Neil Dalal: Wizards injury report at Bulls Montrezl Harrell (health and safety protocols) is questionable Davis Bertans (left foot sprain) is doubtful Rui Hachimura (not with team, reconditioning) and Thomas Bryant (ACL recovery) are out Spencer Dinwiddie and Aaron Holiday are available
Josh Robbins: The Wizards did not do any live contact today, but Rui Hachimura and Davis Bertans were full participants in the team's practice today, Wes Unseld Jr. said.
Chase Hughes: Davis Bertans is OUT tonight after being listed as questionable. He went through scrimmages at Go-Go practice today and will travel with the Wizards on their road trip.
Josh Robbins: The Washington Wizards have listed Davis Bertans as questionable to play in Monday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets. Bertans sprained his left ankle on November 1 and has missed Washington's last nine games. Rui Hachimura and Thomas Bryant remain out.
The Wizards will have more immediate reinforcements coming than Hachimura. Davis Bertans, who sprained his left ankle in a game in Atlanta on Nov. 1, should be active again at some point next week. Washington plays Charlotte on Monday before kicking off a four-game road trip in New Orleans on Wednesday. “I’m not sure at what point [he’ll return], but he’s progressing nicely, doing more everyday," Unseld said. "So I would foresee it happening this upcoming week.”
Chase Hughes: Wes Unseld Jr. says Davis Bertans is still considered week-to-week as he continues to recover from a left ankle sprain.
Neil Dalal: Just saw the replay of Davis Bertans' right calf strain and certainly concerning given it was non-contact and it was the same injury that kept him out two weeks two months ago. As Scott Brooks said, hope for the best after further testing.
Ava Wallace: Davis Bertans will miss approximately two weeks with a right calf strain, the Wizards say. Bertans has been dealing with a calf injury for a bit, left during the first quarter vs. the Jazz last night. Had an MRI today.
Fred Katz: Davis Bertans (right calf) and Raul Neto (left rib) are both cleared to play tonight against the Bucks, the Wizards say. Both were game-time decisions.
Fred Katz: Davis Bertans (right calf tightness) and Raul Neto (left rib contusion) are both questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Bucks, according to the Wizards’ injury report. Bradley Beal, who missed the last game with a knee injury, is no longer on the injury report.
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
Fred Katz: Davis Bertans (sore right knee) is questionable for tomorrow against the Nets. Thomas Bryant is off the injury report.
RJ Marquez: Spurs announce LaMarcus Aldridge is AVAILABLE for game vs #Pelicans...DeRozan and Bertans are out. #ksatsports #KSATnews #NBA
Paul Garcia: Per Coach Pop, Davis Bertans has been cleared to play tonight. Bertans was in the concussion protocol
Jabari Young: Davis Bertans injury update... he’s out tomorrow vs #Warriors ... #Spurs pic.twitter.com/Us3rGMW8Ko
Jeff McDonald: Davis Bertans, playing with a ligament injury in his right pinkie, is 1 of 7 this preseason. The splint comes off in a week, he says.
According to a report, the San Antonio Spurs have cleared forward Davis Bertans to continue to play for Team Latvia at EuroBasket 2017 after suffering a finger injury in a game versus Serbia. Bertans did not suit up for the team's game against Belgium and was held back as a precautionary move. After suffering the injury, he did say he was not in any pain and X-rays showed no break.
Davis Bertans suffered a finger injury in Latvia's loss to Serbia in pool play. X-rays revealed no break and he is not feeling pain. He sat out of the team's 92-64 win versus Belgium. Q. Are you going to be available for next week? Bertans: I don't know, that's a question for the doctor. I'm not a doctor so I can't really answer that. Tomorrow is the day off and then we'll see."
Reports go on to say he did not suffer a break after x-rays were conducted and he's not feeling any pain. "I'm waiting for what the doctor will say, it's hard to say because I have not had the ball in the hands since Friday, but I do not feel pain. We have a morning off, and we will see what we can do. There was a X-ray, nothing broken."
August 11, 2022 | 2:12 am EDT Update
There’s good reason for pessimism, Durant’s ultimatum to Nets owner Joe Tsai did not light a fire under trade talks. If anything, it made it far less likely a deal gets done in the short term. — why would Boston improve its offer now? It robbed the Nets of leverage. For example, Brooklyn was trying to get Boston to put Smart in the trade, but why would they even consider it now? That said, even without Smart (or Robert Williams III, sources told NBC Sports he is not available), a Celtics offer with Jaylen Brown may be the best one the Nets will see.
Chris Mannix: I had one executive who was not involved in the Durant sweepstakes say to me ‘if the Nets don’t have the stomach to bring him to training camp, they should find a way to do a deal with Boston because they’re not going to get a better player in a deal than Jaylen Brown’.
Ric Bucher: Joe Tsai has already shown he’s willing to play hardball with Kyrie by taking a max extension off the table almost immediately. Now, part of that may be Kyrie’ doing. I’m told he wanted his new contract to guarantee he wouldn’t have to play more than 60 games in a season and would not have to play any back the backs which he apparently referred to as inhumane.
Ric Bucher: I’m told that they wanted to trade Kyrie midway through this past season, and KD told them absolutely not. And they went along with it. Now, I’ve also been told while they’re still good friends, that maybe KD doesn’t value him quite the same way as a teammate. I’m not so sure about that.
Ric Bucher: I’ve been assured that this is correct in spite of another report that says it never happened. And that’s as far as I’ll go with that, too. I’m not going to punch down. Ben Simmons was in a group chat with some of the other teams players. And on it, they asked Ben if he was playing in game four. And not only did he not answer, he dropped out of the chat. Now, as I said, there’s another reporter out there who suggested the event never happened. I’m well aware that that reporter has, let’s say he has vested interests in painting things a certain way. And again, I will leave it at that his comments prompted me to go back and double check with my source. And that source insists that it did indeed happen, and explain why someone might report it another way. So I’m sticking with it.
Patrick Beverley is not one to whine about getting moved from one team to another. The Utah Jazz guard recently addressed claims from fans about how the Minnesota Timberwolves “did him wrong when in fact that sentiment goes completely against how he views and interprets his offseason fate. Here’s Patrick Beverley going full Jay-Z, referencing the GOAT’s “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” bar in explaining why he is thankful to the Timberwolves franchise.
Still, Caleb Canales’ decision to leave the NBA and coach in Mexico is not without risk. Broadening his experience on an international stage could help him get back to the league and to the job of his dreams, but his leap of faith could also be ignored. Despite a growing stable of foreign-born superstars and the NBA’s expansion to new markets overseas, the league has been slow to embrace coaches with international experience. European champions like David Blatt and Igor Kokoskov came and went last decade, as did successful foreign-born assistants like Etore Messina. “The coaching side, you always have to be ready to adapt and adjust,” Canales says.
While skepticism may remain in some NBA circles regarding the value of international coaching experience, there’s no doubt the league is putting effort in to diversify its coaching ranks overall. As of the 2022 offseason, half the league is led by Black head coaches. Nash and Kerr were born outside the U.S., and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is Filipino-American. Canales credits the work of David Fogel, executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association, and Karen Marrero, its director of communications, for things improving over the last few seasons. “They’ve been so creative, and they’ve been so willing to help us, as coaches,” he stresses, highlighting the coaching profiles as well as a newly deployed coaches database the NBCA has set up to assist teams in finding and hiring talent outside the same small coaching pool.