Head coach Scott Brooks said postgame that Beal's status going forward will be determined prior to their next game, Monday against the Pacers. "I haven’t talked to him or the staff, that’s all I know right now. He hit the floor pretty hard. But you know as well as I know, and I’ll keep saying it, he’s as tough as nails," Brooks said. "I’ve been around a lot of guys that can bounce back, and he might be one of the best ones — actually we have two of them on our team. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow and make that decision come the next game."
Ira Winderman: Heat injury report for Tuesday vs. Suns: Udonis Haslem (protocols): Out. Goran Dragic (back): Questionable. Avery Bradley (calf): Questionable. Gabe Vincent (knee): Probable.
Anthony Chiang: Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tonight's game vs. Grizzlies because of a right ankle sprain. Avery Bradley (right calf strain), Andre Iguodala (left hip soreness) and Moe Harkless (illness) did not travel with the Heat to Memphis and will not play tonight.
Barry Jackson: Source confirms Avery Bradley given 3 to 4 week timeline on calf, as Shams noted. So beyond starting 5, bench for now is Dragic, Iguodala, Achiuwa and then some combo of Nunn (seems likely), Strus, Vincent. ... Harkless still out.
Shams Charania: Tough injury news for the Heat: Guard Avery Bradley will miss 3-to-4 weeks with a strained right calf, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium .
Ira Winderman: Harkless, Leonard and Silva again out for Monday vs. Hornet. Herro, Dragic, Bradley are questionable. Iguodala and Vincent are probable.
Shams Charania: X-rays returned negative on Lakers guard Avery Bradley’s right ankle sprain, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Mike Trudell: Frank Vogel said Avery Bradley was hoping to come back into the game tonight after the ankle sprain, but he was “Limping pretty significantly,” and they’ll see how he’s feeling tomorrow.
Mike Trudell: Avery Bradley will make his return tonight in Orlando, and it will be off the bench on a 15-minute restriction. KCP will start.
Brad Turner: Avery Bradley worked out again today with Lakers in Orlando and will play against the Magic Wednesday, per source. He will be on about a 20 minutes restriction. Bradley had been out with a hairline fracture in his lower right leg.
Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel said that Avery Bradley did some 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 work today. He's still out tonight, but Frank Vogel said "if things progress, we're hoping to have him back on this trip at some point."
Dave McMenamin: Avery Bradley has been cleared for full contact after having the hairline fracture in his right leg re-evaluated today. He is out tomorrow vs. MIN and is considered day to day after that, per the Lakers.
The Lakers said guard Avery Bradley (hairline fracture right leg) saw a doctor Saturday and was cleared to begin basketball progression. Bradley won’t play Sunday against Dallas or during the upcoming three-game trip. He will be re-evaluated again next weekend. Kyle Kuzma didn’t practice Saturday because of a mild left ankle sprain and is questionable for the Mavericks game.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Avery Bradley is cleared for basketball progression but he will not play in the upcoming road trip. He will be re-evaluated after the trip next week.
Harrison Faigen: Avery Bradley will be re-evaluated the day after Thanksgiving when the Lakers return from their road trip. Alex Caruso has a right calf strain and is probable for Friday.
An MRI last night revealed a hairline fracture in a non-weight bearing bone of Avery Bradley’s right leg (on the fibular head). Bradley will be re-evaluated in 1 to 2 weeks, and further medical updates will be provided at that time.
Brad Turner: Frank Vogel said Avery Bradley is playing for Lakers tonight vs Miami. Bradley missed Chicago game with bruised lower right leg
Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the condition of Bradley's shin was revealed after their 135-128 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Bradley collected 21 points and five assists in that game. The Grizzlies said Bradley will be evaluated again in a week.
Andrew Greif: Doc Rivers said he didn’t believe Avery Bradley suffered any setback with his right knee against the Lakers.
Mike Trudell: Doc Rivers said he doubts Avery Bradley (sore knee) will play tonight. Danilo Gallinari is also out.
Andrew Greif: Danilo Gallinari will not play tonight. Sick, Doc says. Avery Bradley will play and make it a three-guard starting lineup.
Mirjam Swanson: FYI Clippers fans: When you tune in in a bit, Avery Bradley (left ankle sprain) and Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) are still out.
Andrew Greif: Avery Bradley is further along in his injury rehab than Luc Mbah a Moute, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Bradley “looked good” in practice and worked out today as well but won’t play tonight.
