Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown’s injury update: “I sprained my right thumb. Working with the staff to figure out a plan for tomorrow. … Happened in the middle of the game. Ran into Markieff.” Added he’s had no tests as of now. “We’ll see how it feels in the morning.”
May 25, 2022 | 7:51 pm EDT Update
Jared Weiss: Marcus Smart’s ankle will allow him to move “good enough” per Ime Udoka after testing it at shootaround. “He has enough movement where he’s not restricted in certain areas like a few days ago.” Said Smart can play through the pain.
Andy Larsen: Jazz announce their first draft workout tomorrow. Six players will take part: · R.J. Cole, Connecticut · Tyson Etienne, Wichita State · Johnny Juzang, UCLA · Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall · Akoldah Gak, Australia · Trevion Williams, Purdue
According to sources, Terry Stotts was asked previously if he would have interest in joining the Lakers as an assistant should he not be hired as a head coach. Stotts, sources said, told the team that he has no interest in a role as a lead assistant. Stotts was approached about joining Frank Vogel in that role last season on the Lakers’ bench and also declined, sources said.
Glen Davis returned to TD Garden on Monday night for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Miami Heat. While there, Big Baby rooted for the C’s and engaged in some trash talk with Heat center Dewayne Dedmon.
According to Law360, a Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday scolded Davis for repeatedly violating his bail conditions. Davis was one of 18 former NBA players charged in October with defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan out of millions of dollars. He was released on $200,000 bail, at which point his travel was restricted to New York and California. TD Garden, of course, is located in neither state.
May 25, 2022 | 7:03 pm EDT Update
Tim Reynolds: Erik Spoelstra begins his pregame news conference by addressing the events in Uvalde. “I think there’s certainly, after continued events, there’s a call to action. I think everybody is trying to figure out a way to be heard, to force some kind of change,” Spo said.