Will you be ready and participating at the beginning of Celtics training camp? Jaylen Brown: Yeah, that’s the goal. My wrist has been healing. Some days it’s better than others. I got to continue to push and work, but I’m excited to be there for camp. And I’m excited to be there with my teammates, and start to build, and start this journey, man. I missed a lot of time, so I’m looking at the season like I’m ready. I want to play. I’m ready. We started back so quickly [last season]. I didn’t really have an [offseason]. I was dreading coming into training camp, like, ‘Oh, man.’ I was already hurting. I had a good season, but my body barely kept up. So, this year I think I’ll be a lot better in that category.
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown running drills dribbling on his surgically repaired left wrist. pic.twitter.com/PxXlUNy7rI
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown did have his surgery today, as his social media photo suggested. Stevens said all indications are that the surgery went well.
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum said Jaylen Brown called him to consult him on whether he should have season-ending wrist surgery. Tatum told him to do what's best for his body and long-term health. #Celtics
John Karalis: Brad Stevens says Jaylen Brown has already left Boston so he can go get his procedure done later this week
Jay King: Brad Stevens: “I think obviously you feel for Jaylen. He had a great year. He’s such an important part of us in the here and now and moving forward. ... First and foremost you think about him in that situation.”
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown isn’t exactly sure when he hurt his wrist. It was sore at times recently. After he sprained his ankle, it was a little more sore on Friday. That’s when he had the imaging and the Celtics realized the severity of the injury.
Jared Weiss: For Jaylen Brown’s type of wrist tear, Surgery recovery time seems to generally be 3-6 months, so doing surgery now gives Brown a chance to be healthy in time for next season. This is the same injury Romeo Langford had in his right wrist, which took about 6 months of recovery.
Ira Winderman: Whoa, per Celtics: This past weekend Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. Brown is expected to have the torn ligament surgically repaired later this week, and will be out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Jaylen Brown is OUT vs Chicago. Robert Williams is now questionable with left foot turf toe. Tristan Thompson and Romeo Langford are both probable.
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown is out tomorrow but is day to day. Just a sprained ankle after that collision with Tatum late in the Blazers loss. Tatum and Walker both practiced and will play tomorrow.
"I don't have any update on them," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said of Brown and Tatum, saying he knew only that both players were being looked at by the team's doctors after the game. Tatum, however, talked to the media following the contest and said he was feeling OK. "I should be good," said Tatum, who followed his career-high 60-point performance Friday night against the visiting San Antonio Spurs with 33 points in 37 minutes Sunday night, adding that he hoped Brown was all right. "We'll see how I feel tomorrow."
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown is officially available tonight, per the team.
Jamie Hudson: Celtics Update: Jaylen Brown (right ankle; sprain) is questionable; Kemba Walker (left oblique; strain) is out vs. Blazers Sunday
Jared Weiss: Stevens' Celtics injury update: - Walker under the weather but "Hopefully will be able to go tomorrow." - Brown is doubtful for tomorrow with shoulder bursitis. - Smart is back - Fournier is out - Rob Williams "Tried to do a little bit more but won't be able to go tomorrow."
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Jaylen Brown is questionable again Monday vs Bulls due to illness. Jayson Tatum is probable with a left ankle impingement. Robert Williams and Evan Fournier remain out.
Jared Weiss: Celtics list Jaylen Brown as available after missing a game with a sore hip, while Romeo Langford is out of the COVID protocol and is now out due to reconditioning. Presumably will return in the next couple games.
Neil Dalal: Neither Russell Westbrook (rest) nor Raul Neto (left knee contusion) are listed on the Wizards' injury report meaning they should be good to go today vs. Celtics. Davis Bertans (right knee soreness) is again listed as questionable as is Jaylen Brown (left knee soreness). pic.twitter.com/ufcH851Fok
Marc D'Amico: Jaylen Brown says his knee felt great in the first half, but it bothered him a little bit in the third quarter. "It’s something to stay on top of, but it’s moving in the right direction."
Gary Washburn: Jaylen Brown out at least a week. Hayward day to day and Kemba just getting back to back rest. #Celtics
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown says he is playing tomorrow in Houston: "We need two big wins. I'll just push through it. I'll be alright."
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown ankle talk: "I rolled my other one, my left one, trying to compensate on the right one. Don’t know what side to limp on right now." He was walking as slow as he could out of the locker room after the game, clearly struggling once the adrenaline wore off.
Tim Bontemps: Boston’s season as the walking wounded continues: Marcus Smart (quad) and Brad Wanamaker (ankle) are probable. Jaylen Brown (ankle), Gordon Hayward (foot) and Kemba Walker (knee) are questionable. Daniel Theis (ankle) and Robert Williams (hip) are out.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics list Jaylen Brown as questionable vs Memphis with a right ankle sprain. Kemba is probable with left knee soreness.
