Who's in? Who's out?: Injuries dim Sunday's NBA stars
There is a rash of injuries dimming some of the NBA’s brightest stars this weekend.
Heading into Sunday’s schedule, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (knee), Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams (wrist), Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (wrist), Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (ankle), Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey (shoulder), Denver Nuggets forward Nene (calf), Washington Wizards forward Javale McGee (flu), Oklahoma City forward Thabo Sefolosha (knee) and Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson (knee) are all either doubtful or questionable for Sunday’s action.
Stoudemire suffered a sprained right knee when Atlanta Hawks forward Marvin Williams fell on his leg Friday. Stoudemire, who is averaging 26 points per game in his first season in New York, is listed as questionable against the Detroit Pistons. Wilson Chandler, Stoudemire’s frontcourt mate, is also questionable with a calf injury.
Miami may be limited to LeBron James when it comes to the team’s Big Three. Wade missed Friday’s game against the Pistons with a sore wrist. He underwent an MRI on his right hand which showed no major damage, leaving the All-Star guard listed as questionable against the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday. Bosh, who has missed the past four games with a sprained ankle, could return this weekend. Both he and Wade traveled with the team to Oklahoma City Saturday.
Williams is among the walking wounded for the Jazz. He’s questionable for Sunday’s game versus the Golden State Warriors with a strained tendon in his wrist. Williams, who leads Utah in points (21.9 ppg) and assists (9.4 apg), missed Friday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and is listed as a game-time decision Sunday. The Jazz will be without center Mehmet Okur (back) but should have forward Paul Millsap in action (thumb).Check out the full list of NBA injuries.