Spain head coach Sergio Scariolo said that Marc Gasol is doubtful for the game against Russia, the team’s last preparation match before the World Cup, due to some stomach problems. “Marc has stomach problems. He was feeling very weak before the game (vs. Argentina) and we don’t know anything about tomorrow,” Scariolo said following the win over Argentina.
Peter Edmiston: Marc Gasol will give it a go this afternoon but he is far from 100 percent. He told me his back got progressively worse on Friday, he had limited mobility Saturday, a little more today but he may not be able to do a ton when he's out there.
Clay Bailey: Grizz coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Marc Gasol is game-time decision. Missed last game at Toronto with back soreness
“I lost feeling in my shooting hand and I couldn’t get it back.” - @MarcGasol on the injury he sustained in the first half of the game
Marc Gasol conceded Tuesday that the ankle injury he suffered against the Raptors on Nov. 27 is "not a normal sprain." The Grizzlies' star center scored 20 or more points in four straight games to close November, concluding with the Toronto game. But he is averaging just 10.7 points per game over Memphis' first six games in December. Gasol said that "soreness" is how the injury varies from a normal sprain. The 33-year-old termed it his "decision" to continue playing through the injury.
"Obviously, when you win, it means you feel a lot better about yourself," Gasol said. "When you lose, you’re like, ‘well maybe I should have sit down.’ To me, it’s all about winning. Instead of taking maybe five days to recover, six days to recover, maybe it takes two or three weeks to recover because you try to play through something.”
Omari Sanfoka II: JB Bickerstaff said he expects Marc Gasol and Wayne Selden to play tonight, unless something were to change between now and tip-off. Both were "questionable" entering tonight because of knee soreness.
In any case, Gasol laid on the ground for an uncharacteristically long time before getting up and walking to the locker room. Worst-case scenarios are festering on the mind for the Grizzlies and their playoff hopes. If Gasol suffered a serious injury, the tanking conversation is likely around the corner.
Michael Wallace: Marc said he's eager to get back on the court tonight because "there's someone special" he wants to face on the court. Gasol on Randolph: "He's just on the road now for his job ... But he's one of the founding fathers of who we are."
Ronald Tillery: Pregame - Chandler Parsons will start in place of JaMychal Green (knee) and Marc Gasol (hip) will play after being listed as DOUBTFUL vs Clippers
Michael Wallace: Bickerstaff says Marc Gasol (ankle) will go through normal workout pregame before decision is made regarding his availability. Marc tweaked ankle last night in second half against San Antonio.
Ronald Tillery: Pregame - Griz coach Fiz says he expects Marc Gasol (ankle, questionable) to play vs Lakers
Pete Pranica: Confirming Marc Gasol will play tonight. @Memphis Grizzlies and Hornets coverage starts in minutes on @GrizzliesOnFSSE #GrindCity
Clay Bailey: Asked if Gasol bum ankle is a lingering thing, Fizz said: "It got aggravated. It's not something that we really knew about. So, we'll see."
Although Gasol said he’s “doubtful” for the Grizzlies’ preseason opener Monday against the Orlando Magic (7 p.m. CT, Fox Sports Southeast), he continues to insist that the injury is mild. “We’re still recovering the ankle. We want to be back at 100 percent,” Gasol said. “We don’t want any setbacks. It’s hard to put a percentage on it, but we’re improving. We’re happy with progression.”
Peter Edmiston: Fizdale confirms Marc Gasol will be on "a little bit" of a minutes watch tonight, as he was (to everyone's dismay) last night.
Michael Wallace: Marc Gasol (ankle) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game at Spurs. Tony Allen (eye) also questionable.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies C Marc Gasol will miss his fifth straight game due to a left foot strain, having been ruled out against the Lakers. PF JaMychal Green (shoulder) also remains out. SF Vince Carter will sit as a rest day.
Mark Followill: Grizzlies this morning listing both Marc Gasol & JaMychal Green out for tonight's game vs Mavs (7p, @FOXSportsSW)
Michael Wallace: Now official, as expected, Fizdale confirms Marc Gasol is out tonight vs Kings. Will miss second straight with strained left foot.
Michael Wallace: Grizz center Marc Gasol being treated for a left foot strain and is questionable for Sunday's game at Golden State.
"I never really care about numbers," Gasol, who is day-to-day and has time to rest before a Tuesday game against the Los Angeles Lakers, told USA TODAY Sports. "To me, numbers, they’re just not important. Numbers is something easy. It’s how can you get the team to win and the result, you’ll get the numbers. If you shoot the ball enough times, you’re going to get numbers. To me, numbers is an easy way to explain something. It’s just a part of it."