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown's injury update: "I sprained my right thumb. Working with the staff to figure out a plan for tomorrow. ... Happened in the middle of the game. Ran into Markieff." Added he's had no tests as of now. "We'll see how it feels in the morning."
Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown on his sprained thumb: "I don’t think it’s too bad” Said he didn’t have any tests on it as team heads for flight to Milwaukee. "I told [the training staff], just see how it feels in the morning and we’ll go from there."
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens says Kanter is improving but just not ready yet. He’ll monitor Jaylen’s minutes but no set restriction.
Tim Bontemps: The Celtics say Jaylen Brown, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams are all probable for tomorrow’s game against the Hornets, while Enes Kanter is questionable.
Gary Washburn: Jaylen Brown worked out today, felt better. Chance he could join team in Charlotte, according to Stevens. #Celtics
John Karalis: Official Celtics injury report for tomorrow: Jaylen Brown is out, Enes Kanter is doubtful, Robert Williams is probable
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics announce Jaylen Brown is out tonight with an illness. Daniel Theis is available.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens: Jaylen Brown (back) will play with some sort of minute restriction; Terry Rozier (illness) is fine. @CelticsCLNS @CLNSMedia
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are officially available tonight vs Orlando, per the team. Terry Rozier and Guerschon Yabusele are questionable.
Brian Robb: Per team, Jaylen Brown (back) is doubtful for tomorrow night. Terry Rozier is questionable due to illness. Al Horford probable with knee soreness.
Mark Murphy: Trainers told Brad Stevens they weren't comfortable clearing Brown to play tonight. Morris apparently felt better after extra shooting, and according to Stevens will be a game-time decision.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Marcus Morris (knee soreness) is OUT, while Jaylen Brown (back spasms) is DOUBTFUL vs Pacers. Al Horford is probable with knee soreness.
Chris Forsberg: Brad Stevens said Jaylen Brown is out with back spasms that flared this morning before shootaround. Says it’s not a long-term concern, expects him back in “couple days." Al Horford will play.
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirms both Jaylen Brown & Gordon Hayward (both sick) are back tonight. Aron Baynes starts for Al Horford (knee). Brown & Hayward remain off bench.
A. Sherrod Blakely: No surprises on the injury report for the #Celtics heading into Friday #Hawks game. Al Horford (knee) and Guerschon Yabusele (ankle) are OUT. Jaylen Brown (illness) is questionable.
Marc D'Amico: Jaylen Brown (back) says he plans to play tomorrow night: “I barely can feel anything right now in terms of pain... I think everything will be fine.” #NEBHInjuryReport
Jared Weiss: Jaylen Brown ruled out by Celtics tonight in Minnesota. Boston is off until next Thursday at home against the Knicks.
Brian Robb: Jaylen Brown on the possibility of coming off the bench when he returns to lineup: "Possibly, especially if we are winning. Whatever it is that needs to be done to figure it out."
Jared Weiss: Jaylen says this injury isn’t nearly as bad as previous ones, but he’s been having some back spasms after the injury. Says it’s been getting better the last few days and will test it out tomorrow.
Tom Westerholm: Jaylen Brown: “If it was a list of injuries that everybody’s dealing with in the NBA, I’d probably pick mine over a lot of the other ones. So I’ll be back soon, just want to make sure I’m healthy and be back to help the team win."
October 25, 2021 | 4:00 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Sixers have stopped fining Ben Simmons for missed games and practices given that he is now out for personal reasons, one source close to the situation says, confirming a report this afternoon from @Ramona Shelburne on the NBA Today. More from me: marcstein.substack.com
I had the Hawks at No. 6 in my Power Rankings heading into training camp, which I think was higher than most preseason prognostications. Then I got some grief from a reader saying that I should have had you guys lower because the new rules designed to cut down on free throws awarded to players who initiate contact would affect your game greatly. How are you adjusting so far to the way games are being called?
Trae Young: I think it’s a more an adjustment on both sides, but also just me playing my game. I’ve been in a lot of meetings with [NBA head of referee training and development] Monty [McCutchen], trying to make sure of what’s a foul and what’s not. A lot of the [contract I draw] is a foul. Me going in front and stopping on a dime and defenders continuing to run into me, that’s still a foul. The league is good at that — being open to communicating about anything. Especially if a guy has questions. It’s not just me. I’m sure a lot of other guys have called and just tried to get more clarification on what’s a foul and what’s not.
So you’re not worried about a different sort of whistle this season affecting your game? Trae Young: Nah. I’m not, to be honest with you, even thinking about the refs and the foul calls. I can score without the free throws. But I’m a smaller guy, so a lot of guys like to be physical with me. I like using their aggression to my advantage. That’s really what it is.