Will Guillory: Anthony Davis (left adductor strain) is listed as doubtful for tomorrow’s game vs Denver
Jake Madison: Gentry says the plan with Anthony Davis is to work him out and reevaluate each day. Hopefully he can come back sooner rather than later
Will Guillory: Anthony Davis says at this point his injury is more about dealing with the pain, was glad to know it wasn't anything serious.
Adrian Wojnarowski: MRI results negative on New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis' injured groin, and timetable on his return will be day-to-day for near future, league sources tell ESPN.
New Orleans Pelicans: Injury Update: Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a left adductor strain. An MRI and further examination revealed no structural damage. Davis will miss tonight’s game against the Warriors and is listed as day-to-day going forward #Pelicans
Anthony Davis won’t play Saturday at Portland, due to a left pelvis injury. Whether he’ll miss more games than that remains to be seen, with New Orleans (11-11) awaiting additional information that should come Sunday, when the Pelicans return to the Crescent City. The team will travel to Louisiana immediately following Saturday’s game, arriving in Louisiana in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The extent of groin injury to Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis will be better known once team examines him in New Orleans on Sunday, league sources tell ESPN. Pels play in Portland tonight.
Jim Eichenhofer: Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis will get evaluated tomorrow for groin injury but that it is “very unlikely” Davis plays Saturday at Portland.
Oleh Kosel: DeMarcus Cousins on the injury to Anthony Davis in his postgame comments. “You know it’s unfortunate. Um, it sucks. That’s the nature of this game. You know guys go down. The next guy has to be ready to step up and fill that void.”
Davis was injured as he battled for a rebound with Utah's Derrick Favors underneath the basket with 11:35 left in the game. He remained down for several moments as trainers examined him and could not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the court. Davis was immediately placed in a wheelchair and taken to the locker room.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis left Friday night's 146-114 loss to the Denver Nuggets with a concussion in the opening minute of the third quarter. Davis was inadvertently hit in the face by Nuggets center Nikola Jokic's head as Jokic was backing him down with the ball.
Davis remained on the floor with his hands over his face for a minute before he walked to the locker room with 11 minutes, 2 seconds left in the quarter. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry couldn't provide any details of Davis' injury after the game, saying, "I don't know yet,'' Gentry said. "I have to check with doctors.'' Said Jokic: "I don't want (anybody) to get injured because of me. I hope he's good. I didn't do it on purpose.''
Adrian Wojnarowski: After missing most of past two games with a knee injury, Pelicans Anthony Davis is expected to return vs. Cavs tonight, sources tell ESPN.
Marc J. Spears: New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said his left knee injury would be evaluated tonight, but he was not worried.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis (left knee quad tendinitis) is being listed as questionable for Thursday’s game at Sacramento @NBAonTNT
Adrian Wojnarowski: As Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters, Anthony Davis MRI was negative. Another source tells ESPN that Davis will be day-to-day.
Shams Charania: Sources: Pelicans star Anthony Davis has no structural damage in injured left knee. He has swelling in knee, and will be day-to-day.
David Aldridge: Alvin Gentry tells reporters in Portland that he was informed the MRI on @AntDavis23 was negative, but that they’ll know more Wednesday.
Justin Verrier: DeMarcus Cousins (R Achilles) and Anthony Davis (L knee) both listed as out for tomorrow vs. Lakers. E'Twaun Moore (L ankle) is probable.
Justin Verrier: Anthony Davis said his left finger is fine and his right ankle "is what it is. We'll see how it feels in practice tomorrow."
New Orleans four-time All-Star forward Anthony Davis was not on the court during the portion of Tuesday’s shootaround that’s open to the media and he also didn’t go through his usual pregame warmup with Pelicans teammate Tim Frazier, but Alvin Gentry said Davis is expected to play against the Grizzlies tonight. “As far as we know, he’s going to play,” Gentry said, roughly 90 minutes before tip-off of the Southwest Division game. “He just had a little sickness.”
Anthony Davis briefly feared the worst Wednesday. On a play at the end of the second quarter vs. Toronto, Davis hit his left wrist on the rim, a sequence eerily similar to when he fractured his hand earlier in his career during a game in New York. Fortunately for Davis and the Pelicans, this time X-rays came back negative; three days later, he is 100 percent and will be available Saturday – on his 24th birthday, no less – against the Charlotte Hornets.
Anthony Davis says he expects to play Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs. The New Orleans Pelicans star is officially listed as probable with a right thigh bruise that has sidelined him for one full game and parts of two more, including the second half of Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Justin Verrier: Anthony Davis (right thigh bruise) listed as probable for tomorrow's matchup in NOLA against the Spurs.
Anthony Davis will not play for the New Orleans Pelicans in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Before New Orleans made the announcement, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Terrence Joneswould start at center if Davis was sidelined by his right quad contusion, which occurred during New Orleans' loss to Brooklyn on Friday night.
Justin Verrier: Gentry says Anthony Davis (R thigh bruise) is a gametime decision but that it "doesn't look good." Davis is having trouble moving laterally.