Michael Wallace: Marc Gasol's X-rays came back negative on sore left ankle. He'll be reevaluated and get treatment in Los Angeles. Grizz play Lakers Tuesday.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies sources reiterate today "no concern" about Marc Gasol after last night's little scare. http://es.pn/2dsk24h
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has a message for the fans: Calm down, he's fine. "Please," he said. Gasol left in the third quarter of Saturday night's double-overtime preseason game against Houston with a sore right ankle. It brought a scare to the Grizzlies, especially since Gasol underwent surgery last February to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. "I didn't have to leave the game. I got subbed out," said Gasol, who played 20 minutes of the Grizzlies' 134-125 victory. "Then just used (the time on the bench) to get some ice and remove my ankle tape. That was all."
Peter Edmiston: Good news from Grizzlies practice - David Fizdale said Marc Gasol was able to complete all two hours of practice without missing a rep.
In a little more than a week, the Grizzlies will open training camp for the 2016-17 regular season with a big sigh of relief. Center Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot. The 7-footer suffered the injury in February and subsequently missed playing for his native Spain in the Rio Olympics. However, Gasol recently returned to Memphis for strength and conditioning. Gasol is also playing pickup games, according to sources with knowledge of his progress. The Griz took a cautious approach to Gasol's rehabilitation and are upbeat about his return to form on the basketball court, according to the sources.
In a little more than a week, the Grizzlies will open training camp for the 2016-17 regular season with a big sigh of relief. Center Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot.
The 7-footer suffered the injury in February and subsequently missed playing for his native Spain in the Rio Olympics. However, Gasol recently returned to Memphis for strength and conditioning. Gasol is also playing pickup games, according to sources with knowledge of his progress. The Griz took a cautious approach to Gasol's rehabilitation and are upbeat about his return to form on the basketball court, according to the sources. Gasol spent most of the offseason rehabbing in Spain with a regimen closely monitored by the Grizzlies. The entire Griz roster has worked out informally with Gasol since Labor Day.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper L'Esportiu, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol talked about his injury, the Team USA-Spain game and more. On his foot injury: "I'm really well and looking forward to starting (the season). I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All indications are that the foot is fine. I've practiced with the (Girona basketball club) juniors all I could, especially half-court sets."
Pau Gasol: ¡Cheer up @Marc Gasol! You will recover and back to speed soon! Stay strong! https://t.co/cdFl34ZQcF
The Spanish Basketball Federation officially confirmed that Marc Gasol will not be able to help the country’s national team in the Olympic Games. Despite lots of individual work by both the Memphis Grizzlies player and the national team’s medical staff, Gasol still needs more recovery time in order to fully rehabilitate from his right foot injury that has been plaguing him since February.
Spain's chances of upsetting Team USA at the forthcoming Olympics have taken an unmistakable hit with the news that All-Star big man Marc Gasol will be unable to play in the Summer Games in Rio. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Gasol, as feared, is not yet fully healed from the broken right foot that limited him to 52 games last season with the Memphis Grizzlies. Two Spanish outlets -- Libertad and ABC -- reported earlier Tuesday that Gasol, despite his inclusion on Spain's preliminary Olympic roster, will not be joining older brother Pau Gasol on the Spanish front line.
Spain's chances of upsetting Team USA at the forthcoming Olympics have taken an unmistakable hit with the news that All-Star big man Marc Gasol will be unable to play in the Summer Games in Rio. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Gasol, as feared, is not yet fully healed from the broken right foot that limited him to 52 games last season with the Memphis Grizzlies.
It seems that Spain will travel to Rio for the Olympic Games without center Marc Gasol. The Memphis Grizzlies star hasn’t managed to recover from the foot injury that has been plaguing him in recent months, according to Vicente Azpitarte, former media officer of the Spanish national team.
Vicente Azpitarte: Marc Gasol won't play the Olympic Games. He's tried but his foot needs more recovery time.
Peter Edmiston: Marc Gasol included in Spain's 20-man Rio roster, but still doesn't have medical clearance, so says @sergioscariolo marca.com/baloncesto/bas…
Marc Gasol on playing the Olympic Games: It's difficult, I'm not going to lie: very difficult. Training camp starts in less than a month and I still can't run.
Peter Edmiston: Marc Gasol said he hasn't yet discussed even trying to play in the Olympics, but that they would take a look at his ankle before deciding (and yeah, i don't know why he said ankle, but he very clearly said ankle).
“Marc is hoping to be there, but health comes first and the main thing is he recovers 100 percent,” Scariolo told the Spanish media yesterday. “When the time comes, he will tell us what’s his situation and his club’s opinion because with Marc there’s a lot of factors at play. I wish it was only up to him to make the decision.”
The Grizzlies are optimistic, and while I think they're talking themselves into the most favorable of the range of likely outcomes, there are reasons to expect Gasol can return to being at least a high-level starting center. It depends on his rehab and the whims of the basketball gods, which no one can predict. But I'd think at least somewhat diminished play and more careful usage should be expected.
Team sources I talked to explained that they're pretty optimistic about Gasol's recovery from this injury—that as long as he takes the rehab seriously and takes care of himself, it shouldn't have any impact on the length of his career. A Type II fracture without displacement is a much better diagnosis than a Type III fracture, for instance, which means the navicular bone breaks all the way through. These sorts of injuries have afflicted other players who didn't recover successfully from them, to be sure, but the Grizzlies are optimistic that the specifics of Marc's injury mean he has a much higher likelihood of recovery than others.
