Eric Walden: Bojan Bogdanovic, on recovery from wrist surgery: Had a cast on for two months, then got pins removed. Started working on range of motion. “Can’t tell if I’m going to be ready for the start of the season. … Have to go though some contact, 1-on-1, 5-on-5, see where I’m at.”
Eric Walden: Bojan said that once the Jazz made the playoffs, he tried to talk the team into letting him play, but they shut that down, encouraging him to get ready for this season and not delay that process: "This was the smart way. … It was a good decision."
Eric Walden: Quin Snyder also slammed the door firmly shut on the possibility of Bojan Bogdanovic returning this season, even in a deep playoff run: "Bojan’s not gonna pull a Willis Reed and run onto the court and be able to play."
Bogdanovic, the forward who signed a four-year, $73 million deal last summer and was the Jazz’s second-leading scorer (20.2 points per game), injured his right wrist in November but played through pain in the three months that followed. But sources say the pain worsened after the season was suspended, prompting the mid-May choice to have season-ending surgery.
With the possibility of basketball and the NBA playoffs on the horizon, losing the sharp-shooting and 20.2 points per game of Bogdanovic is a huge blow to the Jazz, but Ingles said he’s confident that everyone will step up and joked that maybe he’d get a couple extra shots with Bogdanovic on the sidelines. “We’ve obviously got a very deep team,” Ingles said. “It’s not all on one person. Maybe bits and pieces of our minutes go up a little bit, but overall I think it’ll be a team effort.”
Andy Larsen: Bojan Bogdanovic's wrist surgery in NYC this morning was successful, team says. The injury occurred in 2019, Jazz say. "Bogdanović will begin his rehabilitation at the appropriate time and will remain out indefinitely. Further updates will be provided as needed."
Sarah Todd: Re: Bogdanovic surgery and recovery timetable, He's looking at roughtly 4-6 months says orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute David Clark Hay, MD. Because it was his shooting hand and he is a regular outside shooter, there is concern about lingering tightness
Tony Jones: Bojan Bogdanovic originally injured his wrist in a late November game, League Sources tell The Athletic. Bogdanovic then had an MRI and chose to play through the pain. He aggravated the original injury at various points through the season
Eric Walden: Jazz say Bojan Bogdanovic injured a ligmament sometime in 2019 and has been getting periodic check-ups from doctors ever since. He will undergo surgery tomorrow morning in New York.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Utah Jazz F Bojan Bogdanovic is undergoing season-ending surgery on his right wrist, sources tell ESPN. Full recovery expected for start of 2020-21 season. He's averaged 20 points per game for Jazz, fourth-seed in West.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Bogdanovic injured wrist in January and played in pain throughout season. The discomfort/injury emerged again during shutdown, sources said. Decision for surgery makes sense to protect him and franchise for long-term. He signed a four-year, $73M deal last summer.
Scott Agness: Everyone is good to go tonight, Nate McMillan says. Both Wesley Matthews (knee) and Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) had minor scares during last night’s game.
Jason Jones: Dave Joerger says a decision on Bogdanovic‘ availability will be made tomorrow. He did practice today and had targeted tomorrow’s game to try return from offseason knee surgery.
J. Michael Falgoust: Bogdanovic is practicing today. Young is off to the side shooting on his own still #Pacers
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.
Jay King: Bogdanovic got sent home from shootaround with flu, but headed to arena. "I heard he's wearing black," quipped Brooks.
Candace Buckner: Bojan Bogdanovic has a bad case of the flu, I've learned. He intends to play in Game 6.
July 1, 2022 | 8:21 pm EDT Update
July 1, 2022 | 7:27 pm EDT Update
Brad Turner: Sources: Lakers have a strong interest in reuniting with free-agent center Thomas Bryant, but with LA just having the veteran minimum to offer he’s in no rush to make a decision. Plus, the Lakers have competition for the services of Bryant, as Toronto is also interested.
Southern University’s Fabulous Dancing Dolls are set to star in the third season of “Why Not Us?,” an ESPN+ series that has NBA All-Star point guard Chris Paul as its executive producer. In eight episodes beginning Aug. 11, “Why Not Us? Southern Dance” will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to be a member of the Dancing Dolls from tryouts through the year.
July 1, 2022 | 7:04 pm EDT Update
Andy Larsen: FWIW: I’m hearing some pushback regarding the idea that the Jazz are definitely keeping Donovan Mitchell moving forward. Sense is that the Jazz are keeping their options open here: they could retool around Mitchell, or trade him for a massive haul to jumpstart a rebuild. In particular, watch Miami. Obviously, Kevin Durant is their No. 1 target, but if that doesn’t work out, they have been and will continue to be aggressive re: Donovan Mitchell.