Marc J. Spears: Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (hamstring) hopes to make his season-debut on Friday at Toronto, a source said.
Dwain Price: Carlisle on his team: "I like the group, I like the roster. The fact that we don’t have Dirk (Nowitzki) and (Harrison) Barnes is a big challenge tonight (against Phoenix). We’re going to play our brand of basketball and we’re going to have a chance to win some games."@Dallas Mavericks
Dwain Price: What are the chances of Harrison Barnes playing in Saturday's home opener against Minnesota? "It’s possible," Barnes said. "Just like there was a possibility I was going to play today (against Phoenix). We’ll just see how it goes, and once I’m back I should be 100 percent.” #Mavs
Dwain Price: Carlisle on Barnes' strained right hamstring: "He's making good solid progress with no setbacks that I'm aware of. He did pick up his activity and was in more non-contact things. We'll shoot for Friday, which should be a full practice day and see where we are then."
Dwain Price: DeAndre Jordan on not having Dirk and Barnes on opening day: "Those two guys are the cornerstones of our team. Dirk’s been here for 40 years. Harrison is a helluva offensive player who we run a lot of things for, and he’s a defender for our team, a rebounder for our team." #Mavs
Dwain Price: Harrison Barnes will miss at least the first game of the season Wednesday in Phoenix with a strained right hamstring. @Dallas Mavericks
Mark Followill: Harrison Barnes on our @FOXSportsSW telecast last night about his recovery from a hamstring strain - "I've been trying to push my body as much as the trainers will let me. The target date is game one, to be ready for that. If not, hopefully I won't have to miss more than that."
Tim MacMahon: Harrison Barnes’ report on his progress recovering from a hamstring strain: “I can take Michael Finley 1-on-1.” Availability for opener TBD.
Dwain Price: This is what Harrison Barnes told me tonight about his strained right hamstring: “The goal is to play in the first game. But if I can’t do that, just make sure that I’m taking the time to get 100 percent healthy and be ready to go.” @Dallas Mavericks #Mavs
New Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan missed the team's trip to China for two exhibition games for unspecified personal reasons. Jordan and fellow starter Harrison Barnes stayed behind when the team left for China this week. Barnes injured a hamstring in practice and could miss all the preseason games.
Dwain Price: Carlisle on if Barnes (hamstring) will make the trip to China. "I think it’s more likely he’ll stay here. I don’t know what good two 15-hour flights do for a hamstring injury. I don’t’ see the merits of it. But I don’t know if there’s been a final determination on that yet."
Dwain Price: Carlisle said Harrison Barnes will miss at least the first 4 preseason games because of a hamstring injury. @Dallas Mavericks
Marc Stein: Harrison Barnes, out for the Warriors since late November, is on track to return to the lineup this week, likely Monday against Charlotte
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (sprained ankle) and guard Leandro Barbosa (shoulder sprain) did not join team on trip to Dallas.
“I’m sure we’re close enough,” Walton said. “But it’s kind of up to (Barnes) and the training staff. We game-plan for the guys that are going to be available. “Whenever Harrison’s ready to play . . . he’s done more in practice, which is great to see. But we’re kind of out of that process as far as when that game is. When they tell us he’s ready to go, then we’ll get him back in there.”
Monte Poole: Harrison Barnes (ankle) still out but is practicing without restriction, per interim Warriors coach Luke Walton.
Marc J. Spears: Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (ankle), shown working out pre-game, is out for Christmas matchup against Cavaliers https://t.co/FCaEzpZTI9
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes has returned to contact drills, but he won't play Wednesday, according to Luke Walton.
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes (left ankle) and Kevon Looney (hip) are out for the Warriors, and Greg Monroe (knee) is doubtful for the Bucks.
Rusty Simmons: Harrison Barnes (left ankle) is back on the Warriors' practice floor. Update expected soon. https://t.co/upUJJ1RI50
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes as expected will miss the rest of the team's seven-game trip because of a sprained left ankle, according to the team. Barnes will have missed two weeks of action by the time he is scheduled to be re-evaluated again Dec. 13 upon the team's return from the trip. He is at least making progress and walking without crutches while participating in some form shooting drills. "His limp is getting less, so we'll take it," Warriors interim coach Luke Walton said Friday.
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes as expected will miss the rest of the team's seven-game road trip due to his sprained left ankle, according to the team Sunday. Barnes will have missed two weeks of action by the time he is scheduled to be re-evaluated again Dec. 13 upon the team's return from the road trip. He is at least making progress and walking without crutches.
Diamond Leung: Bob Myers told 95.7 The Game Harrison Barnes isn't in a walking boot, but gait not normal. "I don't see it happening in the next week. It's not right around the corner. I don't know if it will be a week or two or more."
April 19, 2021 | 1:10 pm EDT Update
Chris Kirschner: Nate McMillan said Kris Dunn was able to get some live work in today. De’Andre Hunter was not able to participate today. Tony Snell is limited to light running and shooting. No timeline on any of them returning though.
April 19, 2021 | 11:00 am EDT Update
Just like when both Bryant and James won five NBA titles, Clarkson’s main source of motivation points toward collecting championship hardware. Unlike when Bryant and James both won Finals and regular-season MVP awards, Clarkson’s other source of motivation points toward becoming the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year. “If we’re winning games and we’re doing that, I’ll be rewarded for that,” Clarkson told USA TODAY Sports. “I feel like this is that time and that moment where I’ve impacted the game.”
“If the Sixth Man of the Year award comes and I don’t get it, I don’t need the validation because my teammates, coaching staff and a lot of my peers gave me that,” Clarkson said. “They’re telling me, ‘I respect what you do’ and all of that. So, I know that goes a long way as well. But it’s definitely something I want to get accomplished one of these years. Hopefully it’s this year.”
So after a regular-season loss in Portland, Bryant chewed out his younger teammates over their attitude, work habits and decision making. “I remember him just really getting upset,” Clarkson said. “You’ve seen him come out of his skin and grill us a little bit. But from that point on, I felt all of us had a different look at everything with what we wanted to do. That’s probably, in terms of development, a little wake-up call.”
“It was difficult, yes, because I would have loved to have stayed with a healthy Markelle (Fultz), and a healthy Jonathan Isaac and a newly blossoming Mo Bamba and a healthy Cole Anthony, but I felt like there was just something telling me I needed to shake things up. It kind of felt like I had one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake out in Orlando. “I was giving it my all, you know? I was giving it my all, and it was difficult, man. I didn’t know if everybody was pushing in the same direction.”
Organizationally, I asked? “Yeah, organizationally, in terms of the plan,” Gordon continued. “I think (Magic front office executives) John Hammond, Jeff Weltman, those guys are amazing people — amazing people, and very talented managers as well. But I feel like they got kind of cast into the revolving door out there as well in Orlando. So many coaches — five coaches in seven years (Jacque Vaughn, James Borrego, Scott Skiles, Frank Vogel and Steve Clifford). And it was kind of a different organization after the passing of Mr. (Rich) DeVos (in September 2018) as well. It was just a lot. A lot of uncertainty, an insecure kind of feeling. But I have no doubt in my mind that John and Jeff are going to get that organization back to where it needs to be.