Derrick Favors, Brandon Ingram and Frank Jackson have all been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Golden State, joining five other Pelicans who are sidelined. As a result, New Orleans has nine players available to play vs. the Warriors, among a 17-player roster.
Jim Eichenhofer: Some #Pelicans injury updates: Miller likely out for season; Jackson status is TBD, hopeful he can clear concussion protocol soon enough to play again this season; Moore probably out for season. Anthony Davis (back) likely to be a game-time decision Sunday vs. Lakers
Jim Eichenhofer: Also, via @PelicansPR guard Frank Jackson (right ankle sprain) will not return to game vs. Hawks. He's going to be held out for precautionary reasons. It's a mild sprain
Jim Eichenhofer: #Pelicans summer head coach Kevin Hanson expressing optimism about Frank Jackson (out 2-4 weeks with left ankle sprain, after he had 13 pts in 13 mins pre-injury Friday): "Obviously he's a little bummed he’s out, but we all saw what he can do in a short amount of time."
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Frank Jackson has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. An MRI taken today and reviewed by Pelicans Director of Medical Services Dr. Misty Suri confirmed the extent of the injury. Jackson will miss the remainder of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018. The estimated timetable for return is 2-4 weeks.
Jim Eichenhofer: Frank Jackson had to be taken to the locker room after driving to the basket but landing awkwardly on a Toronto player's foot. Looked like a bad sprain. Ugh
Scott Kushner: I'm told the #Pelicans expect both Frank Jackson and Cheick Diallo to participate in Summer League. Jackson (foot) missed all of last season due to injury after Pels traded up to draft him at No. 31. Diallo, entering his third season, played in 59 games but is still developing.
Christian Boutwell: Here's something: Frank Jackson is back in New Orleans. Some quick hits from his first interview since his third surgery (March 19) in the past 11 months: - Pain free, he says - In a walking boot & walking - Needed scar tissue to be "cleaned out"
Will Guillory: One note from earlier: Alvin Gentry said that Frank Jackson was going to participate in yesterday's practice, but they decided to hold him out bc of an illness. Jackson still not ready to do full-contact drills, but he's getting closer to a return.
Scott Kushner: #Pelicans rookie guard Frank Jackson told me his recovery (right foot) is going well. Hopes to be back “late December or early January”.
Scott Kushner: I'm told Frank Jackson's foot surgery will take place tomorrow in New York. He's expected to miss three months but that could change.
The Pelicans Frank Jackson has an Exhibit 3: Prior Injury Exclusion in his current contract. The exhibit protects the Pelicans if Jackson has a reoccurring right foot injury. Jackson has two years guaranteed ($2.1M combined) and $506K guaranteed in year 3. New Orleans can eliminate or reduce the compensation owed based on his current injury.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: New Orleans rookie guard Frank Jackson broke his right foot and will undergo surgery Friday. He had procedure on foot in May, too.
Tony Jones: N.O. rookie guard Frank Jackson expected to miss 4 months after breaking his foot, sources tell the Tribune. @Adrian Wojnarowski first to report injury
Tony Jones: Jackson broke the foot in a workout yesterday, source tells The Tribune. He will undergo surgery tomorrow.
Scott Kushner: Frank Jackson will not play in summer league due to foot surgery. Will be ready for training camp. #Pelicans
Duke’s Frank Jackson, a well-regarded point guard in the 2017 NBA draft class, underwent right foot surgery and is expected to be fully recovered sometime in July.
The expected recovery process also leaves open the possibility that Jackson could be playing again by the NBA summer league in early July, but a full return to basketball activity is expected by the end of that month. NBA training camps begin in late September.
January 19, 2022 | 4:56 pm EST Update
The Sacramento Kings organization has a current mindset: They are not trading guard De’Aaron Fox, sources tell The Athletic.
The Kings remain active in trade conversations, informing teams in the marketplace that they want to build around Fox and second-year guard Tyrese Haliburton, sources said. The Kings have informed Fox and his representation, agent Chris Gaston of Family First Sports, that they do not want to trade him and want to center the team around him and Haliburton. Team sources said any potential deal around Fox for Pacers center Domantas Sabonis will not happen.
Joe Mussatto: Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is out tonight against the Spurs. Kenrich Williams is still in health and safety protocols. Vit Krejci (right ankle sprain) remains out. Maledon, Roby, Pokusevski and Watson are on G League assignment.
January 19, 2022 | 4:08 pm EST Update
One source said Sacramento is considering to package Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes and two first-round picks for Simmons, Harris and Matisse Thybulle. However, the source said the Sixers aren’t interested in that package.