Harden (right hamstring tightness), Jeff Green (left plantar fascia strain) and Spencer Dinwiddie (partially torn ACL, right knee) were all out for the Nets. Green is making progress and hasn’t been ruled out of Sunday’s Game 4 yet.
Ajayi Browne: Jeff Green says, “It’s painful being out — Just being out there being present, doing whatever I can to help the team.”
Ajayi Browne: “It’s been really hard to be me — But I played through it during the year.” ⁃Jeff Green on his dealing with his foot injury throughout the year.
Ajayi Browne: Jeff Green says, “Feeling good. It’s been a slow process, but I’m getting better day by day.”
Marc Stein: The Nets’ James Harden and Jeff Green remain out for Thursday’s Game 3 against Milwaukee, Steve Nash says. Nash adds that he does expect Green to play in this series. Harden’s status still TBD.
Ajayi Browne: Steve Nash says, “Nothing new on James (Harden). Jeff (Green) is progressing well, hopefully he’ll be back soon.”
Jeff Green won’t be available to play Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals versus the Bucks, but that doesn’t mean the Nets are ruling the injured big man out for the series. “Not really a timetable. He’s just out for [Saturday] and kind of day-to-day after that,” coach Steve Nash said. “So, just gonna continue to monitor it and then over the course of the next two, three days, hopefully get a clearer picture. “He’s working out. … I shouldn’t comment on that because in case I get it wrong, but I definitely see him with our strength and conditioning team and performance team, doing his thing.”
Brian Lewis: Jeff Green (left plantar fascia strain) is out tomorrow for the #Nets. #Bucks #NBA
Injured Brooklyn center Jeff Green isn’t expected to be re-evaluated until at least Sunday. The fact that he hasn’t already been ruled out of Saturday’s Eastern Conference semifinal Game 1 against Milwaukee can only be considered positive. Especially considering the Nets are certainly going to need every able body they can muster against Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. “Really just monitoring him. We’ll see. Keep monitoring it day-to-day and see if he’s ready to go,” coach Steve Nash said of Green. “He’s definitely progressing but we can’t commit either way if he’s available or not available for Saturday.”
Alex Schiffer: Steve Nash said the nets are monitoring Jeff Green. Said he's day-to-day and definitely progressing, but doesn't comment on his availability for Saturday's Game 1.
Malika Andrews: A blow for Brooklyn: Jeff Green has a strained plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in ten days, Steve Nash said.
Brian Lewis: Tyler Johnson (migraine) is probable for the #Nets tomorrow, while Kyrie Irving is not listed in the injury report. Green (right shoulder contusion) and Luwawu-Cabarrot (right knee soreness) are questionable. #spurs #nba
Malika Andrews: Kevin Durant will miss tomorrow’s game against the Magic, the Nets say. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is probable. Jeff Green is questionable. Both players missed last game. Landry Shamet is questionable with a chest contusion.
Jeff Green was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion. He’ll be evaluated further Monday as the Nets return to Brooklyn. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot left the game with a right hip contusion. Jeff Green was forced out in the final minutes after being fouled by Patrick Beverley.
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz waived Jeff Green for two reasons, league sources tell The Athletic: They want to get Georges Niang on the floor more (shooting). And they are impressed with Jarrell Brantley's progression in the G-League
Fred Katz: Devin Robinson is available. Brooks said he'll try to get him some minutes. Jeff Green is available and will play, per Brooks.
Candace Buckner: Jeff Green (who left the last game with a hip injury) will start tonight vs the #Pistons
LeBron James has nearly 36 million followers on Instagram, so there is a fair chance you saw his footage of him on roller skates Sunday, skating along with Jeff Green. [...] In Green's case, he will miss his third game out of the last four tonight because of lower back soreness. He was held out of Saturday's loss to Denver and on Saturday was also ruled out for tonight's game against the Pistons. In between, he went skating?
Cavs staff, in talking with cleveland.com, said while the appearance of Green on roller skates at a time when he can't play because of a back injury is not a great look, the team's intent was to keep Green out of games for a period of five days to rest his body from the rigors of NBA court battles. Roller skating should not be equated with the pounding the body takes during a game, they said. Green's back is improving -- he was moving and shooting well during the team's shootaround this morning.
Dave McMenamin: Ty Lue says that Jeff Green got a MRI on his lower back today that revealed no structural damage. The team will have Green rest the next two games in order to try to get his back better. Green already missed a game because of his back.
The Cavaliers said Jeff Green (lower back soreness) would miss tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets. This will be the second game out of the last three Green has missed with a back issue.
June 22, 2021 | 6:47 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Nets free agent Spencer Dinwiddie has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, his operating surgeon Dr. Riley Williams says. Dinwiddie recovered from a partial ACL tear in just over five months. He enters free agency as one of the top point guards on the market.
Duane Rankin: After talking with those in the know, don’t rule out Deandre Ayton playing for USA in a future Olympics.. They know he’s from Bahamas, too. There are rules, but there are exceptions too. I’m going to leave it at that for now and get ready for Game 2. Look to have more later.
Marc Stein: Mavericks director of player health and performance Casey Smith is in Slovenia to support Luka Doncic’s bid to secure an Olympic berth in Tokyo. Smith was originally scheduled to be joined on the trip by Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle, who last week both left the franchise.
Sarah K. Spencer: Cam Reddish has been upgraded to questionable on the Hawks injury report, with Game 1 vs. the Bucks tomorrow.
Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game at Milwaukee: Kevin Huerter (left ankle soreness) is probable. Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is questionable. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is questionable. Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory condition) is out. De’Andre Hunter is out.
In Portland, there is a growing belief that Jody Allen, the team’s owner, has a strong interest in Becky Hammon, who has been an assistant coach in San Antonio for seven seasons in her quest to become the first woman to serve as a head coach in any of North America’s four major men’s team sports. Neil Olshey, Portland’s general manager, continues to be relentlessly linked to Chauncey Billups.
Orlando management is said to prefer hiring a candidate with previous head-coaching experience, even with a roster full of younger players who will need time to develop. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Jason Kidd and Kenny Atkinson, who coached the Nets before becoming an assistant with the Clippers, are two names that keep coming up.
June 22, 2021 | 6:02 pm EDT Update
The Mavericks are not pursuing established executives like Toronto’s Masai Ujiri or Danny Ainge, the former Boston president of basketball operations, to replace Nelson, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s intentions. Those executives would surely want more autonomy that Cuban is willing to cede.