Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is leaving open the possibility of centers DeMarcus Cousins and Damian Jones returning at some point during the playoffs. “It’s a possibility he could be back,” Kerr said of Jones. “Same with DeMarcus. He’s coming along pretty well. We’ll just wait and see.”
Anthony Slater: Steve Kerr said Damian Jones will be cleared for contact next week. Possible he could return later in playoffs.
Logan Murdock: When asked about Draymond Green’s extended time at center, Steve Kerr said that it comes down to the lack of big men on the roster. Also, Kerr said that Damian Jones (torn left pec) is out for the year.
Warriors center Damian Jones underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle. Golden State said Friday that Jones had the procedure Wednesday in Chicago, with Dr. Benjamin Domb performing it. Jones is expected to begin the rehab process in six weeks, with a timetable to be determined based on his progress.
Anthony Slater: Damian Jones tore his left pectoral last night in Detroit. It's going to be an extended absence. Possibly out for the season.
Marc J. Spears: Bad news for Warriors center Damian Jones who suffered a torn left pectoral muscle. pic.twitter.com/IIHQ2VKiKj
Following the Warriors’ 111-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, third-year center Damian Jones received an MRI on an injured left shoulder. It is not immediately clear when the results will available, or how serious the injury might be. But Jones missed the entire fourth quarter because of the injury. He finished with nine points on 3-of-7 shooting and six rebounds in 20 minutes.
Warriors third-year center Damian Jones will sit out of Sunday’s summer league game because of a sore right knee.
Mark Medina: Per Warriors: Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will sit out tomorrow vs Utah. Damian Jones (left mid foot sprain) is listed as probable
"But in my experience when I was an agent, representing big guys -- guards assimilate better or quicker into the NBA than big guys do, in my opinion ... the speed, the strength, the rotations -- it's different. A big, young guy in the NBA -- takes longer. But he's doing fine. He's got the right mindset." Over three games with the D-League Warriors, Jones is averaging 2.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over 19.4 minutes per contest. "It's gonna be hard to crack our rotation," Myers said. "But he hasn't played basketball in seven months He needs to play a lot more basketball. But we're encouraged."
Anthony Slater: Warriors rookie center Damian Jones is progressing from June pec injury. Back lifting weights. Not on court yet. Unlikely for start of camp.
May 6, 2021 | 8:00 pm EDT Update
Eric Walden: Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley remain OUT Friday vs. the Nuggets. Juwan Morgan is also OUT (right heel soreness). But Udoka Azubuike is PROBABLE after missing most of the season with a right ankle sprain.
May 6, 2021 | 7:13 pm EDT Update
Scott Agness: Nate Bjorkgren on hanging in there considering internal discourse: “I feel OK. There’s been a lot of ups and downs the last few days. There’s nothing easy about it. Lots of challenges coming at you.” Players have spoken up about sticking together + working to find a rhythm.
Alex Schiffer: Nets starting lineup in Dallas: Irving, Shamet, Durant, Harris and Griffin. That’s Brooklyn’s 35th different starting five of the year, a franchise record. Nets only trail Houston in terms of different lineups.
Brad Townsend: George Bush on the portrait he painted of @Dirk Nowitzki: I knew the portrait would be around for a while, so I purposely made him skinny.” On a more serious note: “I think if people look at the portrait, they’ll see a determined guy.”