Matt Velazquez: Malcolm Brogdon will be OUT for Games 1 and 2 vs the Celtics. Will be reassessed after that.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Blake Griffin (sore left knee) still is listed at questionable on today's injury report for tonight's Game 1. #Bucks list Brogdon, Gasol, DiVincenzo and Snell as OUT. #DFS
Malika Andrews: Malcolm Brogdon, who has been out a minor plantar fascia tear, is doing some work on the Bucks’ giant trampoline at practice.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon underwent an MRI and subsequent examination today by team physician Dr. William Raasch at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. The exam revealed a minor plantar fascia tear in Brogdon’s right foot. Brogdon will be listed as out and his status will be updated as appropriate.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with minor plantar fascia tear in his right foot, league sources tell @Malika Andrews and me.
Matt Velazquez: Today's injury report has Malcolm Brogdon listed as probable with a sternal contusion. Donte DiVincenzo remains out. Christian Wood is back up with the Bucks.
Matt Velazquez: Though listed as available earlier, Malcolm Brogdon is out tonight (left hamstring). Bud says they’re trying to be “aggressively cautious” in regards to Brogdon’s health.
Matt Velazquez: NBA daily injury report lists Khris Middleton (right finger sprain) and Malcolm Brogdon (left hamstring soreness) as OUT for the Bucks' game tonight. I asked Bud at shootaround if there were any injuries and he said there were bumps and bruises but stopped there.
Matt Velazquez: Asked Malcolm Brogdon if he's close to being full available and not on a minutes-restriction: “I’m very near it. I’ll have minute restrictions this next game, the first game of the playoffs, but I’m going to be able to play a high number of minutes. I’m getting to that point.”
Matt Velazquez: Joe Prunty confirms Malcolm Brogdon is out tonight. He was evaluated today and it was determined he wasn’t ready.
Matt Velazquez: Joe Prunty also said that clinching a playoff berth doesn't affect how the Bucks will handle bringing back Brogdon and Delly. They'll be back when they're healthy, hopefully sooner than later. Would be positive for them to get some games in before the postseason.
Matt Velazquez: Bucks list Thon Maker as probable for tonight’s game. Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova are still out. @BenSteeleMJS asked for an update on Brogdon/Dellavedova yesterday at practice and there’s still no concrete timeline.
David Aldridge: Bucks, for now, don’t think they need to make a deal to replace Malcolm Brogdon (torn quad, out 6-8 weeks) on the roster. Plenty of backcourt depth (Brown, Kilpatrick, Munford, etc.) Could still make a trade by deadline, but not b/c of Brogdon injury; looking for a big.
Matt Velazquez: Prunty on Brogdon's calf soreness & being out tonight: “It was something that we’ve been monitoring and seeing if he was going to be available and we made the decision today. ... In terms of the exact moment that it happened I can’t give you that, but we’ve kept an eye on it."
Matt Velazquez: Jason Kidd doesn’t know how long Malcolm Brogdon will be out. Just taking it day by day. Gary Payton II activated on two-way.
Eric Nehm: Malcolm Brogdon back in the starting lineup for the Bucks tonight. He will be kept to around 25 minutes.
Charles F. Gardner: Bucks coach Jason Kidd says Brogdon and Henson went through contact drills last 2 days and should be ready Monday vs. Hornets.
Charles F. Gardner: Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Malcolm Brogdon (back) and John Henson (thumb) are unlikely to play Thurs. vs. Pacers.
Charles F. Gardner: Malcolm Brogdon is out again tonight with his back injury. Jason Kidd said he did not know about his status for 6-game trip starting Monday.
July 2, 2022 | 1:14 pm EDT Update
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed center Mark Williams. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selected with the 15th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Williams appeared in 39 games with averages of 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 23.5 minutes per game as a sophomore during the 2021-22 season at Duke. Williams was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year after he led the ACC and ranked 12th in the nation in blocks per contest (2.8) and became just the second player in Duke history with 100 blocks (110) in a single season.
Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Bryce McGowens to a two-way contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. A native of Pendleton, South Carolina, McGowens averaged 16.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 33.3 minutes per game as a freshman at Nebraska in 2021-22, starting all 31 games in which he appeared. The 6-7 guard/forward earned All-Big Ten Third Team honors and was named Big Ten Newcomer of the Year by the media. McGowens led the Cornhuskers in scoring and ranked ninth in the Big Ten, while also ranking third in the conference in free-throw percentage (83.1%).
July 2, 2022 | 1:04 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed on a five-year, $193M maximum designated rookie contract extension that could be worth as much as $231M, @Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. It is the largest deal in franchise history.
Chris Fedor: #Cavs All-Star point guard Darius Garland has agreed on a five-year, $193 million maximum designated rookie contract extension that could be worth as much as $231 million with escalators, sources confirm to @clevelanddotcom
To be clear: There is untapped potential with both former first-round picks. Walker shot 33.2 percent on catch-and-shoot 3s last season, but he shot better than 38 percent on catch-and-shoot 3s in 2019-20 and 2020-21. Brown made 36.3 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3s last season, though he’s also had two seasons in which he shot worse than 32.2 percent (and one where he shot above 39 percent). The LeBron Bump is real. There is a long list of shooters who’ve had career seasons playing alongside James.