Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 1 month ago

Atlanta Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha is progressing in his recovery from a serious leg injury, but is still without a timetable for beginning basketball activities, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sefolosha underwent surgery to repair a broken right fibula suffered in an incident outside of a New York nightclub in April and was handed a six-month recovery timetable. "I am doing better every day,” Sefolosha said. "The leg and ankle are feeling good, but it is too early to say exactly when I’ll be back on the court." Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has indicated that the 31-year-old could enter the starting lineup this season to replace the departed DeMarre Carroll, but he currently appears likely to be limited at the start of the season. An update on Sefolosha's projected recovery should be available closer to the start of training camp.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 2 months ago

Sefolosha had his season cut short after breaking his ankle in an off-court incident. He averaged 5.3 points, 0.5 three-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals in 19 minutes per game through 52 games in 2014-15.

The 31-year-old, who finished his ninth NBA season, is under team control through 2016-17. Sefolosha missed all of February and most of March with a calf injury, coming back for just seven games before missing the rest of the season due to a broken ankle he sustained in an off-court incident. Known as a defensive specialist, Sefolosha displayed a modest shooting efficiency this season, averaging 42 percent from the field, 32 percent from three, and 78 percent from the free-throw line. Though he is unsure he will be healthy enough to play at the start of the 2015-16 season, Sefolosha should continue to be a defensive option off the bench when healthy.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 3 months ago

Sefolosha (ankle) said Tuesday that he's unsure if he'll be ready for the 2015-16 season opener, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.

Sefolosha suffered a fractured fibula and ligament damage back in April during an incident with New York City police at a night club. He underwent surgery in mid-April but is still in a cast and walking with a crutch. He likely won't return to basketball activities until late in the summer, putting a return for the start of next season in question.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 4 months ago

Sefolosha (ankle) underwent surgery to repair a right fibula fracture and ligament damage Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Sefolosha, who was involved in a police scuffle outside of a New York City night club earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season. He faces a lengthy recovery period and is expected to return to basketball activities in about six months. That timetable puts his status for the start of next season in serious jeopardy.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 5 months ago

Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a broken ankle and will miss the rest of the season, Shams Charania of RealGM reports.

Sefolosha sustained the injury during an incident in New York City early Wednesday morning. Indiana Pacers' forward Chris Copeland was stabbed multiple times, while both Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antic were arrested on the scene. Both face multiple charges, and it's unclear what each player's future holds, from a legal perspective. Regardless, Sefolosha's 2014-15 season is over.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 5 months ago

Sefolosha (not injury related) will not play Wednesday against the Nets, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Both Sefolosha and Pero Antic will be held out Wednesday after the pair were arrested at the scene in New York City where Pacers' forward Chris Copeland was stabbed early Wednesday morning. No disciplinary action has been taken against Sefolosha or Antic, so it's possible both players could return as early as Friday against Charlotte. However, Zach Klein of Action News 2 in Atlanta is reporting that Sefolosha sustained an ankle injury during the arrest.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 5 months ago

Sefolosha was arrested outside a New York City club early Wednesday morning of obstruction of justice after Pacers forward Chris Copeland and his wife were stabbed, the New York Daily News reports.

Copeland and his wife's conditions are unknown at this time. Sefolosha and his teammate Pero Antic were both arrested, and should both be considered questionable for Wednesday's game.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 5 months ago

Sefolosha finished with 19 points (7-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

This was an aberration, he's only scored in double figures six times on the season. This was an odd game for the Hawks as Sefolosha was one of nine players to play 24 minutes. He's best kept on the waiver wire unless Atlanta decides to begin resting their starters for the playoffs.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 5 months ago

Sefolosha (calf) saw just seven minutes of court time Wednesday in his return to action.

After he missed 23 games, the Hawks are content to bring him along slowly and figure out where Sefolosha fits into their playoff rotation. Don't look for him to make much of a fantasy impact down the stretch.

Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 5 months ago

Sefolosha (calf) will play Wednesday against the Magic, but will have a minutes restriction, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

After missing the past two months with a strained calf, Sefolosha is finally healthy enough to return to the conference leading Hawks. His return won't have a massive fantasy impact, since Sefolosha is mainly a defensive player. He will probably push teammate Kent Bazemore to more of a bench role, though the rotation with Sefolosha in the mix will be a bit of a mystery as the Hawks continue to rest players heading into the playoffs.