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Joe Freeman: The Blazers have ruled out Evan Turner (illness) for tonight’s game vs. the Pelicans.
Evan Turner on Wednesday tried out his third apparatus to protect his right hand, and the Trail Blazers guard said he is encouraged that the new approach will allow him to move past the frustration of playing with a protective device on his ball-dominant hand. Turner, who is 4-for-21 in the three games since returning from a broken hand, has balked at the clumsiness and limitations the previous protective devices have caused, at one point ripping off his glove during the second quarter of Tuesday’s loss against Milwaukee. “We had a different pad, where it doesn’t cover the palm,’’ Turner said Wednesday after trying out the new apparatus during a 45-minute workout in practice. “I played some pick up and I thought I shot it well. The three-point shot is going to look how it is going to look, but the mid-range was world class.’’
“(Expletive) is annoying,’’ Turner said. “I don’t really get upset but it’s gotten to the point where I’m getting ready to throw a hissy fit. Last night was really tough not to do that. It’s just irritating – or was irritating – so I’m glad we were able to speed up the process and do what needs to be done.’’
Evan Turner returned to practice Friday after missing roughly five weeks with a fracture in his right hand, and the small forward is expected to play Saturday night when the Blazers visit the Atlanta Hawks. “I’m done talking about the injury and worrying about it, because it’s already over with,” Turner said. “Knock on wood.”
Jason Quick: Blazers guard Evan Turner will receive X-ray on right hand Tuesday in Portland then join team Thursday in Atlanta.
Mike Richman: Evan Turner said he is getting his cast off on Friday. Hopes to play “in a week or so”
Kevin Pelton: With Evan Turner out 5-6 weeks, Blazers coach Terry Stotts said both Shabazz Napier and Pat Connaughton could see rotation minutes.
Evan Turner is likely out of the Portland Trail Blazers’ lineup for an extended period after fracturing a bone in his right hand in the third quarter of a last-second win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. Turner fractured the third metacarpal in his right hand with under eight minutes left in the third quarter when he tried to get through a screen set by Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.
Trail Blazers guard/forward Evan Turner left Tuesday night’s game versus the Mavericks midway through the third quarter with what appeared like an injury to his right hand. On further examination, it was found that Turner broke the third metacarpal bone in his right hand, causing the guard/forward to miss the remainder of the game, and likely much more.
Tim MacMahon: Portland’s Evan Turner broke the third metacarpal in his right hand.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Evan Turner will play tonight, wear glasses.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Evan Turner cleared for light, non-contact work tomorrow, still hopeful for Friday.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Evan Turner: I can see fine. If there were no doctors, I would play tonight.
Brian Robb: Evan Turner has been ruled out for Wednesday, says Brad Stevens. He’s questionable for Friday vs. MIL (with the potential for goggles).
Boston Celtics forward Evan Turner has been diagnosed with a right eye abrasion and will be examined later Monday, the team announced. Turner suffered the injury with 15 seconds remaining in Sunday’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
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January 16, 2018 | 9:59 pm EST Update
After the Mavericks’ shootaround at Pepsi Center on Tuesday, Dennis Smith Jr. clearly laid out his thoughts on the Verizon Slam Dunk event that will be on Saturday night, Feb. 17, in Los Angeles. “That’s something I’d like to do,” the 20-year-old said. “If I’m given the opportunity, I’m definitely willing to do it. That’s the event that I watched a lot growing up, and it’s probably the most exciting event of the All-Star weekend, except the actual game.”
If the league sticks with four dunkers, that means that a lot of quality rim-benders will be left out. “I don’t know when it happens,” Smith said, adding that he has not heard anything yet about the possibility of being in the event. “But it feels like I should be given the opportunity. It’s not my decision, though.”
Allan Horton: Bjelica postgame on his altercation with Afflalo… “I was just trying to protect myself & thank god I reacted that way [moving back to avoid the punch]. He was wild, I don’t know what’s wrong with that guy but I was just trying to protect myself.”
LeBron James reclaimed his kingdom in China from Stephen Curry — arguably the most popular current NBA star in China — in terms of jersey sales, according to the latest NBA China jersey and merchandise sales for the 2017-18 season.
Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of the 2015-16 season, finally dropped from the top ranks of jersey sales in China. Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were No. 1 on jersey and team merchandise lists at the beginning of 2017 and fell only to No. 2 by the end of last season.
January 16, 2018 | 9:14 pm EST Update
The reigning slam dunk champion won’t be back in time to defend his crown but would like to see Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell participate in Los Angeles just like the rest of the world. “Definitely. Just based off the highlights that I’ve seen and just watching his game. I like his game,” Glenn Robinson III said. “I know a lot of people do and a lot of fans is excited and that’s the most important part. So I think that he definitely is going to be on that list to be in it.”