Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee is expected to miss two weeks to a month with a right foot injury, league sources tell ESPN.
Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee has undergone a successful surgical repair of a core muscle injury this morning. Plumlee will resume basketball related activities this summer and is expected to be at full-strength when the Nuggets open training camp this fall.
Harrison Wind: Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday vs Spurs but is listed as probable. Two-way player Torrey Craig (left hamstring strain) is out.
Harrison Wind: Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) will not play for Nuggets tonight vs Suns. He’s not expected back until after the All-Star break.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone says he doesn’t think Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) will play again until after the All-Star break. He did mention he’s ahead of schedule.
Gina Mizell: Semi-update on #Nuggets big man Mason Plumlee's calf strain: Michael Malone said during pregame availability that he'll be out for "a little while." Stayed back in Denver to have MRI today. Could see more Faried, Arthur, etc. tonight against the Spurs and for foreseeable future.
TJ McBride: #Nuggets injury report vs the #Bulls: Mason Plumlee (core strain) WILL PLAY Wilson Chandler (lower back soreness) is OUT Paul Millsap (left wrist surgery) is OUT
TJ McBride: I just talked to Mason Plumlee about his core injury. He told me it has been bothering him for a week & that it got worse against Memphis. He did not go through all of practice today but he said he is going to play tomorrow against Utah. Injury report has him QUESTIONABLE.
Harrison Wind: Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable for tomorrow vs Lakers. Plumlee played 18 minutes against New Orleans and Michael Malone said the injury will be a “pain tolerance thing” for the time being.
May 26, 2022 | 4:33 am EDT Update
He offered that with a caveat though. “I’m just reporting what I was hearing at the Combine – and that is multiple people connected to other teams, agents, etc., the chatter at that Combine, the representation of that chatter is that Zach is very much in play,” Johnson said. “Now that said, the Bulls are still very confident in their ability to re-sign Zach LaVine. Michael Reinsdorf has said it. Arturas Karnisovas has said it. They still have the power to pay him more than any other franchise.”
So what should we expect to happen? K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago joined the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday morning to discuss LaVine’s future. “The safe bet is still that Zach will return (to Chicago),” Johnson said.
Duncan Robinson’s five-year deal he signed last summer was significantly laden with incentives, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. In what was reported as a deal worth $90 million, the final $10 million are only guaranteed should the Heat win an NBA title over the next five years.
Brown’s 19-point, 0-turnover second half — coupled with an 18-point second half from Jayson Tatum — allowed Boston to finally break open what was a rock fight in the first half, as the Celtics went on to win 93-80 over the Heat, moving Boston to within one more win of its first trip to the NBA Finals in 12 years.
“Same player,” Brown said from the first half to the second. “Just had to get settled in. That’s it. As the game wears on, some of that energy, some of that intensity starts to wear off, so the game opens up a little bit. The game opened up for me in the second half. “I didn’t want to get down. I didn’t want to look into the past, think that this game was over. My team needed me to come out and respond. “First half was s—. Threw it away. [Just] come out, play basketball in the second half.”
Boston’s path to this moment has not been the idyllic storybook tale — at least not yet — but it has been awfully effective just the same. “The mental stress and strain we put on some teams with our defense has worked and carried us through the playoffs at times,” Udoka said. “You saw in the Brooklyn [Nets] series, guys started to wear down. Game 7, [Giannis] Antetokounmpo slowed down some. But having all those bodies to continue to throw at people wears down on them.”