Injuries in the NBA: Doncic and Durant avoid something worse, stick for Lakers and break for Lonzo

There is nothing to fear in Dallas regarding the health of Luka Doncic. The bad image with which the Slovenian ended up in the meeting in New Orleans a few hours before, and having slipped that he was not “Nothing good”left a bitter feeling in the Mavericks because the defeat against the Pelicans was added to it, but the MRI carried out this Thursday has ruled out any serious mishap in that battered left thigh. ESPN pointed out when advancing the information that “His return is expected when discomfort allows”.

Doncic had finished last night’s meeting with 15 points in 28 minutes.

Those of Texas are only one victory above the fifty-fifty on the western table. The Mavs are going to need him sooner rather than later because, in a conference as fickle as his is proving to be this season, being the eighth seed is a complication at this point even though the seeding options now expand to tenth. The normal season ends in exactly one month.

Kevin Durant

In the case of Kevin Durant, whose injury came about in the dumbest way (slipping while attempting a layup in a warm-up for his game against the Thunder, what was to be his home debut for the Suns) , the prognosis is more detailed but also worse. The forward will miss between two and three weeks, as the franchise itself has indicated in a statement, due to the sprain he suffers in his left ankle. The worst omens were confirmed after seeing him leave the pavilion with an orthopedic boot and despite having finished the aforementioned shooting round. The swelling has gone down considerably in the last hours and, after the half month that he has been stipulated as a safe loss, he will be evaluated again for a possible return to the slopes. A minor blow for Phoenix, given the strange fall of its new star, to get more victories in this final stretch of the regular phase and go for the long-awaited title in the playoffs along with Booker, Paul, Ayton and the rest of Monty’s squad Williams.

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Mo Bamba (Lakers). The important stick is taken by the Angelenos, after the effort of the last weeks, with Bamba’s mishap in the upper part of the left ankle. At least he will be off the courts for a month. Mo, who had arrived from the Magic on the last day of the transfer market, was the interior reinforcement that Los Angeles were looking for to give Davis a breather. AD’s recurring problems coupled with LeBron James staying out of games due to another injury further complicate the Lakers facing the qualifying goal.

Lonzo Ball (Bulls). The most likely thing is that the point guard will end up having surgery on his right knee for the third time, and that this will lead him to spend another six months in the dry dock, in what is another blow to his career.

Isaiah Stewart (Pistons). The center will be re-evaluated in the last days of the season, in which his team has no option to go to the playoffs, due to a pinch he has on one shoulder.

Steven Adams (Grizzlies). The center has received stem cell injections in his right knee and will also miss what remains until playoffs. In his case, he was on leave since January 22 and the situation seems to have left no other option than that intervention.

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