Payton has been upgraded on the team’s injury report a couple times this week and was deemed a game-time decision to play Saturday against Phoenix, which would be his first game action in exactly two weeks. “We’ll have to see,” fourth-year head coach Alvin Gentry said after Friday practice of Payton’s status. “He’s going to do some other stuff (physically to test whether Payton can play). He’s a game-time decision. He’s made progress.”
Will Guillory: Elfrid Payton and Nikola Mirotic are both listed as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Phoenix Suns due to right ankle sprains pic.twitter.com/u2rOax0xCL
Will Guillory: Alvin Gentry says he doesn't expect Elfrid Payton to play Wednesday night but Saturday is a real possibility.
Scott Bordow: Sounds like Devin Booker, TJ Warren, Elfrid Payton, Len all out. Triano expects same lineup as he had against Golden State
Jonathan Feigen: Add Elfrid Payton and T.J. Warren to the Suns' out list tonight. As mentioned earlier, Devin Booker and Alex Len are out vs. Rockets tonight.
Josh Robbins: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) is expected to play tonight against the Warriors, Frank Vogel said.
Josh Robbins: Elfrid Payton will not play tonight against the Denver Nuggets, the Magic have announced. Payton continues to be bothered by a sore left hamstring.
Josh Robbins: Elfrid Payton (hamstring) will not play tonight against the Celtics, Frank Vogel said.
Josh Robbins: Frank Vogel said Elfrid Payton, as expected, also will be out tomorrow night in New Orleans due to his hamstring injury.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have listed point guard Elfrid Payton as out for Sunday's game in Charlotte. Payton has an injured left hamstring.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon (ankle) is unlikely to play tonight. Elfrid Payton (hamstring) also is out, as disclosed previously.
August 17, 2022 | 1:04 pm EDT Update
Christos Tsaltas: Turkey started the Acropolis Tournament with a win over Georgia (101-88). Cedi Osman 22pts, 9-14 FG, 3rebs Furkan Korkmaz 18pts, 4rebs Alperen Sengun 17pts, 6-8 FG, 3rebs Tornike Shengelia 20pts, 5rebs, 6asts Sandro Mamukelashvili 16pts, 14rebs #BizBirlikteyiz #GoGeorgia
Michael Singer: Yes, Jamal Murray looks good in this extended run. Doesn’t look like there’s any hesitancy, on offense any way. But, to me, the best part of this video is :12 seconds into it. “Look, I’m not playing nine randos. This guy can dunk!” pic.twitter.com/NOv2xjrVWr
Mark Haynes: Sources: The Sacramento Kings will face LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2022-23 season on these four dates: Nov. 11 at Los Angeles Dec. 21 at Sacramento Jan. 7 at Sacramento Jan. 18 at Los Angeles
August 17, 2022 | 11:46 am EDT Update
Wiggins recently revealed that not receiving any All-Defensive votes last season led him to take it personally in the playoffs. “I didn’t get not one vote this year,” he said. “So, I was like, I took it personal in the playoffs. I was like, ‘This is my chance to really showcase what I can do. Put my name on the radar.’”
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Nikola Jovic were ruled out of EuroBasket and preceding 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Nikola Jokic is the lone NBA player remaining for Serbia. “Nikola being here automatically means he wants to play and compete,” Kalinic shared his view on the back-to-back NBA MVP, “He is one of best players, if not the best player in the world right now.”