Scott Kushner: Alvin Gentry said Anthony Davis did not practice today (thigh contusion). He does not believe it is a long term issue though. #Pelicans
Jim Eichenhofer: Although he is listed as questionable to return, Anthony Davis (left hand) just returned to #Pelicans bench and is sitting with teammates
Anthony Davis left during the third quarter of the New Orleans Pelicans' game in Indiana after suffering right hip and left thumb injuries from a hard fall underneath the basket. X-rays came back negative, and Davis did not return to the Pelicans' bench. "Don't know anything yet," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters in Indianapolis after the game. "We'll just check with the doctors and see. I'm sure it's going to be a bruise, and we'll see to what extent it will be."
Anthony Davis' status for Thursday's interconference game was changed to out. The three-time All-Star forward will miss a game for just the third time during the regular season (in 40 New Orleans contests).
Scott Kushner: Davis said he injured his left hip when Kyle O'Quinn committed a flagrant foul, forcing Davis to run full speed into a courtside seat at MSG
Jennifer Hale: Good news for @PelicansNBA: x rays on Anthony Davis' hip came back negative. Now it's just a matter of letting bruising heal.
New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis underwent an X-ray after a 101-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, according to league sources. Davis denied the account when approached by ESPN, but the Pelicans forward was observed receiving treatment, including a black wrap, on his right foot at his locker before speaking to the media.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will not play Wednesday night at Orlando because of a thigh injury. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said Davis was injured Monday night against Boston but did not show any signs of being injured immediately following the game. Davis complained of tightness Tuesday and then again during shoot around Wednesday. So the decision was made to sit him against the Warriors.
Justin Verrier: Anthony Davis said he felt a little back pain earlier in the game and then it "locked up" on play he went down. Lumbered a bit postgame.
Anthony Davis confirmed Friday he will miss 10-14 days after suffering a right ankle sprain in the second of the New Orleans Pelicans' two preseason games in China against the Houston Rockets. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he doesn't know the severity of the sprain, but a source told The Undefeated's Marc Spears after the game Wednesday morning that Davis suffered a Grade 2 ankle sprain and would miss 10-14 days.
Gentry said Davis' injury "happens all the time" and that he just "needs the necessary days to make it better." Davis is "going to be back soon, there's not anything to be concerned about," Gentry said.
Davis said he'd like to play in the Pelicans' regular-season opener on Oct. 26 against the Denver Nuggets, which comes 14 days after the injury first occurred. But Davis also said he wants to be smart about the injury to avoid further complications. "We're constantly checking on it every day," Davis said. "When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, then I'll get back on the floor."
Marc J. Spears: Pelicans big man Anthony Davis expected to be out 10-15 days after suffering a Grade 2 ankle sprain in Beijing, source told @TheUndefeated.
Marc J. Spears: Pelicans big man Anthony Davis does not have a serious foot injury and is walking around fine after being injured in the 1st quarter tonight in Beijing versus Houston, a source said.
Scott Kushner: Gentry said he's unsure how severe Anthony Davis' ankle sprain is. He has not yet spoken to trainers about it.
It was Davis' first full-scaled work with his teammates since he underwent a surgical procedure in March to fix a stress reaction problem in his left knee cap. Davis also suffered a torn labrum last season, but he did not require surgery on his left shoulder. ''I feel great and I'm just happy to be out there,'' Davis said. ''I love the game so much that it started to be frustrating when I couldn't play or they pull you out. The main goal is to be ready for October 26 (opener against Denver). ''Right now, I think I'm heading in the right direction toward getting there. Today everything felt great. I feel like I'm more explosive than what I was and more powerful.''
Roughly 5 1/2 months after undergoing a procedure on his left knee that ended his 2015-16 season, three-time All-Star power forward Anthony Davis has been cleared for basketball activity. Davis scrimmaged for the first time on Wednesday. The 23-year-old has added some strength to his frame and now weighs 250 pounds, up more than 30 pounds from his rookie season of 2012-13.
Justin Verrier: Dell Demps tells Jim Rome Anthony Davis is already shooting, expected to be back to activity in early August. bit.ly/29OPSXU
Davis: “I couldn’t explode. I didn’t feel like myself. The first play of the game, I airballed a layup. There were a couple plays where I could’ve dunked the ball, but I couldn’t really get up. It just bothered me, to the point where I couldn’t really move or do the things I usually do on the court.” What happened Friday began the decision-making process to start thinking about being healthy for the 2016-17 campaign. Davis will still be only 23 years old when next season tips off in October.
“We definitely came to an agreement, to figure out what’s best for the long term,” Davis said. “As a player, you don’t want to have chronic pains or a chronic injury with anything. I want to play double-digit years in the league, not just seven or eight years. It sucks, but it’s something that needs to be done.”
After further evaluation and consultation with Dr. Neal ElAttrach in Los Angeles, it has been determined that Davis won’t require surgery on his left shoulder to repair a partially torn labrum.