Andrew Greif: Doc Rivers says Avery Bradley (ankle) is “running pretty well” and might be back within a couple games.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers' injury report going into Saturday's game vs. Milwaukee: Avery Bradley (left ankle sprain) and Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) both questionable. Bradley has been out for two consecutive games, Mbah a Moute for seven.
Mirjam Swanson: Doc Rivers says Avery Bradley (ankle) and Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will miss Thursday's game at Portland. #Clippers
Adrian Wojnarowski: Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley underwent surgery to repair adductor and rectus abdominis muscles on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the regular season, league sources tell ESPN. Six weeks to eight weeks is the recovery time on the surgery.
Bradley also said that surgery is a possibility, and that it could happen before the season is over. But Bradley said ideally he wants to play this season. "Right now, we're just taking it day by day, trying to be smart about this injury," Bradley said. "Just trying to see what the best decision is to make, what it is, what it's going to be."
Guard Avery Bradley said he'll return to the lineup after missing seven games with a groin injury. "It was lingering over a few weeks, but now I feel better, I feel like I can go out there and give my all," Bradley said Tuesday after practice.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Avery Bradley's groin injury has similar symptoms to a sports hernia, but it isn't that: "It’s going to take some time, but he’ll basically do nothing for the next seven days and see where he is and whether we’re starting him back or not."
Vincent Ellis: Avery Bradley (right adductor) out tonight vs. #Pacers. Luke Kennard gets first career start for #Pistons.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Avery Bradley (ankle) will be out tonight and possibly tomorrow vs. #Raptors too.
Gary Washburn: Crowder and Bradley are playing tonight vs #Cavs. Tyler Zeller (family reasons) is OUT #Celtics
Scott Souza: #Celtics guard Avery Bradley (recurring illness) not with team for trip to NYC. Presumably out for Sunday game vs. #Knicks.
"Avery's sick again," Stevens said before hosting the Magic. "Avery had a recurrence of the stomach bug. He's had a tough week so he's out. But everyone else is here."
Stevens believes Bradley probably will not make the trip to New York for Sunday's game against the Knicks.
Bradley continued trying to bust through lingering effects of an illness that hospitalized him this weekend. "I feel a little better," Bradley said. "I still feel a little drained. I tried to use today - I went really hard so I could break a sweat and try to just get it out of me so I'm back to my regular self. But I feel good."
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley wasn't released from the hospital this morning, I'm told, so safe to say his status for tomorrow is questionable at best.
Brian Robb: Avery Bradley is staying overnight at the hospital for precautionary reasons for his stomach flu, according to Celtics PR
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley's been in the hospital most of the day with a stomach bug. Out tonight. Jaylen in.
Marc D'Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Avery Bradley (hamstring) returns tonight, but Al Horford (elbow) and Jonas Jerebko (flu) are out.
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley: "I've had like five of my teammates ask me if I'm OK, but I'm fine. I'm excited about the game tomorrow, I know that."
Scott Souza: Avery Bradley said was a 'compromise' w/ #Celtics medical staff to allow him to play. Indicated they may have wanted to sit him even longer.
Chris Vivlamore: C's Avery Bradley could return tonight vs. Hawks. Not listed on injury report. Missed 22 of last 23 with strained right Achilles' tendon.
"They're telling me that maybe I am (100 percent), but they wrote down where they wanted me to be and they want me to follow it," Bradley said Friday. "And I don't know. I guess we're trying to meet in the middle somewhere. So I'll see what they let me do."
Gary Washburn: Avery Bradley is OUT but Brad Stevens said he is "any day now. We're excited." #Celtics
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Avery Bradley went through a third of the practice, said he feels good. No update on tomorrow.
Nick Friedell: Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley and Jaylen Brown are out tonight. Gerald Green is questionable with a bruised heel.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Avery Bradley said he is starting to do basketball activities now, will ramp up over All-Star break, targeting first game back.
Chris Forsberg: Brad Stevens on Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown: "Both guys are out for the next two games with the hope of doing some practice when we return."
Adam Himmelsbach: Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley is feeling about as good as he's felt, but no new sense on timetable.
