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NBA roundup: Wizards’ Beal to have wrist surgery

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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal underwent an MRI exam Saturday that revealed a non-displaced fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left wrist and the team announced the injury will require surgery.

The non-shooting injury occurred during the first quarter of Washington’s preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets in Greenville, S.C., on Friday.

Beal averaged 17.1 points per game last season, his second in the NBA.

The team said a timeline for Beal’s recovery will be announced following his surgery.

—Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin sprained his left ankle during practice. The team said Lin will be re-evaluated Sunday.

Coach Byron Scott said that Lin’s ankle was stepped on during the 5-on-5 session and was in “a little pain,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Lakers acquired Lin from the Houston Rockets in July.

—Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he was concerned that forward Chandler Parsons put on too much weight in the offseason.

Parsons, who signed a three-year, $46 million deal, bulked up over the summer to get stronger. However, Carlisle believes Parsons added too many pounds.

Parsons, who is 6-foot-9, had been listed at 215 pounds but reported to camp at 235 pounds.

Carlisle wants Parsons to lose weight because he believes it is affecting his conditioning. Parsons had nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, with six rebounds and six assists in 20 minutes Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“He looked tired out there tonight to me, and his shot is short,” Carlisle said. “He’s working on losing some weight. He’s a little bit heavier than he’s been. He’s up over 230, and we want to see him get down to at least 225. That’s a work in progress, and tonight’s one of those nights where I think the extra weight was a hindrance.”

—Atlanta Hawks forward/center Pero Antic was ruled out of Saturday night’s preseason game at the Memphis Grizzlies.

Antic is recovering from surgery to repair a broken nose. He did not travel with the team.

Guard Kent Bazemore (right foot) and forward/center Al Horford (right pectoral) were also listed as out for the game.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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