Boston Celtics reserve center Daniel Theis will likely miss the rest of the season with a torn meniscus, and multiple reports on Monday also said Celtics defensive centerpiece Marcus Smart sustained a torn tendon in his right thumb.
Theis and Smart were hurt in Sunday’s 99-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Smart, 24, is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds this season. Theis, a 25-year-old rookie from Germany, is averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds.
In a bit of good news, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team believes the left knee soreness hampering star Kyrie Irving is not serious and will not cause him to miss much time.
–Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kent Bazemore will miss the remainder of the season with a bone bruise in his right knee suffered during Sunday’s loss against the Chicago Bulls, the team announced.
Bazemore, 28, is tied for the second on the Hawks with a 12.9 scoring average. He knocked down 108 3-pointers, one shy of his career best set in 2015-16.
Atlanta also announced that backup guard Jaylen Morris (left ankle) will miss two to four weeks. He also was hurt against the Bulls.
–Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews will likely miss the remainder of the season with a broken right leg.
According to the Mavericks, Matthews fractured his right fibula during the opening quarter of Saturday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Matthews, 31, has one season remaining on a four-year, $70 million contract. He is averaging 12.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 63 games this season.
–Two months after his arrest, former NBA star and Basketball Hall of Fame member Dennis Rodman was reportedly sentenced to three years of informal probation.
According to USA Today, which cited online court records, Rodman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges following his January arrest on charges of driving under the influence in Newport Beach, Calif.
As part of the plea deal, Rodman will have to complete a nine-month alcohol-education program and pay $390 in fines.
–The Miami Heat were expected to be without guard Dwyane Wade and center Hassan Whiteside against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.
Wade sustained a left hamstring strain during Saturday’s victory over the Washington Wizards. Whiteside suffered a hip flexor during the team’s Saturday shootaround.
Wade is averaging 13.7 points in 12 games since being acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
–Field Level Media