KC Johnson: Ayo Dosunmu and Stanley Johnson have landed in league’s health protocols. Alex Caruso is available.
Joe Cowley: The good today here from Miami: Alex Caruso went through the first stage of ramped up activity to test the injured hamstring and came out with a thumbs up. If he gets through tomorrow afternoon’s work with the medical team he’s a go vs. Heat.
Darnell Mayberry: Alex Caruso (hamstring) will be reevaluated in a week, Donovan says.
KC Johnson: Donovan did elaborate and said he doesn't believe it's serious. Caruso has had an MRI. But team wants him to sit for a week. He will be able to do rehab. It's hamstring and calf issue.
Kellan Olson: The Lakers are listing Anthony Davis and LeBron James as questionable for tomorrow's game against the Pacers. Same with Alex Caruso and Dennis Schroder. Indiana will have no Brogdon, Turner, Lamb or Sumner. LeVert, Sabonis and Aaron Holiday are questionable.
Melissa Rohlin: Caruso said he's not sure the specific play in which he injured his wrist. He said it was a little stiff and sore the day after the game. "It's like knocking knees or falling on the ground. It hurts for a little while and then you just play through it. "
Dave McMenamin: Alex Caruso is out for the rest of the game after being elbowed in the mouth in the first quarter. He underwent a concussion evaluation that was inconclusive, per the Lakers. He'll be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Mike Trudell: Injuries for tomorrow: Quinn Cook is available to play, Alex Caruso is probable and Rajon Rondo is questionable (sore calf).
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers say that Alex Caruso underwent additional testing and it confirmed he has a bone contusion (pelvis) and his status is day-to-day.
Tania Ganguli: The Lakers say Alex Caruso will not return due to a bone contusion in his pelvis. X-Rays were negative but he will have further testing in LA.
Mike Trudell: Alex Caruso will play tonight for the Lakers in the Summer League Final vs. Portland after missing last night’s semifinal contest with gastroenteritis. LAL waited until just a bit ago to make the call, trying to give him as much time to recover as possible.
Mike Trudell: Alex Caruso will not play in tonight’s semifinal game vs. Cleveland due to an illness. He’s back at the team hotel, in fact. Caruso been terrific in L.A.’s 5-0 run in Vegas, and will be missed on both ends of the floor.
June 29, 2022 | 3:44 am EDT Update
It’s believed that the Knicks could pivot to trying to make a run at San Antonio’s Dejounte Murray via trade or another target of Murray’s caliber using the many draft picks they’ve stockpiled even if Rose, as increasingly expected, secures Brunson’s signature.
Jon Krawczynski on the Timberwolves: I do think that they’ve had some trade discussions on Dejounte Murray, on Capela, on Rudy Gobert, on a lot of different fronts. I don’t think anything is close right now on that side of the equation.
The Dallas Mavericks have been anticipating Jalen Brunson’s likely departure for weeks, multiple league sources tell The Athletic, and it’s now seen as a certainty that the 25-year-old guard will sign with the New York Knicks when free agency opens on Thursday.
Actual negotiations aren’t supposed to start until after 6 PM ET on Thursday evening, but league sources say there was a growing sense of surrender in Dallas on Tuesday to the idea that Brunson indeed wants all those opportunities in New York — essentially that he wants to be a Knick.
While only Dallas can offer a five-year contract and still has the ability to put a richer offer on the table than New York, sources indicate that the Mavericks don’t expect to be able to sway Brunson at this point. It is more likely, sources say, that Dallas will try to engage the Knicks in sign-and-trade talks to try to salvage a measure of compensation (and perhaps a trade exception) by trying to collaborate with New York on a deal.
Ian Begley: Sources confirmed ESPN report that Alec Burks & Nerlens Noel will be traded to DET, which opens up roughly $30M in cap space (depending on nonguaranteed NYK salaries). This gives NYK enough room to make competitive offer to FA Jalen Brunson, whom they are favorites to land.
The source close to Brunson believes it is important for the Knicks to lay out a detailed plan of how they will become a contender if Brunson joins them. That means everyone being aligned — front office, coaches, players — with one mission in mind. Brunson, the source said, will create a pros-and-cons list when it comes time to make a decision.