Mike McGraw: Today’s recap: Wade (illness, wrist) is not at arena. Butler & Mirotic expected to play; Zipser (ankle) out. #Bulls
Wade had an MRI on Monday and Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he would have a clearer explanation for those results before Tuesday's game, but didn't sound too concerned and said there was a chance Wade would play on Thursday against the Boston Celtics. "No long-term damage," Hoiberg said of Wade's MRI.
KC Johnson: Bulls list Wade as probable w/ right wrist contusion, Butler as questionable w/ right heel contusion and Zipser doubtful vs. Wolves.
Vincent Goodwill: Dwyane Wade is at shootaround and will play vs. Suns. Not 100 percent but says he feels well enough to go
Vincent Goodwill: Dwayne Wade is out tonight. "He's at the hotel tonight," Hoiberg said. Paul Zipser will start
Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will not play Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of what coach Fred Hoiberg called "a little bit of swelling" in his left knee. Hoiberg said Wade's discomfort started after Saturday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bulls guard Dwyane Wade left Wednesday night's 101-99 win over the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter because of a migraine. He did not return. It marked the second known time in less than a week that Wade dealt with a migraine. He missed shootaround on Friday in advance of a game against the Charlotte Hornets because of a similar issue before he played that night.
"It's OK," Wade said after the game. "I had a headache before the game. I took a fall in the second half. I didn't hit my head, but I guess the way my body jerked and reacted, it kind of triggered my headache back. I lost a little vision in [my] eye. So I came out on the court, couldn't see the rim. My wife was talking, I couldn't see her. So I decided to come out and come in the back and put ice on my neck and take some medicine, get my neck massaged because it's muscular when it happens like that."
Nick Friedell: Bulls announce Dwyane Wade (rest) is out tonight vs. Los Angeles Lakers. es.pn/2fhFbiu
Manny Navarro: #Heat's Dwyane Wade (bruised back, sore neck) will be a available tonight Spo says. He's warming up with the intention to play
Manny Navarro: Wade is playing tonight. Calls knee soreness result of 13 years in league. Dwyane Wade on what happened with his left knee: "I still don't know. Just 13 years in the NBA." #Heat
Manny Navarro: Dwyane Wade said the pain in the back of his left knee occurs when he squats or does certain movements. Otherwise, he's not in pain
Zach Loy: Do you think Wade's knee will be a big issue going forward? - Jason Jackson: Not there yet. He’ll get a second opinion 2moro & an MRI …then we will KNOW the actually soreness source #HEATLive
Guard Dwyane Wade said he will play against the Bucks despite two injured shoulders. Spoelstra said Wade had an MRI, but “everything was negative.” “I wasn’t concerned with that,” Wade said of the MRI. “If (the MRI did come back with bad results), it doesn’t even matter. Sometimes you have to play through some discomfort.”
August 10, 2022 | 9:01 pm EDT Update
As sports rights prove the small screen game changer, the ball is in Disney’s court when it comes to the NBA. “We are interested in a renewal with the NBA,” said CEO Bob Chapek today after the company issued its surprisingly strong quarterly earnings reports. However, for all his praise of the ratings from the basketball league’s Golden State Warriors winning finals this year, the almost always circumspect exec added the caveat that “we will only do it if it is accretive to shareholder value.”
Whispers are that the league is looking at an up-to-$75 billion payout from potential bidders. While saying today that Disney is “still bullish on sports,” Chapek would not be drawn deeper into discussions on a new deal. “A continued relationship with the NBA would be something that is really attractive to us,” was about all that the CEO would add.
Watching NBA players in action isn’t always financially feasible for many basketball fans. But for just 15 dollars, fans at Highland High got to see NBA stars like former Ute Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards, his former Utah teammate Delon Wright, who is also with the Wizards, Denver Nuggets star Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and NBA Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes put on a show Tuesday night.
“It feels good to put on a show,” said Barnes, a budding star with the Toronto Raptors. “Do it for the kids, do it for the people that can’t got out and see an NBA game. This is a good opportunity for them to watch us play here, and we had a good amount of talent in the gym tonight.”
As these pro-am leagues continue to grow, expect to see even more NBA players join in. “For sure,” Barnes said. “I love playing in the pro-ams, these pick-up games. So, next off season, I’ll probably do it way more.”
August 10, 2022 | 6:04 pm EDT Update
Moritz Wagner: “Spending the summer with the guys who make this experience quite unique was my highlight of the year last year and was something I looked forward to with excitement all season. The fact that my ankle isn’t healed is difficult to accept at first, but it’s part of the game. This team is special and I’m looking forward to watching the boys play and supporting them”.
Just hours after the announcement about Mo Wagner missing the Eurobasket, the German team bounced back with an 87-83 win over Belgium in a very close game. Franz Wagner with 23 points and five rebounds and free agent Dennis Schroder with 21 points and seven assists got the job done. Daniel Theis added 8 points for the winning side, which didn’t use Karim Jallow, Maodo Lo, Johannes Thiemann, and Johannes Voigtmann.