Marc J. Spears: The Raptors say Patrick McCaw is departing the NBA Campus in Orlando to seek treatment for a reoccurrence of a benign mass on the back of his left knee. pic.twitter.com/t20BWfNC1e
Josh Lewenberg: Pat McCaw is still sick and “very questionable” for tonight. Gasol and Powell remain out.
Shams Charania: Raptors guard/forward Pat McCaw will undergo surgery on his left knee and miss several weeks, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Blake Murphy: Patrick McCaw is out indefinitely. He’s seeing a specialist for his nagging left knee issue.
Michael Grange: Patrick McCaw (knee soreness) ‘out indefinitely’ according to Nurse. Having more tests today to determine source of the issue.
Josh Lewenberg: Patrick McCaw is seeing a specialist re: his injured knee today. Nick Nurse says they're hoping to know more later this afternoon. He's out indefinitely.
Doug Smith: Mid-day NBA injury report as Pat McCaw out for the Raptors in Milwaukee tonight with left knee pain
Josh Lewenberg: McCaw returns tonight. Raptors have their full roster for the first time this season.
Tim Bontemps: Nick Nurse says both Pat McCaw and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson remain out tonight. Said there's a possibility at least one could return tomorrow against the Bulls in Chicago.
Josh Lewenberg: Nick Nurse says Patrick McCaw and his injured thumb are being re-evaluated today, which should give them a better idea of timetable. They're hoping to have him back next week. "We could certainly now really use him."
Josh Lewenberg: Only Anunoby (probable) and McCaw (out) listed on the afternoon injury report. Would expect the Raps to play these next 2 games (tonight in Charlotte, Sunday vs Miami) straight up and rest guys (Kawhi, Lowry, maybe others) in next Tuesday's season finale @ Minnesota.
The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday that forward Patrick McCaw is out with a sprained right thumb. McCaw will wear a splint for approximately three weeks, and his condition will be then updated as appropriate.
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says Pat McCaw is “healthy enough to suit up” and “we’ll see what happens.”
Tim Bontemps: Kerr says it “would be a tough spot” to put McCaw in the middle of a game, given how long he’s been out. That said, he didn’t rule it out.
Logan Murdock: FWIW, I’m hearing Pat McCaw has made significant on-court progress over the last two weeks, playing really well offensively in runs at the facility. Remains to be seen what that means for tonight.
Shams Charania: The Golden State Warriors are planning to activate Pat McCaw for Game 6 tonight against Houston, league sources tell Yahoo. McCaw is expected to be in uniform for first time since scary injury on March 31.
Anthony Slater: Patrick McCaw's missed two months since that scary fall, had trouble walking/sleeping for about a month. Very slow recovery, sped up the past few weeks. Would be an almost impossible ask to drop him right in these West Finals and expect much. But wing depth is needed.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw will miss at least four more weeks with a spine contusion, per the Warriors. Seems unlikely at this point that he'll play in these playoffs.
Mark Medina: Do the math, and Patrick McCaw is out at least through the Western Conference Finals assuming the Warriors go that far. McCaw will be reevaluated in four weeks, which is when NBA Finals start
Mark Medina: Warriors plan to have a formal reevaluation on Patrick McCaw later today. He's already ruled out for Game 3, but should be clarity on what his long-term recovery entails.
After a day off, Curry and the Warriors will practice Monday to prepare for Game 2. The Warriors are still without second-year guard Patrick McCaw (back), who will be re-evaluated in early May and is still walking gingerly. But at least with Curry back, the Warriors’ starting five would be at full strength at the most important time of the season. “It’s exciting for him to get back to the place that he enjoys the most, which is playing basketball,” Durant said. “I’m excited as his brother that he’s out there. We’ll see what happens next game.”
Connor Letourneau: No surprises on Warriors' injury report: Team just listing Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) and Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion), both of whom have been ruled out for Game 5.
McCaw can't sleep at night because of the pain. He couldn't describe the pain, but called it, "The toughest pain that you've ever had. It's like that right now. I'm trying to take a lot of medicine to help, but it's not really working right now at this point."
Logan Murdock: Warriors' latest injury report for game 2: Andre Iguodala (left thigh contusion) is available to play. Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is out. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw is expected to speak today for the first time since his scary spine injury. Warriors practice at 11:45 a.m.
Mark Medina: Patrick McCaw reevaluated today. He did not suffer any neurological damage, but he is going to be out for 4 more weeks. The Warriors will reevaluate him then.
Connor Letourneau: Bob Myers to @957thegame on Patrick McCaw: "It's going to be a slow road to getting back to where he needs to be. ... We don't know when that'll be. It could be a week. It could be two."
Patrick McCaw: Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers! God definitely is watching over me, I'm blessed beyond measure! @Vince Carter I know you didn't mean to harm me in any way! To my coaches, teammates, friends and family I love you guys so much for being there with me!!!
Logan Murdock: Warriors are calling Pat McCaw's injury a "lumbar spine contusion." He will be released from the hospital today and follow-up with a specialist Thursday.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: As Patrick McCaw laid in his hospital bed last night, a familiar face gave him a visit: Steve Kerr.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Patrick McCaw cleared all tests, including MRI, and expectation is he’ll be released from hospital today. No official diagnosis as of now and return timetable to be determined.
Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State's basket. "Vince is not that type of guy, he's never been that type of guy," Golden State's Draymond Green said. "Freak accidents, things happen. A guy jumps and he didn't touch him much if you're as high as you can jump you lose your balance easier. I know that was tough on Vince."
McCaw landed on his lower back/tailbone area with a loud, distressful thud and immediately squirmed around in excruciating pain as the arena fell silent. A furious Steve Kerr rumbled up the sidelines, upset at the possibility that a wily, well-respected NBA vet may have just altered the career of a second-year guard months away from restricted free agency. “God damnit!” Kerr yelled toward the referee. “I'm not mad at you. I'm mad at Vince. He knows better.”
After McCaw was wheeled off, both teams came together for a quick prayer at the exact spot that the foul was committed. Kerr, yelling at Carter moments earlier, put his hand on the veteran's shoulder. The play was deemed a flagrant. Kerr chose Kevin Durant to shoot the free throws. Before taking them, Durant walked over to Carter — a player he grew up idolizing — and offered a handshake and hug.
He drove the baseline and went down with a thud at the 41.8-second mark of the third quarter, hit in the lower body by Carter. McCaw lay still and in agony for about 10 minutes as the crowd quieted. Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State's basket.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Patrick McCaw experienced numbness upon landing, but has since regained sensation in leg. A chest X-ray came back clear. He is awaiting results of CT Scan and will also undergo an MRI.
Anthony Slater: Entire Warriors team surrounding a fallen Patrick McCaw in Sacramento. He's been down for several minutes. Trainers/medics still working to get him on stretcher.
Kayte Christensen: Vince Carter, standing by watching looking very distraught and concerned. Steve Kerr went to Vince and put his hand on his back as a sign of reassurance
Ailene Voisin: Kings GM Vlade Divac went into Warriors locker room and was told that Patrick McCaw is getting feeling back in his toes. He is at UC Davis Medical Center being evaluated.
Anthony Slater: Vince Carter: "I just don't like to see it. I just don't like to see him sitting there in pain, saying he can't feel his lower half. I don't know. Doesn't sit well with me."
Sean Cunningham: "I just hope he's ok. I play this game because I love it and enjoy it, not to see young guys get hurt,. He has a bright future," said Vince Carter after the game. "I don't like to see him (laying) there in pain, saying he can't feel his lower half. it doesn't sit well with me."
Stephen Curry: Please send up prayers thoughts love to my guy @Patrick McCaw! God please heal his body and keep him strong!
Mark Medina: More injury news: Patrick McCaw told me his back "is pretty bad right now." But he thinks he'll be fine with treatment next few days
March 1, 2021 | 6:21 am EST Update
That even goes for Buddy Hield, who has an NBA 3-point shootout title to defend, although he was non-committal about the even. “Do you think I should go defend it?” Hield asked reporters when talking about the event. “I don’t know yet, to be honest, I’ve been having mixed emotions, you know, cover rules and especially I don’t have no time with my family. Just trying to see how the COVID rules and the boundaries are set up. No clear cut yes yet, I’ll just see in the next couple of days.” According to Hield, he received an invitation from the league to join the festivities, but he is still mulling it over.
“It was a play for me or P.J.,” Monk said. “I told [Ball] to pass it to P, and he was like, nah. I had to make something happen.” Hield, who finished with 30 points, missed a desperation heave from beyond midcourt as time ran out. Earlier Sunday night, he became the fastest player in NBA history to reach 1,000 career 3-pointers, doing so in his 350th career game. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was the previous fastest at 369 games.
Knicks general manager Scott Perry has been on a G-League mission presumably looking at center pieces. If the Knicks signed a free agent center they’d have to cut a player to make room. One team in contact with the Knicks said they want to hold down the fort with what they have for now.
Center DeMarcus Cousins, whose stock is low, is still a free agent after being unceremoniously waived by Houston. “That’s a Leon question,’’ Thibodeau said before the game. “We have more than enough on the roster so we’ll figure out a way. We have guys that can play multiple positions and then we’re going to have to take care of the rebounding, gang rebound. Everyone has to contribute in that area.’’
“It was individual pride,” Antetokounmpo said of joining teammate Khris Middleton in taking on the Clippers’ All-Star duo of Leonard and Paul George. “It is pride. It is an ego thing. Personally, I love that going down the stretch. “I feel like it’s greatness,” Antetokounmpo added. “When you go against the best in the world down the stretch and you are trying to get a stop and they are trying to score on you to win the game, it’s greatness developing at that moment.”
“As a team, I don’t feel like we’re there yet,” said Leonard, who remains positive about the Clippers building toward where they want to be. “We’re looking to the sideline for plays. I feel like our pace has pretty much slowed down. “You gotta give them credit though. They locked in and tuned in on us, and they got stops when they needed it. So just for us to get better, I feel like we gotta have a better stride, open the floor, just getting down and getting into a play. I felt like we got stagnant a little bit.”