Anthony Slater: Damian Jones tore his left pectoral last night in Detroit. It’s going to be an extended absence. Possibly out for the season.
Marc J. Spears: Bad news for Warriors center Damian Jones who suffered a torn left pectoral muscle. pic.twitter.com/IIHQ2VKiKj
Following the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, third-year center Damian Jones received an MRI on an injured left shoulder. It is not immediately clear when the results will available, or how serious the injury might be. But Jones missed the entire fourth quarter because of the injury. He finished with nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and six rebounds in 20 minutes.
Warriors third-year center Damian Jones will sit out of Sunday’s summer league game because of a sore right knee.
Mark Medina: Per Warriors: Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will sit out tomorrow vs Utah. Damian Jones (left mid foot sprain) is listed as probable
"But in my experience when I was an agent, representing big guys -- guards assimilate better or quicker into the NBA than big guys do, in my opinion ... the speed, the strength, the rotations -- it's different. A big, young guy in the NBA -- takes longer. But he's doing fine. He's got the right mindset." Over three games with the D-League Warriors, Jones is averaging 2.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over 19.4 minutes per contest. "It's gonna be hard to crack our rotation," Myers said. "But he hasn't played basketball in seven months He needs to play a lot more basketball. But we're encouraged."
Anthony Slater: Warriors rookie center Damian Jones is progressing from June pec injury. Back lifting weights. Not on court yet. Unlikely for start of camp.
June 23, 2021 | 12:19 pm EDT Update
NBA Central: “In talking to executives around the league, there’s a lot of interest in Ben Simmons. If he was made available on the market today, there would be maybe up to a dozen teams would make offers.” – Brian Windhorst (Via ESPN)
Young only played one game against the Bucks this season. He had a rough one in the 11-point loss to Milwaukee with 15 points on 3-of-17 from the field. He was 0-of-3 from deep and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. Young also dished out nine assists but committed six turnovers. It was a forgettable game for the most part for Young and the Hawks. Milwaukee had Jrue Holiday defending Young, and we can expect a healthy dose of that in this series. Depending on which side you’re pulling for, it might be an unhealthy dose. We’ve seen Holiday dominate some of the best guards in the NBA with his defensive genius and commitment. In their one game against each other this season, Young shot 11 runners against the Bucks. That’s 11 of those vaunted runners mentioned above in those 17 total shot attempts. Young made just two of them. He made just one of them against Holiday with Brook Lopez often stepping up to defend him. For the most part, they looked like good, comfortable attempts by Young. He just didn’t make them.
CAA Sports Basketball division has officially announced the signing of freshman Isaiah Jackson from University of Kentucky who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’10″, 206-pound forward is from Pontiac, MI where he attended Waterford Mott High School located in Waterford, Michigan.
CAA Sports Basketball division has officially announced the signing of freshman Keon Johnson from University of Tennessee who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’5″, 186-pound guard is from Shelbyville, TN where he attended The Webb Schools in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
CAA Sports Basketball Division has officially announced the signing of freshman Day’Ron Sharpe from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’11″, 265-pound power forward / center is from Greenville, North Carolina and attended Montverde Academy under Coach Kevin Boyle in Montverde, Florida.
CAA Sports Basketball Division has officially announced the signing of freshman Cameron Thomas from Louisiana State University who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’4″, 210-pound guard is from Chesapeake, Virginia and attended Oak Hill Academy where he competed under Coach Steve Smith and became Oak Hill Academy’s all-time leading scorer that season.
CAA Sports Basketball division has officially announced the signing of Jalen Green from G League Ignite who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’6″, 180-pound guard is from California and attended San Joaquin Memorial High School, then later finished his high school career at Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, California.
CAA Sports Basketball Division has officially announced the signing of junior Davion Mitchell from Baylor University who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’2″, 205-pound Guard is from Hinesville, Georgia where he attended Liberty County High School and competed under Coach Julian Stokes Prior to attending college, Mitchell was ranked a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was ranked No. 33 nationally by 247 sports, while competing for Coach Julian Stokes at Liberty County High School, leading the Panthers to their first Georgia 4A State Championship during the 2015-16 season.