Archive for January 22nd, 2014

Philadelphia 76ers forward Brandon Davies underwent successful surgery for a fractured right small finger at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The surgery was performed by Dr. Lawrence Scott Levin, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

The injury originally occurred in the fourth quarter of the Sixers game at Chicago on January 18, 2014.

Davies will begin rehab immediately and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Landry Fields has wrist surgery

The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday forward Landry Fields underwent a minor surgical procedure yesterday to address the ulnar nerve release on his right wrist. The surgery was performed by Dr. Brent Graham at Toronto Western Hospital.

It is anticipated that Fields will return to light basketball-related activities in three weeks.

Fields has appeared in 23 games with one start this season, averaging 2.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 11.9 minutes.

The Raptors play host to the Dallas Mavericks tonight at Air Canada Centre at 7 p.m. (Sportsnet/TSN 1050 Toronto).

Bulls sign Mike James to 10-day contract

Bulls sign Mike James to 10-day contract

The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard Mike James to a 10-day contract. James (6-2, 188), will be in uniform tonight when the Bulls take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena at 6:00 p.m. (CT).

James, an 11-year NBA veteran, appeared in seven games with Chicago earlier this year and averaged 0.3 ppg and 0.9 apg in 5.4 mpg, before he was waived on Dec. 16, 2013.

Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.

The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward James Nunnally to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Danny Ferry.

Nunnally has appeared in one game for the Hawks, totaling five points, one assist and one block (2-3 FGs, 1-2 3FGs) in eight minutes of action vs. Brooklyn (1/16). He signed his first 10-day with Atlanta on January 11.

In 19 starts with the Bakersfield Jam this season, Nunnally averaged 18.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 33.6 minutes (.448 FG%, .415 3FG%, .853 FT%). Following the NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, NV, he was named to the All-Showcase first team by NBA scouts and basketball operations personnel.

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 23.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game this season. Those are big numbers. But he’s also putting up big technical foul numbers. Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting:

DeMarcus Cousins was called for his 11th technical foul of the season with 5:09 left in the second quarter after protesting a foul call.

He’s tied with Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin for the league lead.

Jason Thompson picked up his fifth technical foul of the season when he yelled after being called for a foul with 3:47 left in the third quarter.

Isaiah Thomas was assessed a technical foul with 24.1 seconds left in the second quarter, his third this season, for complaining about not getting a foul call.

Here’s the Denver Post blog on the health of injured Nuggets center JaVale McGree, who is reportedly making progress — though he’s still not set to return just yet.

JaVale McGee health update

While the news of Danilo Gallinari’s need for another ACL surgery still was sending waves through the Nuggets organization, they are gradually getting good returns on another player out for an indefinite period of time.

Center JaVale McGee, who has been out since early November with a stress fracture in his left tibia, has recently begun some lower body activity, getting some limited work in on an elliptical machine.

“It doesn’t put any pain on my shin because my foot is never leaving the platform,” McGee said. “That’s the only thing I can do. I can’t ride the bike or treadmill.”

Basketball blog