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Report: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out several weeks with dislocated shoulder
Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a dislocated right shoulder in Saturday's preseason win over the Magic and is expected to miss several weeks, the Charlotte Observer reports.The injury occurred when Kidd-Gilchrist was sent flying hard to the floor after a foul by the Magic's Tobias Harris. He remained in Orlando overnight for X-rays on the shoulder, which came back negative but revealed a dislocation. He'll be officially reevaluated Monday, but a dislocated shoulder typically requires 3-12 weeks of recovery time, making it quite likely that Kidd-Gilchrist misses the Oct. 28 regular-season opener in Miami.It's not clear how much time beyond that Kidd-Gilchrist will be sidelined, but it should be clarified as he progresses from the injury. In Kidd-Gilchrist's absence, the Hornets could opt to move Nicolas Batum over from shooting guard to small forward, which may pave the way for Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb, P.J. Hairston, or Troy Daniels to temporarily ascend to the starting lineup.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
SG Jeremy Lamb hopes for new role with Hornets
Shooting guard Jeremy Lamb was buried on the bench during his three seasons with the Thunder, so he's hoping the recent trade that sent him to the Hornets will give him the opportunity to produce, per the Charlotte Observer. Lamb averaged seven points, 2.1 rebounds and 15.7 minutes with the Thunder, but will get an opportunity to play a bigger role alongside his former college teammate Kemba Walker. "It just gives me a fresh start," Lamb said. "It gives me an opportunity to try to get a role and just play. I'm going to make the most of it. I'm just going to work hard and try my best to put myself in a position to play and have a role on this team."
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Luke Ridnour
The Thunder made a draft-day deal that sends guard Jeremy Lamb to the Hornets in exchange for guard Luke Ridnour, who has now been involved in three trades in two days, per Yahoo Sports. The Thunder nearly dealt Lamb to Charlotte as part of a three-team deal with the Hornets and Nets in January, but talks fell through. He averaged 6.3 points 2.3 rebounds this past season in 47 games. Ridnour has now been dealt from the Magic to the Grizzlies to the Thunder in whirlwind fashion, though the veteran guard is considering retirement.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Report: Thunder shopping three players, seeking draft picks
The Thunder have been shopping a trio of players over the last few days. Guard Jeremy Lamb, along with forwards Perry Jones and Steve Novak are all reportedly on the trading block. Jones missed most of the first part of last season with a knee injury. He averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds over 43 games. The Thunder nearly dealt Lamb to Charlotte as part of a three-team deal with the Hornets and Nets in January, but talks fell through. He averaged 2.3 rebounds this past season. Novak was acquired by the Thunder from the Jazz in February. He missed a few weeks after undergoing an appendectomy. He averaged 1.8 points per game in 35 games in 2014-15. The Thunder are seeking cash and/or draft picks in any potential pick involving these players, league sources have told Sports Illustrated.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Thunder G Jeremy Lamb just wants an opportunity to play
Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb doesn't care which team he plays for next season, all he's looking for is an opportunity to play a significant role, reports The Oklahoman. "I just want an opportunity," Lamb said. "If it's here or somewhere else, I can't focus on that. I just want an opportunity." In 47 games for the Thunder this season, Lamb averaged 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Reports: Nets are holding up three-way trade with Hornets, Thunder
The Nets have stalled trade talks with the Hornets and Thunder because they're trying to change some of the players in the deal, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer called the three-way deal "dead," at least for now. It was previously reported that the Nets were looking to send center Brook Lopez to the Thunder. Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson would have gone to the Nets and Thunder shooting guard Jeremy Lamb and Nets point guard Jarrett Jack would have been Charlotte-bound.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Report: Nets, Hornets, Thunder discuss Lopez-Stephenson trade
The Nets, Hornets and Thunder are discussing a three-way trade, ESPN reports. In the rumored deal, Nets center Brook Lopez would head to the Thunder, Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson would be sent to the Nets and Thunder shooting guard Jeremy Lamb and Nets point guard Jarrett Jack would head to the Hornets. Lopez's trade market has heated up over the last few days. Stephenson returned Wednesday from a 14-game absence caused by a pelvic sprain. Lamb has seen spotty playing time in Oklahoma City in recent weeks. Jack has played for seven different teams in the last eight seasons.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Kevin Durant's return changes things for OKC
With Kevin Durant expected to make his return to action at some point this week, possibly even Tuesday, the Thunder are finally going to be at full strength for the first time this season. Fantasy owners have found some bargains on the Thunder's roster as they have looked for answer, but Durant's return should be the only answer they need. At various points this season, Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow have been the waiver-wire pickup du jour, and each has had stretches of utility. However, with Durant nearing a return and Russell Westbrook already back, there's little room left on the perimeter for those guys to score. Lamb and Morrow will still play important roles as spot-up shooters around the Thunder's stars, but Jones only had value before his injury when he seemed like the natural Durant replacement. At this point, Jones can be freely dropped in all formats, and Morrow and Lamb likely only deserve a roster spot in deeper, category-based formats.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Thunder G Jeremy Lamb delivers sharpshooting line vs. Jazz
Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb scored 21 points on 7 of 8 shooting, including 3 of 3 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 97-82 win over the Jazz Wednesday. Lamb played just 24 minutes off the bench but nearly led the team in scoring in Wednesday's win, easily eclipsing his previous best of 58.8 percent shooting from the field. However, he did foul out in the game while also racking up four rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block. The Thunder snapped a six-game losing streak with the win, and they'll look to build upon Wednesday's success Friday against the Knicks.
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Thunder G Jeremy Lamb struggling with shot on the road
Thunder shooting guard Jeremy Lamb scored a team-high 19 points in Tuesday's loss at Utah, but he shot 5 of 15 from the field. He's now 9 of 38 (23.6 percent) in three road games, compared to 25 of 50 (50 percent) in four road games. Lamb, who had four rebounds and four assists Tuesday, visits the Nuggets on Wednesday.