Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said that Kelly Oubre, Jr. will return tonight after missing the Wizards’ last game due to a sore left foot. Brooks joked ‘I’m sure he will be dressed for the occasion.’
Candace Buckner: Kelly Oubre Jr. back at practice after missing Sunday's game. He said this particular pain (sore foot) has been bothering him for over a week, but has been playing through it. Expects to play tomorrow vs Miami
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said Kelly Oubre is 'back on the court and will be fine going into training camp' after PRP treatment.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles, according to several people close to the situation. Oubre, a second-year player who played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run, is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. Although Oubre could resume basketball activities later this month but will not play with the Wizards’ Summer League team in July.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles, according to several people close to the situation.
Oubre, a second-year player who played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run, is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. He is not expected to play with the Wizards’ Summer League team in July but could resume basketball activities later this month.
Candace Buckner: Story posting soon: #Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. had PRP injection in rt knee today in LA. Oubre dealt w/ injury even b4 the playoffs began.
Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. plans to undergo PRP injections to his right knee, league sources tell ESPN. Oubre, 21, is expected to be able to return to basketball activities in approximately two weeks, sources say.
The second-year forward has been bothered by the knee injury since the opening-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. He had an MRI last week and, according to league sources, no structural damage was revealed.
Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre missed Monday's practice session with the Wizards because of sore knees, but their availability for Game 2 vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday doesn't appear to be in question.
Just as the Wizards seemed to hit their stride and get back Markieff Morris from a foot injury that kept him out a game, they won't have Kelly Oubre for Sunday's contest with the L.A. Clippers because he's in concussion protocol. Oubre, a 6-7 forward who has been a valuable defender coming off the bench or when coach Scott Brooks uses small-ball lineups, is listed out by the team. The Wizards have won four of five games and might not have Jason Smith (right hamstring) after he removed himself from Friday's win over the Detroit Pistons.
June 17, 2021 | 5:05 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: Carlisle had two years left on his contract in Dallas, but there are five other coaching openings in the NBA and possibly more forthcoming. He’ll easily land another job. Rumblings about Milwaukee as a destination — IF the Bucks make a change — have been circulating for weeks.
Mike Vorkunov: The amount of coaching turnover in the NBA the last two seasons is wild. 17 of the 30 coaches who started the 2019-20 season as a head coach aren’t with that franchise anymore. So about 3/5 of the league’s head coaches from Oct. 22, 2019 lost their jobs or moved out and on.
Bryan Kalbrosky: One NBA scout told me the G League Elite Camp participant most likely to get drafted is EJ Onu. The 6’11 big man (7-foot-8 wingspan) won the NAIA national title with 16.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 4.5 bpg (!) while shooting 40% (!) on 3.9 3PA. Other participants: https://bit.ly/3vuN8EZ
When did you figure out that the mental side of sports is something that also takes work? Chris Bosh: I found that out pretty early. I’d always noticed how people would compliment me for being smarter or even trying in the classroom. Then as I got older, in basketball, the plays became more complex. The situations became more complex, you have to learn all the offenses, you have to learn multiple plays, you have to remember them. You have to remember defensive coverages. I just saw right away how much people talk differently about somebody who can comprehend that information.
What did you learn from times when you lost? CB: Well, I definitely learned what I didn’t do right. There’s no escaping that. That’s why I love sports. Because the minute that you lose, you know that that was a better team. They played a better series, and you have to be OK with that. But then most importantly, you remember those shortcuts, you remember that loose ball you didn’t get. You remember that one more rep in the gym you didn’t get. Those are the things that come back to haunt you.
Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan took his talents back to the high seas to once again compete in the high stakes ($3.4 million) fishing tournament alongside the crew of his boat, an 80-foot Viking Yacht named Catch 23. I would detail the significance of that name, but if you don’t know, this is the part of the journey where you need to go it alone.
Knowing MJ’s propensity for taking thing personally, er, competitive nature, I was certain he returned this year to avenge his loss. But unfortunately things haven’t gone exceptionally well this time around, as His Airness’ haul of a 25-pound dolphinfish — that’s Mahi Mahi for the untrained eye — landed him in eighth place on the “heaviest dolphin” leaderboard. To add insult to injury, a tournament representative confirmed to “Insider” that the other fish Jordan’s crew caught on Tuesday was the wrong species and had to be thrown back in the water.
June 17, 2021 | 4:47 pm EDT Update
Tim MacMahon: Mark Cuban to ESPN: “I truly love Rick Carlisle. He was not only a good coach but also a friend and a confidant. Our relationship was so much more than basketball. And I know that won’t ever change.”