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Gentry Says Injuries Becoming ‘Comical’ at This Point

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The New Orleans Pelicans were without seven players because of injury Monday against the New York Knicks. After losing Alonzo Gee in the third quarter to a right quad injury and Jrue Holiday in the waning minutes to a right eye injury, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry put out an SOS for any and all help to their season-long injury woes.

“I am gonna send out an all-points bulletin to anybody in the French Quarter or anywhere else,” Gentry said after a 99-91 win at Smoothie King Center. “We need a voodoo doctor or something here. We’ve gotta find the bones under this place. We’ve got to do something, because this is becoming comical.”

Source: Justin Verrier of ESPN

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Jazz Forward Thabo Sefolosha Opts for Knee Surgery on MCL

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The Utah Jazz say starting forward Thabo Sefolosha has opted to have right knee surgery to repair an avulsion of his MCL.

The procedure will take place Wednesday. The Jazz did not offer a timetable for his return.

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Sources: Cavs Players Concerned About Current State of Team

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Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, multiple players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, the team does not have the capability to fix its problems and get back on a championship track.

Several prominent players, speaking on condition of anonymity to ESPN, Cleveland.com and The Athletic, expressed doubt that the problems — an aging roster, defensively challenged personnel and a glut of redundant role players — could simply be worked out through patience and a chance to coalesce when fully healthy.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Likely Out vs OKC For Wednesday

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Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is unlikely to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday because of a sore left knee, but Brandon Ingram is expected to return from an ankle injury.

“He got treatment,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said of Ball on Tuesday. “He’ll get treatment again later today, but it’s still just too sore for him to get on the basketball court. Technically, he’s questionable. But he didn’t practice today, so I wouldn’t expect him to play [Wednesday].”

Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN

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