Tyronn Lue is “optimistic” about Hill’s chances of playing. “Moved around good today, played 5-on-5 with some of the guys and felt decent so just have to see how his back reacts after that,” Lue said. “Moved around pretty good so we will see.”
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say that George Hill remains questionable for Game 7. He has missed the last three games with back spasms stemming from a pick by Trevor Booker.
Dave McMenamin: George Hill (back spasms) is out for Game 6. ESPN has learned that Hill received another anti-inflammatory injection in his buttocks prior to his pregame workout, but the team decided to hold him out. Jose Calderon will start again at point guard.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs G George Hill said he tried everything, including getting 4 shots in his back, to play in Game 4. Can hardly sleep, has been little improvement with treatment. All stems from Trevor Booker screen in Game 1.
Shams Charania: Sources: MRI on Cavaliers guard George Hill's back revealed nothing major. Hill is expected to receive treatment for back spasms and listed as questionable for Game 4 on Sunday.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs coach Tyronn Lue may cut down 10-man rotation, although injuries could play a part. Lue said George Hill (back) needed a lot of treatment today
Jordan Zirm: George Hill said his ankle was feeling “a lot better” as he walked out of the locker room. Ty Lue was dapping players up in the locker room postgame too. Cavs are close to being whole
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say that George Hill's left ankle injury will keep him out the rest of the game. He will be re-evaluated Saturday morning.
Anthony Slater: George Hill status for Game 4 remains up in the air about two hours to tip, Quin Snyder said.
Andy Larsen: George Hill's status remains unchanged for Game 4. In other words, they'll see how he's feeling tomorrow.
The Utah Jazz will be shorthanded against the Golden State Warriors yet again. Point guard George Hill went through pregame warmups and drills, but he will not play because of ongoing issues with his left big toe.
Mack, who played sparingly in the first round win over the Clippers, will be the Jazz's starter again as the team tries to bounce back at Vivint Arena after losing the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals in Oakland. "I’m feeling good with the situation I’m at," Mack said.
Chris Haynes: Utah Jazz point guard George Hill will miss his second consecutive game tonight against the Golden State Warriors with left toe soreness.
Marc J. Spears: Jazz say guard George Hill (left big toe sprain/soreness) is questionable for Game 3 versus Warriors.
Andy Larsen: Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood, and Raul Neto are all OUT for the Jazz against GSW. George Hill and Gordon Hayward are questionable.
The Jazz get big man Derrick Favors back in action tonight for the first time in a month, but starting point guard George Hill won't play agaisnt the Wolves in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen: Derrick Favors, George Hill, and Raul Neto are all still out for the Jazz against the Spurs on ABC tomorrow. Otherwise, clean injury report.
Chris Miller: Both Derrick Favors (Knee) and George Hill (groin) ruled out Friday vs. @Washington Wizards #DCFamily #WizJazz
Jody Genessy: The Jazz will be without Derrick Favors, George Hill and Raul Neto tonight. Gordon Hayward participated in shootaround but is questionable.
Tim MacMahon: Jazz PG George Hill (toe) plans to play vs. the Thunder. Derrick Favors (knee) is out.
The injury report still lists him as being out, but there is a chance Jazz point guard George Hill could suit up tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I think he's progressing," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "Concussions are a tricky thing. You're more able to discern other injuries, as opposed to concussions. But hopefully if he's not able to play, he's getting really close."
Aaron Falk: Being told that barring a significant change in the coming hours, George Hill will NOT be available tonight in Boston
Tim MacMahon: Jazz PG George Hill is out Monday vs. Nets due to concussion-like symptoms and a lip laceration. SG Alec Burks is questionable to make his season debut coming off ankle surgery.
Utah Jazz point guard George Hill went to the locker room with 0.6 seconds left in the first quarter Saturday night after being elbowed in the face by Phoenix Suns center Alex Len. Hill received stitches for a lower lip laceration and underwent concussion testing. He did not return for the second half of the Jazz's 91-86 win in Salt Lake City. There is no timetable for Hill's return. He exhibited concussion-like symptoms and now will go through league-mandated concussion protocol before he's cleared to play.
