Delon Wright, the Toronto Raptors’ backup guard, has a dislocated right shoulder.
Wright was injured Wednesday night in the second quarter of Toronto’s victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Raptors said Friday before their game against New York that tests confirmed “an injury consistent with a dislocated right shoulder.”
The Raptors said Wright will travel with the team to New York City next week for further consultation with Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Wright missed the first four months last season after undergoing right shoulder surgery.
Wright is averaging 7.6 points and 20.9 minutes this season as the primary backup to starting point guard Kyle Lowry.
Source: Associated Press via ESPN
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN