Warriors center Damian Jones underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle. Golden State said Friday that Jones had the procedure Wednesday in Chicago, with Dr. Benjamin Domb performing it. Jones is expected to begin the rehab process in six weeks, with a timetable to be determined based on his progress.
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 15, 2021 | 12:30 pm EDT Update
Gary Washburn: #Celtics assistant coach Jerome Allen has officially accepted an offer to join Dwane Casey’s staff with the Detroit #Pistons according to an NBA source. Allen was one of Brad Stevens’ assistants who interviewed for the BOS job.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit is finalizing deals to hire three new assistants to Dwane Casey’s staff: Boston’s Jerome Allen, ex-Indiana assistant Bill Bayno and Sacramento’s Rex Kalamian, sources tell ESPN. Kalamian, Bayno worked for Casey in Toronto. Allen interviewed for Celtics HC job last week.
Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Nate McMillan what stood out to him the most about Trae Young’s performance last night (18 assists, just 2 turnovers, 25 points). “He called a lot of plays last night on his own, & we want to build off of that, giving him the freedom to call sets & get guys involved.”
June 15, 2021 | 11:37 am EDT Update
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green are among the initial commitments to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, sources tell The Athletic. Lillard, who turns 31 on July 15, will be playing in his first Olympics after dropping out of consideration for the 2016 Rio Games, where the U.S. men’s team won its third consecutive gold medal. Green, 31, was a part of the 2016 team, which finished the tournament 8-0.
Stevens interviewed Celtics assistants Jay Larranaga, Scott Morrison and Jerome Allen and plans to broaden the search to include Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham and Billups, a person with knowledge of the process told USA TODAY Sports. ESPN reported the Celtics wanted to interview Nets assistant Ime Udoka, Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley and Bucks assistant Charles Lee. Coaching insiders indicate the Celtics will hire externally rather than promoting from within.