Joe Mullinax: Dillon Brooks is in the right direction, but he’ll have a follow-up next week, per Jenkins
Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks will miss the start of the season to ensure he fully recovers from a broken left hand. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that the decision for Brooks to receive additional treatment was made after reviewing imaging in checking Brooks as part of the team's return to play protocol. Brooks will be reevaluated in two to three weeks.
Marc Stein: Grizzlies say Dillon Brooks is out at least 2-to-3 more weeks as he recovers from a fracture in his left hand. More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com pic.twitter.com/Najamv4H2V
Michael Wallace: Dillon Brooks sitting with Grizz VP of ops Zach Kleiman as ESPN broadcast discusses Brooks having some issues "cleaned out" of left hand that's in brace/cast. Brooks expected to be read for camp next month.
Omari Sanfoka II: The Grizzlies have been granted a $689K disabled player exception by the NBA for the loss of Dillon Brooks, via sources
Michael Grange: Chatting w/ @Dillon Brooks who is starting lengthy rehab after tearing ligament on instep along his right big toe. Had surgery a week a go and has been staying with his Mom in Toronto area since. Likely out four months; non-weight bearing for a month.
Omari Sanfoka II: Per sources, the #Grizzlies have applied for a Disabled Player Exception for Dillon Brooks.
The Memphis Grizzlies today provided a medical update for guard/forward Dillon Brooks. Brooks underwent successful surgery today to repair a ruptured ligament in his right big toe. He is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season, but a full recovery is anticipated prior to 2019 training camp.
Chris Mannix: Dillon Brooks had surgery to repair the ruptured ligament in his right big toe, per Grizzlies. Brooks -- a valuable reserve in Memphis -- is out for the rest of the season.
Brooks suffered a ruptured ligament in his right big toe on January 5 against the San Antonio Spurs and is expected to undergo surgery this week. An update will be provided following the procedure.
Shams Charania: Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Memphis’ Dillon Brooks is likely to miss the remainder of the season with right toe injury. Brooks will undergo a procedure, but is expected to fully recover and have full summer of workouts.
Omari Sanfoka II: Dillon Brooks, Mike Conley and JaMychal Green are officially good to go tonight against the Lakers. No Omri Casspi or Joakim Noah
Michael Wallace: Dillon Brooks arrived at Staples early and just wrapped up extensive pregame workout. Encouraged about chances to be on active roster and possibly playing tonight vs Lakers. Brooks (MCL sprain) last played on Nov. 10 vs Sixers.
Omari Sanfoka II: Dillon Brooks’ injury status has been upgraded to “questionable” entering tomorrow’s game against the Lakers.
David Cobb: Grizzlies announce that Dillon Brooks is expected to return by the end of the month. Another update on Chandler Parsons will be given in approximately two weeks.
Mark Giannotto: Bad Memphis Grizzlies news: Dillon Brooks will be out 6 to 8 weeks with a grade 2 MCL sprain Good Memphis Grizzlies news: JaMychal Green is expected to return within the next 2 weeks.
November 30, 2021 | 8:00 am EST Update
So what do the Knicks do now with their prized offseason addition? Multiple league sources believe the Knicks will look to trade Walker, whose value on the trade market, much like his production, is at an all-time low.
However, league sources believe Walker’s value has the potential to change as the Knicks get closer to the Feb. 10 trade deadline and teams get more desperate to add a veteran who, despite his defensive shortcomings, has shown he can still make shots, albeit in a more limited capacity.
A source close to the Knicks indicated New York may also have a potential trade partner in the Houston Rockets, who are eager to move John Wall. Like Walker, Wall has had his share of injuries that have factored heavily in him not playing at the level that made him an All-Star from 2014 to 2018. In fact, Wall hasn’t played in an NBA game since April 23, 2021. And while Wall not playing in Houston was agreed upon by both sides earlier this season, he and the Rockets are reportedly having conversations about a return to the active roster.
It was the first meeting of the teams since the dustup between Jokic and Miami’s Markieff Morris on Nov. 8. Morris committed a hard take foul that the Nuggets felt was overzealous; Jokic responded with a shove into Morris’ back. Morris has now missed 11 games with what the Heat have described as a neck injury. Jokic said he hasn’t talked to Morris since. Heat fans booed Jokic every time he touched the ball, and the reigning MVP didn’t seem to mind. “I played in Serbia, brother,” Jokic said.
Jokic, 26, has not talked with Morris since the shoving leading to him receiving a one-game suspension. His adversary has been sidelined with a neck injury missing the next 11 games. His brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja, were in attendance, as promised. They were sitting behind the Nuggets bench. “To be honest, they were coming to Miami every year that was possible. They missed the last couple of years because of COVID with no fans,” the reigning NBA MVP explained, “It is very cool to have them by your side.”
Among the people who have reached out to Blake Griffin since the Nets benched the veteran center/forward has been DeAndre Jordan, whom Steve Nash sat last season for more than a month. Griffin cannot help the team on the court, so he is trying to see how he can contribute from afar. “I have had great examples, DeAndre last year — he is a guy that I talked to, that reached out,” Griffin said Monday at practice, his first time speaking publicly since the Nets minimized his role. “A lot of the guys from last year reached out. [Jordan] did a really great job with it. I told him that. That is how I am going to try to do it as well.” Griffin said he understands why LaMarcus Aldridge is starting over him, but the outright benching came as a surprise. “LA has been playing unbelievable,” Griffin said of Aldridge. “So I totally get starting him, especially [with] Joe [Harris] out. “Being completely out of it though, I didn’t necessarily see that coming.”
Mirjam Swanson: Paul George: “It’s not time to panic, we know we’re not playing well but all of it is self-inflicted with our turnovers — starting with me. We clean that up, we give ourselves a chance.”
Jonas Valanciunas wasn’t exactly a marksman when he entered the NBA in 2012. In fact, in his first five seasons in the league, he went 1-of-4 from 3-point range. But those days are long gone. Valanciunas hit his first seven 3-pointers on Monday night — all in the first half — as he helped lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 123-104 win over the LA Clippers. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound bruiser has slowly started to add the three-point shot to his game since 2017, but he’s never had a night like Tuesday when he scored a career-high 39 points to go along with 15 rebounds. “Guys were calling him Dirk Valanciunas,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said, referencing Dallas Mavericks great Dirk Nowitzki. “But we want him shooting the ball when he’s open and mixing it in. He still wants to go to the post, which I love about him. He’s a physical guy. But just explaining to him how it’s going to open our offense up with his ability to shoot the ball the way he can, it was amazing to see tonight.”