It's still a serious injury, and Gasol's recovery will have to be taken just as seriously to make sure it doesn't turn into some sort of inexorable slide into perpetual foot injuries. Clearly Gasol is out for the year, and my assumption would be that he isn't playing for Spain in this summer's Olympics, either, though that's still just an assumption on my part. It sounds like their goal for a return is training camp, but clearly that's not set in stone, and if he's not ready by then, it's in everyone's best interests to wait as long as it takes.
Brian Mahoney: Grizzlies make it official that Marc Gasol is out for the season after surgery on his broken right foot Saturday.
Kevin Lipe: Grizzlies announce Marc Gasol had successful surgery to “repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot.”
Peter Edmiston: Marc Gasol's foot injury is indeed a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone. Surgery happened in Charlotte on Saturday.
Ronald Tillery: Mike Conley on Marc Gasol: "He's still distraught. It's going to take a while for him to get over this." Still no details of Gasol's rehab
Peter Edmiston: Chris Wallace on Marc Gasol: "We're still in a fact-finding mode on his injury. I don't want to go into any great particulars other than we're consulting with medical experts available to us, including our own, and coming up with the proper course of action."
Peter Edmiston: Wallace on Gasol: "I think long-term he'll be fine. Marc is a very dedicated, focused, & sophisticated patient for any doctor to rehab."
In the end, Gasol signed a five-year, $110 million contract extension in July. Memphis wanted to turn that tough Western Conference semifinals series loss to Golden State into a leap of something bigger, and better. And now, this: Gasol fractures his right foot. For now, Grizzlies officials stop short of completely ruling Gasol out for the season, but the possibility is admittedly bleak for a playoff push in April that’ll include him on the court. Doctors are evaluating the need for surgery, which would include the insertion of a pin that moves the rehabilitation and recovery process well into the summer.
Peter Edmiston: Spanish news agency EFE (via Madrid-based Marca) is reporting that it could be a 4-6 months absence for Marc Gasol: bit.ly/1Pm5mz3
The Memphis Grizzlies released today the following statement on behalf of Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace regarding Marc Gasol: “This morning at Campbell Clinic, Marc underwent a thorough evaluation by team physicians. During the course of this evaluation, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a fracture in his right foot. Marc is a cornerstone of our franchise, and we are focused on getting him healthy. Marc will be out indefinitely and a further update will be provided after the All-Star Break.”
Ronald Tillery: Griz center Marc Gasol has a broken right foot and will be out indefinitely, sources told The Commercial Appeal
Medical tests revealed a mid-foot fracture and the 7-footer could miss the remainder of this season. He has been ruled out indefinitely. It is unclear exactly when Gasol suffered the injury. Last Saturday, Gasol and Griz coach Dave Joerger acknowledged that Gasol was playing with an injury. Gasol started Monday night but departed late in the first quarter of the Grizzlies’ 112-106 overtime loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Gasol was cleared to play and not at risk to further injure himself.
September 18, 2021 | 9:28 pm EDT Update
The Houston Rockets have waived forward Tyler Bey. This waiver was necessary to create the roster spot for Houston to re-sign Dante Exum. The Rockets signed Bey to a fully non-guaranteed training camp contract in late-August.
September 18, 2021 | 5:41 pm EDT Update
You’re here for at least the next five years now that you’ve signed an extension. Do you allow yourself to think – or dream – about what might come over that time span since you’ve talked openly about wanting to win a title in New York? Have you allowed yourself to think about how things might progress? Julius Randle: Obviously, it’s a process. Everything is a process. We’ve been building this from the ground up. But for me, personally, that is the expectation (winning a title in New York). That’s what I want to happen within that time frame. There’s a lot of things, factors that go into that. So obviously you’ve got to weigh that stuff in.
Julius Randle: But as far as myself, I know Thibs (Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau) is thinking (it as well), it’s just win at all costs. For me personally, that’s just how I prepare myself. I prepare myself to compete at the highest level of our game. Like I said, there’s a lot of factors (that go into winning an NBA title). But I trust Leon (Knicks president Leon Rose), I trust Thibs, Wes (Knicks vice president William Wesley), our coaches, Scott (Knicks GM Scott Perry) – all these guys, I trust. That was part of my process in thinking of signing the extension and that’s my goal, that’s our goal as a team and the guys that are around us. We want to be able to say that we won a championship here in New York. I don’t think there’s any better feeling than that.
Did you guys see the video clip of Trae Young at the Garden with WWE? Do you care about that stuff? Julius Randle: Yeah I see it. But honestly, I don’t care. Obviously, that’s (for) entertainment purposes and all that (stuff), so I let people enjoy it. For me, honestly, I don’t care. I honestly didn’t even watch it. Knicks fans, they’re going to make a big deal out of it – they didn’t like it (laughs). But it’s all fun and games and hopefully they enjoyed it.
September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.