Chris Kirschner: For tonight’s game at Brooklyn: Trae…

Chris Kirschner: For tonight’s game at Brooklyn: Trae Young (right calf soreness) is available. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is probable. Rajon Rondo (left knee soreness) is out. Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) is out. Dunn, Snell, Okongwu remain out.

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Sarah K. Spencer: Lloyd Pierce says he thinks Gallo (right ankle sprain) will be fine, though he may miss some games while recovering. Says he hasn't heard it's anything serious. "In 2 weeks, he's done two things he's never done, had someone step on his foot and roll it, then he rolled it again."
Malika Andrews: Danilo Gallinari sprained his right ankle and will not return to tonight’s game against the Nets, the team says. This was Gallinari’s first game back since suffering a left foot contusion in Chicago on 12/23.
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks updated injury list: Clint Capela (left Achilles soreness) is available. Danilo Gallinari (left foot contusion) is probable. Dunn, Okongwu, Snell remain out.
During your career to this point, some people have labeled you as injury-prone, but over the past two seasons, you’ve played more games than guys like Paul George, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard, to name a few. What do you say to people who consider you injury-prone at this point in your career? Danilo Gallinari: I don’t understand why they do that. Honestly, a huge problem was when I first came into the league as a rookie. I had back surgery, which was a big injury right away. When you come from Europe, and you have to show who you are right away, you get injured and get that stereotype on your shoulders. That was the beginning. But honestly, in my career, I’ve had small injuries that everyone has. I only had two big injuries, which was the back my first year and the ACL back in 2013 when I was in Denver. I honestly don’t understand why I have this injury-prone stigma on my shoulders, but it’s just not true. It’s not facts. The facts are different. I’m very healthy, and I’ve been playing seasons with no problems playing almost every game. Most of the games I didn’t play is because it was a team decision to rest and not being injured.
Nicolo Melli will not play for Italy in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but two of his teammates are making progress. Danilo Gallinari is now training individually and Luigi Datome joined his teammates but is still restricted in terms of fully participating in practices, per La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Andrew Greif: Patrick Beverley (hip) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are listed as doubtful to play vs. Golden State tomorrow. And last I’d heard, team is unsure whether JaMychal Green (baby) will be able to make it.
Danilo Gallinari wanted to be clear: He wasn’t off Tuesday. He wasn’t kicking back with this feet up when the Clippers took on the Portland Trail Blazers without him. He was working – on his left foot, which recently had been causing him pain.
“My foot was hurting the last week, so I needed to take care of this problem and now it’s going to be fine,” said the Italian forward, whose absence prior to Tuesday’s loss was described by team personnel as “rest,” and afterward by coach Doc Rivers as a “very light” twisted ankle. “I mean, I don’t know about rest,” Gallinari added. “I don’t think that ‘rest’ is in our vocabulary right now. Just so you guys know, I didn’t take any rest the last game. I don’t know what the (physical trainers) told you, or what anybody told you, it wasn’t rest.”
Mirjam Swanson: A new-look injury report from the Clippers: Gallo is questionable with the low back spasms; new guy Wilson Chandler is out with a right quad strain (though the new acquisitions might not be with the team just ye anyway?), and, yes, Luc Mbah a Moute remains out with the knee.
Jovan Buha: Danilo Gallinari (lower back spasms) is predictably out tonight vs. Atlanta. Doc said he’d miss at least 1-2 more games including tonight.
Andrew Greif: Clippers list Danilo Gallinari as out for tomorrow’s game against the Kings. Fifth consecutive game he’s missed with back spasms.
Jovan Buha: Lou Williams (sore right hamstring) and Danilo Gallinari (lower back spasms) are out tonight, per Doc Rivers. Rivers did not reveal who’s starting in Gallinari’s spot:
Jovan Buha: Gallinari did not make the road trip and Rivers said there’s a solid chance he misses all four games. Williams made the trip, meaning he’ll possibly return, likely in Miami or Chicago.
Jovan Buha: The Clippers list Lou Williams as questionable and Danilo Gallinari as doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Spurs. Gotta think the team goes with Tyrone Wallace or Mike Scott to start (assuming Gallo doesn’t play).
Jovan Buha: Danilo Gallinari is playing tonight. Doc is keeping Avery Bradley in the starting lineup and moving Pat Beverley to the bench.
