Wednesday, 22 December 2010


April 26, 2010 Milwaukee, WI. Bradley Center..Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings drives to the hoop, Jennings had 23 points and 6 assists against the Hawks tonight..Milwaukee Bucks won over the Atlanta Hawks 111-104, in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs. The Series is now tied at 2-2. Mike McGinnis/CSM.

24. Just when things couldn't get better for revolutionary, young talent Brandon Jennings, they don't. The star guard will miss four to six weeks at the point as surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot has left him in need of recovery like an Eminem comeback album. Brandon broke the long bone on the outside of his foot, this bone connects to the little toe. Jennings first experienced the pain against San Antonio but he still took part in Milwaukee's loss against Utah on Saturday, but then the Buck stopped there. This courage led Milwaukee's general manager John Hammond (no he wasn't in 'Jurassic Park') to say, "I think it shows you a lot about Brandon, the people who haven't had a chance to watch him in his first year and a quarter, I don't think anyone is going to question his competitive spirit." The Bucks can ill afford to miss Jennings 17.9 points and 5.5 assists per but reserves Keyon Dooling and Earl Boykins can still drop dimes and score over quarters.

Apr 21, 2009 - Los Angeles, California, USA - NBA Basketball: Laker ANDREW BYNUM #17 drives to the basket past Jazz's Jarron Collins #31 in the first half during game two of a first round Western Conference playoff basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Tuesday April 21, 2009 in Los Angeles Photo via Newscom

48. Just when you thought it was safe for him to come off the injury list Andrew Bynum is suffering from some pain. During the Lakers win at Toronto on Sunday Bynum felt some pain in his knee whilst going in for a rebound. There where tweaks and tremors during the Toronto game and stiffness during practice. 'Drew told LA Times press that "They tell me it's just something I'm going to have to deal with." All of this uncertainty is too much for this injury prone centre to deal with but still the strong player is keeping a strong mind. The good news is there is no swelling in the knee and even better Bynums performance against the Raptors was healthy with a great 16 points and 7 rebounds in only 18 minutes. Almost notching a double, double in a quarter and a half is huge for any big man, especially this one.

42989, TAPEI, TAIWAN - Tuesday July 27, 2010. Yao Ming, Houston Rockets NBA center, attends a press conference for his 'Yao Foundation Charity Tour' with other NBA players. Ming is joined by NBA players Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks, Hasheem Thabeet of the Memphis Grizzlies, DaJuan Summers of the Detroit Pistons and Amir Johnson of the Toronto Raptors, at Taipei on 27, July, 2010. The 30-year-old, who sat out last season due to a foot injury, said that his rehabilitation has gone well and that he is excited to be able to participate in scrimmages in the Rockets training camp to prepare for the new season. He will not play, however, in a charity game on Wednesday that will see NBA players meet a mixed team of Taiwanese and Chinese players at the Taipei Arena.  Photograph:  Winpix Media,

82. Just when you thought we were done with injury for today's 'Through The Wire', it's time to look some more into the Yao Ming situation. The ice hasn't even melted on the centres season ending ankle injury and the Houston Rockets have asked the NBA for a disabled player salary cap exception. This move if granted would allow the Rockets to sign a free agent, or trade for a player without having to match salaries, up to the value of the mid level exception. The exception is around $5.7 mill. Houston may be in luck as the NBA are in a generous mood. They granted the exception to the Portland Trail Blazers who also lost season ending, injury prone, centre Greg Oden this campaign. Still with all these centre injuries who's left to buy in this donut league?

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3), forward LeBron James (6), and forward Chris Bosh take a break during a time out in the second half of the opening night game against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on October 26, 2010.  UPI/Matthew Healey Photo via Newscom

O.T. For the Miami Heat to really contend, LeBron James needs to point forward and by literally taking this position that Larry Johnson made famous (Pat Riley knows something about this two) he intends to do this...the Los Angeles team not called 'Lakers' have been clipped at the forward position as Craig Smith will miss 2 weeks with back injury concerns...the NBA have completed the purchase of the N.O Hornets, but the team still must find a new owner. TIM DAVID HARVEY.

Finally our thoughts and prayers go out to Hornets guard Willie Green and his family. Green lost his cousin and sister in a car crash.

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