orlando’s @NikolaVucevic, who broke his left hand tonight, is expected […]


Report: Nuggets have tried to trade Mudiay multiple times

When the Denver Nuggets selected Emmanuel Mudiay with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft, Mudiay was viewed as the future franchise point guard and a key young cornerstone for an up-and-coming team. Mudiay had a solid statistical rookie season even though he didn’t shoot the ball well. The athletic guard averaged 12.8 points and […]


Report: Suns release rookie guard James

The Phoenix Suns are releasing guard Mike James, according to a report by Yahoo Sports. James is a 27-year-old rookie and averaging 10.4 points and 3.8 assists on the season. His two-way contract was converted into an NBA deal in early December. Sources: Phoenix is releasing guard Mike James. He joined the Suns on a two-way […]


Kings’ Fox out 2 weeks with quad injury

Sacramento Kings rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox has a partial tear in his right quadriceps muscle and will miss the next two weeks, the team announced. Fox will be re-evaluated after two weeks and the Kings will give an update then. An MRI conducted today at @KPGreaterSac revealed @swipathefox has a partial tear in his right […]


Rockets’ Paul day-to-day with adductor strain

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul left Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers with an adductor strain and did not return. At first, people thought Paul hurt his left knee again and was going to miss a significant amount of time. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni, however, told reporters Thursday Paul is day-to-day. D'Antoni said Paul is day-to-day. […]


Harden scores 51 vs. Lakers; Paul leaves with injury

The Houston Rockets entered Wednesday with the best record in the NBA at 25-4 and on a 14-game winning streak. The team was undefeated in games Chris Paul played in and were heavy favorites at home over the young Los Angeles Lakers. Paul, however, only played 25 minutes and left the game with an adductor […]


Clippers’ Gallinari out indefinitely with glute tear

Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari is out indefinitely with a partial tear in his left glute. Gallinari has missed 13 games this season due to a strained left glute and just recently injured his right glute as well. The Clippers’ medical team will continue to monitor Gallinari and his rehabilitation process and intend to re-evaluate the injury […]


Sixers’ Embiid likely ready for Christmas matchup

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has been held out of the previous two games while battling a back injury and could miss two more games this week, according to a report by ESPN. Embiid, however, is likely to return for the Christmas Day meeting against the New York Knicks, per ESPN. The 7-footer is averaging 24.1 points […]


Hardaway Jr. makes progress, still out for Knicks

The New York Knicks announced Tuesday that shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who is dealing with a stress injury in his lower left leg, was re-evaluated and will advance in his rehabilitation and court work. Hardaway Jr. has been sidelined since Nov. 29 but is making progress and will be re-evaluated next week. Medical Update: Tim Hardaway […]


Lakers’ Lopez out 3 weeks with ankle sprain

Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez sprained his right ankle Monday against the Golden State Warriors and left the game. Lopez underwent an MRI and the results confirmed a moderate ankle sprain. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks. On the season, Lopez is averaging 12.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. […]


Pistons to shut down Bradley for a week

Detroit Pistons guard Avery Bradley has been dealing with a groin injury and the team will shut him down for the next week, according to head coach Stan Van Gundy. Bradley has missed the last two games. Van Gundy says the Pistons’ medical staff will re-evaluate Bradley in a week. #Pistons SVG says Avery Bradley (groin strain) will […]


Report: Thunder not entertaining George trades

Despite the Oklahoma City Thunder’s struggles, the franchise is still banking on its big three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to figure things out and be the lethal team everyone thought they would be. Entering Tuesday, the Thunder have a record of just 15-15 and sit at the eighth spot in the rugged Western Conference. […]


Point guard Felder waived by Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have waived guard Kay Felder, who they claimed off free agency waivers in October after the Atlanta Hawks waived him. Felder appeared in 14 games for the Bulls and averaged 3.9 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes. He played three games for the Windy City Bulls, putting up 17.3 […]