Largely thanks to the need for teams and the league to preserve privacy, there is no available data on whether more players have taken advantage of mental health resources or whether they have experienced mental illness in greater numbers this season (according to a poll conducted by the American Psychological Association in November, 74% of psychologists reported seeing more patients with anxiety disorders compared to before the pandemic; 60% said the same for depression disorders). Anecdotally, though, in interviews with psychologists, psychiatrists and licensed mental health professionals who have experience treating NBA players, all agree that the need for help has swelled.
October 3, 2022 | 9:40 pm EDT Update
Ohm Youngmisuk: Ty Lue says he will start John Wall in the Clippers next preseason game on Sunday. Point guard is the only starting spot up for competition between Reggie Jackson and Wall. Marcus Morris Sr. and Ivica Zubac will start alongside Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
The Athletic: Ben Simmons’ first basket as a Brooklyn Net 💪 🎥 @Brooklyn Nets pic.twitter.com/Deu3Suo6Le