Dwain Price: Carlisle on his team: "I like the group, I like the roster. The fact that we don’t have Dirk (Nowitzki) and (Harrison) Barnes is a big challenge tonight (against Phoenix). We’re going to play our brand of basketball and we’re going to have a chance to win some games."@Dallas Mavericks
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 28, 2022 | 1:39 pm EDT Update
James Plowright: Kupchak on why Clifford was chosen “Early on in the process we leaned towards candidates with experience… We knew defensively we needed to wrap it up a little bit… Some other “Areas” that need to be improved. Clifford brought us a long way in his 4 years”
Rod Boone: Steve Clifford said he expects to play the same kind of uptempo offensive style the #Hornets have used the past two seasons. He also knows expectations are much greater than they were previously and he’s fine with that. “The NBA is all about winning in the playoffs. That’s it.” pic.twitter.com/ekKRRGJYmk
June 28, 2022 | 1:14 pm EDT Update
Per LJ Ellis of Spurs Talk, the only player San Antonio actually wants from Atlanta is Onyeka Okongwu. Also, despite BR’s Jake Fischer reporting that the Spurs are looking for three first-rounders in a possible deal for Murray, that’s also false. Ellis notes Gregg Popovich’s squad would take no less than four unprotected first-round picks. There’s talk that the Spurs are looking to trade Murray for three first round draft picks. I’m told that is incorrect. San Antonio’s asking price for Murray is four first round draft picks with little to no protections. Alternatively, the Spurs want three minimally protected first rounders and two unprotected first round pick swaps.
Interestingly, an insider close to the situation says that the Spurs have multiple teams making a strong push for Murray besides the Hawks. One Eastern Conference team, he says, is offering three first round draft picks and a desirable young player in a proposed swap. He also stated that the Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed serious interest in Murray.
Because he was voted third-team All-NBA this season, Towns is eligible for an extension of up to four years and roughly $211 million. “I can’t wait to sit down with him and his representation ASAP and keep this thing going,” Connelly told The Athletic in a conversation not long after he was hired away from the Denver Nuggets. “He’s special and deserves everything that is going to come his way.”
“I think our goal is to win enough games to put KAT’s jersey in the rafters,” Connelly said. “He’s a guy that’s been through so much, and he’s only getting better and better. We’re going to go as far as he takes us.” With contracts this big, the only question that remains is how much more Towns has to give. Over his career, he has averaged 23.2 points and 11.3 rebounds and has a .624 true shooting percentage. But the Wolves have only made the playoffs twice in his seven seasons, and his performance against Memphis in April had highs (29 points, 13 rebounds in Game 1, 33 points, 14 boards in Game 4) and lows (eight points on four shots in Game 3, 15 points on seven shots in Game 2).