Andrew Greif: Danilo Gallinari will not play tonight. Sick, Doc says. Avery Bradley will play and make it a three-guard starting lineup.
Gallinari plans on showing he’s healthy and ready to prosper while playing for Team World against Team Africa at Sun Arena at Time Square. “Of course I will play. I got to show you some of the Gallo magic,” said Gallinari, laughing, during a conference call Wednesday with reporters. “Yeah, yeah, everything is good. I’m very excited. I’m healthy now, body is good. So I can’t wait to start.”
Danilo Gallinari told Davide Chinellato of that his right hand is not healed yet. Gallinari fractured his hand early on March, he returned for the final games of the Clippers but he was not ready yet to play. “My right hand is not healed yet. I visited some specialists in the USA and now I will do the same in Italy.
The Clippers listed Gallinari's injury as a sore right hand. Gallinari said he will travel with the Clippers Wednesday for Thursday night's game at the Utah Jazz. The Clippers, however, don't see the forward playing the rest of the season with this latest setback. He had returned to play in the last two games for the Clippers after missing the previous 18 with a nondisplaced fracture of his right hand.
Kerry Eggers: Clippers will have @Danilo Gallinari available tonight vs #Blazers. 6-10 F has missed last 18 games with broken hand.
Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari said Tuesday he “hopes” to be back on the court by the end of the month. He hasn’t played since he was injured during the Clippers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 22 and didn’t join the team for the start of its four-game trip Tuesday at Minnesota. “The hand is better,” Gallinari told a reporter for Sky Sports’ Italian-language website. “I did the last test, positive results, so now I can start again with the rehabilitation.”
Gallinari is not on the Clippers’ four-game road trip out East against the Wolves, Bucks, Indiana Pacers, and Toronto Raptors as he rehabs his injured hand in Los Angeles. If he does end up returning on March 27th, he will have missed just under five weeks of action. News was first reported reported by Sky Sports. “I hope to do it on the court before the end of the month,” Gallinari said. “The hand is better, I did the last test today: positive results, so now I can start again with the rehabilitation.”
Though he missed his 11th consecutive game with a left glute injury, the Clippers are starting to see some improvement from their small forward. His return to action remains uncertain. “He’s making progress,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s definitely moving better. There’s no update on his return or anything like that. But it’s the best that I’ve seen him move around, sure. And I think that has to be a pretty positive sign.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: Doc Rivers also says Danilo Gallinari was on the court today with the Clippers but he wasn't sure what that means as far as when the forward will return other than that's a positive sign.
"He's out for probably a good couple of games," said Rivers, who was already without opening night starters power forward Blake Griffin due to a left MCL sprain and point guard Patrick Beverley, who is out for the season after undergoing right knee surgery. "I guess he took a pretty hard fall in the fourth quarter," Rivers added of Gallinari. "I honestly never saw it, then I got a call after the game about it, and then you go and look, and it was a pretty good fall."
Jovan Buha: Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (left strained glute) will play and start tonight against the Timberwolves after missing the last 13 games, according to head coach Doc Rivers.
Tim MacMahon: Clippers SF Danilo Gallinari will play tonight against the Timberwolves after missing the last 13 games with a strained glute. "We've got a starter back," DeAndre Jordan said. "That makes two of us."
Sam Amick: Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari (left glute, 13 games missed) looking likely to return soon, possibly even Wednesday against Minnesota, assuming he keeps feeling good. He’s practicing today with the Clippers’ G-League team, I’m told, as he gets closer.
“Gallo is not coming back until he’s right,” Rivers said. “We’re not going to rush anybody back. I don’t care what situation you’re in. Not only is it going to make it worse, because then he’ll come back and get injured, or any of our guys. That’s one thing we’ll never do.” Gallinari said Monday that he hoped to be back in seven to 10 days. Teodosic is not expected back until after Christmas.
Michael Gallagher: Clippers injury report vs. Cavs: OUT: Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) OUT: Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) OUT: Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia injury, left foot)
Paul Garcia: Doc Rivers says Danilo Gallinari is out tonight vs the Spurs.
