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Sources: Stephen Curry to Undergo MRI on Injured Right Ankle

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry on Tuesday will undergo an MRI on his injured right ankle, which remains very swollen, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Curry suffered the injury late in the Warriors’ 125-115 road victory in New Orleans. X-rays returned negative on Monday night,

Curry, 29, scored 31 points, had 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds in 35 minutes against New Orleans. Curry sprinted in an attempt to close out on a pass with 57.9 seconds remaining, yet as he extended he rolled his right ankle after stepping on the foot of the Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore as he attempted to stop.

Curry, a two-time NBA MVP and two-time champion, is averaging 26.1 points, 6.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds in 22 games this season. He had recurring ankle injuries early in his career, playing in just 26 games in the 2011-12 season, but has played 78 games or more in each of the past five seasons.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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Paul Millsap Returns to Practice, Return Still Unknown

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap on Wednesday returned to his first full practice since undergoing left wrist surgery in November. Although Millsap said it felt good to be back with his teammates, he stopped short of putting an exact date on when he’ll return to game action.

“Hopefully pretty soon,” Millsap told reporters, according to the Denver Post. “It feels good now. We’ll see how it feels in the morning or after [Thursday’s] practice, and we’ll go from there. My intention was to come right back after the All-Star break and get into it, but we have to be smart about it. This was my first practice today, full contact, and I have to be smart about my wrist and my body.”

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Mark Cuban Fined $600K for ‘Tanking’ Comments

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 by the NBA for saying his team should tank this season.

Cuban called tanking “brutal” but acknowledged that he told his team that it would be best to lose for the rest of the 2017-18 season. Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement that the fine was for “for public statements detrimental to the NBA.”

Source: ESPN

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LeBron on Potential Playoff Reseeding: ‘Let’s not get too crazy’

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Fresh off being named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game played in a reimagined format that seemingly reinvigorated the February festivities, LeBron James urged the league to pump the brakes when it comes to potential changes to the playoffs.

“It’s cool to mess around with the All-Star Game — we proved you can do that — but let’s not get too crazy about the playoffs,” James said after Cleveland Cavaliers practice Wednesday. “You have Eastern Conference and you have Western Conference. You have Eastern Conference champions, you have guys from the Eastern Conference that win the big dance and sometimes you have it from the West as well.”

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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