Eric Walden: Bojan Bogdanovic, on how he’s feeling in his recovery: “Physically, I’m fine. I’m in great shape. … I was in Salt Lake for 2 months before the season started. My hand is still sore. It’s probably not where it’s supposed to be, probably not 100%, but it’s good enough to play.”
Eric Walden: Bojan Bogdanovic says he expects to play on opening night: "I’m feeling way better, playing 5-on-5. I can still feel the soreness — I'm waiting to fall on the floor and see how it feels. But I'm expecting to play at the beginning of the season."
Eric Walden: Quin said that Bojan "was able to do everything" in practice. Medical staff kept a close eye on him. "As much as Bojan shows excitement about anything, he was looking pretty excited today."
Sarah Todd: Also, Bojan Bogdanovic was a practice participant with the Jazz today, their first day of team practice
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 4, 2022 | 5:27 am EDT Update
“The Lakers have yet, I’m told, to be aggressive in trying to put a deal together to get [Kyrie] from Brooklyn. That may come, that may evolve with time. But so far right now, there’s no traction really on deals with either Irving or Durant.” 🗣️ @wojespn
John Clark: I’m told despite reports, the Sixers are not pursuing Kyrie Irving I’m told there were discussions internally about Kyrie and other players, but the Sixers never entered into actual talks with Brooklyn As far as Kevin Durant, remember he has a big say in where he will wind up
Those who know Durant cite two primary factors: a rocky Nets season that ended in a first-round playoff sweep; and the franchise’s soured relationship with Irving, his close friend. Durant doesn’t see much hope for a revival under the circumstances, those sources say. And he’s unhappy that his friend is unhappy.
As one insider sympathetic to Durant noted, “Kyrie sabotaged everything,” but Durant is reacting more to the effects than the cause, and he now views the Nets as unsalvageable. “There’s no use in (him) taking sides when it’s all too far gone,” the person said. In essence, the Nets were right in principle, but wrong in practical terms, failing to understand that making Irving upset “was going to drive Kevin away.” It’s instructive to note that for all the chaos, all the havoc and all the stress, Durant still wants to play with Irving, according to league insiders.
Chris Fedor on Collin Sexton: The Dallas Mavericks have been rumored as a team that may have interest because they lost Jalen Brunson. They don’t have cap space. So it would have to be a sign-and-trade worked out with the Cavs. And I’m told that the Cavs are not very attracted to any of the pieces that Dallas would be willing to send back to them in a potential sign-and-trade.
The difference in the tax penalty — somewhere around $15 million extra in the immediate, a whole lot more throughout a longer-term deal — caused Lacob and the Warriors to balk. It stung several in the organization, per sources. They’d found Payton and grown to not only love the person but also understand the value of his unique skill set. It translated to winning. For the first time, they’d failed to retain one of their own due to an unwillingness to meet a financial demand.