Duvalier Johnson: In pregame, Malone says heâ€™s unsure when Gary Harris is coming back as heâ€™s not even walking normal yet. #Nuggets
Thankfully, the Basketball Gods were kind to Harris and the Nuggets. A source within the Nuggets organization has told Mile High Sports that Harrisâ€™ MRI only showed a small sprain or strain in a small ligament in his knee.
Pair that with Harrisâ€™ X-ray results coming back negative and it seems as if the Nuggets and Harris both dodged quite the bullet. Two separate sources told Mile High Sports the exact same thing; â€śitâ€™s the best news we could have hoped forâ€ť.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris isnâ€™t sure what his injury is, says knee is a little sore. Not sure if heâ€™ll play Saturday in Memphis. MRI tomorrow will determine his status. He limped out of the locker room under his own power.
Harrison Wind: [Gary Harris will] go for an MRI tomorrow. Paul Millsap said the Nuggetsâ€™ locker room is â€śvery concerned.â€ť
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone says Gary Harris (ankle) will play tonight. Hurt it last game vs Spurs.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets will try to keep Gary Harrisâ€™ minutes in the low 30â€™s tonight vs Mavs. Heâ€™s still bothered by a right foot injury. Malone says he went over his minutes limit vs Knicks.
Gina Mizell: #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Gary Harrisâ€™ foot injury happened in Fridayâ€™s loss at Phoenix and that he aggravated it while chasing CJ McCollum around during Mondayâ€™s win over Portland. Status for tonight vs. Knicks still TBD.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (right elbow contusion) set to return to Nuggets' lineup tonight in Portland (8 p.m. MST) barring a setback in pregame warmups. Harris missed Denver's loss on Wednesday vs. Minnesota @BSNDenver
Gina Mizell: Gary Harris (elbow contusion) said he was able to go through parts of shootaround and itâ€™ll be determined after pregame warm-ups if heâ€™s able to go against Minnesota. Said neck is still sore after nasty fall in OKC but that heâ€™s NOT going through concussion protocol. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Nuggets listing Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) as questionable for Friday vs NOLA. Denver and head coach Michael Malone expect Harris to play.
Denver Nuggets starting shooting guard Gary Harris said following Wednesdayâ€™s practice that he wants to play Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans, after missing the past two games with right shoulder soreness. â€śItâ€™s just getting back playing with contact and getting comfortable with everything,â€ť Harris said.
Gina Mizell: Gary Harris (shoulder) is out tonight against Orlando. Will Barton will start in his place. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Juancho Hernangomez (mono) has been upgraded to questionable for tonightâ€™s game vs Magic. Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) is also questionable.
Nuggets guard Gary Harris was in a walking boot Friday, in these early days of a right foot injury that he suffered last Saturday against Detroit. And heâ€™ll be out for a while, as some details get clearer about his expected time away from the team. Harrisâ€™ timeline is at least four weeks out, not up to four weeks, according to league sources. And he wonâ€™t need surgery, so itâ€™s a situation where heâ€™ll receive daily treatment in order to get well.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (foot) could be out up to 4 weeks, #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Big big blow.
The issue is getting both players through a full practice with no setbacks. To this point, both Harris and Arthur have gone through most of a couple of recent practices but not all of them. Until they do, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said heâ€™ll be hesitant at best about putting them in the game. Malone on Harris: â€śItâ€™s good to see him on the court (Friday). And as is always the case, how does he feel the next day. Heâ€™s just not there yet. So heâ€™s still out.â€ť
â€śI wanted to play today, I wanted to,â€ť he said. â€śSo weâ€™ll just see. I want to get back out there as soon as possible, especially after practicing Tuesday. I felt pretty good. Weâ€™ll see how it goes. I trust (the training staff), theyâ€™re going to make sure Iâ€™m right. I want to come back, be 100 percent and be good to go.â€ť Meanwhile, Arthur has experienced a couple of small setbacks in his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery. He experienced some swelling in the knee after Mondayâ€™s practice and had a treatment day on Tuesday. â€śI think Iâ€™m day-by-day right now,â€ť Arthur said.
