Serena Winters: Joel Embiid still listed as questionable on this morning’s injury report (with left ankle soreness). Glenn Robinson III also questionable (left hip pointer). #Sixers #Rockets tipoff tonight at 9PM on @NBCSPhilly
Rod Beard: #Pistons Henry Ellenson has a left ankle sprain and is questionable to return tonight. Glenn Robinson III also has a left-ankle sprain and WILL NOT return.
Nothing prepared Glenn III for what he experienced last season, after he suffered an ankle injury in the final day of training camp with the Indiana Pacers. “It was a freak accident so I never expected it. When it happened, (the Pacers) didn’t know what happened,” Robinson III said Saturday. “Luckily, I only tore two ligaments in my ankle. I spent 56 games getting it right and making sure I was completely healthy before I stepped back out. I had two seasons where people hadn’t seen me.”
He had grueling rehab on the foot and had to start from the basics to get back on his feet, getting some inspiration from Kobe Bryant, who had a long rehab in returning from his Achilles injury. “I had to teach myself to walk again and run and take it step by step and day by day,” Robinson said. “I read that Kobe article where he talked about his injuries. I read that every single day to stay focused. It taught me how to work hard.”
Indiana Pacers: He’s coming back! @GRIII says he’s been cleared to play in Friday’s game. “Hopefully, Nate believes in me and gives me the opportunity.”
The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have recalled Glenn Robinson III from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers' affiliate in the NBA G League. He will join the team for the Pacers' road game at Charlotte Friday.
Glenn Robinson III: “Unfortunately I can’t do it this year because of my ankle but I would love to get back in it but it was a helluva experience for me,” he added. “Last year, going down there I was kind of the underdog and people didn’t expect for me to win it or didn’t know what I had in storage but (Donovan’s) got some bunnies so he will come up with something.”
Jim Ayello: Other #Pacers news: Glenn Robinson III continued to practice, but is "not close to coming back" according to Nate McMillan. McMillan also expects Bojan (ankle) to be ready to go tomorrow vs Bucks.
Scott Agness: Glenn Robinson III, who had left ankles surgery during training camp, practiced today and says he’s ahead of schedule. The mental hurdle has been the most difficult thing for him; this is his first major injury.
Scott Agness: Glenn Robinson III (left ankle rehab) was cleared last week to shoot/run/jump, and says he had to learn how to walk again. No timetable to return. #overlydedicated
Scott Agness: Nate McMillan says Glenn Robinson III is making progress. “I think every day he’s getting better. Each week he’s showing some improvement. … I think he’s pretty close to possibly maybe getting out of the boot.” pic.twitter.com/Og47Mi1m6V
Glenn Robinson III: surgery went well! thank you all for holding me down. this is nothing...just wait.🙏🏾😤 #overlydedicated
Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be out of the lineup until mid-December, league sources told ESPN. Robinson had missed most of training camp and the preseason with a high ankle sprain, and the necessity now for a surgical procedure will extend his original two-month timetable on a return for an additional two to four weeks, league sources said.
Indiana Pacers guard/forward Glenn Robinson III sustained a left high ankle sprain during Friday's training camp practice. Initial evaluation indicates he will miss approximately eight weeks.
Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III is expected to miss two months after suffering a severely sprained left ankle in a Friday practice session, league sources told ESPN.
Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III suffered an injury to his lower left leg on Friday when he landed awkwardly after attacking the basket in a practice scrimmage. Robinson was expressionless, his forehead resting against his hand, as he was taken from the St. Vincent Center practice court on the back of a cart to have X-rays. His ankle and calf were wrapped in an elastic bandage.
Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III could play Monday night as Indiana tries to even its playoff series with the Cavaliers. Robinson, who has missed the past 12 games with a sprained left calf, took part in the team's shootaround ahead of Game 2.
Glenn Robinson III continues to be reevaluated daily for a left calf strain but he remains out indefinitely. He started in 27 of 69 games this season but has missed nine games now, including Saturday’s tilt in Orlando, due to this calf strain.
When I asked coach Nate McMillan if he thought there was reason to believe he’ll be back before the regular-season finale Wednesday (Apr. 12), his answered suggested serious doubt. “I really don’t know,” he said. “He hasn’t done anything on the floor so I really can’t say until he starts to have some type of activity on the floor.”
October 16, 2021 | 12:01 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Cleveland Cavaliers are signing 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall to a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Fall earned deal out of Cavaliers training camp.
Joining Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson’s ‘All the Smoke’, the three-time All-star talked about how things started when he was still up and coming into the league. “Our relationship was definitely strained at the end. I think I held onto that rookie year, not starting — how he didn’t really play me, and would play me a couple of minutes here. I think I took that personally for a while when I was younger and kind of held that grudge. So, I think that affected me a little bit.”
Williams further admitted that at certain times, it was his fault for being a stubborn one. “I was definitely a little s*** at times — a little prima donna. I also, I knew how coach Sloan was, and I think I kind of would poke the bear just to see his reactions, too. It was kind of like a little back and forth thing; s*** that I definitely wouldn’t do now, knowing what I know now. But I always respected coach Sloan; I learned a lot from him. My best years were definitely in Utah. I got a lot of love and respect for him as a coach and as a person.”
The 37-year-old former point guard finally revealed that he fixed what was broken with him and the coaching icon a few years back before its death. “I always knew I needed to reach out and apologize. He was definitely regressing a little bit. And our conversations were kind of, they actually got heated a couple times — well he got heated a couple times. It was almost like he was right back in the moment when I pissed him off. But I was happy I was able to get a chance before he passed, to talk with him and apologize for being a little s***.”
October 16, 2021 | 11:44 am EDT Update
JD Shaw: As expected, the Nuggets are waiving veteran big man Tarik Black, per source. Black was on an Exhibit 10 contract. Denver is also expected to waive Davon Reed and Giorgi Bezhanishvili. Both players inked Exhibit 10 contracts with the team.