Durant out indefinitely

The Warriors and Kevin Durant dodged a bullet today. It was learned today that Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely with a MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise. After four weeks, Durant will be re-evaluated.  I guess it could have been worse. We’ll see what happens after four weeks. Indefinitely could possibly turn into longer(see Joel Embiid) if things do not look good after four weeks. Hopefully KD will be back sooner than later.

Embiid out for the year

“The Process” has ended for now! 76ers have announced that Joel Embiid will be out for the season with a meniscus tear in his left knee. After missing the first two years of his career with a foot injury, Embiid played in 31 games for the 76er this season.

Embiid has missed the first two seasons of his career. In his first season, he played in only 31 games.  I think the 76ers have an interesting decision when it comes to building their franchise around Embiid. Can you really trust that he can stay healthy?  I am not sure you can. Either the 76ers have bad luck or bad karma. Whatever they have, it ain’t good!

Embiid out indefinitely

“Trust the Process!” It is getting harder for 76ers fans to keep the faith. First, Ben Simmons was ruled out for the year because his foot is not fully healed.(more on him in a moment) Now, Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with swelling and soreness in the knee. He is scheduled for a MRI. The 76ers should not rush him back. Actually, they should even think about just shutting him down for the year.   Also, Ben Simmons had a procedure on his foot to help with healing.

Pelicans 0-3 since Cousins’ trade

Pelicans are now 0-3 since trading for DeMarcus Cousins. Concern? It has only been three games, and it will take time for everybody to get comfortable. End of the day, many were quick to crown the Pelicans as the number eight seed in the Western Conference. I was hoping the Pels would get the eighth seed, so they we could see how their size would matchup against the Warriors. At this point, the Pelicans are 3.5 behind the eighth seeded Nuggets with 22 games to play. Good news is they have three games left against the Nuggets; bad news is they have to jump four teams.

Pick it up Pelicans! Pick it up!

Shaq to Kevin Durant: “Mind yo business”

The beef between Shaquille O’Neal and Javale McGee continues on. Now, Shaq is giving Kevin Durant the business too!  Durant, who came out in defense of McGee, received a couple tweets from “The Diesel.”

Nerlens Noel to Mavericks

The 76ers finally traded a center, but it is not who you thought it would be. 76ers send Nerlens Noel to the Mavericks for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and 2017 1st round pick(which is top 18 protected; can convert to two 2nd rounders).

Analysis: Bogut probably will be bought out. The Mavericks probably won’t make the playoffs, so the 1st rounder will convert to two 2nd round picks. The 76ers get some value for a player that they probably were not going to re-sign(Noel restricted free agent at end of the year), and the Mavericks get a young, shot blocking, athletic big in Noel. Maybe Noel helps the Mavericks make a playoff push.