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I noticed it after a closeout on a Kyrie 3. He was limping immediately afterwards. Best you can hope for is that it was an ankle, but I couldn't tell. I thought it was the left leg, but I'm terrible at working out which leg is hurt when someone limps. It's like I'm gait-blind.
 

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I noticed it after a closeout on a Kyrie 3. He was limping immediately afterwards. Best you can hope for is that it was an ankle, but I couldn't tell. I thought it was the left leg, but I'm terrible at working out which leg is hurt when someone limps. It's like I'm gait-blind.
Wasn't he actively holding the injured area with two hands at different points? I just couldn't tell what leg it was in the moment.
 

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He was moving slow for that stretch before they pulled him. Could be unrelated. He turned an ankle or took a knee to the quad perhaps, and maybe the dragging butt was conditioning stuff from the layoff. If CJM says no big deal, that's nice.
 

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Mazz said in his presser no issues with KP, 0% concern.
Of course he’s going to say that but KP went to the locker room with what looked like two separate lower body injuries on two different legs. He also was absent from the locker room post-game speech unless he was off to the side but every other player was visible.
 

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Wasn't he actively holding the injured area with two hands at different points? I just couldn't tell what leg it was in the moment.
I saw him use his right hand to hold the outside of his right knee when he was in a defensive crouch. I did not love that.
 

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Of course he’s going to say that but KP went to the locker room with what looked like two separate lower body injuries on two different legs. He also was absent from the locker room post-game speech unless he was off to the side but every other player was visible.
He didn’t go to the locker room. He was on the bench no warmup on for the rest of the game and seemed to be walking fine into the locker room after the game ended.
 

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Of course he’s going to say that but KP went to the locker room with what looked like two separate lower body injuries on two different legs. He also was absent from the locker room post-game speech unless he was off to the side but every other player was visible.
He was on the bench after he was pulled from the game. He may have briefly went to the locker room, but he did stay for the end of the game.

But, yeah, may as well be asking Belichick for a player's injury status.
 

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He didn’t go to the locker room. He was on the bench no warmup on for the rest of the game and seemed to be walking fine into the locker room after the game ended.
I assumed he went to the locker room after the left knee/lower leg but he def went following his previous 2H rotation as it was reported.
 

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If he did it was really brief, but I don’t think he did. He was definitely on the bench for the remainder of the game. Either way he walked to the locker room at the end without a limp so I’m encouraged.
 

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If he did it was really brief, but I don’t think he did. He was definitely on the bench for the remainder of the game. Either way he walked to the locker room at the end without a limp so I’m encouraged.
The way we respond without him and having Kornet/Horford to take his minutes don’t give me any concern whatsoever if he can’t go.
 

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It’s amazing to watch KP in person. It looked like he jumped 15 feet in the air on the play he tweaked something. I gotta go see Wemby some time, too.
 

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It’s amazing to watch KP in person. It looked like he jumped 15 feet in the air on the play he tweaked something. I gotta go see Wemby some time, too.
Keep in mind that Wemby makes Kristaps look small both in height and wingspan. What a world we live in.
 

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The way we respond without him and having Kornet/Horford to take his minutes don’t give me any concern whatsoever if he can’t go.
Exactly: no KP isn't going to magically help Dallas to contain the dribble. The Cs have plenty of sets to create offense with Kornet, and Horford can play more minutes with the nice rest between 2 and 3 and (if necessary) 4, 5, 6 and 7.
 

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Watching the replay, it looks like an outside ankle turn, nothing too serious.
 

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Watching the replay, it looks like an outside ankle turn, nothing too serious.
When he gets pushed off balance it looks like Bambi on skates.. legs going everywhere. His legs are so long that it looks like if takes forever for joints to rotate to get back in position to land correctly to support him. Kind of looked like he caught an edge of his sneaker as well which further threw him off balance.
 

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A giant burlap bag of ice over his warmups for five minutes right before game time should solve that, as long as it is done on national TV.
 

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So it's not really a painful injury in and of itself but it could potentially lead to the dislocation of the ankle...or something like that?
 

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https://x.com/TimBontemps/status/1800595061291491829

Watching the replay, it sure didn't look like anything changed at 3:27 of the 3q. He was guarding Kyrie in an iso, got shook, contested late, and then ran back up the floor on offense. Maybe thats when he reported feeling initial discomfort? Regardless it looked to me like he was truly laboring after PJ Washington beat him for an offensive rebound with like 4:30 left in the 4th.

https://x.com/BrianSuttererMD/status/1800596008256106530

That obviously doesn't seem especially good. KP just said hes going to try and play, maybe they're calling him day to day purely as gamesmanship, we'll see.
 

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From The Globe:

The medial retinaculum is a bit of tissue that helps hold tendons in place, in this case including the posterior tibialis tendon, which attaches the tibialis posterior — a small muscle in the lower leg that helps control the ankle and foot — to the bones of the foot.

“He’s doing anything and everything he can to play tomorrow. It’s a serious injury,” Joe Mazzulla said Tuesday. “At the end of the day, the medical team is not going to put him in any bad situations. We’ve taken the decision to play out of his hands.

“He’s going to do everything to play, and we’re going to leave it to our medical team, and that’s really it.
 

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Kristaps could have a leg amputation scheduled for next week and Mazzulla would have him listed as questionable for G3 and beyond. Let’s not forget he said KP was “fine” in his postgame presser. These are not words to be taken at face value.
KP is done. Initial words from Joe were likely KP/docs indicating it was a minor ankle sprain, then they ran imaging and saw this horseshit.

Whatever, let’s get it done.
 

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Not that we don't miss him for a host of other reasons, but goddamn could we use some DRS right now...
Never a bad time to mention this charity that we were pointed to when Chris passed away. He would have had some lengthy explanation and then a dumbed down version us stupid folks would understand either giving us hope or have us running for the bottle.

https://tacanow.org/donate/

EDIT - not directed at you RSN, just a good segway.
 

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I mean, there are two twitter docs quoted above and they can't even agree on whether this thing is in his ankle or his knee.