LeVert could return this season...Cavs starters sidelined...Wilson suspension reduced
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert’s injury wasn’t as bad as it looked. The Brooklyn Nets say their leading scorer suffered only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season. That’s far better than what was feared when LeVert’s leg appeared to bend in a gruesome manner after he leaped to block a shot in the final seconds of the first half of last night’s game in Minnesota.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have a starting lineup wearing street clothes. Forwards Kyle Korver and Cedi Osman will miss tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, meaning Cleveland is without five rotational players in a season that has quickly gone from bad to worse. Korver has been slowed by foot soreness that has bothered him the past two seasons, while Osman will miss his second straight game with back spasms.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons say injured guard Luke Kennard will continue his rehab for two more weeks while working his way back toward basketball activity. He injured his right shoulder in an Oct. 25 game against Cleveland.
UNDATED (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team’s preseason finale. He’s now eligible to return as soon as tonight in Minnesota.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series. Wright was removed from the Division Series roster following the opener against the New York Yankees, a day after reinjuring his left knee during a workout.