Dwain Price: What are the chances of Harrison Barnes playing in Saturday’s home opener against Minnesota? “It’s possible,” Barnes said. “Just like there was a possibility I was going to play today (against Phoenix). We’ll just see how it goes, and once I’m back I should be 100 percent.” #Mavs
Dwain Price: Carlisle on Barnes' strained right hamstring: "He's making good solid progress with no setbacks that I'm aware of. He did pick up his activity and was in more non-contact things. We'll shoot for Friday, which should be a full practice day and see where we are then."
Dwain Price: DeAndre Jordan on not having Dirk and Barnes on opening day: "Those two guys are the cornerstones of our team. Dirk’s been here for 40 years. Harrison is a helluva offensive player who we run a lot of things for, and he’s a defender for our team, a rebounder for our team." #Mavs
Dwain Price: Harrison Barnes will miss at least the first game of the season Wednesday in Phoenix with a strained right hamstring. @Dallas Mavericks
Mark Followill: Harrison Barnes on our @FOXSportsSW telecast last night about his recovery from a hamstring strain - "I've been trying to push my body as much as the trainers will let me. The target date is game one, to be ready for that. If not, hopefully I won't have to miss more than that."
Tim MacMahon: Harrison Barnes’ report on his progress recovering from a hamstring strain: “I can take Michael Finley 1-on-1.” Availability for opener TBD.
Dwain Price: This is what Harrison Barnes told me tonight about his strained right hamstring: “The goal is to play in the first game. But if I can’t do that, just make sure that I’m taking the time to get 100 percent healthy and be ready to go.” @Dallas Mavericks #Mavs
New Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan missed the team's trip to China for two exhibition games for unspecified personal reasons. Jordan and fellow starter Harrison Barnes stayed behind when the team left for China this week. Barnes injured a hamstring in practice and could miss all the preseason games.
Dwain Price: Carlisle on if Barnes (hamstring) will make the trip to China. "I think it’s more likely he’ll stay here. I don’t know what good two 15-hour flights do for a hamstring injury. I don’t’ see the merits of it. But I don’t know if there’s been a final determination on that yet."
Dwain Price: Carlisle said Harrison Barnes will miss at least the first 4 preseason games because of a hamstring injury. @Dallas Mavericks
Marc Stein: Harrison Barnes, out for the Warriors since late November, is on track to return to the lineup this week, likely Monday against Charlotte
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (sprained ankle) and guard Leandro Barbosa (shoulder sprain) did not join team on trip to Dallas.
“I’m sure we’re close enough,” Walton said. “But it’s kind of up to (Barnes) and the training staff. We game-plan for the guys that are going to be available. “Whenever Harrison’s ready to play . . . he’s done more in practice, which is great to see. But we’re kind of out of that process as far as when that game is. When they tell us he’s ready to go, then we’ll get him back in there.”
Monte Poole: Harrison Barnes (ankle) still out but is practicing without restriction, per interim Warriors coach Luke Walton.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (ankle), shown working out pre-game, is out for Christmas matchup against Cavaliers https://t.co/FCaEzpZTI9
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes has returned to contact drills, but he won't play Wednesday, according to Luke Walton.
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes (left ankle) and Kevon Looney (hip) are out for the Warriors, and Greg Monroe (knee) is doubtful for the Bucks.
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes (left ankle) is back on the Warriors' practice floor. Update expected soon. https://t.co/upUJJ1RI50
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes as expected will miss the rest of the team's seven-game trip because of a sprained left ankle, according to the team. Barnes will have missed two weeks of action by the time he is scheduled to be re-evaluated again Dec. 13 upon the team's return from the trip. He is at least making progress and walking without crutches while participating in some form shooting drills. "His limp is getting less, so we'll take it," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said Friday.
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes as expected will miss the rest of the team's seven-game road trip due to his sprained left ankle, according to the team Sunday. Barnes will have missed two weeks of action by the time he is scheduled to be re-evaluated again Dec. 13 upon the team's return from the road trip. He is at least making progress and walking without crutches.
Diamond Leung: Bob Myers told 95.7 The Game Harrison Barnes isn't in a walking boot, but gait not normal. "I don't see it happening in the next week. It's not right around the corner. I don't know if it will be a week or two or more."
June 25, 2022 | 4:35 pm EDT Update
The Utah Jazz may be in the midst of the widest coaching search in recent NBA memory. In all, according to reports, they’ve interviewed at least 15 candidates for the job once held by Quin Snyder. But three weeks into the process, it looks like the team’s decision-makers are favoring the younger assistant coaches in their search for a new leader. In particular, it’s Celtics’ assistant Will Hardy that is considered by many league insiders to be a leading candidate at this point.
In terms of his relationships with the Jazz’s front office, it should be noted that Hardy and new Jazz CEO Danny Ainge’s time with the Celtics didn’t officially overlap. Another highly-considered candidate for the Jazz’s head coaching job is current Suns assistant Kevin Young.
June 25, 2022 | 3:24 pm EDT Update
Aaron J. Fentress: Source: Blazers fully guarantee Josh Hart’s contract that will pay him $12.9 million next season. Deadline was today. There is a mutual option for the following season. This was absolutely a no-brainer. #RipCity