Optimistic estimates on his return by Nuggets coach Michael Malone put Harrisâ€™ return right around the start of the regular season on Oct. 26. Harris wouldnâ€™t rule it out, but wasnâ€™t confirming that as a target date, either. â€śIâ€™m just going day by day, just trying to get better each day,â€ť Harris said. â€śThatâ€™s two weeks down the road: Weâ€™ll see. Iâ€™m just trying to get better each day.â€ť
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Gary Harrisâ€™ right groin strain may keep him out â€śa couple of weeksâ€ť but is expecting to have the shooting guard for the season opener. Harris met with team doctors on Wednesday to nail down the best course of action for recovery.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a partially torn groin muscle, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Harrison Wind: From Nuggets practice: Malone does not anticipate Gary Harris back for a "at least a couple of weeks." MRI confirmed a right groin strain.
August 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm EDT Update
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VINCENT GOODWILL: And, yeah, you guys, in Atlanta, you guys have made steps as far as improving your team, bringing in Dejounte Murray. That’s gonna be the best backcourt guy you’ve ever played with. How do you see that sort of pairing working, considering he’s been a point guard throughout his career, and both of you guys can probably play on or off the ball? TRAE YOUNG: Yeah, I mean that’s kind of scary, if you think about it. I mean, I think people don’t really understand, I mean, how dynamic of a backcourt that can be, I mean, with two guys who can score. I mean, both can score 20 plus. Both can get nine plus assists a game. You can’t really double one or the other, and if you do, you really pick your poison, because we have other weapons around. So it’s gonna be a fun season, and I think, I mean, having another guard, like Dejounte, who can playmake and that sort of thing, it’s gonna to be good for us.
VINCENT GOODWILL: Well, clearly, the archetype that people have always compared you to has been Stephen Curry. Was that inspiring for you to see him go back, and get back to the mountaintop, and do it the way he did it? TRAE YOUNG: Yeah, I mean, it was just as fine as when he won his first one by himself with KT, and I was in middle school and high school back then, so I remember being a kid watching him back then, and just being a fan then, and now. I mean, being in the league, going against him, I think our games are different, but they’re similar in certain areas, and I definitely want to be a champion, so he’s set the standard.
VINCENT GOODWILL: And now, just as your evolution as a player, you’ve grown, clearly. You had the most points and the most assists last year. Individually, how do you go into another season where you’re like, I accomplished all these things individually, but what are my goals individually for next season? TRAE YOUNG: I mean, to be honest with you, I never have individual goals going into the season. Like, I know, if we’re a top-three seed, I’m gonna be an All-Star, like, just the way I play, and maybe I can bring another guy with me. That’s how I think going into this season. Like, I’m more team– my main focus is to win, because I want to bring some of these people with me to the top.
Serbia was the winner of the first 2022 Supercup Semifinal, edging out Italy, 90-86, Friday. Back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic was the difference-maker in Hamburg, Germany. His team-high 18 points included the go-ahead bucket with 1:05 left in the exciting prep game. Additional production of ten rebounds and five assists in a 24-minute showing for the Joker. Captain Vladimir Lucic, Anadolu Efes superstar Vasilije Micic, and CSKAâ€™s Nikola Milutinov all contributed 15 points each.
Christos Tsaltas: Cedi Osman ended up the Acropolis Tournament in style 16 pts / 6 rebs / 6-14 FG #Cavs forward showed good things on the floor and he’s getting ready for Eurobasket. #BizBirlikteyiz #LetEmKnow
Christos Tsaltas: Kostas Antetokounmpo vs Turkey 19 points 13 rebounds 9-13 FG 8-10 2P 1-3 3P 1 assist 2 steals 1 block 27 ranking He was sensational tonight. Greece defeated 89-80 Turkey in Day 3 of Acropolis Tournament. #HellasBasketball pic.twitter.com/8wtuk7vUCL