Brian Robb: Good news on Jayson Tatum injury front: He practiced with the team today according to Gregg Popovich. USA has another exhibition game tomorrow night.
Chris Grenham: Brad Stevens gave @ZoandBertrand a positive update on Jayson Tatum's eye injury: "The last I heard, which was last night, ... was that he was doing better and that Friday looks probable at that time. ... They felt pretty good about him being able to go."
John Karalis: Celtics say Jayson Tatum [eye poke] is done for the game
Keith Smith: Celtics injury report is lengthy for the Minnesota game on Saturday afternoon: Brown, Smart, Thompson, Walker, R. Williams - All OUT Fournier and Tatum - both probable.
"I don't have any update on them," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said of Brown and Tatum, saying he knew only that both players were being looked at by the team's doctors after the game. Tatum, however, talked to the media following the contest and said he was feeling OK. "I should be good," said Tatum, who followed his career-high 60-point performance Friday night against the visiting San Antonio Spurs with 33 points in 37 minutes Sunday night, adding that he hoped Brown was all right. "We'll see how I feel tomorrow."
Chris Grenham: Jayson Tatum says his ankle is feeling pretty good. "Don't see why I wouldn't play tomorrow."
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Jaylen Brown is questionable again Monday vs Bulls due to illness. Jayson Tatum is probable with a left ankle impingement. Robert Williams and Evan Fournier remain out.
Brian Robb: Brad Stevens to @ZoandBertrand on Jayson Tatum's strained groin: "He's getting way better. I anticipate, if he isn't back by tomorrow, he will be back by the weekend."
Ben Rohrbach: I’m told Jayson Tatum avoided serious injury last night Celtics still unsure about his availability tomorrow, but the fact he is even questionable is a positive sign.
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum (sore knee) will NOT play tonight against #Pistons. He will make trip to Milwaukee. #Celtics
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum being held out is just precautionary. Here he is working out during shootaround. #Celtics pic.twitter.com/23lCNI71Ss
Kemba Walker (neck) didn't play, joining Boston Celtics teammates Jayson Tatum (left ankle) and Marcus Smart (left hand) on the U.S. injured list. White started in Walker's place at point guard.
Brian Windhorst: Jayson Tatum (ankle) is a game time decision for Team USA vs. France in World Cup quarterfinals. Game is at 7 am ET on ESPN2 & ESPNApp
Playing significant minutes at power forward in Tatum's place and even playing occasionally at center, Brown's flexibility and intensity have been a needed injection. "I feel like I'm not a position player, I'm a basketball player. 4-3-2, whatever coach needs me to do, I will make the adjustment," Brown said. "Obviously with Jayson out, there's a little more opportunity and maybe it was a little more visible. But every time I take the floor, I want to be aggressive."
Stadium:Good news for the Celtics and USA Basketball, per NBA Insider @ShamsCharania: Jayson Tatum has a strong chance to make his return for Team USA in quarterfinals against France on Wednesday.
Tim Reynolds: The word on USA Basketball forward Jayson Tatum after further examinations in Shanghai today on his sprained left ankle: - OUT for Thursday vs. Japan and OUT for Saturday vs. TBA - Will next be re-evaluated on Monday (US will play that day as well) - Sprain confirmed
Joe Vardon: Jayson Tatum just spoke to media. He is walking under his own power and says he feels better now than when it happened. It’s a left ankle sprain
Brian Windhorst: Official update on Jayson Tatum: sprained left ankle, will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Tim Bontemps: Jayson Tatum hurt his left ankle in the final seconds of Team USA's win, after making a really nice play to drop the ball off to Khris Middleton on a break for what wound up being a game-winning play. Hopefully it looked worse than it winds up being.
Adam Himmelsbach: Stevens says Tatum and Smart trending upward but both still sore. Tatum further along than Smart.
Tim Bontemps: Brad Stevens indicates it is likely Jayson Tatum will play tonight, but says he will be out there in shorter stints than usual.
Tim Bontemps: Celtics say Aron Baynes and Gordon Hayward are both questionable for tonight’s game against the Spurs, while Jayson Tatum is doubtful after taking a hard fall late in last night’s loss in Charlotte and Al Horford remains out to rest his knee.
Steve Bulpett: Jayson Tatum's back injury doesn't appear to be too bad. He's waiting on his exam back in Boston, but when I asked him if he's going to try to play Sunday against San Antonio, he said, "If they let me."
Brian Robb: Rozier and Theis are out due to illness tonight. Tatum (shoulder) and Smart (illness) are expected to play, per Celtics.
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum participated in practice and is expected to play Thursday vs. #Kings. #Celtics
According to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, Tatum underwent tests after missing Saturday's practice. He was cleared to practice two days later after the imaging showed no serious damage. "Jayson's X-rays and MRI whatever came back looking good," Stevens said after Monday's practice. "I don't know what officially he was diagnosed as but he went through most of practice today and he'll be at least questionable, probably probable, for tomorrow."
Sean Grande: Unless something happens in warmups. Jayson Tatum will play tonight. Al Horford is out. So, there you go.
Steve Bulpett: Celtics will be listing @Jayson Tatum as questionable for tomorrow night's game v. Charlotte. ... MRI must have revealed no major problem with his ankle.
Abby Chin: Jayson Tatum heading to the locker room with team trainer Art Horne. Stay tuned. #CelticsTalk
June 30, 2022 | 12:26 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Mavericks are indeed sending their contingent to New York today for a meeting with Jalen Brunson after 6 PM ET. Team owner Mark Cuban was already in NYC this week on non-NBA business and will be joined by Nico Harrison, Michael Finley and Jason Kidd.
It isn’t clear Brunson would be willing to return to the Mavericks even if they matched New York’s offer, something that has affected the resignation team sources have expressed to The Athletic about his presumed departure. But as recently as Tuesday, Dallas also hadn’t yet been prepared to increase their offer. We’ll see if that changes.
Re-signing Brunson at a deal that pays him $30 million annually, per Bobby Mark’s calculations, could cost the team $130 million in salary and subsequent taxes next season. That’s without the team using its taxpayer’s mid-level exception, a $6.4-million carveout that the team might need to sign another wing or split among several players asking more than the veteran’s minimum. It’s another calculation the team must make, a financial one dependent on how much Cuban is truly willing to spend. Dallas can’t be blamed for its valuation of Brunson being lower than New York’s. Team sources have certainly expressed surprise and dismay at just how much the Knicks are prepared to offer him. But sometimes, that’s the cost of free agency.
I’d expect the Knicks to waive Gibson and then give strong consideration to signing him to a new contract later in the offseason; though, as SNY reported, the club has several backup centers on its radar. Among them: Isaiah Hartenstein and Andre Drummond, per sources. Bleacher Report first noted Hartenstein on the Knicks’ radar. The Knicks will be aggressive in their pursuit of Hartenstein, per SNY sources. The Orlando Magic, as Marc Stein reported, is also a suitor for Hartenstein. Teams with interest in Drummond say the Knicks have a degree of interest in the center.
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz will not extend a qualifying offer to point guard Trent Forrest, making him an unrestricted free agent, League Sources tell The Athletic. There is interest in working something out during free agency. Forrest was a member of the rotation this past season