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Jonas Valanciunas Day-to-Day After Spraining Ankle

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Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is day-to-day after spraining his right ankle in the third quarter of Toronto’s 95-91 Game 3 win over the Heat on Saturday afternoon.

Valanciunas suffered the injury contesting Heat guard Dwyane Wade’s layup attempt at the rim and was ruled out for the rest of the game.Valanciunas stayed down after falling awkwardly before getting up and limping to the locker room. The team initially said he would not need X-rays, but then Valanciunas did undergo precautionary X-rays, which were negative

Source: Mike Mazzeo of ESPN

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Jeremy Lin Suffers Knee Injury, Will Undergo Evaluation Thursday

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Brooklyn’s Jeremy Lin will undergo evaluation of right knee in New York Thursday, league source tells ESPN. Tremendous concern on injury.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bulls Suspend Bobby Portis 8 Games

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The Chicago Bulls have suspended forward Bobby Portis for eight games following his role in a practice altercation that left teammate Nikola Mirotic in the hospital, the team announced Wednesday. Portis will be eligible to return for a Nov. 7 game against Toronto, and will be eligible to practice during his extension.

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Joel Embiid Not Happy With Early Minutes Restriction

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The Philadelphia 76ers will be cautious with Joel Embiid early on this season, and the star center isn’t thrilled with that plan.

Sixers coach Brett Brown, when asked how much Embiid would play in Wednesday’s season opener against the Wizards, told reporters that he didn’t have a set number of minutes in mind before acknowledging “somewhere like in the teens.” “That’s f—ing bulls—. I wish I was playing more minutes,” Embiid told reporters on Tuesday. “I think I’m ready. I think I’m ready for more than whatever number they have. I don’t know. I wish I was playing more, but we’re going to see how that goes.”

Source: ESPN

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