Oubre didn’t play in Saturday’s 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets, and Kerr told reporters in a postgame video conference that Oubre is “day to day.” “I just talked to him just now, and he said he’s doing pretty well,” Kerr said. “Day to day. It’s nothing too serious, but he’s not necessarily ready to play Monday. I think it’s literally day to day, so we’ll see.”
Kellan Olson: Kelly Oubre Jr. said on FSAZ's pregame show that he's in the bubble to play basketball and doing everything possible to accomplish that. Said he's getting better and his knee feels fine. "Some reactionary stuff" he has to hone in on after quarantine
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said Kelly Oubre Jr. has been doing a "little bit" of on-the-court work but most of his work is on the side rehabbing. Described him as looking great.
Stadium: Suns F Kelly Oubre Jr. (knee) is expected to miss resumption of season to continue rehabbing, reports our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania.
Oubre tore his right meniscus in late February and had successful surgery to repair it on March 3. He was to be re-evaluated in four weeks, but that was before the quarantine hit for coronavirus, and Oubre spent the majority of his rehab process isolated away from the medical staff at home.
Suns owner Robert Sarver clarified that on Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo Thursday when asked if Oubre will play. “Yes,” he said. “I expect he will play, yes.”
The workouts will be particularly helpful to two players, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Frank Kaminsky, who had their rehab processes halted. General manager James Jones described those players as “stuck” at a certain point in mid-April because of the team’s inability to work them through the recoveries first-hand.
Gina Mizell: James Jones said Kelly Oubre Jr. (meniscus surgery) and Frank Kaminsky (patella stress fracture) have both medically healed, but "kind of pressed the pause button" because they can't do full-blown sports rehab. If season resumes, Jones is optimistic they'd be able to play. #Suns
Kellan Olson: Monty said it might be weak to admit it but he said he thinks the team was down emotionally a few notches after Oubre’s injury. Said it’s now about digesting it and moving on. Would not confirm Oubre having surgery.
Duane Rankin: #Suns coach Monty Williams didn't have a diagnosis for Kelly Oubre Jr. right knee injury, saying Oubre and Suns are still gathering information. Oubre reportedly has a torn meniscus. Dario Saric will again start for Oubre.
Gina Mizell: Kelly Oubre Jr.’s knee injury is still an unspecified diagnosis on the #Suns’ official injury report for tomorrow’s game against Detroit. He and Kaminsky are the players listed as out.
Duane Rankin: Monty Williams still gathering information on Kelly Oubre Jr.'s knee injury. #Suns pic.twitter.com/ezOV0fAgnC
Gina Mizell: Monty Williams said during shootaround availability that Dario Saric (as expected) will start tonight for the injured Kelly Oubre Jr. Monty did not have a timetable on Oubre’s injury, and said he found out about it yesterday. #Suns
Kellan Olson: Welp. Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for tomorrow's game due to a right knee injury. No specifics listed on the injury. Kaminsky is still out and is the only other name on the injury report.
Kellan Olson: Williams said today that Baynes, Bridges and Oubre practiced. That would be a first for Bridges and Oubre from what we know. He wouldn't commit to whether or not they will play tomorrow night in Sacramento.
Kellan Olson: Suns injury updates: - Oubre has right wrist tendinitis. Sidelined w/ daily treatment. No timetable and re-evaluated in 7-10 days. - Bridges has a right patella bone bruise. Rehabbing right knee discomfort. No timetable. Re-evaluated in 7-10 days.
Gina Mizell: No update from Williams on Kelly Oubre (hand) or Mikal Bridges (knee), who did not participate during open portion of practice. "They seem to be progressing, which we all are." This is a more optimistic viewpoint than that we're all slowly deteriorating aka dying, ha! #Suns
Gina Mizell: Kelly Oubre has a brace/splint on his right hand and is not participating in the scrimmage work during the open media period. He’s up encouraging/barking at teammates. Mikal Bridges is also still absent. #Suns
Gina Mizell: Igor Kokoskov on Kelly Oubre’s thumb injury: “We feel bad about it. Especially lately, the way he was playing, (he was) a big part of our team, a big part of our offense...he can’t help us on the court, but even that little help on the sideline can be crucial.” #Suns
Adrian Wojnarowski: Phoenix F Kelly Oubre, Jr., will undergo minor procedure on his left thumb and miss rest of season, sources tell ESPN. Oubre's recovery will be 4-to-6 weeks. He heads into restricted free agency on best stretch of career: 20 PPG, 5.7 RPG since becoming starter post-All-Star break
Duane Rankin: #Suns official injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Detroit: Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) questionable (Holmes said he's playing tomorrow). Tyler Johnson (sore right knee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) and T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) are all OUT pic.twitter.com/vUNZoFfNHI
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said that Kelly Oubre, Jr. will return tonight after missing the Wizards’ last game due to a sore left foot. Brooks joked ‘I’m sure he will be dressed for the occasion.’
