Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis after Saturday’s practice, on the condition of his ankle: “I did some light stuff (workout-wise) today. Will do some more stuff tomorrow, but it feels a lot better.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Alvin Gentry on how much #Pelicans miss Anthony Davis when he can't play: "Just think Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, with him not on the (field). I think that would be a good comparison. He opens up the game for everyone, really."
Will Guillory: Pelicans have officially ruled Anthony Davis out for tonight's game with a left ankle sprain
Scott Kushner: Sounds like Anthony Davis is going to go through pregame warmups to feel out whether or not he’s able to play on his sprained ankle tonight vs the Wizards.
Scott Kushner: Gentry confirmed AD "tried it" warming up on sprained ankle. He won't say AD's officially out "until there's about 40 secs left on the clock". Gentry is "optimistic" Davis will be back by Sunday. "I don't think think it's that big of a deal. It's a sprained ankle. It'll be OK."
Adrian Wojnarowski: MRI results on New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis’ left ankle revealed a sprain, league source tells ESPN. He’s day to day and doubtful for Friday game.
For the second straight night, Davis was forced to leave his team's game with an injury. He exited Wednesday night's contest at the Sacramento Kings in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle after grabbing a rebound. The Pelicans announced that X-rays taken were negative, but Davis did not return in the team's 114-101 win -- New Orleans' 10th straight victory. Coach Alvin Gentry said Davis will get an MRI on Thursday when the team returns home.
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis on his left ankle sprain: “I feel fine. But I’m going to have the team doctor take a look at it (Thursday) and go from there.”
Scott Kushner: #Pelicans will check on Anthony Davis’ ankle today. Obviously, the fear is a high ankle sprain or some kind of lingering injury that takes significant time to heal. X Rays revealed nothing was broken. twitter.com/scottdkushner/…
"Won't know anything until tomorrow," Gentry said. "They took X-rays but couldn't really tell a lot from the X-rays, so we'll go back home, and I'm sure he'll have an MRI at some stage tomorrow, and we'll have more information."
Scott Kushner: Alvin Gentry is “under the assumption” Anthony Davis (ankle) will play tonight. Not expected to have a minutes restriction if he’s able to go.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday that Anthony Davis is questionable going into Friday's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that star forward Anthony Davis will miss Wednesday's road tilt against the Memphis Grizzlies, but he hopes that Davis' absence will be a short one.
Will Guillory: Pelicans announce Anthony Davis will play tonight, Rajon Rondo (rest) will sit. Ian Clark starts in his place
Will Guillory: Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis will test his adductor injury but he is likely to play tonight
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.
June 5, 2023 | 9:05 pm EDT Update
Brandon Ingram and Jaren Jackson Jr. commit to play for Team USA for FIBA 2023 World Cup
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Sources: Two Western Conference All-Star forwards — New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram and Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr., — are committed to play for Team USA’s FIBA World Cup team this summer in the Philippines. USA Basketball plans to finalize a 12-man roster later this month.
Indeed, on the day Dallas acquired Irving, a high-ranking member of the organization told The Dallas Morning News that along with envisioning him as a strong fit alongside Doncic, the Mavericks admired Irving’s proven track record of attracting star teammates, Exhibit A being his wooing of Kevin Durant from Golden State to Brooklyn.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on LeBron James: 'Doesn't have to prove anything'
At the unveiling of a Koreatown mural commissioned by the Lakers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said LeBron James should be the only one in control of his future after hinting at retirement following the Lakers’ elimination from the playoffs. “At the end of the year, after all that, LeBron and most of the guys looked like they’d been through two seasons, you know? But they still gave it an awesome effort,” Abdul-Jabbar said Monday. “I think it’s up to him. Certainly doesn’t have to prove anything. And it’s just what he wants to do at this point.”
Trayce Jackson-Davis explained his potential role in the NBA. I think, overall, I’ve got to be a basketball player. At the end of the day, whether I play the small-ball five or whether I play the four, (I just want) to guard positions out on the floor and do my job on offense, whatever the coach wants me to do. That is a big thing for me, being a basketball player, and showing my IQ, athletic ability and everything that comes with it.
The Athletic: Jaren Jackson Jr. was asked if he thought Dillon Brooks calling LeBron James “old” backfired in the Grizzlies-Lakers series. “It helped L.A. get around something and get some energy… but he is old. He kicked our ass and he’s old.” 🎥 @PodcastPShow
Clutch Points: “You’re always gonna make mistakes growing up… And [Ja] is the most popular player at this age probably ever… No matter what I stand by my brother.” Jaren Jackson Jr. speaks on the Ja Morant situation 🗣 (via @PodcastPShow) pic.twitter.com/H3WYtDoZ8E
June 5, 2023 | 7:45 pm EDT Update
Cason Wallace no longer included in Hawks pre-draft workout on Tuesday
Lauren L. Williams: The Hawks announced an update to Tuesday’s pre-Draft workout. Cason Wallace will no longer participate. pic.twitter.com/sfM1BGTg8g
Even though Smith’s role in Denver is minimal, he has earned respect in the locker room. Coach Michael Malone said Smith, Green, Jordan and Caldwell-Pope have impacted the team’s culture. When Smith arrived, he immediately wanted to help Nikola Jokic be an even better playmaker. But as he watched Jokic make unreal passes and find teammates on the weak side, he realized there wasn’t much that needed to be said.