Kyrie Irving
Report: Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving likely to miss start of season
Kyrie Irving, PG, CLE
News: Previous reports that Cavaliers premier point guard Kyrie Irving will be ready for training camp have been denied by sources telling the Northeast Ohio Media Group that chances are slim he will play in the regular season opener. One source has even claimed he could be out until January.

All reports state that his rehab from a left kneecap fracture sustained in Game 1 on the NBA finals is going smoothly, but that the cautious approach to his recovery will keep him sidelined for longer than first expected.


Dante Exum
Jazz guard Dante Exum diagnosed with torn ACL
Dante Exum, SG, UTA
News: Jazz guard Dante Exum underwent an MRI on his injured left knee, which revealed a torn ACL, the team announced Thursday. Although, the Jazz did not provide a timetable for Exum's recovery from the injury.

“First and foremost, our overriding concern is with Danté and his long-term health,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. “We are continuing to work closely with our medical staff, Danté and his representation in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and recommended treatment so that we can provide him with the best possible care. We all know how hard he will work to make a full recovery and look forward to his return to play.”

Exum suffered the knee injury Tuesday while playing in a game for the Australian National Team. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Exum averaged 4.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game as a rookie in 2014-15. He appeared in all 82 games and shot 34.9 percent from the field.


Jae Crowder
Celtics re-sign Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder, SF, BOS
News: The Celtics agreed to a contract with forward Jae Crowder on Monday, the team announced. Crowder averaged 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 82 games last season.

"Jae epitomizes everything that we look for in a Celtic,"Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. "His infectious energy on both ends of the court and his versatile skill set enabled him to win over both the coaching staff and our fan base after his acquisition last season."


Marcus Smart
Celtics PG Marcus Smart (finger) is at least month from return
Marcus Smart, PG, BOS
News: Celtics point guard Marcus Smart is at least a month away from returning to the hardwood, according to SiriusXM NBA Radio.

Boston coach Brad Stevens said in an interview that Smart is still a ways away from returning to the team.

"He's receiving treatment," Stevens said. "He'll be back on the court by mid August or early September."

Smart injured his fingers while playing for the team's summer league squad this month.


Jose Calderon
Knicks' Jose Calderon says he'll be ready for training camp
Jose Calderon, PG, NY
News: Knicks guard Jose Calderon said Wednesday he'll be 100 percent recovered from an Achilles injury for the start of training camp, reports The Record.

Calderon dealt with an Achilles injury for most of last season and the issue caused his season to end in late February.


Jared Dudley
Wizards' Jared Dudley out 3-4 months after surgery
Jared Dudley, SF, WAS
News: Wizards forward Jared Dudley will be sidelined for 3-4 months after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc, the team announced.

Dudley was recently acquired in a trade with the Bucks. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 72 games last season.


Mario Chalmers
Report: Heat hoping to get second rounder for Mario Chalmers
Mario Chalmers, PG, MIA
News: The Heat are aggressively shopping guard Mario Chalmers, a league general manager told the Miami Herald.

Chalmers is likely to be dealt because of his salary. He's scheduled to make $4.3 million next season. The GM said that the Heat are willing to take a second-round pick or less for Chalmers, to get him off of their books. 


Aaron Gordon
Magic forward Aaron Gordon recovering from fractured jaw
Aaron Gordon, PF, ORL
News: Magic forward Aaron Gordon is recovering from a fractured jaw, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Gordon underwent surgery last week to repair the fracture. He is expected to return for the start of the regular season.

Gordon averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 47 games last season.


Thomas Robinson
New Nets PF Thomas Robinson suffers meniscus tear
Thomas Robinson, PF, BKN
News: Forward Thomas Robinson, whom the Nets just inked to a free-agent deal last week, suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee while working out Tuesday, per the team. 

Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday, and the timetable for this type of injury usually is 4-6 weeks. Robinson averaged 5.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 54 games with the Blazers and Sixers last season. 


Chandler Parsons
Mavs forward Chandler Parsons begins light shooting
Chandler Parsons, SF, DAL
News: Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons was recently able to conduct some light shooting drills, according to the team. Parsons is recovering from knee surgery.

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