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Yao Ming on Jersey Retirement: ‘Happened Too Soon’

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Drafted No. 1 overall in 2002, Yao played an integral role in helping the NBA become a global enterprise in China. Now, following a nine-year career that was cut short by foot injuries, Yao will have his No. 11 jersey retired Feb. 2, when the Rockets host the Atlanta Hawks.

“Jersey retired?” Yao said at a news conference officially announcing the event. “It just happened too soon. It’s something I couldn’t have dreamed of. I appreciate everything Houston did for me, the opportunity to come over here and play.” This has been a special year for the center, given that he was inducted into the Hall of Fame last month.

Source: Calvin Watkins of ESPN

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Nets’ Jeremy Lin Out For Year With Ruptured Tendon

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has been diagnosed with a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee and will miss the entire 2017-18 season, the team announced Thursday. Lin sustained the injury during Wednesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers. 
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Agent: Gordon Hayward Unlikely to Return this Season Following Surgery

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Celtics All-Star forward Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return during the 2017-18 season, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hayward underwent surgery to repair a dislocated left ankle and a fractured tibia in Boston on Wednesday night, a procedure that Bartelstein labeled a success.

“We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form,” Bartelstein said.

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Ben Simmons on NBA Debut: ‘It felt like I was playing 2K’

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Ben Simmons finally made his long-awaited NBA regular-season debut against the Wizards in Washington on Wednesday night. And after his extended wait to wear the Philadelphia 76ers jersey in a meaningful game, he said he felt initially like he was in a video game.

“It felt like I was playing 2K, honestly,” Simmons said postgame.

“Just looking at Joel Embiid out there with the lights on his jersey. I was like, ‘man, I’m actually here.'”

Simmons was drafted with the first overall pick by the Sixers in the 2016 draft, but he missed the entire 2016-17 season while recovering from foot surgery to repair a Jones fracture. He suffered the injury on Sept. 30, 2016, less than a month before the start of the regular season. The Australian was originally expected to miss three months, but was eventually ruled out for the entire season.

Source: Nick Metallinos of ESPN

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