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Tim MacMahon: Mavs swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. will probably undergo surgery to insert a rod in his leg to repair the stress reaction that ended his season, Mark Cuban said. Hardaway would be recovered well in advance of training camp.
Michael Gallagher: Tim Hardaway Jr. is listed as out with a left tibia stress reaction. He had a left leg stress reaction last year.
Dwain Price: Tim Hardaway Jr. missed practice today with an illness. Carlisle said he hopes he'll be able to play tomorrow when the Mavs host Memphis. @Dallas Mavericks
Mike Vorkunov: Tim Hardaway Jr. has been playing through plantar fasciitis for about 3 weeks now for the Knicks, David Fizdale said. But there have been no thoughts to shut him down. "No," Fizdale said, laughing. "I gotta score some baskets. I can’t shut down Timmy. We need Timmy." pic.twitter.com/W1YDzBE1O5
Steve Popper: Knicks say Hardaway Jr (sore right heel) is questionable; Dotson (sore right shoulder) is doubtful and Robinson (sprained left ankle) and Trier (strained left hamstring) are out for tomorrow night’s game at Philadelphia.
Mike Vorkunov: Tim Hardaway Jr. is sore. He'll be active and they'll warm him up and seems like a game-time decision. Kevin Knox is being evaluated, and that's where Knicks stand with him for tonight.
Al Iannazzone: Tim Hardaway Jr. will play tonight vs Sixers. Lance Thomas remains away from the team due to a family issue.
Ian Begley: Jeff Hornacek said Tim Hardaway Jr. was kicked in the shin. He said there will likely be no further tests needed and it was unrelated to his previous injury. X-rays were negative.
Harrison Wind: Tim Hardaway Jr and Kyle O’Quinn are out tonight. Porzingis is in for Knicks
Marc Berman: Hornacek wouldn't say if Friday is Hardaway Jr.'s return but..."He said before shootaround he feels good. He’s itching to go. We to have to be careful and listen to doctors."
Ian Begley: Tim Hardaway Jr. has been "moving more every day" but hasn't been cleared to run yet. He’s been sidelined since Dec. 3 with a stress injury in his lower leg. Jeff Hornacek expects Hardaway, who’s averaging 18 points, 4.2 rebounds & 3.3 assists/game, back at some point next month
New York Knicks starting shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been cleared to progress in the rehab of his leg injury following an examination Tuesday by the club's medical staff.
The team announced that Hardaway Jr.'s stress injury in his left leg will be re-evaluated in a week and that he can continue his progress and court activity. So Hardaway Jr. will be sidelined until Dec. 26 at the earliest, meaning he will miss the Knicks' Christmas Day game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
When asked directly if he felt he’ll be back by the start of the new year, Hardaway said, “The goal is just to get better first. That’s the goal. I’m not giving myself no deadline. I don’t want to get to that point and be upset and down on myself. I don’t want to give myself a set date on when I should return. I’ll do what I can to get this right. When I’m confident and ready to go, then we’ll see.’’
Barbara Barker: Tim Hardaway spoke before game. No timetable for his return , he said. Will be evaluated next week.
Kristaps Porzingis sounded a little bit of an alarm about Hardaway being out at least two weeks with a stress injury in his left leg. “It’s not good for us at all,” Porzingis said. “Other guys are going to have to step up and hopefully Timmy comes back as soon as possible. But also he has to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy before he comes back. It’s something you can’t play with.”
Tim Hardaway Jr. remained back in New York and underwent tests on his left leg, but the Knicks had no further updates. Hardaway was diagnosed with a stress injury in his lower left leg Sunday and missed his second straight game Monday.
“There’s concern with anybody when it’s an injury that might be longer than a game or two,” Jeff Hornacek said before the Knicks faced the Pacers Monday. “He’s getting evaluated so we’ll find out more.
Tim Hardaway Jr. officially is listed as “questionable” for the Knicks against the Clippers at the Garden on Monday because of a sore left foot. And if there is any question, the Knicks seem set to err on the side of caution. “Just wait and see. Tomorrow come back in here get treatment again, go through walk-through and see how it is,” Hardaway said Sunday after sitting out practice — except for some shooting — in Tarrytown.
“I think it was just nagging, just nagging pain right there and me continuing to play on it, it got worse,” Hardaway said. “Just not really taking it serious. I’m thinking, ‘I’m strong enough, able enough to go out there and compete so it’s not really that much. I don’t feel nothing as bad so no need for me to get it right.’ But it got worse and worse and worse.”
“I’m not making no excuses,’’ Hardaway said. “If I’m out there, that means I’m 100 percent. There’s no excuse on the ankle, no excuse on anything. Yeah, I tweaked it in preseason, but it’s no excuse. I’m not playing the way I wanted to play and it sucks. But I can’t harp on that. You’ve got to move on, get back in the gym and work. My teammates have my back.”
Jeff Hornacek said Tim Hardaway Jr. has been dealing with an ankle issue: "I don't think it was anything he probably would say it but I think his ankle was bothering him a little bit.”
Rick Noland: Bazemore (knee), Millsap (knee), Sefolosha (groin) out for Hawks; Hardaway (wrist, knee), Schroder (foot) doubtful. TT out for Cavs
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While skepticism may remain in some NBA circles regarding the value of international coaching experience, there’s no doubt the league is putting effort in to diversify its coaching ranks overall. As of the 2022 offseason, half the league is led by Black head coaches. Nash and Kerr were born outside the U.S., and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is Filipino-American. Canales credits the work of David Fogel, executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association, and Karen Marrero, its director of communications, for things improving over the last few seasons. “They’ve been so creative, and they’ve been so willing to help us, as coaches,” he stresses, highlighting the coaching profiles as well as a newly deployed coaches database the NBCA has set up to assist teams in finding and hiring talent outside the same small coaching pool.