Dave McMenamin: Luke Walton says the Lakers are preparing as if LeBron won’t be available tomorrow. The Lakers say he is officially listed as out. Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart are both questionable. However Walton said today Kuzma did the most he’s done since sitting out with his hip injury.
Ryan Ward: Kyle Kuzma (hip) and Josh Hart (knee) sat out of practice today. Luke Walton hopes they’ll be able to play on Tues. #Lakers
Josh Hart asked out of the game in second half with the tendinitis acting up in his knee according to Luke Walton.
Tania Ganguli: Josh Hart’s knee was bothering him so he didn’t participate in contact today. Luke Walton would expect him to play tomorrow.
Ryan Ward: Luke Walton on Josh Hart playing vs. #Nuggets: "I would expect him to, but we'll see. Marco [Nunez] told me his ankle was hurting this morning, so there's no reason to not let him rest that up and get treatment." #Lakers
Mike Trudell: Walton said Josh Hart came through last game fine with the ankle he tweaked at Cleveland. He’s available for normal minutes off the bench.
Tania Ganguli: Josh Hart, who tweaked his hamstring, will play limited minutes and has been instructed to be very honest about how he’s feeling, Luke Walton says. Hart has a tendency to insist he’s fine so he can keep playing.
Mike Bresnahan: Josh Hart “tweaked” his hamstring at practice today, Luke Walton said. It’s unclear if he’ll play Wednesday vs. Golden State.
Ryan Ward: Josh Hart (@Josh Hart) jokingly said this about the final games of the season: "I want to tie Kobe Bryant's 40-point stretch. Eight 40-point games in a row? So that's probably what I'm going to try to accomplish over the next eight games [laughs].” #Lakers
Ohm Youngmisuk: Luke Walton said Josh Hart looked really good in 3-on-3 work but has yet to be cleared. Walton says if Hart continues to progress, he could be cleared for Friday.
Now the rookie forward has progressed to eyeing a specific date for his return, which Hart said on Spectrum SportsNet is March 30 against the Milwaukee Bucks: “Definitely a possibility. Last week was a little rough. The tissue was a little sore and that kind of thing, but now the flexibility of it is starting to get there and the swelling is going down. I’m definitely targeting that game to try and get out there. Hopefully sooner, but definitely targeting that game.”
Mike Bresnahan: Lakers rookie Josh Hart, hanging with us live for @SpectrumSN pre-game show, says he plans to return from broken left hand March 30 vs. Milwaukee. It would be right at the start of the 4-to-6 week timetable laid out by the Lakers after his surgery.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Josh Hart did the most drills he's done since fracturing the fourth metacarpal in his left hand when he shot and did some movement and shooting drills. However Luke Walton said Hart's left hand is still "fat" and it will still be closer to the end of the season if he's cleared.
Mike Bresnahan: Josh Hart (broken left hand) was in good spirits today, hoping to return before regular season ends April 11 And, yet, he was also sad. His Xbox skills are gravely affected, he says.
Mike Bresnahan: Lakers rookie Josh Hart underwent successful surgery on a broken left hand and will need four to six weeks to recover. Slightly less than six weeks are left in the Lakers’ season.
Bill Oram: Josh Hart is en route to Los Angeles to have his hand examined tomorrow morning. Needless to say, that rules him out for tomorrow's game in Miami.
Mike Trudell: Injury update: Josh Hart got hit on the left hand (4th metacarpal) and left practice to get X-Rays.
Serena Winters: Josh Hart and P.J. Dozier still ruled out for the Lakers tonight (ankles). Everyone else is available. Gametime 5pm vs. Mavericks!
July 25, 2021 | 7:20 pm EDT Update
NBA Central: Adrian Wojnarowski expects a ‘big market’ for Kyle Lowry “You’re talking potentially $25 million-$30 million a year for Kyle Lowry, it’s going to be expensive to get at him in free agency or sign-and-trade.”
Taylor Rooks: 🔥 Tyler Herro joins Jack Harlow on stage for Tyler Herro — Rolling Loud pic.twitter.com/yTFRy3npD0
Harrison Wind: Nuggets are holding another pre-draft workout Monday. Projected second round picks and potential two-way or Summer League fliers. – JT Thor (Auburn) – Scottie Lewis (Florida) – Juhann Begarin (France) – Feron Hunt (SMU) – Jalen Tate (Arkansas) – Ibi Watson (Dayton)
July 25, 2021 | 5:22 pm EDT Update
Ryan Ward: Team USA Basketball remains the favorite to win gold in Tokyo after today’s loss to France, according to @SportsBettingAG : USA -300, Australia +800, Spain +900, France +1100, Slovenia +1800, Italy +2500, Argentina +3300, Nigeria +4000
For something like a partial ACL tear, diagnosing that was important. What are the differences between knee sprains that affect the ACL ligament? DR. NGUYEN: So the grading scale is more of a guideline. Grade ones and grade threes are relatively straightforward in terms of treatment. The grade ones, usually non-operative, the grade threes are typically operative for elite athletes. Basketball players and soccer players, football players, are required to do a lot of cutting and pivoting.