Anthony Davis is expected to travel to Los Angeles later this week to undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder and undergo a surgical procedure to fix a tendon problem in his left knee. Davis said Monday that his doctor might as well knock both of them out at the same time.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis says he won't be able to play in Olympics, but will be ready for training camp for #Pelicans
Anthony Davis’ season is over. Alvin Gentry told reporters during his pregame media session Sunday that New Orleans has decided to shut down the three-time All-Star for the remaining 14 games of 2015-16, a decision that factors in the 23-year-old’s left knee and shoulder injuries. “We’re going to shut him down. He’s done for the year,” Gentry said. “It’s unfortunate, but he’s got an issue with his shoulder that he’s played with the whole season. It’s amazing when people talk about him being soft or whatever; they don’t understand that he’s played through a situation with his shoulder the entire season.”
Along with what appears to have been a season-long issue with his shoulder, Davis injured his left knee Friday vs. Portland, when he was contacted by Portland’s C.J. McCollum and teammate Jrue Holiday. The knee also needs treatment. “He has an issue with his knee that we’re going to get corrected,” Gentry said. “I think for us, we have to look at things long term, and we have to look at what’s best for the future of our franchise. For that reason, he won’t play anymore this season.”
Brett Dawson: The Pelicans are shutting down Anthony Davis for the season, Alvin Gentry says.
Sean Kelley: The @New Orleans Pelicans are shutting @Anthony Davis down for the season due to knee and shoulder injuries.
John Reid: Anthony Davis has a left knee injury and a shoulder problem. Alvin Gentry said they are consulting with doctors on a conference call today.
Anthony Davis was held out of the second half of the New Orleans Pelicans' 117-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday with what New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry described as a sore left knee. “There’s no reason for us to take any kind of chances with him right now,” Gentry said. “So that’s why we just held him out. I didn’t think it made sense to try to stick him back out there and play in the situation that we’re in right now.
Mark Berman: Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis is fine. He'll play tonight for the Pelicans against the #Rockets
May 31, 2023 | 12:39 pm EDT Update
Bulls, Nikola Vucevic have opened up extension talks
In Chicago, I’m told that the Bulls have opened up extension conversations with their starting center Nikola Vucevic. Sources tell me there is mutual interest in getting a deal done. Both sides have until June 30 to get an extension done. If there is no agreement by that point, Vučević would enter free agency and be one of the top centers available on the market. Vučević had the third-most double-doubles in the NBA this year (51), averaging 17.6 points and 11.0 rebounds with a 52.0 field goal percentage at a usage rate of 21.4.
Lakers want to use D'Angelo Russell in sign-and-trade?
My read on the situation is that the Lakers would prefer to use D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade, but I’m not sure the market is there. Landing Kyrie Irving for Russell is shaping up to be a pipe dream, especially with Dallas unlikely to help Los Angeles out. Fred VanVleet, a Klutch client, looms as a possibility, but adding him would require Toronto to agree to terms with Russell (or take on the Beasley and Bamba contracts). Where, exactly, is the free-agency and trade market for Russell? I just don’t see it.
Pistons heavily pursuing Monty Williams to be next head coach
Nearly two months after Dwane Casey stepped down from his role as head coach, the Detroit Pistons are heavily pursuing Monty Williams, the NBA’s winningest coach since 2021, to be their next man in charge, league sources tell The Athletic. The Pistons are preparing to offer Williams in the range of $10 million per year, league sources said, which would put him among the league’s highest-paid coaches. Detroit has been hopeful over the past several weeks that Williams would consider accepting the job, sources added.
If Williams declines the proposal, Lee, a Bucks assistant since 2018, is expected to emerge as the likely choice, league sources said.
Since the start of the first round of the NBA playoffs, four coaches — Williams (Suns), Mike Budenholzer (Bucks), Doc Rivers (76ers) and Nick Nurse (Raptors) — have been fired. Williams, immediately, was on Detroit’s radar, per league sources. Milwaukee, too, heavily pursued Williams, per league sources.
Duncan Robinson grew up in New Hampshire and was a Celtics fan throughout his childhood so it was a little surprising to see the New England native pour salt in the wound of Boston fans in Game 7. In an appearance on JJ Redick’s podcast on Monday, Robinson revealed the entertaining reason that motivated him to do the taunt.
“I don’t know how this happened but maybe someone I went to high school with but my number got put in a group chat somewhere,” Robinson said. It was a massive group chat so after we lose Game 6, my phone is randomly blowing up from a bunch of random New England numbers. They are saying, ‘Get ‘F*****’, Celtics in 7, sending me memes of Curt Schilling’s bloody sock.’ It’s just all these random numbers, 70 texts. “So I’m like what is going on and I’m also pissed since I’m on the heels of this bone-crushing loss, not to mention I missed some shots down the stretch I’d like to have back. I’m like really worked up about it. So then I’m like thinking, creating all these scenarios in my head, if I get the chance in the Garden, I’m going to do something.”
Robinson got that chance in the fourth quarter as the Heat put the game out of reach following his layup, leading to a Boston timeout. “I wanted to do it,” Robinson admitted. “There was a little of internal conflict because you are playing on the floor that you grew up being fortunate to go to some games on and grew up in Celtics country. You have this idea you want to do it but I have to be relevant enough to warrant that and I toed the line on that.”