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Brian Lewis: Steve Nash expects James Harden to be back before Tyler Johnson. And he doesn't think Johnson will takes 2 or 3 weeks, but should return before that. #Nets
Alex Schiffer: Steve Nash said he has no update on Tyler Johnson or Landry Shamet. Expects Johnson to get a scan of his knee tomorrow.
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, Tyler Johnson (sore knee) is out for tomorrow’s game at Utah. Josh Jackson (sprained ankle) is questionable. T.J. Warren (sore ankle) is still out.
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, Josh Jackson (ankle) and Tyler Johnson (knee) are both out tonight at Sacramento. Both were listed as questionable yesterday.
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
Duane Rankin: #Suns Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) will miss his 2nd straight game toinight at New Orleans while Richaun Holmes will not play after straining his right quad last night at #Rockets.
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) is OUT tonight at New Orleans. Tyler Johnson (right knee soreness) and Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) are both questionable.
Duane Rankin: #Suns PG Tyler Johnson will not play tonight (knee soreness). Igor Kokoskov said he tweaked it Wednesday vs. #Jazz. Says it's nothing serious. When asked if rookie De'Anthony Melton (25 starts), will start, Kokoskov said Troy Daniels could start. Mentioned Josh Jackson, too.
Gina Mizell: #Suns say starting PG Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is OUT tonight at Houston. Elie Okobo was reassigned to the G League yesterday, so De’Anthony Melton should get the start against the Rockets.
Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson on Heat injury report due to a sprained right ankle, listed as questionable vs. Knicks on Sunday. He saw Cavaliers medical staff Friday in Cleveland. Dion Waiters, who missed Friday's game due to a migraine, no longer on Heat injury report.
Barry Jackson: Tyler Johnson missed practice in suburban Detroit with illness and is questionable for Pistons game tomorrow
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson will play vs. Rockets. Justise Winslow's status for tonight's game is still up in the air.
Anthony Chiang: On latest Heat injury report, Wayne Ellington is listed as probable for Monday’s game vs. Lakers. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson are questionable. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters still out. Goran Dragic is not on the injury report after missing Saturday’s game for rest.
Ira Winderman: Heat listing both Goran Dragic (knee) and Tyler Johnson (hamstring) as OUT for Tuesday night's home game against the Hawks. Dion Waiters also listed as out and Yante Maten still listed in G League.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson not on injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Magic. But Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Derrick Jones Jr. and Dion Waiters have been ruled out. Bam Adebayo is doubtful.
He returns to full-contact drills in three weeks. “My problem is I don’t know when to take my foot off the gas,” Johnson said. “I always want to just grind through it and be there for my team. In the long run, I think sometimes I hurt myself by trying to push through some of the injuries that I was playing with and I would have little slumps that I was going through.”
Q: How’s your surgically-repaired left thumb healing? Tyler Johnson: “Good. It’s going really good. I got a couple more weeks and I’ll be out the cast completely and just rehabbing. So, it’s going well.” Q: How will it feel when you finally take the cast off? Tyler: “Good. Right now, it’s a little bit of a special cast. So I can tighten it and untighten it, so it’s not as restrictive as what it would be like fully, fully wrapped up. That’s a plus, I guess.”
The Miami HEAT announced today that guard Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The procedure was performed by Dr. Anne Ouellette and HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. Johnson will be in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery and be available for training camp.
Tyler Johnson said X-rays on his left thumb were negative. After crashing into Embiid on a screen, “I lost my balance when I ran into him. I tried to brace myself on the floor and jammed my thumb. It’s a little sore, nothing that’s not manageable.”
Manny Navarro: #Heat's Tyler Johnson is active and available to play tonight. Whether he does is up to Spo.
Ira Winderman: Wayne Ellington is out tonight, with Tyler Johnson still questionable.
Tyler Johnson does not know the pain associated with a knee injury. So, when Bulls center Robin Lopez landed on the back of his left leg during the second half of Monday’s game and he felt something in his knee. … he was very worried. “Initially it felt like my knee popped,” Tyler said today after watching his Miami Heat teammates go through their shootaround in preparation for tonight’s game against the Bucks. “That’s why when I went down I started grabbing at my knee and that was what was more worrisome than anything else.
Goran Dragic explained why there was such a look of concern of the faces of the Heat players as Tyler Johnson writhed on the court in pain Monday in Chicago. “I’ve never seen Tyler stay down like that,” Dragic said.
But to have the entire team race the length of the court as he stayed down was testimony to what this team thinks of Tyler. “Tyler’s one of those guys that you never know,” said James Johnson, who is as close to Tyler as any player on the team. “He could have had a broken leg, and he’d still be sitting here making sure we was all good, making sure that our spirits were still high. But it’s hard to read that guy.” “We’re all in the trenches together. And we all have respect for Tyler and we all love him. It don’t surprise me.”
Manny Navarro: Tyler Johnson will play tonight for the #Heat. He missed Wednesday's game with flu-like symptoms
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra says Hassan Whiteside will play tonight. Tyler Johnson will be a game-time decision.
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But Len and Lopez are gone, leaving Unseld with new arrival Montrezl Harrell, from the Lakers, and slightly-less-new arrival Gafford, who joined the Wizards from the Chicago Bulls at the trade deadline last season and made an immediate impact with his energy, athleticism and ability to slam lobs. Sheppard told The Washington Post in an interview this week that the Wizards would like to add a third center to shore up the spot with Bryant not expected back until winter, but for now, Gafford is Washington’s starter.
The Heat are among the least flexible teams in the league in terms of being able to make in-season moves. After rehauling their roster to sign Lowry and Tucker, extending Butler and signing many players to minimum contracts, they only have three players on the roster that can currently be traded. Theirtrade flexibility will open up in December and January once free agents that were signed become eligible to be traded, but they severely lack tradeable salaries. After their starters, most of whom seem very likely not to be moved, their next highest salary is Tyler Herro at $4.0 million. His salary combined with several of their minimum players will heavily limit the type of return they can get in a trade. They are also just $6.6 million below the hard cap, which is another factor that could hold them back from adding significant money to the payroll.