Chris Fedor: #Cavs George Hill makes his return. Will be on a minutes restriction. HC Larry Drew said he hasn’t determined starting PG yet.
Ryan Wolstat: Cavaliers will start Sexton still, regardless of whether George Hill starts as well. Want to develop Sexton off the ball as well.
George Hill played four-on-four with teammates and coaches, taking contact once again, prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers leaving for their two-game road trip Tuesday afternoon. He's "progressing," according to head coach Larry Drew. Hill could even make his return Wednesday night against Oklahoma City, a team source told cleveland.com.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs George Hill participated in contact drills earlier today. Remains OUT. But, obviously, getting closer.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs Larry Drew doesn't believe George Hill has been cleared for contact yet. Said he doesn't know how close George is.
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: George Hill is getting closer to a return from a sprained right shoulder, which has sidelined him since suffering the injury late in the game against Orlando on Nov. 5.
Hill is getting closer to a return from a sprained right shoulder, which has sidelined him since suffering the injury late in the game against Orlando on Nov. 5. But his old starting point guard spot may be gone when he gets back, pried away by the rising youngster who has started to blossom since stepping into the lead role.
"Some guys are just like that. They develop a rhythm to playing. There are just guys who feel more comfortable starting than coming off the bench," head coach Larry Drew said following Friday's practice. "I think everybody wants to start, but everybody's production as a starter is not very good. As a coach, what I try to do, I try to look at what a guy does as a starter versus what he does off the bench. Certainly with G Hill out, Collin has definitely stepped up to the plate and made his presence felt and has made a major impact to what we've been doing."
Adrian Wojnarowski: Another tough blow for 1-10 Cleveland: Point guard George Hill will miss two weeks with a sprained right shoulder, league sources tell ESPN. First-round pick Collin Sexton will continue to get the opportunity to start.
Joe Vardon: Repost to fix hilarious typo: Source tells me George Hill will probably miss two weeks from shoulder sprain — h/t @Adrian Wojnarowski . The Cavs have an open roster spot and will need someone to back up rookie Collin Sexton at the point. Jordan Clarkson can do it but he’s their top scorer
With a true point guard, the Cavaliers finally had a go-to offensive set to counter the Pacers' smart halftime adjustments that had a big role in how out of sync the Cavs looked coming out of the locker room. The Cavs repeatedly called for the lethal 1-3 pick and roll that was a staple of their Finals runs the last three years. "G-Hill not playing in the first half coming in the third quarter and giving us that spark at the point guard position with him and LeBron running the 13 action, it was huge for us," Thompson said. "He was able to make shots, get to the lane and put pressure on (Bojan) Bogdanovic to either pick or choose."
Tyronn Lue is "optimistic" about Hill's chances of playing. "Moved around good today, played 5-on-5 with some of the guys and felt decent so just have to see how his back reacts after that," Lue said. "Moved around pretty good so we will see."
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say that George Hill remains questionable for Game 7. He has missed the last three games with back spasms stemming from a pick by Trevor Booker.
Dave McMenamin: George Hill (back spasms) is out for Game 6. ESPN has learned that Hill received another anti-inflammatory injection in his buttocks prior to his pregame workout, but the team decided to hold him out. Jose Calderon will start again at point guard.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs G George Hill said he tried everything, including getting 4 shots in his back, to play in Game 4. Can hardly sleep, has been little improvement with treatment. All stems from Trevor Booker screen in Game 1.
Shams Charania: Sources: MRI on Cavaliers guard George Hill's back revealed nothing major. Hill is expected to receive treatment for back spasms and listed as questionable for Game 4 on Sunday.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs coach Tyronn Lue may cut down 10-man rotation, although injuries could play a part. Lue said George Hill (back) needed a lot of treatment today
Jordan Zirm: George Hill said his ankle was feeling “a lot better” as he walked out of the locker room. Ty Lue was dapping players up in the locker room postgame too. Cavs are close to being whole
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say that George Hill's left ankle injury will keep him out the rest of the game. He will be re-evaluated Saturday morning.
Anthony Slater: George Hill status for Game 4 remains up in the air about two hours to tip, Quin Snyder said.
Andy Larsen: George Hill's status remains unchanged for Game 4. In other words, they'll see how he's feeling tomorrow.
The Utah Jazz will be shorthanded against the Golden State Warriors yet again. Point guard George Hill went through pregame warmups and drills, but he will not play because of ongoing issues with his left big toe.
Mack, who played sparingly in the first round win over the Clippers, will be the Jazz's starter again as the team tries to bounce back at Vivint Arena after losing the first two games of the Western Conference semifinals in Oakland. "I’m feeling good with the situation I’m at," Mack said.
