Injured Brooklyn center Jeff Green isn’t expected to be re-evaluated until at least Sunday. The fact that he hasn’t already been ruled out of Saturday’s Eastern Conference semifinal Game 1 against Milwaukee can only be considered positive. Especially considering the Nets are certainly going to need every able body they can muster against Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. “Really just monitoring him. We’ll see. Keep monitoring it day-to-day and see if he’s ready to go,” coach Steve Nash said of Green. “He’s definitely progressing but we can’t commit either way if he’s available or not available for Saturday.”
Alex Schiffer: Steve Nash said the nets are monitoring Jeff Green. Said he's day-to-day and definitely progressing, but doesn't comment on his availability for Saturday's Game 1.
Malika Andrews: A blow for Brooklyn: Jeff Green has a strained plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in ten days, Steve Nash said.
Brian Lewis: Tyler Johnson (migraine) is probable for the #Nets tomorrow, while Kyrie Irving is not listed in the injury report. Green (right shoulder contusion) and Luwawu-Cabarrot (right knee soreness) are questionable. #spurs #nba
Malika Andrews: Kevin Durant will miss tomorrow’s game against the Magic, the Nets say. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is probable. Jeff Green is questionable. Both players missed last game. Landry Shamet is questionable with a chest contusion.
Jeff Green was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion. He’ll be evaluated further Monday as the Nets return to Brooklyn. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot left the game with a right hip contusion. Jeff Green was forced out in the final minutes after being fouled by Patrick Beverley.
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz waived Jeff Green for two reasons, league sources tell The Athletic: They want to get Georges Niang on the floor more (shooting). And they are impressed with Jarrell Brantley's progression in the G-League
Fred Katz: Devin Robinson is available. Brooks said he'll try to get him some minutes. Jeff Green is available and will play, per Brooks.
Candace Buckner: Jeff Green (who left the last game with a hip injury) will start tonight vs the #Pistons
LeBron James has nearly 36 million followers on Instagram, so there is a fair chance you saw his footage of him on roller skates Sunday, skating along with Jeff Green. [...] In Green's case, he will miss his third game out of the last four tonight because of lower back soreness. He was held out of Saturday's loss to Denver and on Saturday was also ruled out for tonight's game against the Pistons. In between, he went skating?
Cavs staff, in talking with cleveland.com, said while the appearance of Green on roller skates at a time when he can't play because of a back injury is not a great look, the team's intent was to keep Green out of games for a period of five days to rest his body from the rigors of NBA court battles. Roller skating should not be equated with the pounding the body takes during a game, they said. Green's back is improving -- he was moving and shooting well during the team's shootaround this morning.
Dave McMenamin: Ty Lue says that Jeff Green got a MRI on his lower back today that revealed no structural damage. The team will have Green rest the next two games in order to try to get his back better. Green already missed a game because of his back.
The Cavaliers said Jeff Green (lower back soreness) would miss tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets. This will be the second game out of the last three Green has missed with a back issue.
September 27, 2021 | 3:03 pm EDT Update
Gerald Bourguet: Jae Crowder on back-to-back Finals disappointments: “Just coming from the Finals that previous year [in Miami], mentally I got fried. Like, ‘Physically I’m good, but mentally I’m drained.'” Said it impacted him last year and he’s doing what he can to prevent that kind of burnout