November 14, 2018, 10:24 pmSerge Ibaka - F/C - Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka missed Wednesday's game with a sore knee but is expected back on Friday, while Danny Green's status is still to be determined.
The Raptors will also be without Norman Powell and C.J. Miles who are both out indefinitely with longer-term injuries. Ibaka should have his hands full on Friday as the Raps face off against the Celtics.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
May 23, 2019, 9:46 amKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Coach Nick Nurse said Kyle Lowry is playing through a lot of pain in his left thumb.
"Kyle's hand is not great," Nurse said, "it's hurt and it's sore and it causes him a lot of pain." Lowry hurt the thumb in the series against Philadelphia and has been wearing a protective mitt on it since. He's not on the injury report and is in no danger of missing games, which speaks to his toughness.
Source: Tim Bontemps on ESPN
May 23, 2019, 9:33 amKyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics
Dan Gilbert said he thinks the Cavaliers "killed it" in the Kyrie Irving trade.
Gilbert preceded that statement with, "I don't know, but I think Kyrie will leave Boston. We could have ended up with nothing." Gilbert is thinking very results based instead of what went into the process of the trade. While Irving may leave Boston, he's a phenomenal player. The Cavs traded him while they still had LeBron James and received a good draft pick and a ball dominant, but injured Isaiah Thomas. It looks good now to have Collin Sexton instead of nothing, but when you have LeBron James on your team and are automatically in title contention, it's almost impossible to "kill it" by trading away a superstar.
Source: Terry Pluto on Cleveland.com
May 23, 2019, 9:21 amKiki VanDeWeghe - Team - Brooklyn Nets
The NBA has cancelled the 2019 NBA Global Camp due to "logistical issues" but they plan to have it return in the future.
The NBA Global Camp is essentially a draft combine for international players. There originally was the Adidias EuroCamp that ran from 2003-2017, but was stopped after the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption. The NBA picked it up and had success in it's first year last year. Unfortunately, it appears the venue in Monaco was double-booked due to AS Monaco turning their season around and needing the facility for TV production and practice for their playoffs. Many international draft prospects entered the draft early with the hopes of getting to workout and interview with teams at the Global Camp.
Source: Jonathan Givony on ESPN
May 23, 2019, 9:05 amMyles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner tweeted that it is a "Blatant Disrespect" he did not make an All-Defensive team.
While Turner had a phenomenal defensive season, there are only two spots overall for centers, so someone was going to be left off. Rudy Gobert was the center on the first team and is a finalist for DPOY, while Joel Embiid was the center on the second team and had a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball for the Sixers. Turner had a marvelous season defensively and there is an argument to be made for him over Embiid, but the nature of positions on the All-Defensive teams means someone was getting left off.
Source: Myles Turner on Twitter
Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns
Richaun Holmes was arrested on Wednesday night for a misdemeanor marijuana charge in Miami-Dade.
Source: David Ovalle on Miami Herald
Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet credited the birth of his son, Fred Jr., on Monday night for his turnaround in Game 4.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
Miles Bridges - F - Charlotte Hornets
Miles Bridges tweeted on Tuesday that he was not snubbed from the All-Rookie teams.
Source: Miles Bridges on Twitter
Kristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Source: NBC Sports
Tacko Fall - C - College
Source: Deuce Mason on Twitter
Patrick McCaw - SG/SF - Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw (personal reasons) will remain sidelined for Thursday's Game 5 vs. the Bucks.
Source: NBA Injury Report