Paul Garcia: Clippers injury report for tonight's game vs the Spurs: Milos Teodosic - OUT Danilo Gallinari (strained left glute) - DOUBTFUL
Brad Turner: Original time line had Gallinario out 3-4 weeks hasn't changed. Expected back on court in 4-6 weeks though, per source
“It was just a mistake, especially since I end up hurting myself, unfortunately. I’m extra sorry for my teammates to whom I apologize,” Gallinari said to Italian news agency ANSA. I repeat, my teammates didn’t deserve all this. Now I have to keep my hand steady for a while and stay home. Then when the rehabilitation ends I’ll head back to L.A.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: LAC's specialists will examine MRI on Danilo Gallinari's right thumb today. Gallo is still in Italy, where he slugged a player.
Brad Turner: Clippers say Danilo Gallinari has minor right thumb injury, expected to be out 3-4 weeks. Gallinari injured throwing a punch at EuroBasket.
Gallinari sustained the injury following a punch he threw on Jito Kok of the Dutch team. The two players were involved in a fight during the game which started when Kok held the Clippers forward back way too aggressively to get a better position for a rebound. Gallinari reacted by hitting his opponent and throwing a full swing at him which was the punch that caused the injury.
Gallinari will miss the rest of Eurobasket play for Italy, but the expectation is that he'll be ready for Clippers training camp in September. He's expected to need a month of rest and rehabilitation. The Clippers will follow up soon with their own examination.
Orazio Cauchi: Danilo Gallinari announced that he suffered a right hand fracture. He's out for Eurobasket. Devastating loss for Italian NT
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NBA exec on Al Horford extension: 'This is definitely a hometown discount, like Dirk Nowitzki or Tim Duncan'

The consensus around the league is that Horford, even at his advanced age, left money on the table to remain with the Celtics. “I think he could have got more,” the executive said. “This is definitely a hometown discount, it’s like Dirk (Nowitzki) or Tim Duncan (both signed team-friendly contracts late in their careers). But, look, the teams with money next year are mostly young teams. So maybe Horford was looking at the landscape and saw who had cap space and wound up saying, ‘I do not want to go to Houston, man.’ It is a win for both sides, really, but if he wanted to chase money, he could have gotten more.”
As far as Williams, executives have told Heavy Sports in recent weeks that a deal starting in the $18-20 million range, while obviously very high for a player averaging 8.8 points and 4.6 rebounds this season, could be enough to scare off the Celtics from matching an offer for Williams, a restricted free agent. “I don’t know that they would go into $20 million a year for Grant Williams,” the executive said. “I don’t know that anyone else would, either. But they have some cushion. If it winds up being $15 million a year for Grant, they can match that and still be in a position where they’re not adding to that (tax) burden.”
Jorge Sierra: LEBRON JAMES More points than Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. More assists than Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson. More steals than Allen Iverson and Karl Malone. More rebounds than two-time rebounding champion DeAndre Jordan. More blocks than Bill Walton.
Vaughn stepped in as the interim head coach on Nov. 1, inheriting a 2-5 mess. Since then he’s engendered players’ trust and commitment, earned the permanent job and changed the vibe inside the HSS Training Center halls and Barclays Center walls. Oh, and gone 11-6 in his first month (and a day) on the job. “They’re in the process of establishing that identity,” Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said of Vaughn, his former boss. “You’re seeing that on the defensive end. I don’t know how much is different, but a little bit more buy-in, a little bit more commitment. You can tell there’s more intent.
Vaughn’s age isn’t just visible in a beard flecked with gray. It showed up as a wiser coach during his 7-3 interim stint in 2020. And a more experienced one that ended Friday 9-4 since having the interim tag removed on Nov. 9. “In today’s NBA, [it’s important to have] the ability to communicate with guys on as small as things as what time do we want to leave, to big things as pick-and-roll coverage and lineups on the floor,” said Vaughn. “It’s OK to have that kind of communication. “I might’ve resisted that as a young coach, where I thought I had to prove to everyone that I knew every answer all the time and wasn’t vulnerable to ask someone a question and get an answer from a player. That’s changed.”

December 3, 2022 | 8:33 am EST Update
“To know that I’m in the conversation or about to get to a point that I’m breaking a record that he set for this franchise — and I’m not comparing myself to Magic with this franchise, what he did, sheesh. “Him, [James] Worthy, Kobe [Bryant], Shaq [O’Neal], those guys are synonymous with this franchise. But it’s just pretty cool, always, when I’m able to see my name with some of the greats that have played this game,” James told ESPN this week when asked about the accomplishment he was approaching.