Tim MacMahon: George Hill could return as soon as Thursday against the 76ers, according to a league source, confirming a Salt Lake Tribune report. Hill's availability will be determined based on how he feels after a Wednesday workout. He has missed the last 13 games due to a sprained left big toe. The Jazz are 8-3 with Hill, who missed eight games in November due to a sprained right thumb.
Tim MacMahon: Jazz PG George Hill (toe) will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.
Tim MacMahon: Utah PG George Hill (sprained right thumb) will miss his eighth straight game tonight against the Nuggets. The Jazz are 3-4 without Hill, who was off to a spectacular start before the injury.
Tim MacMahon: The Jazz won't have their starting backcourt tonight against the Grizzlies. Rodney Hood (illness) joins George Hill (thumb) on the inactive list. PF Derrick Favors (knee) is a game-time decision. PF/C Boris Diaw is returning after an extended absence due to a leg contusion.
David Locke: George Hill will not play for the Utah Jazz tonight v Philadelphia. George Hill sprained his thumb in the game v the Knicks. Got hit by Derrick Rose. Checked out of game and returned later. Shelvin Mack will get the start at the point guard for the Utah Jazz.
October 20, 2021 | 1:37 pm EDT Update
Michael Grange: “My whole career, my whole time in Toronto, nothing has been promised … I had to work for everything, I see it the same way this year … at the end of the day I gotta be consistent, that’s the one remaining thing I gotta focus on” — Chris Boucher on his contract year mindset.
“The difference in New York is he’s the second-best player,” said the East executive. “He’ll have the ball in his hands. Boston tried to fit a square peg in a round hole. They tried to make him fit with them, whereas New York knows who he is and they are more likely to play to his strengths, running high pick-and-rolls for him a lot.”
And it’s one thing to be dealing with nagging knee issues if you’re on a max deal. It’s quite another if you’re the sixth-highest paid player on the team. “He’s obviously small defensively, and that’s a challenge,” said the West executive, “but I think he’s going to be a fine, capable, starting point guard for the Knicks.”
Although both Walker and the Celtics stressed the knee issue that had ended his season two games early wasn’t the same one that plagued him throughout his second year in Boston, it didn’t change the fact he was 13-for-41 overall and 3-for-17 from 3-point range before being shut down. “He couldn’t make a 3, couldn’t finish in the paint and couldn’t guard anyone,” a Western Conference executive said. “The knee just wasn’t in a good enough place.”
StatMuse: Russell Westbrook’s career usage rate was 32.7%. His usage rate last night was 19.3%. It was also his third ever triple-single (less than 10/10/10) when playing 35+ minutes of his career. pic.twitter.com/6o6rDmS1Dd
Green’s season debut Tuesday night marked the 640th game of his NBA career during the Warriors’ 121-114 season-opening win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said pregame that Green is still rounding into shape after missing the beginning of training camp due to legitimate family reasons, but says he is in a “good place” mentally and expects him to have a “great season.” The NBA currently has 85 players out of roughly 450 with 10 or more years of experience. And Green appreciates being in that group after expecting the worst. “I sit and think about it all the time,” said Green, who had six points, eight rebounds and six assists as a starting forward for Golden State. “I am in year 10. I’ve done some great s— in this league to be going into year 10. But I still feel I have a lot more work to do to reach the goals that I want to reach.”
League officials were almost gleeful about the Harden move at the time. Player sharing was the Orwellian term coined by then commissioner David Stern, who wanted the elite talent more evenly dispersed across 30 franchises. The 2011 labor deal didn’t kill superteams, as some owners and league officials hoped, but it did make it far tougher to build and sustain them. “Before, you would look at a seven-to-10-year window,” says a longtime team executive who has worked for multiple contenders. “Now you want to maximize three to five years, as it may end or likely have dramatic change afterward.”
Maybe another cap spike will come with the league’s new TV deal in 2025, fueling the next Warriors-esque empire. Maybe another LeBron-like figure will emerge to dominate the landscape. Maybe some clever GM will assemble an elite cast without angering the tax gods. “Someone’s going to figure it out,” assures a veteran team executive.