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Kobe Discusses Latest Injury Setback

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I talked to @kobebryant after the Lakers game. He said he’s “disappointed” and “down” about having to miss at least another three weeks.

Here’s what Kobe told me about the pain: “”It’s like an internal swelling,” he said. “It’s different…It’s deep in there.”

Kobe on his expectations:  “I didn’t know what to expect,” Bryant said. “…I have no idea what it’s supposed to feel like. It’s tough.”

Kobe can ride the stationary bike. His thoughts on that? “I’m ready to throw the bike in the damn pool right about now.” he said.

Here’s what Kobe told me about his mindset: “Just trying to be patient, trying to be calm, just trying to take it a day at a time.” (Part 1)

Here’s what Kobe told me about his mindset: “W/ the Achilles, I couldn’t move at all. W/ this one, at least I can walk around a little bit.”

via Melissa Rohlin of The Los Angeles Times

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Sources: Caris LeVert Out Indefinitely

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New Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Report: Isaiah Thomas Discussing Comeback with Several Teams

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Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas tells @YahooSports he’s in communication with a handful of teams about an NBA return and says he recently hired Bernie Lee of Quartexx Basketball for representation.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Report: Jusuf Nurkic Out Indefinitely with Broken Right Wrist

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Jusuf Nurkic can’t seem to catch a figurative break when it comes to literal breaks.

The 7-0 center out of Bosnian and Herzegovina suffered a broken right wrist in the third quarter of Thursday’s game versus the Pacers Thursday night at the Moda Center.

The injury occurred around the 8:40 mark of the third quarter, as Nurkic fell after contesting a drive attempt by Pacers center Myles Turner. Nurkic took a hard fall to the floor and remained there for some time before getting up and immediately heading to the locker room with members of the team’s medical staff. X-rays taken taken during the game showed a fracture to his right wrist, which, depending on the severity and location of the break, could sideline the center for the foreseeable future.

Source: Portland Trail Blazers

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