It’s possible Jeff Hornacek’s replacement is helping the Utah Jazz at Zions Bank Basketball Center this week. Kenny Gattison, a former NBA player and coach, was invited to assist the Jazz with an ongoing free agent mini-camp, raising questions about his potential for ending up with the organization. Utah has had a vacant assistant coach position since Hornacek was hired as the Suns head coach two weeks ago, making Gattison’s involvement with the Jazz all the more interesting.
November 18, 2017 | 5:31 pm EST Update
Robert Morales: Luke Walton today after practice said of Lonzo Ball avoiding Friday night’s beef with the Phoenix Suns, “I think they (teammates) all know that what that looked like isn’t what Zo is about and isn’t symbolizing what his feelings are on that type of situation.” However, Walton did say a teammate spoke to Ball about it, when asked about the team camaraderie issue on something like this. Walton said he would not identify the player #Lakers
Rick Bonnell: Steve Clifford said no restrictions— minutes or otherwise— on Kemba Walker (sprained left wrist) tonight.
Harrison Wind: Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable for tomorrow vs Lakers. Plumlee played 18 minutes against New Orleans and Michael Malone said the injury will be a “pain tolerance thing” for the time being.
Mark Berman: Special moment for #Rockets center Tarik Black (@Tarik Black) last night. James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, Luc Mbah a Moute and Bobby Brown on hand to support Tarik while he had his jersey retired by Ridgeway High School in Memphis.
November 18, 2017 | 3:45 pm EST Update
Iman Shumpert experienced left knee soreness during the first half of last night’s game in Cleveland vs. the LA Clippers. He was examined at half time and did not return to play. Additional examination and imaging today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed left knee effusion. He will be out 5-7 days while he undergoes treatment and rehabilitation.