Jeff McDonald: Pop said Joffery Lauvergne reinjured his sprained ankle vs Atlanta. Wasn’t sure if the big Frenchman would be available vs Pels.
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Paul Garcia: Earlier the Spurs announced Danny Green and Joffrey Lauvergne have been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game at Dallas. Kawhi, Parker and White all remain OUT.
Tom Orsborn: #Spurs rule Lauvergne (ankle), Leonard (quad), Parker (quad) and White (wrist) out for Tuesday’s game vs. Clippers.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced Joffrey Lauvergne, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker are all out for Sunday’s game vs Phoenix with injuries.
When the question was asked about how much longer Popovich expects Spurs center Joffrey Lauvergne to be out, Popovich said it could still be another four to six days. “You know, it was worse than we thought it is,” said Popovich of Lauvergne’s sprained right ankle. “I thought he would be out for three or four days, (but) I guess it was a higher sprain than I thought initially. So, he’s going to be out, he’s been out a pretty good amount of time, probably another four to five to six days.”
Jeff McDonald: Leonard, Parker and Lauvergne all out for tomorrow’s afternoon tilt in Indy. No surprises to the injury report.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs just announced Lauvergne, Kawhi and Parker will be out vs the Magic Friday. They did not travel with the team to Orlando.
RJ Marquez: #Spurs announce Lauvergne (sprained ankle) out for game at Miami. Kawhi still OUT (quad injury). Did not travel w/team #KSATnews #KSATsports
Jeff McDonald: Lauvergne out with a sprained right ankle. Will not return, per Spurs
Spurs center/forward Joffrey Lauvergne suffered a minor knee injury while warming up for France’s exhibition game with Croatia on Aug. 8 in the lead up to the EuroBasket Tournament, according to the website for Federation Francais de Basketball, the governing body of basketball in France.
Lauvergne saw a specialist in France, but the injury is not considered to be serious and he is expected to play in the French team’s next exhibition game against Lithuania, according to the French Basketball Federation.
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Chris Haynes: Milwaukee Bucks plan to sign guard Sean Kilpatrick, league sources tell ESPN. Brooklyn released him last week to make room for Jahlil Okafor trade.
Chris Haynes: Milwaukee plans to waive guard Gary Payton II in the coming days, league sources tell ESPN. His 45 days of service as a two-way player ends Monday. Payton II started six games for Bucks. This is not a popular move within the locker room.
Matt Velazquez: Can confirm @Chris Haynes report that Bucks plan to waive Gary Payton II on Mon. as his days of service run out. Per source, Bucks have their eye on another player to take his spot and need to move quickly to get him. New player on two-way would get pro-rated days (30ish) in NBA.
Anthony took the court to the cheers of the crowd without having to worry about cutaway reaction shots of Phil Jackson hovering above him. With hoody in place Anthony stepped from the bench as a visitor at Madison Square Garden, the warmup and hood hiding any sign of emotion from the crowd. “(There) wasn’t a tear,” Anthony said. “I was actually surprised that it happened. I was just getting ready for my name to be called, looking down and everything just stopped and the video came on. It’s a bittersweet feeling for me. Coming back here, knowing the goals that I had, what I wanted to accomplish here and falling short in that category. Also being on the flip side now, being on another team. It was a bittersweet situation for me.”
Fred Katz: Melo on his role: “That’s what we have to figure out, what we have to nail down as far as the roles that we all have on this team. I think until we kinda figure that part out, we will continue having these ups and down, having good games and bad games, relying just on our talent”