He said there’s also “a decent chance” he’ll go with the team to Houston and New Orleans later this week… and that–as he gradually feels better and starts to exercise–he’s sure he’ll be back coaching at some point this season.
"I know I'm on the right track, the right path," Kerr said. "I'm very confident that I will be back this season and I can't wait; it's killing me. It is killing me not to be out there tonight."
Kerr had surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back July 28, but during the procedure, the dura surrounding the spinal cord was nicked and caused spinal-fluid leakage. On Sept. 4, Kerr had a second operation to patch the leak, but five weeks later, he’s still having adverse symptoms while taking a leave of absence from the team. “The body forms spinal fluid constantly,” said Dr. Neel Anand, the director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles. “As long as it doesn’t continue to leak, he’ll make a full recovery and be back to normal.”
September 27, 2021 | 5:35 pm EDT Update
Connor Letourneau: Klay Thompson: “I’m still in the middle of my rehab. I’m probably 75, 80% done with what I need to do.”
Monte Poole: ‘2020 really showed us that the world needs more love. Just try to hear people’s stories.’ – Warriors SG Klay Thompson Enlightened.He will return to the NBA different man than he was two years ago
September 27, 2021 | 5:18 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Here is the rookie max extension for Michael Porter Jr: 2022/23- $29.8M 2023/24- $32.1M 2024/25- $34.5M 2025/26- $36.9M 2026/27- $39.3M The contract is based on 25% of a $119M salary cap in 2022-23.
Bobby Marks: Denver will become the 4th team in 2022-23 that has 3 players on max contracts. – Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. They will join Brooklyn (KD, Harden, Kyrie), GSW (Steph, Klay, Wiggins) and LAL (LeBron, AD, Russ)