Tom Westerholm: The Celtics’ injury report for Washington includes Baynes and Horford (both questionable) and Hayward (doubtful with his illness). No Kyrie, however, which is a good sign.
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Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens: Al Horford OUT tonight; Aron Baynes better but not enough to play; no high ankle sprain for Guerschon Yabusele, but will be out a couple of weeks.
Sean Grande: Aron Baynes and Al Horford questionable, Guerschon Yabusele out tomorrow against New Orleans. The Pelicans about to tip off in Detroit, front-end of a back-to-back.
Jay King: Aron Baynes will play tonight. He’ll come off the bench as usual. No restrictions.
Tom Westerholm: The Celtics announce Aron Baynes is now probable for tomorrow.
Jay King: Aron Baynes with his normal status update: “I feel 100 percent of what I can be.” He said he’s feeling good though.
Jay King: Aron Baynes, messing around: “I’m 100 percent of what I can be at this present time.” Said he does not feel hamstring pain. “If it was playoff time there would be no doubt.”
Jared Weiss: Aron Baynes upgraded to questionable for tomorrow night and Theis is also listed as questionable with a foot sprain.
Chris Forsberg: Aron Baynes is 50/50 to play in Detroit. Brad Stevens: “Baynes wants to play all the time. He still tries to race people off the bus after a hamstring injury. You love that part about him. He’s a competitive guy, he’s a fun guy. It kills him to not be able to play.” 🚍🏃🏻♂️💨
Brian Robb: Aron Baynes has a hamstring strain. Brad Stevens says it doesn’t sound like a long term thing. He did some running at 70 percent today.
Jared Weiss: Aron Baynes is ruled out tomorrow night against Orlando with a right hamstring strain.
Brian Robb: Aron Baynes (hamstring) will not return tonight. per @Abby Chin. Marcus Smart will start second half in his place.
Celtics center Aron Baynes underwent successful nasal septoplasty surgery for a nasal fracture he suffered during Game 6 of Boston’s Eastern Conference Finals series against Cleveland. Baynes is expected to return to basketball activities in two to four weeks.
Sean Grande: Aron Baynes (sprain elbow) returns tonight.
Adam Himmelsbach: Shane Larkin is available and Baynes is out. Will be further evaluated tomorrow.
Gary Washburn: #Celtics say Aron Baynes (left elbow injury) will NOT return to game vs #Pistons
Aron Baynes went through a full practice after hyperextending his left knee in last Monday’s game against Philadelphia and missing the preseason finale in Charlotte Wednesday. On if he’ll play Tuesday, he said, “I definitely think I’m on track for that. It’s still day to day, but I’m going to go out on a limb here — literally — and say I should be available.”
Scott Souza: #Celtics Aron Baynes (knee) out on floor for end-of-practice shooting (good sign for Tuesday opener).
Brian Robb: Baynes thinks he will be ready for opening night
Michael Pina: Aron Baynes sprained his left knee and will not return to tonight’s game, per the Celtics
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Aron Baynes (ankle, probable) and Tobias Harris (knee, questionable) will try to play tonight vs. #Cavs.
Aaron McMann: X-ray negative for Aron Baynes, who suffered a sprained left ankle. He’s in a walking boot. #Pistons
Vincent Ellis: #Pistons center Aron Baynes had surgery on his broken nose last night and won’t be available for tonight’s preseason finale vs. #Raptors.
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December 12, 2018 | 3:57 am EST Update
The Clippers, it seems, closely watch every Raptors and Warriors game this season. Even though they are having a terrific season of their own — experiencing the rare joy of expectation-free success in the NBA — the Clippers are rather transparently obsessed with chasing Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant in free agency next summer.
But even by these modern standards, the Clippers’ pursuit is still a little revolutionary. Raptors officials have noticed a Clippers employee at roughly 75 percent of the team’s games thus far this season. That has included president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank, which is rare. Presidents and general managers are almost never seen attending a game that doesn’t involve their teams.
Tobias Harris, the centerpiece of the Griffin trade, might be headed to his first All-Star Game and has been so valuable that some executives think they should use one of their max slots on him. The reviews for rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who the Clippers semi-hid by promising him they’d draft him in the lottery, and he at least partially shut down workouts, have been excellent.
On Saturday Dinwiddie became eligible for a four-year contract extension worth a maximum of $47.5 million. But despite being the poster child for the Nets’ much-hyped player development (he was a finalist for last season’s NBA Most Improved Player Award), Dinwiddie still does not have an extension. “No news. Nothing to report,” Dinwiddie’s agent, Raymond Brothers, said. “Dec. 8, it came, it’s gone. I don’t have an extension,” said Dinwiddie, 25. “Just let Raymond and [Nets general manager] Sean [Marks] talk about it. I already said what I needed to say.”
One NBA source proclaimed surprise the Nets didn’t offer Dinwiddie an extension, and at least three others suggested he would be worth more in the unrestricted free-agent market next summer, when a number of teams should be flush with cash. So, by all accounts, he is offering the Nets a hometown discount.
Dinwiddie also has been linked with the point guard-needy Suns. Phoenix now reportedly is looking at a three-way deal that would send Trevor Ariza to the Lakers and ship Los Angeles’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a third team in order to get them their guard.