The NBA season hasn’t even started yet and some great players are already injured

By | September 22, 2022

What does it say? Unhealthy information normally is available in threes? Effectively, for those who did not consider that concept earlier than, it is laborious to argue it now after the information we have had over the previous two days about three superb gamers heading into this upcoming NBA season.

It began with Rob Williams the place, seemingly out of nowhere, we discovered he was going again underneath the knife for a cleansing of his surgically repaired knee.

I will not rehash my ideas on this since I blogged it yesterday, however we bought an replace that Brad Stevens flatly refuses to signal a terrific veteran like Dwight Howard or Boogie. Regardless of what number of gamers he loses simply earlier than the season, he will not. As a substitute, he brings in Luka Šamanić to compete for a camp spot. Don’t fret if you do not know who that’s since you’re not an enormous Westchester Knicks fan. He is a 6’10 former first-round choose who by no means actually made it to the NBA stage, however he is solely 22, so that you by no means know.

Then right this moment we discovered that SGA had a grade 2 MCL sprain

The excellent news is that the tweet did not embrace the phrase “tear” or “surgical procedure.” The unhealthy information is Google tells me it is a related 4-6 week restoration time for a grade 2 MCL sprain, so for those who have been somebody who missed watching SGA play since OKC the closed to allow them to tank, it seems to be like we’ll have to attend a little bit longer. My concern is that the OKC will maintain him again for one more 4-6 weeks as a result of , Victor Wembanyama exists. It will suck as a result of when SGA is on the pitch he’s actually, actually good and personally I miss watching him play.

However maybe essentially the most worrying information we had right this moment was about Lonzo Ball

The regarding half is clearly the truth that regardless that Lonzo had knee surgical procedure in January, issues are clearly nonetheless not going nicely. I am not a health care provider so I will not declare to know the distinction between his arthroscopic process and Rob’s arthroscopic process, I simply know that it has been over 9 months because the unique surgical procedure and I am nonetheless having discomfort is an enormous drawback. An enormous a part of what made the Bulls so good for a lot of the common season final yr was their Lonzo/Caruso backcourt. What this gave them defensively can’t be overstated, to not point out that Lonzo was capturing 42% (on 7 3AP) in three of his 35 appearances earlier than being stopped. As soon as he and Caruso have been injured, we noticed what occurred. They could not cease a nosebleed. I might say that now makes signing Goran Dragic fairly vital and a man like Ayo Dosunmu will most likely need to take a good greater leap. Similar factor with Coby White.

I used to be a little bit stunned that Dragic ended up with the Bulls, however I ponder in the event that they knew one thing like that was on the desk with Lonzo, so that they needed extra NBA-ready assist on the place of preserve. Given how powerful the East needs to be, not having Lonzo wholesome and able to go is an enormous deal. With Lonzo being their massive free agent acquisition final summer season at 4/80M, I really feel for the Bulls followers. They simply went by means of a yr the place issues fell aside not due to their expertise or their system or any of that. He is cratered attributable to accidents, so it is already tough to take care of him even earlier than camp opens.

Evidently, all accidents are nil and the hope is that every one three guys are again as quickly as potential. All of their groups are more than likely going to be SUPER cautious (particularly the Celts/Bulls) however hopefully as soon as in mid-November we cannot even be occupied with these present accidents.

The upcoming season could also be the most effective seasons ever, and I need everybody to be full.