J. Michael Falgoust: Sabonis (left calf) is OUT and Turner (right ankle) remains OUT tonight. Sampson and Bitadze will start again #PacersHornets
KC Johnson: Pacers coach Nate McMillan said Domantas Sabonis, who didnâ€™t practice Saturday with a calf contusion, will NOT play vs. Bulls. Pacers already are without Myles Turner and obviously Oladipo.
Scott Agness: The flu is going around the locker room. Myles Turner became the third different Pacer to miss practice time. Domantas Sabonis collided with Aaron Holiday during a scrimmage and had his leg looked at, but he appears fine.
Scott Agness: Sabonis (left ankle sprain) remains out. He received treatment while his teammates shot around, then did some live-action work on the floor. pic.twitter.com/CRamJqAHPg
Scott Agness: Domantas Sabonis still hasnâ€™t practiced since spraining his left ankle in Detroit and has been ruled out for tomorrow vs Chicago.
Eddie Sefko: Pacers report that Domantas Sabonis is out Wednesday against Mavericks with sprained ankle. Tyreke Evans iffy with stomach issues.
Jim Ayello: Sabonis said he weighed himself this morning and is still 7-8 pounds below his normal playing weight. Food poisoning sucks.
Mark Montieth: Nate McMillan says it was the shrimp in Orlando that made him and @Domantas Sabonis ill. McMillan nearly didn't make the game last night. Sabonis is a game-time decision. No truth to the rumor that @Kyle O'Quinn ws the one who recommended the shrimp to Sabonis.
J. Michael Falgoust: Sabonis is IN tonight. Not surprising given he was out here this time working out #PacersKings
Scott Agness: Domantas Sabonis will NOT play tonight in Orlando due to food poisoning. You know it must be bad if itâ€™s keeping him out. That will open up minutes for Kyle Oâ€™Quinn, who spent his first three years with the Magic.
J. Michael Falgoust: Sabonis (sick) is questionable for tonight. There was just an optional shoot around this morning. Oladipo (knee) who is still OUT was participating fwiw #PacersMagic
J. Michael Falgoust: Turner (ankle) is OUT and Sabonis (ankle) is IN for tonight's game and the likely starter. That pushes O'Quinn into the 1st center off the bench role #PacersSpurs
J. Michael Falgoust: McMillan says knee to knee contact with Giannis caused Sabonisâ€™ to â€śstiffen upâ€ť overnight so Oâ€™Quinn is the backup 5 tonight. Leaf (ankle) remains out #NetsPacers
Scott Agness: Pacers center Domantas Sabonis wonâ€™t play tonight. Nets without DeMarre Carroll, Alan Williams, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.
Scott Agness: Domantas Sabonis twisted his left ankle pretty good during pre-game shooting. McMillan hopeful that heâ€™ll be able to play on four-game road trip.
Domantas Sabonis suffered a left ankle sprain Tuesday night in Philadelphia and X-rays were negative, according to Pacers head coach Nate McMillan. Sabonis went back to the locker room and did not return to the floor.
Scott Agness: Nate McMillan wasnâ€™t sure whether Sabonis (right calf) would travel to Detroit. Heâ€™s day-to-day, like all of us.
Domantas Sabonis posted a video to his Twitter account last week that showed the Thunder rookie unpacking a new mattress in Oklahoma City. Also in the video: A fat bandage around his left index finger. On Monday, Sabonis told The Oklahoman he cut his finger while lifting weights. The cut required stitches, but Sabonis said he'll be ready for the start of training camp on Saturday.
July 4, 2022 | 10:35 pm EDT Update
With four years left on Kevin Durantâ€™s contract, and Kyrie Irving having opted in to the last year of his deal, the Nets have leverage and every intention of using it. And league personnel say the Nets have implied if they donâ€™t get what they want, this could well drag on into training camp.
Nets general manager Sean Marks and owner Joe Tsai had agreed to work with Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman to try to trade him to one of his preferred landing spots. But in the end, Durant and Irving are expected to be moved where and when it works best for Nets management.
How the Nets deal with Joe Harris may be the best indicator of how they plan to proceed. Heâ€™s the longest-tenured Net, often consulted by Marks on major decisions. â€śI know the Nets absolutely do not want to trade Joe under any scenario,â€ť a league source familiar with Brooklynâ€™s thinking told The Post. â€śBut there are just thousands of different ways this can play out.â€ť
Taken in the most recent draft at No. 8 overall by New Orleans, Australian product Dyson Daniels is already impressing the Pelicansâ€™ coaching staff. â€śWeâ€™re playing him in scrimmages weâ€™re putting him in multiple spots,â€ť said Pelicans lead assistant coach Jarron Collins, who will coach in Summer League. â€śObviously, he can be a primary ball-handler, he can literally play 1-4 and defend every single position.â€ť
Standing 6â€˛8 with a 6â€˛11 wingspan, Daniels has physical tools to be inserted in various scenarios on the floor in various roles. â€śFrankly, his versatility will allow us to be creative with our lineups,â€ť Collins said. â€śAnd his availability to us putting him in different spots.â€ť
Thereâ€™s a possibility that the son of a former New Orleans NBA great may become an LSU Tiger. LSU menâ€™s basketball head coach Matt McMahon has given an offer to four-star recruit Andrej Stojakovic, according to a social media post from AAU team Compton Magic out of California. Andrej, the small forward who plays for the Compton AAU team and Jesuit High in California, is the son of former New Orleans, then known as Hornets, great Peja Stojakovic.
July 4, 2022 | 7:43 pm EDT Update
Victor Wembanyama has signed a two-year deal with French side Boulogne Metropolitans 92, the club officially announced Monday. 2004-born Wembanyama posted averages of 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds across 18 minutes in the French Betclic Elite in 2021-22 with LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and was voted as the leagueâ€™s Rising Star.