Duane Rankin: "He's fine. He was ready to go and we found out that same day. It wasn't anything earth shattering about the whole deal. He was just sick." #Suns coach Monty Williams on Cam Johnson, who missed Game 6 of WCF Wednesday with a non-COVID illness.
Chris Haynes: Phoenix Suns say Cameron Johnson is out tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers with a non-COVID-19 illness.
Kellan Olson: Suns center Deandre Ayton (left knee soreness) is questionable for tomorrow's game against the Spurs. Cam Johnson and Abdel Nader remain out.
Duane Rankin: "He's straight. Cam's a warrior. He's going to fight through anything." Jevon Carter on Cam Johnson, who suffered a nasal fracture in yesterday's practice. Will be available for #Suns game tonight against San Antonio.
Kellan Olson: Cam Johnson (low back/right hip contusion) and Deandre Ayton (right hip soreness) have been added to the injury report and are questionable. Aron Baynes (rib contusion) also added and is probable.
Gina Mizell: #Suns rookie Cam Johnson (calf) is out tonight at Denver. Williams unofficially called his status “day-to-day.”
Kellan Olson: Suns announce that Ty Jerome is out indefinitely due to a right ankle sprain he suffered in practice on Monday. He will be re-evaluated over the next 2-4 weeks. Injury report also has Cam Johnson out for Friday night in Denver.
Duane Rankin: Rookie Ty Jerome (right ankle sprain) remains out for Friday's game at Denver. He was on crutches and wearing a boot last night. Rookie Cam Johnson (left calf soreness) is "TBD" according to the #Suns notes. I got a feeling he'll play against the #Nuggets, but we'll see.
Kellan Olson: Ty Jerome (right ankle sprain) and Cam Johnson (left calf soreness) are both out for tomorrow's season opener. They are the only two players on the Suns' injury report.
September 28, 2021 | 6:58 pm EDT Update
Tim Bontemps: The NBA and NBPA are in the process of finalizing an agreement on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for the upcoming season, sources told ESPN.
Tim Bontemps: The impending agreement will cover the way vaccinated and unvaccinated players will be monitored, sources told ESPN. Unvaccinated players will have restrictions similar to what was in place last season, while vaccinated players largely won’t.
Tim Reynolds: The NBA has given teams a draft of the health and safety protocols for this season. As reported, unvaccinated players will be tested (almost) daily, vaccinated players will not be. Unvaxxed players will also be limited in how much they can be around vaxxed players in team areas.
The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with forward Aaron Gordon, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Ben Anderson: Miye Oni said his mom told him he couldn’t declare for the NBA draft early unless he promised to graduate within five years. Said he has four classes left to finish his political science degree. Worked on it, along with his new rap album a lot over the summer.
Jay Allen: Chauncey Billups says he was “pretty bad” with the referees as a player. His daughter will be grading him each game on his interactions with the officials. What will happen if he gets a technical? “I’m pretty sure she’s going to make me pay her. She’s tough on me.” #RipCity
Fans wanting to attend Grizzlies games this season at FedExForum must present proof of having received at least one vaccination dose, or if they are 12 and over and unvaccinated, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours in advance, according to a team source on Tuesday.
September 28, 2021 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
Things can change fast, but league sources don’t sense that a deal is anywhere close right now. The Sixers still hope Simmons will return to the team so they can experiment with his role, or increase his value and help create more trade possibilities. On media day, Morey compared the Simmons situation to that of Aaron Rodgers, who threatened to leave the Green Bay Packers but ended up returning for one more season. The Sixers hope Simmons will choose to do the same.