Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will be out four to six weeks after an MRI exam and CT scan revealed a mid-lateral sprain in his right foot, the team said.
Oden injured his foot in the first quarter of the Blazers' 96-76 loss to the Lakers late Tuesday.
"I was trying to go get a rebound, and kind of came down on Derek Fisher's foot on like the third play of the game. I kind of fell and didn't think twice about it," he said.
The 7-foot center was the top pick out of Ohio State in the 2007 draft but did not play last season after he had microfracture surgery on his right knee.
On Tuesday, Oden, 20, played 13 minutes and missed all four of his shots, had five rebounds, one turnover, blocked one shot and picked up two fouls before leaving after.
Online: Fans can subscribe to a full season of live Web casts of games on NBA.com for the first time without purchasing the TV package, NBA Digital announced. NBA League Pass Broadband will provide access to 40 live games each week, plus an on-demand archive of games for 48 hours. Previously, NBA League Pass Broadband was only available as an extension the digital cable and satellite TV package for out-of-market games.
Spurs: Forward Fabricio Oberto, 33, will miss the first two games of the season after having treatment for an irregular heartbeat. Oberto told trainers during practice Tuesday that he felt a fluttering in his heart. A test confirmed the abnormal rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation. A procedure helped to restore his heart's normal rhythm. Oberto will have daily heart tests for the next five days.
Timberwolves: The team exercised options for point guard Randy Foye (fourth year, $3.6-million) and swingman and former Florida standout Corey Brewer (third year, nearly $3-million).
Warriors: Coach Don Nelson signed a contract extension just hours before he opened his 30th season. The club did not release terms of the deal, but Nelson said last week he had all but agreed to a two-year extension to his current deal, which expires this season. Nelson, 68, also said the financial terms were roughly the same as those in his first contract, roughly $12-million.