Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced both Rudy Gay and Lonnie Walker IV are available tonight against Memphis
Jeff Garcia: Updated Spurs IR v Grizzlies: Lonnie Walker now questionable (sprained right ankle) and Rudy Gay probable (sprained left ankle). Derrick White remains out (right heel soreness). #nba #GrindCity #GoSpursGo
RJ Marquez: Spurs updated injury report for todays 4 pm game at #Jazz...Rudy Gay is now DOUBTFUL with a sprained ankle, Lonnie Walker IV is now OUT with a sprained ankle as well. Derrick White remains OUT. #NBA #GoSpursGo #KSATnews #KSATsports
Michael C. Wright: Lonnie Walker IV will be available tonight per Pop, but he hasn’t decided whether to use him. Also, Pau Gasol took part in shootaround and Pop says he’s getting healthier. Still no firm timetable for return.
Injured rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV is confident he will be back with the Spurs "very soon" following a rehab stint in the G League. Speaking to reporters after practice Tuesday with the Austin Spurs at the Spurs practice facility, Walker said his injured knee feels "great." The workouts with the developmental squad mark a significant benchmark in his recovery from the right medial meniscus tear he suffered in the preseason.
"It feels like I am back to Lonnie Walker," he said. "Just continue to find my rhythm and everything. But day by day, it is nothing but improvement. Every day, I can see significant difference on my leg and just how I play overall."
Walker credited his teammates, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, general manager R.C. Buford and Spurs great Tim Duncan with "continuing to encourage me." He also said he has tried to be patient with the recovery process. "You got to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run," he said. "So, it's all about stages and taking steps little by little until it's my opportunity. And when it comes, hopefully, I can play the best I can play. "
The comeback of Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV takes another step forward Sunday, with the team announcing he would be practicing with its G-League affiliate. Walker will work out with the Austin Spurs through Wednesday at the NBA club's practice facility in San Antonio. The Spurs are on the road until then, finishing a four-game trek in Chicago and Minnesota.
Jabari Young: Told #Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker had successful surgery to repair his right meniscus tear...timeline still remains 6-8 weeks. @TheAthleticNBA
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Source: Early timeframe for Spurs first-round pick Lonnie Walker, who'll undergo surgery Monday for a meniscus tear: Six to eight weeks.
Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio that revealed a right medial meniscus tear. The injury occurred at the 6:55 mark of the fourth quarter of last night’s Spurs-Pistons preseason game.
Jeff McDonald: Spurs say Lonnie Walker IV has torn the meniscus in his right knee and will have to undergo Monday to repair. He tore meniscus in the same knee last fall before his freshman season at Miami. Story to come.
Paul Garcia: “He was out,” said Pop of Lonnie Walker IV still being sore and why he didn’t play tonight.
Tom Orsborn: X-rays on Lonnie Walker's sprained right ankle were negative. He is said to be "walking fine" and out only for precautionary reasons. #Spurs
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Chimezie Metu are all OUT today for the Spurs’ last SL game due to injury.
Michael C. Wright: Per a source, Spurs first-round draft pick Lonnie Walker IV sprained an ankle and is out for the rest of summer league. Nothing major here. Just no need to push it at this juncture.
June 23, 2021 | 12:19 pm EDT Update
NBA Central: “In talking to executives around the league, there’s a lot of interest in Ben Simmons. If he was made available on the market today, there would be maybe up to a dozen teams would make offers.” – Brian Windhorst (Via ESPN)
Young only played one game against the Bucks this season. He had a rough one in the 11-point loss to Milwaukee with 15 points on 3-of-17 from the field. He was 0-of-3 from deep and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. Young also dished out nine assists but committed six turnovers. It was a forgettable game for the most part for Young and the Hawks. Milwaukee had Jrue Holiday defending Young, and we can expect a healthy dose of that in this series. Depending on which side you’re pulling for, it might be an unhealthy dose. We’ve seen Holiday dominate some of the best guards in the NBA with his defensive genius and commitment. In their one game against each other this season, Young shot 11 runners against the Bucks. That’s 11 of those vaunted runners mentioned above in those 17 total shot attempts. Young made just two of them. He made just one of them against Holiday with Brook Lopez often stepping up to defend him. For the most part, they looked like good, comfortable attempts by Young. He just didn’t make them.
CAA Sports Basketball division has officially announced the signing of freshman Isaiah Jackson from University of Kentucky who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’10″, 206-pound forward is from Pontiac, MI where he attended Waterford Mott High School located in Waterford, Michigan.
CAA Sports Basketball division has officially announced the signing of freshman Keon Johnson from University of Tennessee who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’5″, 186-pound guard is from Shelbyville, TN where he attended The Webb Schools in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.
CAA Sports Basketball Division has officially announced the signing of freshman Day’Ron Sharpe from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’11″, 265-pound power forward / center is from Greenville, North Carolina and attended Montverde Academy under Coach Kevin Boyle in Montverde, Florida.
CAA Sports Basketball Division has officially announced the signing of freshman Cameron Thomas from Louisiana State University who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’4″, 210-pound guard is from Chesapeake, Virginia and attended Oak Hill Academy where he competed under Coach Steve Smith and became Oak Hill Academy’s all-time leading scorer that season.
CAA Sports Basketball division has officially announced the signing of Jalen Green from G League Ignite who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’6″, 180-pound guard is from California and attended San Joaquin Memorial High School, then later finished his high school career at Prolific Prep in Napa Valley, California.
CAA Sports Basketball Division has officially announced the signing of junior Davion Mitchell from Baylor University who will be joining their 2021 NBA Draft Class. The 6’2″, 205-pound Guard is from Hinesville, Georgia where he attended Liberty County High School and competed under Coach Julian Stokes Prior to attending college, Mitchell was ranked a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was ranked No. 33 nationally by 247 sports, while competing for Coach Julian Stokes at Liberty County High School, leading the Panthers to their first Georgia 4A State Championship during the 2015-16 season.