Chris Haynes: Utah Jazz point guard George Hill will miss his second consecutive game tonight against the Golden State Warriors with left toe soreness.
Marc J. Spears: Jazz say guard George Hill (left big toe sprain/soreness) is questionable for Game 3 versus Warriors.
Andy Larsen: Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood, and Raul Neto are all OUT for the Jazz against GSW. George Hill and Gordon Hayward are questionable.
The Jazz get big man Derrick Favors back in action tonight for the first time in a month, but starting point guard George Hill won't play agaisnt the Wolves in Salt Lake City.
Andy Larsen: Derrick Favors, George Hill, and Raul Neto are all still out for the Jazz against the Spurs on ABC tomorrow. Otherwise, clean injury report.
Chris Miller: Both Derrick Favors (Knee) and George Hill (groin) ruled out Friday vs. @Washington Wizards #DCFamily #WizJazz
Jody Genessy: The Jazz will be without Derrick Favors, George Hill and Raul Neto tonight. Gordon Hayward participated in shootaround but is questionable.
Tim MacMahon: Jazz PG George Hill (toe) plans to play vs. the Thunder. Derrick Favors (knee) is out.
The injury report still lists him as being out, but there is a chance Jazz point guard George Hill could suit up tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I think he's progressing," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "Concussions are a tricky thing. You're more able to discern other injuries, as opposed to concussions. But hopefully if he's not able to play, he's getting really close."
Aaron Falk: Being told that barring a significant change in the coming hours, George Hill will NOT be available tonight in Boston
Tim MacMahon: Jazz PG George Hill is out Monday vs. Nets due to concussion-like symptoms and a lip laceration. SG Alec Burks is questionable to make his season debut coming off ankle surgery.
Utah Jazz point guard George Hill went to the locker room with 0.6 seconds left in the first quarter Saturday night after being elbowed in the face by Phoenix Suns center Alex Len. Hill received stitches for a lower lip laceration and underwent concussion testing. He did not return for the second half of the Jazz's 91-86 win in Salt Lake City. There is no timetable for Hill's return. He exhibited concussion-like symptoms and now will go through league-mandated concussion protocol before he's cleared to play.
Tim MacMahon: George Hill could return as soon as Thursday against the 76ers, according to a league source, confirming a Salt Lake Tribune report. Hill's availability will be determined based on how he feels after a Wednesday workout. He has missed the last 13 games due to a sprained left big toe. The Jazz are 8-3 with Hill, who missed eight games in November due to a sprained right thumb.
Tim MacMahon: Jazz PG George Hill (toe) will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.
Tim MacMahon: Utah PG George Hill (sprained right thumb) will miss his eighth straight game tonight against the Nuggets. The Jazz are 3-4 without Hill, who was off to a spectacular start before the injury.
Tim MacMahon: The Jazz won't have their starting backcourt tonight against the Grizzlies. Rodney Hood (illness) joins George Hill (thumb) on the inactive list. PF Derrick Favors (knee) is a game-time decision. PF/C Boris Diaw is returning after an extended absence due to a leg contusion.
David Locke: George Hill will not play for the Utah Jazz tonight v Philadelphia. George Hill sprained his thumb in the game v the Knicks. Got hit by Derrick Rose. Checked out of game and returned later. Shelvin Mack will get the start at the point guard for the Utah Jazz.
September 20, 2021 | 8:16 am EDT Update
UNICS Kazan announced the signing of former Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo. The 33-year-old veteran will make his european debut in VTB League and the EuroLeague this season, signing a one-year deal with the club. Mayo has 573 NBA games under his belt, with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steal per contest.
“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said. Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.
Organizers of a planned museum about basketball great Larry Bird in Terre Haute are starting to assemble thousands of items ahead of its expected opening next year. The museum will be part of the new Terre Haute Convention Center, which remains under construction with an anticipated completion date of March 2022. It will include items donated by Bird and others from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University and the U.S. Olympic team. The site for work on cataloging the memorabilia is being modified for security and should be ready within weeks, the Tribune-Star reported.
September 20, 2021 | 4:09 am EDT Update
According to a league source, projections indicate that a $171 million salary cap is possible, assuming no cap smoothing, by 2025. Should the NBPA instead agree to cap smoothing, it’s likely the league will still see annual increases to the extent of $15 million, according to source.
The NBA also has a $1.5 billion streaming deal with Chinese-based company Tencent Holdings. “I think everyone expects that so long as the public is demonstrating through ratings that they are watching the NBA, you can probably expect increases there as well,” said former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson. “I would think the NBA is going to look for significant increases.”
Brother Pau Gasol recently spoke with Spanish newspaper Marca, and the topic of Marc’s future came up. “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides. I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.“