Hornets PG Kemba Walker has another surgery on left knee
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets point guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The procedure performed Monday is expected to sideline Walker from all basketball activities until early July, the team announced. Hornets team physician Marcus Cook performed the surgery at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Walker also had surgery on the same knee in January of 2015 to repair a torn lateral meniscus that was causing inflammation. The 6-foot-1 Walker finished second in NBA M
George's return has Pacers dreaming of brighter future
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers turned what was supposed to be a transitional season into one filled with promise. Paul George regained his All-Star form. Myles Turner emerged as a potential future star, and the Pacers showed they could win while playing distinctly different styles. Now they have to figure out how to take that next step, from playoff team to conference contender. ''It's our first year together. We had a rookie in our lineup, who is going to get better, who is going to come back a different player. We
Analysis: Ajinca was questionable coming into the day, and with the Pelicans eliminated from playoff contention, there was really no reason to rush the 7-2 big man into action for Wednesday's matchup in Minnesota. The 27 year-old center will finish the season with a line of 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, but the stats don't show how good of a job he did producing during this past month, during which practically the entire Pelicans team has been ravaged by injuries. Expect Omer Asik and Kendrick Perkins to pick up minutes in Ajinca's absence.
Analysis: Babbitt joins a lengthy Pelicans injury list that's bordering on laughable as the season comes to a close. The former Nevada standout has struggled to find a niche, overall, in the NBA, but he's taken on a larger role over the last month, due in large part to the team's aforementioned injuries. In six April contests, Babbitt is averaging 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 52.6 percent from beyond the arc.