The Miami Heat’s injury situation grew worse Tuesday, with backup point guard Beno Udrih requiring foot surgery that is likely to keep him out the remainder of the season, sources told ESPN.
Udrih suffered the injury after playing just six minutes in the first half of Miami’s 101-93 overtime victory against Indiana on Monday. The Heat announced during Monday’s game that an X-ray on Udrih’s foot was negative, but according to sources, a follow-up MRI exam on Tuesday revealed enough damage to require surgery.
Source: Michael Wallace of ESPN
Jeremy Lin Suffers Knee Injury, Will Undergo Evaluation Thursday
Bulls Suspend Bobby Portis 8 Games
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.
Source: Chicago Bulls
Joel Embiid Not Happy With Early Minutes Restriction
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.”