Erik Horne: Thunder did not list Paul George (left hip contusion) or Corey Brewer (right knee sprain) under its injury report in its game notes. Both still are projected starters. Hard to imagine both won’t play Wednesday.
Shams Charania: Sources: OKC starter Corey Brewer (sprained right knee) remains on track to play in Game 1 today against the Jazz. twitter.com/shamscharania/…
Andy Larsen: Corey Brewer is listed as questionable for Game 1 of Jazz/OKC due to his sprained right knee. Alex Abrines is out due to his concussion.
Brett Dawson: Alex Abrines and Corey Brewer did “a little bit more” today, per Billy Donovan. No contact for Abrines, some for Brewer. Thunder will know more about availability tomorrow.
Corey Brewer did not practice after suffering what the Thunder called a sprained right knee in Wednesday’s regular-season finale against Memphis. Brewer did “light work,” Donovan said, but no contact.
Shams Charania: Sources: Oklahoma City guard Corey Brewer will receive treatment on sprained knee over next few days and plans to play in Game 1 of the playoffs against Utah on Sunday.
August 3, 2021 | 6:29 am EDT Update
Gary Washburn: Gobert finishes with a 360 dunk. Don’t know if I’ve ever seen him do that in the NBA. FRA 84, ITA 75 Final. Faces Slovenia on Thursday. #Tokyo2020
Free agent guard Ben McLemore has agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told HoopsHype. It’s a one-year, $2.4 million deal between the two sides. McLemore will add shooting off the bench for Portland, which is known for its player development program.
August 3, 2021 | 3:46 am EDT Update
Pau, 41, confirmed his retirement on COPE, stating that he will now reflect and assess his future, while he has not decided about retirement yet. He spent the previous season with FC Barcelona. During his time with the senior Spanish NT, he has won 11 medals in three different international competitions, including gold in the 2006 FIBA World Cup and gold at the 2009, 2011 and 2015 EuroBasket.
Ben Golliver: Spain coach Sergio Scariolo on the end of an era: “This is a time to really enjoy the moment. Being a part of a legend is a privilege. … I couldn’t even dream of anything like this when I took over. … Our link will be there forever.”
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum on #Celtics trades: “You always hate to see guys leave, especially guys you build a relationship with. I guess that’s the nature of it. As a player all you can do is show up for training camp and whoever is there is there and get ready to play.” #Celtics #Tokyo2020