National Basketball Association roundup

National Basketball Association roundup
By Reuters

01/10/2017 at 01:08Updated 01/10/2017 at 08:16

Sept 30 (The Sports Xchange) - San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason because of a right thigh injury, the team announced on Saturday.

The Spurs said in a statement that Leonard's timeline for returning to the court would be determined at a later date as he "continues a rehabilitation program for right thigh tendinopathy."

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated the issue first developed sometime last season.

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Leonard is entering his seventh NBA season after averaging 25.5 points and 5.8 rebounds last season and making the All-Star Game for the second time in his career.

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Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III is expected to miss two months after suffering a left high ankle sprain in a Friday training camp practice session, the team announced.

Robinson, 23, was driving to the basket and came down awkwardly during a team scrimmage.

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Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said he received racist voicemails after LeBron James took to social media last weekend to call President Donald Trump a "bum" in response to Trump uninviting the Golden State Warriors to the White House.

Gilbert said James' tweet prompted his phone to be flooded with racist messages.

"I received voicemails after LeBron tweeted that were some of the most vile, disgusting, racist (messages)," Gilbert said on CNBC's "Squawk Box." "There's an element of racism that I didn't even realize existed in this country this much."

James criticized Trump last Saturday after the president tweeted in response to stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry saying they did not want to visit the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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