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Sources: Austin Rivers Day-to-Day with Right Achilles Strain

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After leaving Friday’s game on crutches, Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers had an MRI on Saturday that revealed a right Achilles tendon strain, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

With the MRI returning negative for a tear, Rivers is expected to be day-to-day, league sources said.

Rivers had 13 points in Friday’s road win against the Lakers before exiting the game with the injury. The Clippers are currently 15-19 despite several injuries, but welcomed the return of All-Star forward Blake Griffin to the lineup on Friday. Los Angeles is 2.5 games out of the eighth seed in the Western Conference.

Rivers, 25, is averaging career highs of 15.8 points, 3.6 assists and 40.5 percent 3-point shooting over 32 games this season.

Source: Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports

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Sources: Pau Gasol Out One Month with Left Ankle Injury

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Bucks center Pau Gasol is expected to miss approximately one month with a left ankle injury, league sources tell ESPN. He joins Nikola Mirotic and Malcolm Brogdon as among those likely out for the regular season.

Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter

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Sources: Jontay Porter Re-Tears Right ACL

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Jontay Porter’s NBA stock has taken a turn for the worse.

Porter, the Missouri power forward who missed his sophomore season after tearing ligaments in his right knee during a preseason scrimmage against Southern Illinois, recently re-tore his right ACL while in Denver, multiple sources told The Star. The Missouri basketball team confirmed the injury.

Porter was in Denver rehabbing his first knee injury. Sources told The Star the injury didn’t come directly from rehab but happened while he was on the court working out. It’s unknown if Porter was cleared for activity when he was injured.

Source: Alex Schiffer of The Kansas City Star

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Sources: Suns to Waive Jawun Evans, Rockets Expected to Claim

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The Phoenix Suns will waive two-way player Jawun Evans, league sources told @TheAthleticNBA. The Houston Rockets are expected to make a claim on Evans after he’s waived.

Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

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