Joe Vardon: Jayson Tatum just spoke to media. He is walking under his own power and says he feels better now than when it happened. It’s a left ankle sprain
Brian Windhorst: Official update on Jayson Tatum: sprained left ankle, will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Tim Bontemps: Jayson Tatum hurt his left ankle in the final seconds of Team USA's win, after making a really nice play to drop the ball off to Khris Middleton on a break for what wound up being a game-winning play. Hopefully it looked worse than it winds up being.
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens says Tatum and Smart trending upward but both still sore. Tatum further along than Smart.
Tim Bontemps: Brad Stevens indicates it is likely Jayson Tatum will play tonight, but says he will be out there in shorter stints than usual.
Tim Bontemps: Celtics say Aron Baynes and Gordon Hayward are both questionable for tonight’s game against the Spurs, while Jayson Tatum is doubtful after taking a hard fall late in last night’s loss in Charlotte and Al Horford remains out to rest his knee.
Steve Bulpett: Jayson Tatum's back injury doesn't appear to be too bad. He's waiting on his exam back in Boston, but when I asked him if he's going to try to play Sunday against San Antonio, he said, "If they let me."
Brian Robb: Rozier and Theis are out due to illness tonight. Tatum (shoulder) and Smart (illness) are expected to play, per Celtics.
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum participated in practice and is expected to play Thursday vs. #Kings. #Celtics
According to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, Tatum underwent tests after missing Saturday's practice. He was cleared to practice two days later after the imaging showed no serious damage. "Jayson's X-rays and MRI whatever came back looking good," Stevens said after Monday's practice. "I don't know what officially he was diagnosed as but he went through most of practice today and he'll be at least questionable, probably probable, for tomorrow."
Sean Grande: Unless something happens in warmups. Jayson Tatum will play tonight. Al Horford is out. So, there you go.
Steve Bulpett: Celtics will be listing @Jayson Tatum as questionable for tomorrow night's game v. Charlotte. ... MRI must have revealed no major problem with his ankle.
Abby Chin: Jayson Tatum heading to the locker room with team trainer Art Horne. Stay tuned. #CelticsTalk
September 30, 2020 | 2:38 pm EDT Update
Michael Singer: Michael Malone, on @AltitudeSR re. Barton: “You can look at it both ways. … There’s certain things that Will Barton brings to our team that other guys just can’t do. … Also allowed us to take a look at Jerami Grant as our starting SF.” Said Will’s still rehabbing in Miami.
NBA Central: Hassan Whiteside says last night’s tweets were fake and he doesn’t use twitter pic.twitter.com/Sp6M9oZsMX
Justin Kubatko: LeBron James will play in his 50th NBA Finals game tonight. Only six others have reached that mark: 70 – Bill Russell 64 – Sam Jones 56 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 55 – Jerry West 52 – Tom Heinsohn 50 – Magic Johnson James is the only player above to do so with three different teams.
Noah Levick: Desmond Bane says the Sixers are one of the 26 teams he’s spoken with and that they have “a lot of interest.” He says Elton Brand wasn’t on his interview and that it was led by VP of scouting Vince Rozman.
September 30, 2020 | 2:30 pm EDT Update
The Sacramento Kings won’t renew the contract of Stockton Kings general manager Anthony McClish, league sources told HoopsHype. McClish spent seven seasons with the Kings in various roles, including salary cap management and scouting.
McClish spent the last three seasons as general manager of Sacramento’s G League affiliate and had several players receive two-way contracts, including Gabe Vincent, Wenyen Gabriel and DaQuan Jeffries. Under McClish’s reign, Kalin Lucas, Aaron Harrison, Reggie Hearn, David Stockton, Cody Demps, Cameron Reynolds and Eric Mika also received call-ups to the NBA.