Candace Buckner: Kelly Oubre Jr. back at practice after missing Sunday's game. He said this particular pain (sore foot) has been bothering him for over a week, but has been playing through it. Expects to play tomorrow vs Miami
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said Kelly Oubre is 'back on the court and will be fine going into training camp' after PRP treatment.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles, according to several people close to the situation. Oubre, a second-year player who played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run, is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. Although Oubre could resume basketball activities later this month but will not play with the Wizards’ Summer League team in July.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles, according to several people close to the situation.
Oubre, a second-year player who played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run, is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. He is not expected to play with the Wizards’ Summer League team in July but could resume basketball activities later this month.
Candace Buckner: Story posting soon: #Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. had PRP injection in rt knee today in LA. Oubre dealt w/ injury even b4 the playoffs began.
Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. plans to undergo PRP injections to his right knee, league sources tell ESPN. Oubre, 21, is expected to be able to return to basketball activities in approximately two weeks, sources say.
The second-year forward has been bothered by the knee injury since the opening-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. He had an MRI last week and, according to league sources, no structural damage was revealed.
Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre missed Monday's practice session with the Wizards because of sore knees, but their availability for Game 2 vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday doesn't appear to be in question.
Just as the Wizards seemed to hit their stride and get back Markieff Morris from a foot injury that kept him out a game, they won't have Kelly Oubre for Sunday's contest with the L.A. Clippers because he's in concussion protocol. Oubre, a 6-7 forward who has been a valuable defender coming off the bench or when coach Scott Brooks uses small-ball lineups, is listed out by the team. The Wizards have won four of five games and might not have Jason Smith (right hamstring) after he removed himself from Friday's win over the Detroit Pistons.
June 12, 2021 | 8:31 am EDT Update
Sergio Scariolo is a strong candidate for Virtus Bologna head coaching job, as reported by Il Corriere dello Sport and confirmed to Sportando. Sasha Djordjevic’s departure from Virtus Bologna was almost certain when Serie A playoffs started, also considering the elimination in EuroCup semifinals against Unics Kazan and the missed chance to play in EuroLeague next season.
In the locker room after the Nets’ 86-83 loss, there were lots of “atta boys” and “pick your head ups” and “we’ll live with that shot” from teammates, but Irving had a little piece of extra advice. Be like dad. Dunk it. “Kyrie was like, ‘Hey, you gotta try and dunk it, get a foul or something,’” Brown said. “That’s definitely what I should have done. I had the lane and the angle too, so maybe if I did that I’d have gotten a foul call, gotten to the line. If I had taken my two steps toward the rim, I probably could’ve dunked the ball.”
The available replays call into question this very idea. Lopez is 7-feet tall, and he’d recovered quickly from where he was on the sideline to get in Brown’s way. Brown faded left as he shot the ball, and, “I shot it too hard, I was trying to get it up a little higher, but he was nowhere near the ball, looking at the pictures and the film. “I could’ve just really did a simple layup and made the shot,” he said. “I made it difficult for myself just thinking too much during the shot.”
Harris wasn’t the only one misfiring in the Nets’ 86-83 loss. Add in Landry Shamet (1-for-4) and Mike James (1-for-5), and three Nets who can make a defense pay for double-teaming Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were a combined 3-for-20 from the field, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range. If those supporting cast numbers are repeated Sunday in Game 4, the series soon could be tied. “If you look at it, only one or two buckets in the last three or four minutes that we needed to fall and they just didn’t,” coach Steve Nash said. “I thought plenty of opportunities. Now, would I want Kevin or Ky shooting every single ball? Of course, but that’s not always the way it works out. We can learn from it.”
Phoenix went on a 14-2 run to build a 20-point lead on the way to a 116-102 win Friday to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in this best-of-7 conference semifinal series. “We have our eyes on the prize,” All-Star guard Devin Booker said.
Durant is 25 of 45 in the 10- to 14-foot range in these playoffs. No other player has made more than 17 playoff jumpers in that zone. Durant is 17 of 32 from the 15- to 19-foot range. No other player has made more than 12 playoff jumpers in that zone. Who is that next player? Devin Booker. He’s not quite Durant, from a potency or accuracy standpoint. But he’s the closest thing the NBA has to Durant right now. Booker is 17 of 33 in that 10- to 14-foot range and 12 of 26 in that 15- to 19-foot range. Combine both zones and Durant has made 42, Booker has made 29 and Kawhi Leonard has made 24 in these playoffs. That’s one, two, three in the rankings. Decent company for Phoenix’s rising three-level scorer.
Paul’s stabilizing presence has been a huge reason why the Suns are a game away from ending Denver’s season. He has scored 30 points on 12-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range, with eight assists and no turnovers combined in the three fourth quarters in this series, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. “We just got to make it more difficult on him,” Nuggets guard Monte Morris said. “He’s a Hall of Fame point guard, top five easily, still playing in the NBA. … He’s getting everybody involved. CP is a tough cover for anybody, but we have to just stick to our game plan and try to execute it the best way we can.
The Lakers had the best regular-season defense in the NBA and still gave up 106.8 points per 100 possessions. This is the steroid era of offensive efficiency. Ratings have spiked the past half-decade. But Phoenix is defending at a playoff rate equivalent to the 2014 title Spurs. They have a 101.6 defensive rating during this six-game win streak and 103.9 rating in these playoffs.