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Jerian Grant Struggling to Adjust to Triangle

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Jerian Grant’s learning curve wasn’t supposed to be so steep. He was a four-year NCAA player with an uncle who served many years under Phil Jackson. But as the rookie discovered more than a quarter into the season, the triangle is not such a comforting system for a point guard accustomed to pick-and-rolls.

Heading into Friday against the Sixers, Grant played a combined three minutes in the previous three games while logging two DNPs. He had been replaced in the rotation by Sasha Vujacic, as that promising start quickly turned into an extended struggle. Vujacic and Langston Galloway had been eating up the guard reserve minutes.

“It’s tough. You have to figure out a different way to play,” Grant, who was drafted 19th overall after averaging 17 points and 6.6 assists as an All-American senior at Notre Dame, told the Daily News.

Source: Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News

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Sources: CJ McCollum Out at least One Week with Left Popliteus Strain

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Sources: Portland guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee. He will be re-examined in a week.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Brandon Ingram Out Three-to-Four Months after Thoracic Outlet Decompression Surgery

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram underwent thoracic outlet decompression surgery on his right arm Saturday, and sources told ESPN he is expected to make a full recovery in three to four months.

Ingram was shut down last week after a medical examination of his sore right shoulder revealed deep venous thrombosis — a condition caused by a blood clot. That clot was removed and Saturday’s procedure assured better blood flow in Ingram’s upper body.

“This couldn’t have been a better set of facts for a clot,” Ingram’s agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management, told ESPN.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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Sources: Malcolm Brogdon Out Six-to-Eight Weeks with Plantar Fascia Tear in Right Foot

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Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon has suffered a minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot and will be out indefinitely.

Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot, league sources tell @malika_andrews and me.

Source: Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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