Eric Walden: Bojan Bogdanovic says he expects to play on opening night: “I’m feeling way better, playing 5-on-5. I can still feel the soreness — I’m waiting to fall on the floor and see how it feels. But I’m expecting to play at the beginning of the season.”
Eric Walden: Quin said that Bojan "was able to do everything" in practice. Medical staff kept a close eye on him. "As much as Bojan shows excitement about anything, he was looking pretty excited today."
Sarah Todd: Also, Bojan Bogdanovic was a practice participant with the Jazz today, their first day of team practice
Eric Walden: Bojan Bogdanovic, on recovery from wrist surgery: Had a cast on for two months, then got pins removed. Started working on range of motion. "Can’t tell if I’m going to be ready for the start of the season. … Have to go though some contact, 1-on-1, 5-on-5, see where I’m at."
Eric Walden: Bojan said that once the Jazz made the playoffs, he tried to talk the team into letting him play, but they shut that down, encouraging him to get ready for this season and not delay that process: "This was the smart way. … It was a good decision."
Eric Walden: Quin Snyder also slammed the door firmly shut on the possibility of Bojan Bogdanovic returning this season, even in a deep playoff run: "Bojan’s not gonna pull a Willis Reed and run onto the court and be able to play."
Bogdanovic, the forward who signed a four-year, $73 million deal last summer and was the Jazz’s second-leading scorer (20.2 points per game), injured his right wrist in November but played through pain in the three months that followed. But sources say the pain worsened after the season was suspended, prompting the mid-May choice to have season-ending surgery.
With the possibility of basketball and the NBA playoffs on the horizon, losing the sharp-shooting and 20.2 points per game of Bogdanovic is a huge blow to the Jazz, but Ingles said he’s confident that everyone will step up and joked that maybe he’d get a couple extra shots with Bogdanovic on the sidelines. “We’ve obviously got a very deep team,” Ingles said. “It’s not all on one person. Maybe bits and pieces of our minutes go up a little bit, but overall I think it’ll be a team effort.”
Andy Larsen: Bojan Bogdanovic's wrist surgery in NYC this morning was successful, team says. The injury occurred in 2019, Jazz say. "Bogdanović will begin his rehabilitation at the appropriate time and will remain out indefinitely. Further updates will be provided as needed."
Sarah Todd: Re: Bogdanovic surgery and recovery timetable, He's looking at roughtly 4-6 months says orthopedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute David Clark Hay, MD. Because it was his shooting hand and he is a regular outside shooter, there is concern about lingering tightness
Tony Jones: Bojan Bogdanovic originally injured his wrist in a late November game, League Sources tell The Athletic. Bogdanovic then had an MRI and chose to play through the pain. He aggravated the original injury at various points through the season
Eric Walden: Jazz say Bojan Bogdanovic injured a ligmament sometime in 2019 and has been getting periodic check-ups from doctors ever since. He will undergo surgery tomorrow morning in New York.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Utah Jazz F Bojan Bogdanovic is undergoing season-ending surgery on his right wrist, sources tell ESPN. Full recovery expected for start of 2020-21 season. He's averaged 20 points per game for Jazz, fourth-seed in West.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Bogdanovic injured wrist in January and played in pain throughout season. The discomfort/injury emerged again during shutdown, sources said. Decision for surgery makes sense to protect him and franchise for long-term. He signed a four-year, $73M deal last summer.
Scott Agness: Everyone is good to go tonight, Nate McMillan says. Both Wesley Matthews (knee) and Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) had minor scares during last night’s game.
Jason Jones: Dave Joerger says a decision on Bogdanovic‘ availability will be made tomorrow. He did practice today and had targeted tomorrow’s game to try return from offseason knee surgery.
J. Michael Falgoust: Bogdanovic is practicing today. Young is off to the side shooting on his own still #Pacers
Jim Ayello: Other #Pacers news: Glenn Robinson III continued to practice, but is "not close to coming back" according to Nate McMillan. McMillan also expects Bojan (ankle) to be ready to go tomorrow vs Bucks.
Jay King: Bogdanovic got sent home from shootaround with flu, but headed to arena. "I heard he's wearing black," quipped Brooks.
Candace Buckner: Bojan Bogdanovic has a bad case of the flu, I've learned. He intends to play in Game 6.
July 3, 2022 | 11:25 pm EDT Update
If a trade is possible, would the leaders of the locker room welcome Durant? According to multiple sources, they would, for the same reason they embraced him in 2016. “I mean,” one source said, “it’s freaking Kevin Durant.” The Warriors superstars have been in conversations with Durant. In addition to catching up, the Hall of Fame-bound peers did entertain the idea of a reunion.
The Warriors could undoubtedly put together one of the best packages for a Durant trade. And for a front office known for unearthing every stone, they’d have to vet the chance to add Durant. With that said, according to multiple sources in the Warriors organization, a reunion is highly unlikely. Nothing about the last three years suggests the Warriors would be willing to pay the price for a KD return. That price is likely (and reportedly) an All-Star-caliber player, young talent and a heap of draft picks.
This isn’t a case where the Warriors stars are pressing the front office to go acquire Durant. Sources made it clear they are fine defending their title with Wiggins, Poole and the young players they’ve been grooming to win with them. But if the universe somehow sets it up so legends reunite, they’d be open to it.
David Hardisty: Woj says Brooklyn has “no traction” on a deal for KD or Kyrie. They’re being patient because they “don’t have to trade either”, though that’s not their ideal scenario. Nets trying to get the “biggest haul of assets that they can” and “there’s a lot more talks coming.”
Lionel Hollins, the long-time Memphis Grizzlies head coach through the Grit and Grind era, will join Rockets coaching staff six years after he and Stephen Silas sought to team up on the Houston bench a person with knowledge of the Rockets additions to the coaching staff said on Sunday.
The Rockets will also promote Mahmoud Abdelfattah after he led the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the G League championship. Abdelfattah was a Vipers assistant coach in their 2018-19 G League championship season and was promoted to head coach the following season. Mike Batiste, a Wizards assistant who like Hollins played at Arizona State, will also join the Rockets staff.
Tony Jones: Utah Jazz head video coordinator Charles Allen has accepted a job with the Sacramento Kings under new coach Mike Brown, according to league sources. He will be the head video coordinator and a special assistant to the head coach