Neil Dalal: Neither Russell Westbrook (rest) nor Raul Neto (left knee contusion) are listed on the Wizards' injury report meaning they should be good to go today vs. Celtics. Davis Bertans (right knee soreness) is again listed as questionable as is Jaylen Brown (left knee soreness). pic.twitter.com/ufcH851Fok
Marc D'Amico: Jaylen Brown says his knee felt great in the first half, but it bothered him a little bit in the third quarter. "It’s something to stay on top of, but it’s moving in the right direction."
Gary Washburn: Jaylen Brown out at least a week. Hayward day to day and Kemba just getting back to back rest. #Celtics
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown says he is playing tomorrow in Houston: "We need two big wins. I'll just push through it. I'll be alright."
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown ankle talk: "I rolled my other one, my left one, trying to compensate on the right one. Don’t know what side to limp on right now." He was walking as slow as he could out of the locker room after the game, clearly struggling once the adrenaline wore off.
Tim Bontemps: Boston’s season as the walking wounded continues: Marcus Smart (quad) and Brad Wanamaker (ankle) are probable. Jaylen Brown (ankle), Gordon Hayward (foot) and Kemba Walker (knee) are questionable. Daniel Theis (ankle) and Robert Williams (hip) are out.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics list Jaylen Brown as questionable vs Memphis with a right ankle sprain. Kemba is probable with left knee soreness.
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown's injury update: "I sprained my right thumb. Working with the staff to figure out a plan for tomorrow. ... Happened in the middle of the game. Ran into Markieff." Added he's had no tests as of now. "We'll see how it feels in the morning."
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown on his sprained thumb: "I don’t think it’s too bad” Said he didn’t have any tests on it as team heads for flight to Milwaukee. "I told [the training staff], just see how it feels in the morning and we’ll go from there."
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens says Kanter is improving but just not ready yet. He’ll monitor Jaylen’s minutes but no set restriction.
Tim Bontemps: The Celtics say Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams are all probable for tomorrow’s game against the Hornets, while Enes Kanter is questionable.
Gary Washburn: Jaylen Brown worked out today, felt better. Chance he could join team in Charlotte, according to Stevens. #Celtics
John Karalis: Official Celtics injury report for tomorrow: Jaylen Brown is out, Enes Kanter is doubtful, Robert Williams is probable
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics announce Jaylen Brown is out tonight with an illness. Daniel Theis is available.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens: Jaylen Brown (back) will play with some sort of minute restriction; Terry Rozier (illness) is fine. @CelticsCLNS @CLNSMedia
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are officially available tonight vs Orlando, per the team. Terry Rozier and Guerschon Yabusele are questionable.
Brian Robb: Per team, Jaylen Brown (back) is doubtful for tomorrow night. Terry Rozier is questionable due to illness. Al Horford probable with knee soreness.
Mark Murphy: Trainers told Brad Stevens they weren't comfortable clearing Brown to play tonight. Morris apparently felt better after extra shooting, and according to Stevens will be a game-time decision.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Marcus Morris (knee soreness) is OUT, while Jaylen Brown (back spasms) is DOUBTFUL vs Pacers. Al Horford is probable with knee soreness.
Chris Forsberg: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown is out with back spasms that flared this morning before shootaround. Says it’s not a long-term concern, expects him back in “couple days." Al Horford will play.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirms both Jaylen Brown & Gordon Hayward (both sick) are back tonight. Aron Baynes starts for Al Horford (knee). Brown & Hayward remain off bench.
A. Sherrod Blakely: No surprises on the injury report for the #Celtics heading into Friday #Hawks game. Al Horford (knee) and Guerschon Yabusele (ankle) are OUT. Jaylen Brown (illness) is questionable.
Marc D'Amico: Jaylen Brown (back) says he plans to play tomorrow night: “I barely can feel anything right now in terms of pain... I think everything will be fine.” #NEBHInjuryReport
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown ruled out by Celtics tonight in Minnesota. Boston is off until next Thursday at home against the Knicks.
Brian Robb: Jaylen Brown on the possibility of coming off the bench when he returns to lineup: "Possibly, especially if we are winning. Whatever it is that needs to be done to figure it out."
Jared Weiss: Jaylen says this injury isn’t nearly as bad as previous ones, but he’s been having some back spasms after the injury. Says it’s been getting better the last few days and will test it out tomorrow.
Tom Westerholm: Jaylen Brown: “If it was a list of injuries that everybody’s dealing with in the NBA, I’d probably pick mine over a lot of the other ones. So I’ll be back soon, just want to make sure I’m healthy and be back to help the team win."
A. Sherrod Blakely: Jaylen Brown (back) will not play tonight, but #Celtics Brad Stevens said he has not been ruled out for tomorrow night's game at Minnesota.
Steve Bulpett: Jaylen Brown (bruised tailbone) out tonight v New Orleans, but hoping he'll be back soon: "It’s a [expletive] bitch of an injury, but I’ll be all right."
Chris Forsberg: Celtics list Jaylen Brown (Right Low Back Bruise) as doubtful vs New Orleans. Terry Rozier (Left Knee Soreness) is probable. Gordon Hayward off the injury list and should be back after sitting out the second night of a back to back.
A. Sherrod Blakely: "I'm hanging in there. The x-rays are negative so that's good." - #Celtics Jaylen Brown on his hard fall vs #Mavericks.
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown suggested he’s battling metatarsalgia. He’s changing the orthotics in his shoes to alleviate the pain after the ones in Indy bothered him. "Can’t play around with my feet. I’ll be alright for tonight.”
