James Ham: Both Vince Carter and Buddy Hield are at practice today. Ran into Carter last night and he said he was ready to get back on the court.
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Jason Jones: On my way to the airport but here are the injury updates: Vince Carter (kidney stones) and Buddy Hield (sprained right ankle) both OUT tonight at Portland
James Ham: Vince Carter is officially out tonight with kidney stones. Ouch.
Vince Carter: Today for me, it was interesting. I’m not going to say I was overly excited. After you’ve played so many years, it’s coming to work like normal. It is kind of weird. A lot of my friends texted me, ‘Good luck this year and tonight in your 20th season.’ I know what it is. It’s 20 years. But I was able to sit back and say, ‘Hey, I was able to outlast a lot of great players and still play and still contribute.’
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies C Marc Gasol will miss his fifth straight game due to a left foot strain, having been ruled out against the Lakers. PF JaMychal Green (shoulder) also remains out. SF Vince Carter will sit as a rest day.
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November 24, 2017 | 10:05 pm EST Update
Gerald Bourguet: Boogie to the ref: “I know I’m bigger than everybody else, but I’m getting hit just like everybody else. CALL IT.” #SunsVsPelicans
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Marcus Morris (knee soreness) will not travel with he team to Indiana.
November 24, 2017 | 9:41 pm EST Update
So when he learned Rose left the Cavaliers on Friday to re-evaluate his future in the NBA, James Johnson said his heart goes out to his friend and former teammate. “He’s going through a lot right now,” Johnson said. “He keeps coming back from injuries after injuries, it takes a toll on you, just rehab and treatment. It also takes a toll on you when you know you’re not getting back or you’re going through the same repetitive rehab and treatment.”
James Johnson: “My heart goes out to that man. I know he wants to get back to the old Derrick Rose, I know how bad he wants to get back to that but there’s more important things than basketball. … (that being) family, health.”