Eric Nehm: Torrey Craig tells reporters he is “not a big fan of the mask,” but knows he will be wearing it for a few weeks since he is now fully cleared. “The mask messes with your peripheral vision.” Craig also said it can mess with your timing and it gets hot under the mask quickly.
Eric Woodyard: Bucks forward Torrey Craig says he's ready to go. "I can play a full game right now," he said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee Bucks forward Torrey Craig had surgery to repair a fractured nose and is expected to be able to resume contact basketball activities in two weeks, sources tell ESPN. He was injured against Knicks on Sunday.
Milwaukee Bucks reserve forward Torrey Craig fractured his nose during a loss to the New York Knicks on Sunday. The Bucks announced the severity of Craig's injury Monday and said he won't play Tuesday at Miami. Craig was injured in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 130-110 victory. The fracture was discovered after Craig had a CT scan and additional evaluation Monday in New York.
Eric Woodyard: Torrey Craig will play tonight for Milwaukee. Coach Mike Budenholzer says there's no injuries. Budenholzer said guys are ready to 'hoop' with a lot of anticipation. Bucks starters: Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez.
Nick Kosmider: Michael Malone told @Jason Kosmicki that Torrey Craig was playing through the flu last night. Will be interesting to see what he can give tonight. Has been Denver’s most effective weapon against Russell Westbrook.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets listing Torrey Craig (shoulder sprain) as questionable for tomorrow’s matchup vs. the Pacers. Michael Porter Jr. (back) remains out. Trey Lyles is off the injury report.
Harrison Wind: Injury report for Nuggets/Pels: Torrey Craig (left hamstring tightness) is questionable. Barton, Thomas, Porter Jr, Vanderbilt are all out. Denver has also recalled two-way rookie Thomas Welsh from the G League. Elfrid Payton (finger) is out for New Orleans.
Gina Mizell: Two-way wing Torrey Craig, who’s been battling a strained hamstring, has been sent back to the G League. Preserves his 45 days w/#Nuggets while getting back in game shape. Michael Malone says the plan is to keep Craig down there for a week or so.
Gina Mizell: Not surprisingly, Michael Malone did not have an update on Paul Millsap’s status for tonight’s game against the Clippers. But Malone said Torrey Craig (hamstring) will NOT play tonight. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Paul Millsap (left wrist) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday vs Clipper. Torrey Craig also questionable.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone today on Torrey Craig, who’s battling a left hamstring strain - “I'm surprised its taken this long... I think it was in that last Houston game...he continued to push, push, push and I think he really reaggravated it."
Harrison Wind: Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday vs Spurs but is listed as probable. Two-way player Torrey Craig (left hamstring strain) is out.
Gina Mizell: Michael Malone revealed during his pregame availability that Torrey Craig, who has not been listed on any injury report for the past two games, has a groin/hamstring injury and they wanted to rest him before the break. He is not in Milwaukee. #Nuggets
March 6, 2021 | 9:32 pm EST Update
Hall of Fame guard Gary Payton has not been shy about his desire to dive back into the NBA—as a coach. He told Yahoo! Sports last October that he had conversations about joining a coaching staff, “but the timing wasn’t right. I believe I now am ready to coach.” He did not, in the end, join a staff for this season, but now Payton says something is in the works and that could change shortly.
He was coy with specifics, but when asked, he told me about his desire to coach, “It is still the case. I got a surprise coming for a lot of people pretty soon. I don’t want to announce it right now, but you’ll see it pretty soon in the next couple of weeks, I hope everybody will be excited about it.”
He didn’t name any teams, but Payton has said he would like to work with young players, and logical speculation would hold that he could land in Atlanta to mentor star guard Trae Young. Payton’s old teammate and close friend, Nate McMillan, took over the Hawks job after Lloyd Pierce was fired this week. Another possibility would be Detroit, where coach Dwane Casey is overseeing a rebuilding project with a slew of young players for the Pistons. Casey was an assistant coach for Payton’s great Supersonics teams in the 1990s.
Cody Taylor: The NBA G League Ignite have clinched a playoff berth with tonight’s 127-92 win over the Austin Spurs. The group will play at least one more game this season as the playoffs begin on Monday.
Troy Brown: Please help me find my dog, Dex. He’s been missing since yesterday (March 5th). He went missing in the Kalorama neighborhood near 2535 Belmont Rd NW in DC. He’s an extremely friendly dog but he’s probably scared… only weighs about 15 pounds. He has tan and white fur.
March 6, 2021 | 6:25 pm EST Update
Law Murray: Silver says that 25 percent of NBA players come from out of United States, promotes G-League/G-League Ignite as a paid option for some talents while league continues to discuss one-and-done rule