Abby Chin: Jaylen Brown is a go tonight in Indy. No minutes restriction, according to Brad Stevens. Jaylen told us this morning the pain in his right foot improved to bearable and he’s wearing new orthotics in his shoes to alleviate some of the pressure. #Celtics
Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, and Brad Stevens said he isn't certain how likely Brown will be to play. "They're going to go next door to an orthotics specialist and talk to him a little bit about it, if there's something they can do," Stevens said at Celtics shootaround. "Otherwise, he didn't go through much this morning, so I don't know how likely it would be that he would play."
Still, Brown said he's hopeful the issue won't linger. "I don't think it's anything that's going to keep me out long-term, I just have to manage it properly, keep it from flaring up," Brown said. "I definitely want to be on the floor as much as possible and continue to stay in rhythm, because it's going to be a challenge all year to staying in rhythm. Hopefully I'll be able to feel a lot better tomorrow, closer to 100 percent. ... "It's pain across the foot, so any time I put pressure down, when I take off or run, I feel pain shoot around the foot. If it was a playoff game, I'd definitely be trying to play through it, but the concern is we have an 82-game season, so they are kind of reeling me back. But we'll see how it goes."
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens on Jaylen hamstring: “He’s great. I was told he can’t play 48 today so I’ll try to heed that advice.”
Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown was listed as probable for Thursday's Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers, but coach Brad Stevens said if Brown does play, he will come off the bench for the first time this season.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown will meet with the trainers and doctors shortly. “No decision has been made up to this point that I’ve been told.”
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown remains doubtful for Game 2. He did not practice Wednesday. He’s on court now doing light shooting but Brad Stevens uncertain how much he’ll do in walkthrough.
Mark Murphy: The caution with Jaylen Brown's tender hamstring is understandable. Brad Stevens: "The reason you’ve got to go through all these tests and do all this is to run around screens with JJ Redick, which, to be honest, is a different challenge from most everything else in the league,"
Scott Souza: Injured #Celtics Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown both on bench supporting C's tonight for Game 1.
Bill Doyle: Jaylen Brown just walked slowly through locker room with slight limp. Still no word on if he’ll play tonight.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Jaylen Brown said no decision has been made yet on whether he will play tonight.
April 19, 2021 | 8:10 am EDT Update
Chema de Lucas: Mike James will play with the Brooklyn Nets until the end of the season. Immediate incorporation. Nets interest in the CSKA Moscow player was first reported by @Eurohoopsnet.
Reigning EuroLeague scoring champion Mike James has emerged as a candidate to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, Eurohoops has learned via a source. James was suspended indefinitely by CSKA Moscow in late March following an incident with team head coach Dimitris Itoudis and has headed back to his native United States. UPDATE: He will join the Nets, according to Chema de Lucas.
The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have signed forward Yuta Watanabe (YOU-tuh wah-tuh-NAH-bay) to a standard NBA contract. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Watanabe, 6-foot-9, 205 pounds, is averaging 4.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 13.4 minutes in 39 games (one start) as a two-way player with the Raptors this season. He is shooting .448 (56-125) from the field, including .400 (24-40) from three-point range, and has scored in double figures six times. Watanabe recorded a career-high 21 points Apr. 16 vs. Orlando.
Hasheem Thabeet is looking to make an NBA comeback, his agent Jerry Dianis told me on Saturday. The 7’3″ big-man just won MVP honors while playing in Taiwan for the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers. “Bottom line Hasheem Thabeet was given a opportunity, and he killed it,” Dianis told me. “MVP performance with career highs in points, rebounds, minutes played, assists and steals. Thabeet averaged 18.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.
To gauge who are the top international players, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including 10executives and five scouts. Each talent evaluator was asked to list his top five international players. The criteria included any player pro player not in the NBA right now. Some of the talent evaluators prioritized former NBA players and older veterans who are having an immediate impact on their team overseas. Others placed a higher value on younger prospects who are likely to come to the NBA in upcoming drafts. 1. Nikola Mirotic (Barcelona): The 30-year-old forward is shooting an astounding 59.7 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from beyond the arc while scoring 15.9 points per game. “He’s the guy that’s been most productive in the NBA, and someone you can put in an NBA game right now if you had to,” one NBA executive told HoopsHype.
2. Josh Giddey (Adelaide 36ers): “He has great size and excellent court vision,” an NBAexecutive told HoopsHype. “He sees the floor so well, and he’s probably too unselfish at times. His shooting will need a lot of work. He needs to become a consistent threat from three and he needs to improve at the line, but he’s playing in a tough league at a young age and he’s having success.”
3. Vasilije Micic (Anadolu Efes): The 6-foot-5 Serbian guard has his draft rights retained currently by the Thunder. While some have speculated he could make the jump to the NBA, his agent, Misko Raznatovic, denied having talks with any clubs for next season at this time. Still, Micic has drawn the attention of NBA teams with his play. “He’s almost an elite passer,” one NBAscout told HoopsHype. “He’s a good shooter, both on and off the dribble. He’s not athletic but has enough strength after his first step to get at the rim once he gets a runway. He’s very smart. His basketball IQ is off the charts.”
“With the recent conclusion of his season in Taiwan, Hasheem is an unrestricted free agent,” Dianis added. “He is in the best shape of his life as certified by his recent MVP performance. Hasheem looks forward to helping an NBA team that needs his athleticism and size off the bench. I have no doubt Hasheem will be inundated with worldwide opportunities.”