Mike McGraw: Boylen says Otto Porter (ankle) is good to go tonight vs Lakers; Chandler Hutchison expected to play 8-16 minutes. #Bulls
KC Johnson: Chandler Hutchison said he feels great, healthy, ready to go. Said plan is to play Sunday in Indy. Will run that by Boylen, who yesterday said Bulls had to “slow him down a little.”
Mike McGraw: Boylen says he expects Chandler Hutchison to practice Sat, not sure if he’ll play Sun at Indiana. #Bulls
Second-year forward Chandler Hutchison suffered a strained hamstring in recent days and is expected to miss some more time, league sources said.
Mike McGraw: Chandler Hutchison (hamstring) is starting to do some practicing. Shaq Harrison (hamstring) is still out. Denzel Valentine got a rest day. #Bulls
KC Johnson: Luke Kornet practiced and questionable for Pelicans. Chandler Hutchison practiced some but is out. Shaq Harrison (hamstring) did nothing and Ryan Arcidiacono (stiff back) did half practice.
Chicago Bulls guard/forward Chandler Hutchison suffered a left hamstring strain yesterday while working out. The strain was confirmed by an MRI. Hutchison will be re-evaluated regularly, as he progresses through his rehabilitation.
KC Johnson: Chandler Hutchison said his latest scan showed his seasmoid fracture is about “75 percent healed” and he expects to be fully healed for summer league.
KC Johnson: Bulls exec VP John Paxson said Chandler Hutchison is out for season. Otto Porter Jr. and Zach LaVine are monitored day-to-day. Porter out vs. Jazz.
August 10, 2022 | 4:20 am EDT Update
Furthermore, the first-year head coach said one wrinkle he will implement and stick with is having the offense run through Anthony Davis, and James concurred, sources said. The team has been encouraged with Davis’ offseason progression and believe he’ll be in optimum shape to avoid serious injuries and carry a heavier load.
James is finalizing a destination to host the team’s annual minicamp prior to training camp, with San Diego being the likely landing space over Las Vegas, sources said. He’s hoping to build a better rapport with teammates before entering the 2022-23 season. The meeting was deemed productive and informative. Pelinka made his feelings clear that he wants James to retire as a Laker and promised to provide him with every resource possible to compete for a championship each year he’s with the organization, sources said.
And while contract dialogue was broached, the majority of the hour-long meeting was about expressing concerns, and hearing out strategies and opinions to assure there wouldn’t be a repeat of last season’s epic failure, league sources told Yahoo Sports. James, sources said, drilled home the importance of consistent competitiveness and cohesion, noting that last season’s team didn’t give themselves a chance on many nights. The focus for the future Hall of Famer is competing every night in order to give themselves a chance to compete for a championship.
As for roster tinkering, Pelinka explained patience will be key in any potential moves the team makes, sources said. In a collaborative effort, all parties appear to be aligned on a common vision of seeing how the roster plays out before any drastic moves are sought.
Do you get the sense that the Lakers are trying to make two separate trades using the firsts? One with Westbrook and one with Horton-Tucker/Nunn/etc.? — @crownroyalpapi_ Jovan Buha: Yes, insofar as I think the ultimate price to trade Westbrook will include attaching two first-round picks. If the Lakers can finagle an alternate outcome — be it a pick swap or two second-round picks — that’s a win for them, in my opinion. That seems unlikely, though, which is why there’s a possibility Westbrook isn’t traded. Between the two trades mentioned, the Lakers would prefer the Irving option. I think that’s a deal they’d eventually be willing to include two first-round picks for. I don’t think they’d be willing to do so in the Indiana deal.
Nets star Kyrie Irving wants to make it clear he does not hate coach Steve Nash or general manager Sean Marks despite what a source told The Post about his feelings Monday. “I am not sure where this narrative is coming from but Kyrie does not hate Steve nor Sean. That’s not a part of his being nor how he represents himself in the world. He’s about peace, love and acceptance,” his agent and stepmother Shetallia Riley Irving told The Post.
Durant, among other things, was not consulted on the Nets’ firing of assistant coach and director of player development Adam Harrington when the season ended, the source believes. “There are simple things that erode a relationship. You fired someone he was close to and didn’t have a conversation about it,” the source said.