Serena Winters: Joel Embiid is still listed as questionable on the 530 injury report. Jonah Bolden is probable (left knee soreness) James Ennis III (right quad contusion) is probable.
Derek Bodner: #sixers 5:30 PM injury report: - Joel Embiid (questionable, left knee soreness) - Jonah Bolden (probable, left knee soreness) - James Ennis (doubtful, right quad contusion).
Tim Bontemps: Sixers announce James Ennis is out with a quad contusion and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Means he’s out through at least the first two games of the first round.
Serena Winters: Couple of notes from #Sixers practice today. The Sixers said Mike Scott (lower back tightness) and James Ennis III (right quad contusion) were both partial participants. Status will be updated tomorrow.
Salman Ali: Per Mike D'Antoni, James Ennis will be out 1-2 weeks with a strained hamstring and be re-evaluated.
Jonathan Feigen: New injury issues for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is out with a sore leg. James Ennis is questionable with a sore right hamstring. That was the hamstring that had been strained before he came back last night in Brooklyn. James Harden is available to play tonight against in Chicago.
Kelly Iko: James Ennis will make his return tonight, and is starting. Carmelo Anthony returns to the bench.
Mark Berman: Mike D'Antoni runs thru #Rockets injuries: "Nene went to get an MRI (calf).. He's very questionable. Marquese Chriss is questionable..James Ennis..strained his right hamstring.. So he's going to be out. Chris Paul is getting cleaned up (from Rondo's spit).So he'll be out (suspended)"
Rod Beard: #Pistons James Ennis III has a hand injury and won't play today vs. #Nets. Reggie Jackson will play in his first back-to-back since his ankle injury.
Michael Wallace: Bickerstaff says JaMychal Green and James Ennis will return tonight from injuries to face the Pistons.
Michael Wallace: Grizzlies say Chandler Parsons (knee soreness) is day-to-day. He hasn't played since Dec. 27. Both JaMychal Green (ankle) and James Ennis (calf) are expected to return within the next week, which possibly puts them in play for the upcoming 4-game road trip.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SF James Ennis will play Sunday against the Jazz after missing the last 14 games due to a strained calf. "He was playing at such a high level before he went down," coach David Fizdale said. "He gives us that Swiss Army-knife type guy."
Adrian Wojnarowski: James Ennis has been close to Grizz return, but Conley and Chandler Parsons making significant progress toward returns, sources say.
Tim MacMahon: Source: Source: Grizzlies SF James Ennis is expected to miss two weeks with a strained calf. Memphis is also missing SF Chandler Parsons, who is out at least two weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.
November 29, 2021 | 4:29 am EST Update
As Wes Unseld Jr. typically does after victories, he checked in with each player in the locker room. Often Unseld merely bumps fists with a player at that player’s locker, pats him on the back or says something along the lines of “good job.” But after the Wizards beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-114, with Bradley Beal playing a decisive role, Unseld had a specific message for his star.
Unseld wanted Beal to know Beal outdid himself this time — putting the team first by consistently making the “right” basketball play instead of trying to win the game all on his own. The scene illustrated the difficult adjustment Beal is trying to make, and it also showed how much Unseld appreciates his star’s efforts to make that adjustment.
“It’s a total mental transition from last year,” Beal said. “My mentality, obviously, was I had to score in order for us to be in games last year. For us to be in a game, not win a game. But to actually be competitive in a game, I had to score a lot of points. It’s not like that this year, and I have to take that mindset back at times.”
With reports that Jokic’s brothers are going to the Monday match after buying tickets, Heat veteran Udonis Haslem recently issued a stern warning to them. “I have nothing to do with that, man,” Haslem said to the Miami Herald. “We’re going to play a basketball game. “That’s over with. I don’t have nothing to do with that. I keep hearing about the Jokic brothers buying tickets to come to the game. They better stay in line and don’t come down there and start trouble. Miami is my city. It’s my city.”
Haslem has already expressed his respect for Jokic and a desire to move on from the issue. He reiterated that the Heat will go to play basketball, and that Jokic’s siblings should just enjoy the game and go home afterwards if they do intend to attend. “What the hell you buying tickets for?” Haslem continued. “To come do what? That’s my city. Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Come enjoy the game and take your [butts] home. Ain’t nobody messing with your brother. We come to play basketball.”
Curry also seemed fired up to show he can excel on defense, too. After fielding criticism about his defense for most of his 13-year NBA career, Curry impressed the Warriors so much with his six steals, eight deflections and overall hustle that they acknowledged viewing him more as a defensive asset than a liability. “He’s one of the best defenders we have on our team now,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is an early candidate to collect his second Defensive Player of the Year honor this season. “It’s beautiful to watch. When he’s giving the type of effort that he gives on that side of the floor, everyone else has to follow. It makes our defense that much better.”