Archive for November 30th, 2009

Kyle Weaver out 4+ months

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kyle Weaver underwent successful surgery today to repair damage sustained due to a dislocated left shoulder.

This season Weaver is averaging 6.0 points, 1.7 assists, 1.0 rebound, 1.0 block and 10.0 minutes in three games.

Rehabilitation is estimated at a minimum of four months and his status will be updated as necessary.

Earlier today it was revealed that the Thunder will be without Kevin Ollie for around four weeks.

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Kevin Ollie out 4 weeks

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Ollie underwent a successful minor surgical procedure on his right knee today to relieve pain in his patellar tendon.

He has appeared in 14 games this season averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists in 14.8 minutes.

Ollie is expected to miss up to four weeks.

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Sixers meet with Allen Iverson

The Philadelphia 76ers are considering adding Allen Iverson back onto their roster and today they took the first step in making it happen.

Monday, the Sixers met with Iverson to talk about a possible reunion.

The following is a statement from President and General Manager Ed Stefanski:

Sixers meet with Allen Iverson

This afternoon, we met with free agent Allen Iverson in Dallas for the first formal discussion regarding a possible return to the Philadelphia 76ers. The meeting lasted approximately two hours and covered a variety of topics, all of which we would prefer to keep between the team and Allen.

The meeting was attended by Allen, his agent Leon Rose and his personal manager Gary Moore, along with 76ers Senior Vice President/Assistant General Manager Tony DiLeo, Head Coach Eddie Jordan, Assistant Coach Aaron McKie and me.

At this time, both parties remain non-committal regarding a final decision and we will continue to discuss internally whether or not to pursue this course.

We want to thank Allen, Leon and Gary for taking the time to meet with us today.

The Sixers will have no further comment at this time and further updates will be provided as they become available.

Barely any fans attend home Sixers games. Adding Iverson would likely help the team win a few extra games but it would also create at least temporary added interest to the team.

It is assumed that Iverson still insists on only joining a team that will start him and provide full-game minutes.

If Iverson joined the 76ers, it would be interesting to see what would happen later in the season when young point guard Lou Williams returned from injury. If things were working out with Iverson, I would assume Williams would go back to the bench role he used to play when Andre Miller was around.

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Kirk Hinrich out 1-2 weeks with thumb sprain

Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was examined this morning by Bulls head team physician Dr. Brian Cole and hand specialists Dr. John Fernandez and Dr. Marc Cohen of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University.  Their examination confirmed the earlier diagnosis of a left thumb sprain.  He is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.

Hinrich this season is fifth on the Bulls in scoring with 8.9 points per game. He’s shooting just 36.8% from the field and an unimpressive 32.5% from three-point range, and only making 68.0% of his free throws. The guard is also getting 2.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists, in 28.5 minutes per game.

The Bulls are currently 6-8 this season.

Bobcats assign Alexis Ajinca to D-League

The Charlotte Bobcats have assigned Alexis Ajinca to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.  Ajinca is expected to see his first action with the Red Claws on Friday, December 4, when the Red Claws host the Springfield Armor.

The 7-1 Ajinca has seen action in six games for the Bobcats this season, averaging 1.7 points, 0.7 rebounds, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks in 5.0 minutes per game.

As a rookie in 2008-09, Ajinca averaged 2.3 points, 1.0 rebound, 0.4 blocks and 0.2 steals in 5.9 minutes per game in 31 games played for the Bobcats.  Ajinca was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, then the Bobcats D-League affiliate, from March 9-April 12, 2009, averaging 11.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.4 assists in 22.7 minutes per game in 11 games played.

The Charlotte Bobcats, who became the NBA’s 30th franchise when they joined the league in 2004-05, return to action Tuesday when they host the Boston Celtics at 7:00pm ET.  The game can be seen on SportSouth and heard on WBCN 1660 AM.

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