Paul Garcia: Earlier the Spurs announced Danny Green and Joffrey Lauvergne have been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game at Dallas. Kawhi, Parker and White all remain OUT.
Jeff McDonald: Danny Green (quad contusion) is back on the floor tonight in Portland. Gives Spurs their full starting five for first time since March 31.
Paul Garcia: Pop says Dejounte Murray might be able to play Monday and/or Wednesday. Green is ok, the Spurs just want to be very cautious with him.
Although Danny Green said he is ready to play in Wednesday night’s outing against the Kings, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich suggested the shooting guard’s status would be a game-time decision. Asked if Green was good to go after the Spurs listed him as questionable with a sore groin, Popovich said, “I think so, but I’m not sure yet.” Popovich kept Green on the bench for the second half of Monday’s win over Miami after he suffered the injury in the first half.
Paul Garcia: Spurs announce Danny Green will make his season debut tonight vs the Rockets, but Tony Parker is still out. SA starters yet to play together
“Jon (Jonathon Simmons), will probably miss a few days, maybe,” said Popovich. “Danny will be weeks.” The Spurs officially announced Green has been diagnosed with a left quad strain and he’s expected to miss approximately three weeks of play.
Michael C. Wright: Danny Green participated fully in practice on Wednesday. He's been out for a while, slowed by a bruised thigh. es.pn/2cTOUqM
Danny Green’s quest to bounce back from last season’s sub-par shooting performance has been put on hold due to a minor injury. A bruised left thigh forced the Spurs’ starting shooting guard to sit out the first training camp practice Tuesday morning and also an evening session. Green suffered the injury during open-gym workouts last week, a team spokesman said. Although it’s not considered serious, the ailment is expected to sideline him for a few days.
May 30, 2023 | 1:29 pm EDT Update
Australian team wants to sign John Wall for next season
South East Melbourne is set to shoot its shot with five-time NBA All Star John Wall in the hope the former Washington Wizard would agree to play for the Phoenix in NBL24. Sources told Code Sports Phoenix powerbrokers have added Wall, who has a minority stake in the club and close ties to majority owner Romi Chaudhary, to their list of potential recruits as they hunt an elite import point guard.
Dante Exum had a huge European season with Partizan Belgrade although, aged just 27, the chances of him returning home are remote. But there is slightly more optimism around Wall, who sat out the 2020-21 NBA season in Houston, before appearing in 34 games with the LA Clippers last campaign. Phoenix boss Tommy Greer did not confirm if the Phoenix planned to approach Wall about spending the NBL24 summer Down Under but said the club would not hesitate if either player was to make themselves available. “If either Dante or John were ready to play in the NBL of course, we would do whatever we could to facilitate that,” Greer said.
Schuyler Callihan: Today’s NBA pre-draft workout participants for the Charlotte #Hornets: G Tyree Appleby (Wake Forest) G Mike Bothwell (Furman) G Courtney Ramey (Arizona) F Chris Livingston (Kentucky) F Nathan Mensah (San Diego State) C Charles Bediako (Alabama)
Barry Jackson: Heat-Celtics Game 7 on TNT was viewed in 14.64 percent of Miami-Fort Lauderdale homes with TV sets, per Nielsen. That’s roughly the same as the 15 rating for Dolphins-Bills playoff game on CBS, which is in more homes locally than TNT. Game 7 of Heat-Celts last year was at 12%.
The best-of-seven NBA Finals will begin Thursday when the Nuggets will host Game 1 at Ball Arena in Denver. Tickets are on sale for four Nuggets home games at Ball Arena. As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the cheapest ticket at Ball Arena was $675. Tickets to see a potential Game 7 in Denver are listed as high as $30,000 for a seat behind the Nuggets’ bench.
If you’re looking to attend an NBA Finals game on the road, the Miami Heat will have three games at its Kaseya Center. For $425, fans can purchase a single, standing-room only, obstructed-view ticket in Miami.
May 30, 2023 | 12:52 pm EDT Update
Warriors Bob Myers steps down
Golden State’s Bob Myers, a two-time executive of the year and architect of four NBA championships with the Warriors, is stepping down as the franchise’s president and general manager, he told ESPN on Tuesday. “It’s just time,” Myers told ESPN. Myers, whose contract expires in late June, declined ownership offers on a new deal that would’ve paid him among the league’s top earning executives, he said. Myers described the decision-making process that led him to leave the franchise after 12 years as including several factors beyond money.