July 10, 2019, 7:40 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen returned to Summer League action on Wednesday, posting a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double to go along with two blocks in 32 minutes.
Allen has proven over the last couple of seasons that he doesn’t really belong in Summer League from a talent point of view. The big man has an arduous fantasy season ahead of him with the likely log jam he’ll face at center with DeAndre Jordan in town.
November 21, 2019, 2:13 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice after missing the last three games.
Diallo (knee) was playing his way into more minutes before he got injured, averaging 8.7 points, 4 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 24 mpg this season. Terrance Ferguson has been playing more minutes in his absence and will likely take the biggest hit if Diallo is able to suit up.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 1:58 pmKyrie IrvingPG, Brooklyn Nets
Kyrie Irving (shoulder) was not able to practice on Thursday
Irving (shoulder) missed the last three games of the Nets and is questionable for Friday's game against the Kings. Head coach Kenny Atkinson said he didn't expect Irving to be able to practice on Thursday. and that the shoulder injury won’t keep Kyrie out long-term'. Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to get all the run he can handle as the starting PG until Irving is able to reclaim his spot.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 1:47 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (right hip flexor) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs.
Richardson sat out Wednesday's game with what he described as 'tightness' in his right hip. The Sixers face of the Spurs on Friday in the first game of a back-to-back. Furkan Korkmaz started on Wednesday in Richardson's absence but didn't do much in 16 minutes. Expect another update after tomorrow's shootaround.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 1:40 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (back spasms), who will sit out on Thursday, said he's hopeful to return to the floor for Saturday's game in Cleveland.
Lillard played his last game on November 18 and is optimistic about his chances to suit up on Saturday for the game against the Cavaliers. The Blazers are 5-10 to start the season and desperately need their all-star point guard to stay healthy if they want to be a playoff team this season. Expect an update when we get closer to Saturday.
Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 1:22 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (back spasms) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, according to head coach Monty Williams.
Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. It sounds like Rubio will warm-up and decide if he is ready to go. Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo will likely see additional minutes if Rubio is forced to sit out. Booker will take over some of the ball-handling and had 8 assists on Tuesday.
Source: Bob Young on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:59 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman (toe) will not play Saturday against Phoenix, according to head coach Saunders.
The fact that Layman gets ruled out two days in advance suggests he could be out for a few more games. On Wednesday against the Jazz, it was Kelan Martin who stepped into his minutes, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, one block, and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
Source: Jon Krawczynsk on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:50 pmAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons (left ankle) was able to go through shootaround on Thursday morning.
Simons got his first start of the season on Tuesday, replacing Damian Lillard (back spasms) in the starting lineup. Lillard is already ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bucks. If Simons is able to suit up, he will likely slide into the starting line-up next to C.J. McCollum, making him an intriguing option in DFS.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:44 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (right hip) was not able to practice and is listed as questionable ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.
Whiteside has been the only healthy center for the Blazers who are without Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkic. The team is already razor-thin in their frontcourt and are 5-10. If he is forced to miss this contest, Anthony Tolliver, Nassir Little, and Skal Labissiere could see the extra run. The Blazers also recalled Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from the G League.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
November 21, 2019, 12:35 pmJaylen HoardPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Blazers recall Moses Brown and Jaylen Hoard from G League for Thursday's game against the Bucks.
Although Brown and Hoard are unlikely to see meaningful minutes, it makes sense for the Blazers given the lack of depth in their frontcourt. Hoard is averaging 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. In one game with the Trail Blazers this season, Hoard recorded one rebound.
November 21, 2019, 12:19 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward (broken left hand) is shooting and running and is "progressing well" according to head coach Danny Ainge.
Hayward has not yet been cleared for contact work yet and only two weeks into his six-week timeline. He still has a long way to go, but him being able to stay in shape is a good thing. Hayward looked good this season, averaging 18.9 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 0.8 steals. In his absence, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart will see a boost in usage.
Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter