Top Skal Labissiere News

  • Skal Labissiere: Sits out Saturday

    Labissiere didn't take the floor in Saturday's 127-115 loss to G League Raptors 905.

    Labissiere has played just six games this year, as he's often left out of the rotation. The 24-year-old has connected on just 37.5 percent of his field goals, leading to 5.2 points per game.

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  • Skal Labissiere: Waived by Knicks

    Labissiere was waived by the Knicks on Friday.

    Labissiere was signed by New York earlier this week, but he won't suit up for the NBA roster. The 24-year-old will likely be re-routed to the team's G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks.

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  • Skal Labissiere: Inks G League deal

    Labissiere agreed Monday with the Knicks on an Exhibit 10 contract, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.

    The 2016 first-round pick appeared in 33 games for Portland last season and averaged 5.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 17.2 minutes. He'll join the Knicks for training camp but will likely be cut and re-routed to the team's G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Nearing return

    Labissiere (knee) had been cleared to return to modified team practice before the NBA suspended its season March 11, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    As Spencer notes, Labissiere's return to practice likely marks the final hurdle he needed to clear in his recovery from a left knee chondral injury, which had prevented him from playing since late December, when he was still a member of the Trail Blazers. With the NBA season unlikely to be resumed until at least May, Labissiere should be at or near full health once the Hawks are cleared to resume training. Even though he should be available for whatever games the Hawks have left, Labissiere is unlikely to hold a meaningful role in coach Lloyd Pierce's rotation.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Cleared for impact work

    Labissiere (knee) has been cleared to participate in impact activities and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Labissiere is making good progress, but it will still be at least two weeks before he potentially steps on the court again. Look for more updates as he continues to hit various other milestones in his recovery.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Progresses to non-contact work

    Labissiere (knee) was spotted participating in non-contact drills during Monday's shootaround, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    While Labissiere likely remains multiple weeks away from making a return to game action, the non-contact work he did Monday was an important point in his rehabilitation. Look for further updates on Labissiere's status to come as he continues to hit checkpoints in practice.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Out for 'weeks'

    Labissiere (knee) will remain out for "weeks," Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    A sprained left knee has kept Labissiere out since Dec. 30, and he's not expected to return in the near future. More information on a timetable may emerge when he hits various milestones in his recovery.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Shut down through break

    Labissiere (knee), who has been ruled out in advance of Sunday's game against the Knicks, won't travel with the Hawks during the team's two-game road trip this week, Ben Ladner of SI.com reports.

    Atlanta will wrap up its pre-All-Star break schedule with games Monday in Orlando and Wednesday in Cleveland, but neither Labissiere nor fellow newly acquired center Clint Capela (heel) will accompany the team as both continue their respective rehab processes. In Labissiere's case, he's been sidelined since late December with a left knee chondral injury and likely won't have a clear target date for his return to game action until he's able to take part in full-contact, full-court practices. The 23-year-old isn't likely to hold a prominent role in the Atlanta rotation once he's eventually healthy.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Won't play Sunday

    Labissiere (knee) remains out Sunday against the Knicks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

    Labissiere continues to miss time due to a sprained knee. He's been out since Dec. 30 and it's unclear when he may return.

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  • Hawks' Skal Labissiere: Traded to Hawks

    The Trail Blazers dealt Labissiere (knee) to the Hawks on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Portland will also send $2 million to the Hawks in the deal, but it's unclear what or who Atlanta might be sending back in return, if anything. Atlanta has been stockpiling bigs of late, as Labissiere joins recent acquisitions Clint Capela (heel) and Dewayne Dedmon in a frontcourt that already features John Collins and Bruno Fernando (calf). Labissiere hasn't played since the end of December due to a knee injury, but he was scheduled to be re-evaluated this week following a month-long shutdown, so another update on his health should arrive soon. When healthy, Labissiere has posted averages of 5.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.1 minutes per game over his 33 appearances this season.

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  • Trail Blazers' Skal Labissiere: Out another four weeks

    Labissiere was diagnosed with a left knee articular cartilage lesion and will be reevaluated in four weeks.

    Labissiere suffered the injury at the end of December; while a first MRI came back inconclusive, a second scan confirmed the issue will keep the big man sidelined into February. In his absence, Anthony Tolliver, Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside and Nassir Little will help fill the void in Portland's frontcourt.

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  • Trail Blazers' Skal Labissiere: Out for road trip

    Labissiere (knee) will remain out for the Blazers' upcoming five-game road trip, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports.

    Labissiere underwent an MRI on his left knee, but the results were deemed inconclusive. He's set for another evaluation next week, at which point we should get a clearer timetable. For now, though, expect Anthony Tolliver, Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside and Nassir Little to help fill the void in the frontcourt.

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  • Trail Blazers' Skal Labissiere: Headed to locker room

    Labissiere is headed to the locker room Saturday, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

    Labissiere was reaching for his left knee/leg as he made his way to the locker room. The 23-year-old was making his first start of the season but now Kent Bazemore, part of the conventional starting rotation, will return to the lineup.

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  • Trail Blazers' Skal Labissiere: MRI results

    Labissiere underwent an MRI on Saturday night but the results are pending according to head coach Terry Stotts, Trailblazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl reports.

    There won't be much to dissect of Labissiere's status until Sunday's practice. He exited Saturday's loss to the Lakers only five minutes into the contest, it was his first start of the season. Should he miss extended time, look for Kent Bazemore and Anthony Tolliver to each see more action.

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  • Trail Blazers' Skal Labissiere: Ruled out for remainder of contest

    Labissiere (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's contest against the Lakers.

    Less than five minutes into his first start of the season, Labissiere was headed to the locker room with a left knee injury. Look for Kent Bazemore to see an uptick in minutes as a result. More specifics on Labissiere's injury will come ahead of Monday's showdown with the Suns.

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  • Trail Blazers' Skal Labissiere: Joins starting five

    Labissiere is starting Saturday against the Lakers, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports.

    With Kent Bazemore coming off the bench Saturday, Labissiere will get his first start of the season. When seeing at least 20 minutes this season, Labissiere is averaging 9.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 blocks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Age: 25
School: Kentucky
Experience: 4