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Brian Robb: Rozier and Theis are out due to illness tonight. Tatum (shoulder) and Smart (illness) are expected to play, per Celtics.
Jay King: Daniel Theis and Terry Rozier are both good to go. Aron Baynes is close, and a possibility to return Sunday, per Stevens.
John Karalis: Celtics just announced Daniel Theis is available. He had been questionable with a sore knee
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics announce Daniel Theis has been upgraded to probable. He must be feeling a lot better.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Daniel Theis did some light running on the treadmill today and some light shooting. He told @NBCSBoston that he's targeting a return to the #Celtics lineup next week. 👍🏿
Mark Murphy: Daniel Theis already out of his walking boot, much earlier than two-week diagnosis. "Doctor looked and changed it." - Doesn't mean he'll return any earlier. "There is no timetable."
Jay King: Daniel Theis is available tonight. Hurt himself during the first half last game. Brad said he planned to go small with Semi at the 5 anyway.
Brian Robb: Celtics rule out Aron Baynes for third straight game tonight with hamstring injury. Daniel Theis (foot) remains questionable.
Adam Himmelsbach: Brad Stevens on injuries. “I’ve been told everyone is ready to go.” Said Theis isn’t quite ready for full 5 on 5.
Theis said he is looking forward to doing some 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 5-on-5 work later this month and be ready to play once training camp starts. “I’m still a little bit away,” Theis said. “Every day they put in new stuff. It’s the day after that’s important to see how my knee reacts. (Wednesday), with more speed. (Thursday) we’ll see how my knee reacts. For now, my knee never reacted bad. My main goal is to be ready for training camp.”
Brian Robb: Daniel Theis indicated he's had no setbacks with his recovery thus far. "For now, I haven't had a bad reaction. I have started sprinting and jump shots and my knee has never reacted badly. There's no timetable for it, but I think and hope I can do one-on-one stuff this month."
Jared Weiss: Celtics officially announce Daniel Theis had surgery on the lateral meniscus in his left knee and is out for the season. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp this fall.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Daniel Theis expected to have surgery on the torn meniscus in his left knee tomorrow. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery that can maybe get him back at some point in the playoffs. 🤞🏾
Daniel Theis will miss the remainder of the season with a torn left meniscus. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania was first to report. Theis’ recovery period will be determined based on the damage found by surgeons, but he is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to a person with knowledge of the injury. he person spoke with Celtics Wire under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The main factor in [Daniel Theis'] recovery time will be whether doctors elect to perform an arthroscopic debridement procedure, which removes a piece of the meniscus where it is torn, or a full repair. A debridement of the meniscus typically has a 2-3 month recovery period, while a full repair can require at least double the recovery time. The scope of the surgery will be determined by the imaging and examination already being done, as well as the condition of the meniscus when they go in for surgery.
Jay King: Stevens said Semi Ojeleye could play the 5 some when the Celtics need to go small now that Theis is injured. Yabu is headed back from Maine to rejoin the team.
Shams Charania: Sources: Celtics center Daniel Theis has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo season-ending surgery. Theis emerged as an important reserve for Boston this season.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Daniel Theis anticipates he’ll play tonight vs @Houston Rockets
Marc D'Amico: Brad Stevens has good news regarding Daniel Theis’ hamstring injury: “He did some shooting last night and felt really good. He’ll go through shootaround and will likely be available to play (tonight).”
Bill Doyle: Daniel Theis (sore right hamstring) won't play for Celtics tonight. Brad Stevens thinks Theis shouldn't be out for long, but "with muscular injuries, you just never know."
Chris Forsberg: Celtics rookie Daniel Theis and his reset nose will play tonight vs. Heat. He’ll still be masked. Brad: “I guess that’s just how quick it is."
Marc D'Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Daniel Theis (broken nose) is questionable for Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat. Marcus Morris (sore knee) is ruled out.
Boston Celtics big man Daniel Theis broke his nose during Friday night's loss to the Utah Jazz, according to head coach Brad Stevens. After the team announced Theis was not expected to travel for Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, there was an apparent reversal of plans. Theis did fly with the team. No word was given on his availability for the Grizzlies game, but it's a good sign he made the trip.
Jared Weiss: Theis has a broken nose, per Stevens. Doesn’t know anything else yet.
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Klay Thompson skipping both preseason games in Japan

 Klay Thompson will not play in either of the Golden State Warriors’ preseason games in Japan, coach Steve Kerr announced. Kerr said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution as the Warriors go through a condensed training camp. “Just feel more comfortable giving him a little more of a ramp up,” Kerr said ahead of the Warriors’ 96-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday. “He’s just not quite ready to play at this point just based on where, you know, we’re so early in camp. We just want to be safe and make sure he gets a good ramp up before he plays in games.”
“Just coming off the two years with the injuries, this is really unique to play a game after 3½ practices so we’re just being cautious and trying to do the smart thing,” Kerr said. Thompson was under a strict game restriction last season — starting under a minute restriction and never playing in back-to-back games — after missing two consecutive seasons with leg injuries.

Klay Thompson addresses 'mental block' during summer

Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson didn’t play pickup this summer. Called it a “mental block” he will eventually get over because of torn Achilles in summer ball. But that’s slowed his preseason ramp up. Called next week a “big week” as he revs back up for regular season. Here he is explaining it pic.twitter.com/0ZCCmWYFO1

LeBron James playing at least four preseason games?

James was asked after practice Friday how many preseason games he wants to participate in. “More than I played last year,” James said. “How many did I play last year? More than I played last year.” Last season, James played in three of the Lakers’ six preseason games. With a new coach in Darvin Ham, a new system and just six players returning from last season’s team, the plan for James playing preseason games is being worked out.
Ham said that they will “figure all of that out” in the coming days. “Obviously we have those type of things on our board and on our laundry list of things to get done,” Ham said. “But our focus has totally been on trying to establish a style of play on both sides of the ball, establish our principles and make sure we’re executing the basic foundation of who we are and what our identity will be. But definitely my coaching staff and I, we have had light discussions about what that’s going to look like, how many preseason games, how many minutes.”
Ham noted Nunn’s ability to score at all three levels, from three, to the mid-range, and at the rim, while praising his work defensively as well, showing that he can squeeze through pick and rolls, avoid screens and contest shots on the perimeter. It takes time for some players to learn how to play alongside a defensive magnet like LeBron, but that process has begun. “You deal with it by getting on the floor, getting in the game, logging minutes,” said LeBron. “You start to get more and more into the game, watching more and more film, more and more practices and it starts to come with time. I think that will continue to happen with the new guys we have this year.”
Cam Thomas had a promising rookie season in 2021-22, but his playing time evaporated when the Nets added Seth Curry and then Goran Dragic. If Thomas found minutes hard to come by down the stretch last season, he’s going to be facing an even more uphill climb to start his sophomore campaign. “We’ll see how it goes after training camp. But he clearly is on a veteran team with a lot of guys who can play, have had a lot of success,” Nets coach Steve Nash admitted. “We know Cam’s talented, and just trying to continue to develop him and see if he can keep pushing and getting better at certain things that’ll help him get minutes.