Michael C. Wright: Official update: Pau Gasol (bone bruise, left knee) is probable for tonight's Spurs-Lakers game. LaMarcus Aldridge (sprained right ankle) is out, as is Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management).
The Spurs announced at halftime that Aldridge had an ankle sprain and would not return to action. The Spurs did not offer an update on Aldridge following Wednesday's 121-116 loss. Teammate Rudy Gay was optimistic Aldridge will be OK. "I think he'll be fine. I'm hoping he'll be fine," Gay said after the game. "We obviously need our big dog. He's a soldier. He'll play."
Tom Orsborn: LA said everything went well the knee treatment that required him to miss the last 2 games: "I'm good. Just making sure things were good, making sure I will be good after the break. Pop, myself & the medical staff talked about it, and we felt like it was a smart decision." #Spurs
The Spurs have grown accustomed to living the rocky life of missing Kawhi Leonard for much of this injury plagued season. Now they are prepared to wave goodbye to LaMarcus Aldridge until after the All-Star break. Aldridge will not play in either of the Spurs' final two games leading into the break, tonight in Utah or Tuesday at Denver.
Tom Orsborn: Aldridge (sore right knee) is out for tomorrow night at Utah, per #Spurs. Murray (ankle), Parker (back) are questionable. Leonard, Gay remain out.
Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol) is questionable for tomorrow night's Spurs-Hawks game. LaMarcus Aldridge, Dejounte Murray (left groin) and Tony Parker (back stiffness) remain out.
Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be sidelined indefinitely after an occurrence of minor heart arrhythmia, the Spurs announced Saturday morning. “All parties have concluded that at the current time it is best for Aldridge to refrain from play until further tests and examinations are completed,” according to a statement provided by the team. “The Spurs will provide updates as appropriate.”
Aldridge has a history of minor heart issues dating to his rookie season. In April 2007 while with Portland, Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The condition is an electrical abnormality of the heart that can cause dizziness and rapid heartbeat. Aldridge underwent an ablation procedure to correct the ailment at the time, and missed the final nine games of the Trail Blazers’ season.
Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge will not play against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sore right knee. San Antonio is already without Pau Gasol, its starting center, who underwent surgery Jan. 20 to repair a broken left ring finger. Gasol broke his fourth metacarpal Jan. 19 while warming up before the Spurs' home game against Denver. The 7-footer was expected to miss four to six weeks due to the injury.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, due to a recent finger/hand injury, has also removed himself from Olympic consideration.
April 23, 2021 | 10:31 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Center Amida Brimah is signing a two-way deal with the Indiana Pacers, his agent Daniel Hazan tells ESPN.
Last week the Raptors released a video breakdown of his time with the team thus far. In the video, Trent Jr. spoke very highly of the franchise and said he feels like he’s part of something great. “For the first time in my career in the last three years, you know, I feel like I am wanted in a sense. They want me to be a part of something. They want me to help. So, I can’t even put it into words to be honest with you.”
Anthony Edwards understands why he’s received so much scrutiny in his first NBA season. But he doesn’t necessarily care about the attention thrown his way. “I’ve always been a player that nobody gives excuses for,” Edwards says. “If I have a bad game, it’s because I suck, I’m a bust, whatever. …But it’s fun at this point. I like having so much expected of me.”
An exclusive tour inside the 31,000 square-foot-home currently owned by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, located at 9927 Giffin Court, in Windermere, photographed Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The lakefront house is for sale for $16.5 million and includes 12 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms and its own movie theater, cigar bar and an indoor regulation basketball court. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
Clarke had gotten a high-end Heron Preston NASA puffer jacket and was so proud of it he kept it on even when he went to get shots up in the Garden after a game. NBA life was rapidly approaching and he was soaking it all in, looking out to the empty stands, hoping he would be playing on the parquet floor soon. After games I would introduce him to players he hadn’t met, but he didn’t need an introduction. They were all too familiar with his game from Ball is Life Instagram posts and were already telling him what he was going to do when he got to the league.
While he was a kid gravitating to the bright lights, Clarke remained humble and grateful through it all. He seemed incapable of being anything but happy and engaging. He truly lived life carefree, never phased by whatever hurdles were crossing his path. He was so confident in his gifts and the person he was that he didn’t need to be anything else to get where he wanted in life.