How is rehab going? Pascal Siakam: I was expecting it to be worse, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I would say just, I think the first two weeks or three weeks was the worst, just because I couldn’t sleep. I have to find a position to get comfortable. I had to sleep on the couch for two weeks because I couldn’t sleep on the bed. I’m a side sleeper. So I couldn’t do that. Are you even shooting or doing anything basketball-wise? Pascal Siakam: Yes. I’m shooting, ball handling. I think at this point in the process I look better than I thought I was expecting at least or I’m doing more than I thought I would do at that time.
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that Pascal Siakam underwent successful surgery last week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The injury to Siakam’s shoulder occurred May 8 vs. Memphis. The expected recovery and rehabilitation time for this procedure is approximately five months, and his condition will be updated as appropriate.
Blake Murphy: That would mean Siakam is unlikely to be ready for the beginning of next season (Oct. 19) unless he's ahead of schedule (~early Nov.).
Michael Grange: The good news on Siakam’s shoulder injury/surgery is he’ll be able to resume on-court work in July, I’m told. Initial hope was he could rehab the torn labrum in his left (non-shooting) shoulder, but eventually opted for an arthroscopic repair.
Eric Koreen: Pascal Siakam did not practise on Thursday and his status for Friday's game is unclear. He has a sore groin which outdated his fall after a dunk on Wednesday.
Josh Lewenberg: Asked about the groin injury, Siakam said he felt it right away and immediately had trouble walking. "It was a bad idea for me to finish the game." Initial timeline was at least 4 weeks.
Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam is expected to practice Friday with hopes of returning to the lineup in the next week, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Siakam has not played since Dec. 18, when he suffered a groin injury during an awkward landing. He is averaging a team-leading 25.1 points and 8.0 rebounds in 27 games this season.
Ryan Wolstat: OK, Raptors just announced Siakam out indefinitely too with a groin issue. Gasol and Powell as expected.
Ryan Wolstat: Nurse on Siakam: "He's feeling about the same." Says there are a few limits on him, specifically the long stretches in a row they were doing before are "probably done."
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude: Raptors Coach Nurse said Pascal Siakam is “doing ok, not 100%, ...have confidence he could impact the game more than he did yesterday”. Today Raptors had light practice: just film and shooting.
Tom Moore: #Raptors coach Nick Nurse on Pascal Siakam: ‘We’re still waiting. He hasn’t been on the court yet.’ Didn’t practice Saturday.
Josh Lewenberg: Siakam says he isn't sure how he hurt his calf. Felt it after Game 3 once the adrenaline wore off. He doesn't know if he'll be able to play in Game 4, said it's very sore and a little swollen.
Tim Bontemps: The Raptors say Pascal Siakam is doubtful for Game 4 with a calf contusion. To say that’s a blow for Toronto is an understatement, especially considering they are already down 2-1 in the series.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Raptors' Pascal Siakam is expected to be day-to-day after hard fall on his back tonight in Portland; no damage found in postgame tests. Siakam has emerged as a valuable player for Toronto.
October 16, 2021 | 2:44 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: The Clippers are keeping center Isaiah Hartenstein for their final open roster spot, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Hartenstein averaged 7.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 blocks in four preseason games.
The Orlando Magic have waived guard Jeff Dowtin, guard Hassani Gravett, guard-forward B.J. Johnson and forward Admiral Schofield, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. Orlando’s roster now stands at 16 players (see below) Dowtin (6’3”, 185, 5/10/97) was originally signed by Orlando as a free agent on September 8. He played in three preseason games with the Magic, averaging 4.7 ppg. and 1.3 apg. in 8.7 minpg.
Blake Murphy: The Raptors will also sign-and-waive Ashton Hagans and Breein Tyree this weekend. Hagans was in Vegas with Raps but missed games with an ankle injury. Exhibit 10 gets him to 905. Tyree is a returning 905er who gets a bonus this way. He’s working his way back from a torn ACL.