“I don’t like to put a timetable [on it] because if he doesn’t meet it [then] we’re saying, ‘Oh, he’s still hurt,’ ” Brooks said. “He’s improving. His body looks great [but] his conditioning is going to be behind. Once you step into an NBA practice, the level goes way up,” Brooks continued. “Especially in a training camp situation where you have guys trying to make it, guys trying to fight for minutes, trying to fight for starting jobs, but we have to make sure [about Wall] because that’s when things can go sideways. I saw him this morning for an hour, he looked great, but I don’t know -– we’ll find out soon.”
September 27, 2022 | 5:47 pm EDT Update
Bobby Marks: Oklahoma City is acquiring the $4.5M contract of Maurice Harkless into the $4.9M Disabled Player Exception that was granted from the Chet Holmgren injury. The DPE was granted last week. The Hawks now go under the luxury tax.
Dave McMenamin: Post practice shooting with Russ, AD and LeBron after the first day of training camp pic.twitter.com/kScs6Bosk8
Mike Trudell: Juan Toscano-Anderson: “Day 1 was much better than I anticipated, just because we have such a new team/staff … I’m very satisfied.” He said they’re still learning one another, but the IQ and attention to detail were very strong.
Dave McMenamin: Juan Toscano-Anderson says that Darvin Ham gathered his team in the film room for a meeting before their official practice (and Ham’s first official practice as a head coach). JTA says Ham presented the group his “non-negotiables” in laying out his expectations for the year
Ian Begley: With Knicks training camp roster currently at 19, it’s worth noting that NYK has been hoping to reduce guard Jean Montero’s buyout with overseas club Grand Canaria. Montero impressed NYK & other clubs during Summer League. Teams can carry max of 20 players during training camp.