While the [Philadelphia 76ers] have signaled a willingness to include All-Star guard Ben Simmons in trade packages for [James] Harden, those talks have come nowhere close to a deal, sources said. The [Brooklyn] Nets are limited by the [Houston] Rockets’ interest in their personnel, and likely would need a third team to emerge in talks, sources said. So far, the Rockets’ steep asking price of young players and pick hasn’t moved any of their discussions into an advanced stage.
Sources: Caris LeVert Out Indefinitely
New Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a small mass on his left kidney.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 16, 2021
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Report: Isaiah Thomas Discussing Comeback with Several Teams
Free agent guard Isaiah Thomas tells @YahooSports he’s in communication with a handful of teams about an NBA return and says he recently hired Bernie Lee of Quartexx Basketball for representation.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 15, 2021
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
Report: Jusuf Nurkic Out Indefinitely with Broken Right Wrist
Jusuf Nurkic can’t seem to catch a figurative break when it comes to literal breaks.
The 7-0 center out of Bosnian and Herzegovina suffered a broken right wrist in the third quarter of Thursday’s game versus the Pacers Thursday night at the Moda Center.
The injury occurred around the 8:40 mark of the third quarter, as Nurkic fell after contesting a drive attempt by Pacers center Myles Turner. Nurkic took a hard fall to the floor and remained there for some time before getting up and immediately heading to the locker room with members of the team’s medical staff. X-rays taken taken during the game showed a fracture to his right wrist, which, depending on the severity and location of the break, could sideline the center for the foreseeable future.
Source: Portland Trail Blazers