Avery Bradley did not travel with the Boston Celtics to begin a four-game road trip and could be out until the All-Star break due to a lingering strained right Achilles, head coach Brad Stevens told reporters Tuesday night
Marc D'Amico: Avery Bradley (Achilles) did not travel with the team to SAC and is unlikely to join the C's on their 4-game road trip, says Brad Stevens.
Sean Grande: Avery Bradley officially out. The Celtics have now had their “core four” (Thomas, Bradley, Crowder Horford) for just 22 of 49 games.
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley: "I feel great, really good. I’m practicing tomorrow and hoping I can play for Wednesday. That’s the game plan."
A. Sherrod Blakely: Al Horford (groin) back in starting lineup tonight for the @Celtics. Avery Bradley still out, may be back for Wednesday game.
Chris Forsberg: Brad: “Avery is progressing. He shot [Sun], worked out some today. He’ll try to go through some of practice [Tues] + we’ll see from there.”
May 26, 2022 | 12:37 pm EDT Update
And the Rivers rumors? Seems the players, and perhaps general manager Rob Pelinka, too, would rather see an experienced, win-now coach on the sidelines. “If LeBron could pick,” the executive said, “it’s pretty certain he’d pick Doc.” The exec was quick to point out that the Lakers had hoed to be united on the coaching front, considering their last foray into a coaching hire, in 2019, was bungled. The team pursued Ty Lue then but would not meet his contract request, and lost out on Monty Williams to Phoenix almost at the same time. Recently fired coach Frank Vogel was the Lakers’ third choice.
Most of the front office, it seems, has zeroed in on Darvin Ham, with former head coaches Terry Stotts (Portland) and Kenny Atkinson (Brooklyn) also in the mix. Ham was briefly an assistant with the Lakers, and according to league sources, he is the favorite of the Phil Jackson-Kurt Rambis layer of Lakers decision-makers. “I think those guys want a young coach they can mold a little bit,” one Western Conference executive told Heavy.com. “I do not think Darvin is a pushover by any means. I just think that they want a guy they can point in the direction they want to go, more traditional basketball, using Russell Westbrook a certain way.”
“A lot of teams would rather have that Detroit pick than the Dallas pick, you have more flexibility with second-rounders and they won’t be that far apart,” one GM told Heavy.com. “If they can make a pick swap only, and it costs them the Dallas pick next year and the Detroit second-rounder, it is a lot to give up, but that could land them in the Top 4. It is a significant move for them.”
Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice reported this week that the Nets are expected to defer their right to the Sixers’ first-round pick (No. 23 this year) to instead register in next year’s draft, and sources around the league confirmed that with Heavy.com. That does not mean it’s likely that the Nets will make that pick next season, though. It could be a valuable trade chip.
“There is too much for them to figure out to be able to make that pick this year,” one NBA source told Heavy.com. “They want young players to bring into the mix, Sean Marks wants to draft guys. But he’s got to think about winning a championship while he can. If you can put off that decision, it’s the right thing.”
During an interview Wednesday on the Stoney & Jansen Show, Lakers legend and Hall of Famer James Worthy, a three-time NBA champ, was asked what he thinks of today’s game and its heavy reliance on the three. And Worthy said the NBA has been diminished by “the rush of guys not going to college” — or at least not going for more than a year. “I mean, Kareem had four years with John Wooden, Michael Jordan and I had three years with Dean Smith, Isiah (Thomas) had some years with Bobby Knight. So you learned the fundamentals,” Worthy said. “Not only that, you learned how to live. You learned how to balance your freaking checkbook in college, there’s a lot of things. When you don’t get that, guys are coming to the NBA who are not fundamentally sound. All they do is practice threes, lift weights, get tattoos, tweet and go on social media. That’s it.
“So you don’t have that sound player; you have an athletic player. And that’s what’s happening to the game. It’s a lot of ISO and looking for mismatches. Bill Russell told me one time, they had five options off of one play. You don’t see that anymore.”
Worthy was also asked what’s wrong with his former team after LeBron James and the high-priced Lakers missed the playoffs two years removed from winning it all. “The Lakers, I think they have refused to build over the years,” Worthy said. “We’ve had some good players: (Brandon) Ingram, (Julius) Randle, (Lonzo) Ball. We have tried to win quickly. In Kobe’s last few years, we brought in (Steve) Nash who was a little bit older, Dwight Howard came in with a back injury. We traded away draft picks to try to win immediately and I think they’re going to have really think about how they need to build.