NBA rumors: Trae Young questionable, Giannis Antetokoumpo doubtful for Game 6

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Sarah K. Spencer: "He just didn't feel comfortable enough to go tonight," Nate McMillan says of Trae Young. Trae hasn't suffered any kind of setback, however, McMillan says.

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Sarah K. Spencer: No updates on Trae Young or Clint Capela from Nate McMillan. McMillan says he hasn't met with the training staff yet to get those updates (today is a travel day for the team).
Adrian Wojnarowski: Reporting with @Malika_Andrews: Hawks star Trae Young is out for Game 4 vs. Bucks with a deep bone bruise in his right foot. Young exhausted every avenue to try and find a way to return to play, but a severe lack of mobility and significant degree of pain made it impossible.
Sarah K. Spencer: And here's the Hawks official injury report, ahead of Game 4: Trae Young (right foot bone bruise) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is available. Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory condition) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right meniscus surgery) is out.

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Jim Owczarski: #Hawks head coach Nate McMillan said guard Trae Young will be a game time decision tonight vs. the #Bucks. He said Young was present at shootaround, but left it at that.
Chris Kirschner: From Trae’s Instagram story: pic.twitter.com/ZMEKmabxQI

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Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game vs. Milwaukee: Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee soreness) is probable. Trae Young (right foot bone bruise) is questionable. Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory condition) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right meniscus surgery) is out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Nate McMillan said the Hawks are waiting on the results of Trae Young's MRI. Said Young got more treatment today on his ankle.
Sarah K. Spencer: For tonight’s game vs. Orlando: Trae Young (right hip soreness) is probable. Bogdan Bogdanovic (left hamstring soreness) is questionable. Clint Capela (right heel pain) is questionable. Danilo Gallinari (low back soreness) is questionable.
Kevin Chouinard: Trae Young and Clint Capela are playing. Kevin Huerter and Bogdan Bogdanovic are game-time decisions, per Nate McMillan.
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young (left ankle sprain) is available tonight. Bogdan Bogdanovic (left hamstring soreness) is out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young was diagnosed with a lateral left ankle sprain, per the team. He will be listed as out for tomorrow’s game vs. Miami and Sunday vs. Milwaukee, and his status "will be updated as appropriate." No more info other than that from the Hawks, regarding a timeline.
Chris Kirschner: Hawks say Trae Young was diagnosed with a lateral left ankle sprain. His status will be updated as appropriate. My man @SportMDAnalysis said NBA players with a Grade 2 lateral sprain could return as soon as 1-2 weeks with bracing and taping.
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young tells @Rachel__Nichols on @The Jump it was fortunate he was wearing his ankle braces, when he sprained his ankle. "It feels a lot better. Still sore. Getting an MRI here in a little bit to see if there's anything more. A lot better than what it felt in the moment."
Donovan Mitchell: Damn man praying for you bro @TheTraeYoung 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks say: Trae Young (left calf contusion) is questionable. Danilo Gallinari (right foot soreness) is doubtful. Collins, Dunn, Reddish, Snell, Hunter remain out.
Chris Kirschner: For tonight’s game vs. Cleveland: Trae Young (left quad soreness) is probable. Clint Capela (left heel pain) is questionable. Onyeka Okongwu (right adductor soreness) is questionable. Dunn, Reddish and Hunter are out.
Kevin Chouinard: For tonight vs. MIA: Trae Young (right adductor soreness) is probable. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdanovic, Dunn, Hunter remain out.
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks say that For tonight’s game vs. LA Lakers: Trae Young (left knee soreness) is probable. Onyeka Okongwu (left Achilles soreness) is questionable. Dunn, Bogdanovic, Hunter are out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Hawks injury report for tomorrow vs. the Clippers: Cam Reddish (right Achilles tightness) is probable. Clint Capela (right hand soreness) is questionable. Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) is questionable. Trae Young (back spasm) is questionable.
Chris Kirschner: Bogdan Bogdanovic is currently getting his MRI on his knee right now, Lloyd Pierce says. Trae Young's wrist is sore and went through practice. He's wearing a mini brace.
Chris Kirschner: For tonight’s game at Brooklyn: Trae Young (right calf soreness) is available. De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is probable. Rajon Rondo (left knee soreness) is out. Danilo Gallinari (right ankle sprain) is out. Dunn, Snell, Okongwu remain out.
Chris Kirschner: Per Hawks PR, Trae Young got hit in the ankle in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game. He felt tender after that game. He went through shootaround this morning and was fine then didn't feel fine during warmups tonight.
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young is available to play tonight, Lloyd Pierce says. He'll start, alongside Jeff Teague, Kevin Huerter, John Collins and Damian Jones.
Chris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Atlanta Hawks not overly concerned with Trae Young’s latest ankle sprain described as closer to a “tweak.” Barring unforeseen developments overnight, there are no plans for X-rays or MRI. But they will be cautious with their All-Star guard.
All-Star point guard Trae Young suffered a right ankle sprain late in the third quarter of the Atlanta Hawks' 123-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Young said he wanted to continue playing, but the Hawks ruled him out for the rest of the game. He missed two games after spraining the same ankle earlier this season. On Saturday, Young said he didn't know about the severity of this injury.
"We'll see," said Young, who was able to walk without a protective boot after the game. "I'm going to go deal with that more tomorrow. I've got some of the best training staff, especially dealing with ankles. We'll talk more about it tomorrow and hopefully be better soon."
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young will be available to play vs. Phoenix tonight, Lloyd Pierce says. He went through all of shootaround this morning.
“I rolled it pretty bad," Young said. “It hurts pretty bad right now, but that's to be expected. I'm getting treatment on it and iced it already." This is the second time of the year that Young has suffered an ankle injury. The first time came fives game into the regular season but he ended up missing just one week before returning.
Sarah K. Spencer: No minute restriction for Trae Young tonight, Lloyd Pierce says. He jokes that Young barked at him for taking him out in the first half of last night's game, saying "I hate this" Pierce was like "It's not my doing, you sprained your ankle!" 😂
Jeff McDonald: Derrick White, who showed up on this morning's injury report as questionable with a bruised glute, will "probably give it a go" tonight, per Pop. Trae Young (ankle) to play for Atlanta but will be limited to 30 minutes per Lloyd Pierce.
Trae Young’s recovery from his right ankle sprain was so fast, Chelsea Lane thought it was like something out of a comic book. “If you ask her, she thinks I have, like, Wolverine blood… she doesn’t understand how I healed up so fast,” Young said of the Hawks’ Executive Director of Athletic Performance and Sports Medicine. “The way it looked, when it first happened to now, it’s kind of crazy. But I was giving her props, too, because she deserves it all."
Even though Young has made a remarkable recovery in a short amount of time, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t in a lot of pain last week. After Young made his way to the locker room in Miami and got his ankle wrapped, he tried to stand up and do a calf raise on his right leg. “I almost fell over,” Young said. “I couldn’t move. There was no way I could’ve returned.”
“It feels great,” Young said. “This is probably the hardest I’ve worked as far as a small time period, and needing to listen, to do everything I could to be able to get back. If anybody knows me, (they know) I hate missing games. I hate not being able to play. So I was trying to do everything I could to be able to get back.”
Sarah K. Spencer: Trae Young said today's practice had a lot of contact. He was able to participate from start to finish. Said his ankle "feels great."
Adrian Wojnarowski: Atlanta guard Trae Young (ankle) is expected to practice today, league sources tell ESPN. Barring a setback, he will likely return to lineup Tuesday vs. San Antonio, per sources.
Sarah K. Spencer: Some good news regarding Trae Young: Young got some shots up and did some conditioning today, Lloyd Pierce says. Young's able to run and move. They're not having him change directions or anything like that yet, but Pierce adds "he probably can."
Sarah K. Spencer: Pierce says the swelling in Trae Young's ankle has started to go down and he can do toe raises. Now it's just a matter of being able to sprint, jump, be explosive, etc.
Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game vs. Miami: De’Andre Hunter (dental injury) is probable. Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) is doubtful. Allen Crabbe (post op rehab – right knee) is out. Chandler Parsons (load management – bilateral knees) is out. Trae Young (right ankle sprain) is out.
Shams Charania: Hawks‘ Trae Young will miss Thursday’s game against Miami and return to the court next week, league sources say. Best case scenario for Young and the Hawks.
Chris Kirschner: From the Hawks: Earlier today Trae Young received treatment at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex and he was ruled OUT for tomorrow night’s game versus the Miami Heat. Young will be re-evaluated on Monday and his status will be updated as appropriate.
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Klay Thompson skipping both preseason games in Japan

