Atlanta Hawks rookie forward John Collins has a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and is expected to miss two to three weeks, league sources told The Vertical.
Collins suffered the injury during the Hawks’ 121-114 home loss to Cleveland on Thursday night and underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed no tear, league sources said.
Collins is a core part of the Hawks’ rebuilding process and has had an impressive start to his career, averaging 11.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and nearly one block in 21 games. He was the 19th overall selection by Atlanta in the NBA draft.
The Hawks are also without starting center Dewayne Dedmon for the next three to six weeks because of a stress reaction in his left tibia. Dedmon, who joined the Hawks on a two-year deal in free agency, has averaged 11.1 points and 7.8 rebounds in 20 games this season.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Report: Chris Paul Out for Game 6 with Right Hamstring Strain
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss Saturday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference finals at Golden State with a right hamstring strain, the team announced Friday.
Paul will travel with the Rockets to Oakland, California, for the game, coach Mike D’Antoni said, and will be re-evaluated after the team returns to Houston.
“It’s obviously not something we wanted,” D’Antoni said before Friday’s practice. “I hate it for him above all. He’s practically won us the past two games. But it’s a great opportunity for other guys, and we have plenty to choose from. We’ll be ready.”
Report: Andre Iguodala Questionable for Game 6
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is considered questionable for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets, the team said Friday.
Iguodala, who has missed Games 4 and 5, has a left lateral leg contusion. The Warriors host Game 6 on Saturday and are trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.
“He’s dying to play, but he’s not healthy enough,” coach Steve Kerr said Thursday. “We’ll just continue to take it day-to-day.”
Ryan McDonough: ‘Overwhelming likelihood’ Suns Keep No. 1 Pick
Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said there’s an “overwhelming likelihood” that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away.
McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns’ practice court.
The leading candidates for that No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft almost certainly will be worked out privately, with the exception of Luka Doncic, the European sensation who still is playing in Spain.
Source: Associated Press via ESPN