Will Guillory: Gentry says that Tony Allen will be available tonight
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Jennifer Hale: The @PelicansNBA Tony Allen has suffered a setback in his recovery from a L fibula fracture. He was close to returning when he re-aggravated the fracture. New recovery expected to take 2-4 weeks. @FOXSportsNOLA
Will Guillory: Gentry adds that Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen will be day-to-day moving forward
Will Guillory: Tony Allen (left knee) is doubtful to return
Will Guillory: No Tony Allen on the #Pelicans injury report. Looks like he’s on track to play tomorrow vs. Minnesota
Will Guillory: Alvin Gentry says he expects Tony Allen to play tonight
Will Guillory: The #Pelicans just announced that Tony Allen will be out once again tonight. He’s missed 4 straight games
Jim Eichenhofer: Tony Allen (knee) could make his return Friday at Denver, will try to play against Nuggets, per Gentry
Will Guillory: Tony Allen will miss tonight’s game with knee inflammation
Ronald Tillery: Tony Allen (right calf) is OUT for Game 3.
Paul Garcia: Coach Fizdale said Tony Allen is out tonight and his status will remain on a game by game basis.
Memphis coach Dave Fizdale stressed before Saturday’s playoff opener against the second-seeded Spurs that the loss of swingman Tony Allen is a huge blow for the seventh-seeded Grizzlies. “That’s a kick in the you know whats,” Fizdale said of losing Allen, who is out indefinitely with what Memphis is called a right lower leg injury.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Memphis coaching staff is preparing for playoff series against Spurs without Allen as part of the plan, league sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Memphis’ Tony Allen will rehab his calf strain as intensely as possible, but recovery time for this particular injury is a month.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies PG Mike Conley (eye) will not play against the Thunder, coach David Fizdale said. Tony Allen (eye) will play.
Michael Wallace: Marc Gasol (ankle) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game at Spurs. Tony Allen (eye) also questionable.
Ronald Tillery: Pregame – Griz coach David Fizdale on Tony Allen (sore left knee): “It’s looking positive… I expect him to play.”
John Reid: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen won’t play tonight vs. Pelicans because of a sore left knee.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (left knee) will not play tonight against the Pelicans.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (right groin) is out tonight against the Nuggets. es.pn/2eBMm1p
Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen is likely to miss a week. The swelling in his knee is gone, but he’s working to regain full strength and explosiveness.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (knee) will not play in the opener, coach David Fizdale said. “He’s not far away, but it’s not worth the risk for one game,” Fizdale said. Memphis will be without two starters against the Timberwolves with SF Chandler Parsons (knee) also out.
“It feels good being out there with the guys,” said the 34-year-old Allen, who missed all six preseason games because of knee soreness. “When the injury came about it obviously wakes other things (in the body) up, so I’m a little banged up, … but I’m a work in progress so I’m listening to my body and the training staff, and that’s all I can do at this point.” Fizdale said, “He looked good, and I think he’s getting close. I don’t want to say there’s guarantees (about when will be back), but he went through the whole practice today and all of yesterday. We don’t go for continuous long stretches of time, but he’s looking better, and I’m hoping we get him back soon.”
Paul Coro: Tony Allen (sore left knee) is not expected to play for an 8th consecutive game in #SunsAtGrizz today. Grizz has won 5 of 6 with loss @ PHX.
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Noah was banished from the Knicks after an altercation with coach Jeff Hornacek during a practice last month. The disagreement stemmed from Noah’s lack of playing time, and it turned physical the day after he logged only five minutes against the Warriors. While no punches were thrown, the Daily News learned that Hornacek was the first to shove Noah before they had to be separated.
“I mean, I don’t really have an agent, so I’m not even sure how people get in touch with me,” he said. He added that Kobe Bryant tried to recruit him to the Los Angeles Lakers once when he was a free agent—he can’t recall the exact year—but he never gave leaving Dallas much thought.
Nor did Mavericks owner Mark Cuban give much thought to dealing him. “One time a decade ago when there was discussions of Kobe being on the trade block, [Dirk] said he would trade himself for Kobe,” Cuban wrote B/R in an email. “I wouldn’t.” But with the Mavericks struggling in recent years, have teams reached out about Nowitzki’s availability? “Of course,” Cuban wrote. “We laugh.”
“Misunderstood,” LaMarcus Aldridge said, “because I don’t think people really understand me.” Fortunately for Aldridge, his current employer no longer falls into that category. “People who don’t understand my personality don’t know how to handle me,” the 12th-year power forward said. “The Spurs have kind of learned who I am as a person and have let me be me. They had Tim (Duncan), who was an introvert, kind of a private person, so now they understand me better.”
“Some people accused me of being stubborn all those years I didn’t change. I didn’t think I was being stubborn. I thought that was the way to do it. Why should I change if I know it’s the right thing to do?” It was right for the Phoenix Suns because he was the right coach at the right time, with a point guard, Steve Nash, ideal to run his style, and frontcourt players, Amar’e Stoudemire and Shawn Marion, suited to his small lineups. That could not work in New York when four starters were traded for a post-up player, Carmelo Anthony, to fit into an offense without post-ups, or Los Angeles, where the Lakers were breaking down rapidly.
Destiny can be changed, but sometimes, it knows what it’s doing. For D’Antoni, it even held up a flight to a life and success he could not imagine. “I thought I wanted to do something else outside of basketball,” D’Antoni said. “I didn’t want to spend my whole life in basketball. I would do other things. I was a pretty good student. My mom wanted me to be a doctor so I went to pre-med. But what I do best is coaching. After a while, life just happens. “I just try to be who I am, try to do what I need to do. If I’m doing the best I can do, I can live with whatever happens.”
JJ Redick: Just saw a video that is being circulated of me wishing a happy new year to NBA fans in China.Clearly I was tongue tied, as the word I purportedly said is not in my vocabulary. I’m disappointed that anyone would think I would use that word. I love & respect our friends in China.