 Klay Thompson will not play in either of the Golden State Warriors’ preseason games in Japan, coach Steve Kerr announced. Kerr said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution as the Warriors go through a condensed training camp. “Just feel more comfortable giving him a little more of a ramp up,” Kerr said ahead of the Warriors’ 96-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday. “He’s just not quite ready to play at this point just based on where, you know, we’re so early in camp. We just want to be safe and make sure he gets a good ramp up before he plays in games.”
“Just coming off the two years with the injuries, this is really unique to play a game after 3½ practices so we’re just being cautious and trying to do the smart thing,” Kerr said. Thompson was under a strict game restriction last season — starting under a minute restriction and never playing in back-to-back games — after missing two consecutive seasons with leg injuries.

Klay Thompson addresses 'mental block' during summer

Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson didn’t play pickup this summer. Called it a “mental block” he will eventually get over because of torn Achilles in summer ball. But that’s slowed his preseason ramp up. Called next week a “big week” as he revs back up for regular season. Here he is explaining it pic.twitter.com/0ZCCmWYFO1

LeBron James playing at least four preseason games?

James was asked after practice Friday how many preseason games he wants to participate in. “More than I played last year,” James said. “How many did I play last year? More than I played last year.” Last season, James played in three of the Lakers’ six preseason games. With a new coach in Darvin Ham, a new system and just six players returning from last season’s team, the plan for James playing preseason games is being worked out.
Ham said that they will “figure all of that out” in the coming days. “Obviously we have those type of things on our board and on our laundry list of things to get done,” Ham said. “But our focus has totally been on trying to establish a style of play on both sides of the ball, establish our principles and make sure we’re executing the basic foundation of who we are and what our identity will be. But definitely my coaching staff and I, we have had light discussions about what that’s going to look like, how many preseason games, how many minutes.”
Ham noted Nunn’s ability to score at all three levels, from three, to the mid-range, and at the rim, while praising his work defensively as well, showing that he can squeeze through pick and rolls, avoid screens and contest shots on the perimeter. It takes time for some players to learn how to play alongside a defensive magnet like LeBron, but that process has begun. “You deal with it by getting on the floor, getting in the game, logging minutes,” said LeBron. “You start to get more and more into the game, watching more and more film, more and more practices and it starts to come with time. I think that will continue to happen with the new guys we have this year.”
Cam Thomas had a promising rookie season in 2021-22, but his playing time evaporated when the Nets added Seth Curry and then Goran Dragic. If Thomas found minutes hard to come by down the stretch last season, he’s going to be facing an even more uphill climb to start his sophomore campaign. “We’ll see how it goes after training camp. But he clearly is on a veteran team with a lot of guys who can play, have had a lot of success,” Nets coach Steve Nash admitted. “We know Cam’s talented, and just trying to continue to develop him and see if he can keep pushing and getting better at certain things that’ll help him get minutes.