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Tania Ganguli: Avery Bradley says he will play tonight.
Shams Charania: X-rays returned negative on Lakers guard Avery Bradley’s right ankle sprain, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Mike Trudell: Frank Vogel said Avery Bradley was hoping to come back into the game tonight after the ankle sprain, but he was “Limping pretty significantly,” and they’ll see how he’s feeling tomorrow.
Mike Trudell: Avery Bradley will make his return tonight in Orlando, and it will be off the bench on a 15-minute restriction. KCP will start.
Brad Turner: Avery Bradley worked out again today with Lakers in Orlando and will play against the Magic Wednesday, per source. He will be on about a 20 minutes restriction. Bradley had been out with a hairline fracture in his lower right leg.
Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel said that Avery Bradley did some 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 work today. He’s still out tonight, but Frank Vogel said “if things progress, we’re hoping to have him back on this trip at some point.”
Dave McMenamin: Avery Bradley has been cleared for full contact after having the hairline fracture in his right leg re-evaluated today. He is out tomorrow vs. MIN and is considered day to day after that, per the Lakers.
The Lakers said guard Avery Bradley (hairline fracture right leg) saw a doctor Saturday and was cleared to begin basketball progression. Bradley won’t play Sunday against Dallas or during the upcoming three-game trip. He will be re-evaluated again next weekend. Kyle Kuzma didn’t practice Saturday because of a mild left ankle sprain and is questionable for the Mavericks game.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Avery Bradley is cleared for basketball progression but he will not play in the upcoming road trip. He will be re-evaluated after the trip next week.
Harrison Faigen: Avery Bradley will be re-evaluated the day after Thanksgiving when the Lakers return from their road trip. Alex Caruso has a right calf strain and is probable for Friday.
An MRI last night revealed a hairline fracture in a non-weight bearing bone of Avery Bradley’s right leg (on the fibular head). Bradley will be re-evaluated in 1 to 2 weeks, and further medical updates will be provided at that time.
Brad Turner: Frank Vogel said Avery Bradley is playing for Lakers tonight vs Miami. Bradley missed Chicago game with bruised lower right leg
Kyle Goon: Avery Bradley is officially questionable for tomorrow, btw
Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the condition of Bradley’s shin was revealed after their 135-128 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Bradley collected 21 points and five assists in that game. The Grizzlies said Bradley will be evaluated again in a week.
Andrew Greif: Doc Rivers said he didn’t believe Avery Bradley suffered any setback with his right knee against the Lakers.
Mike Trudell: Doc Rivers said he doubts Avery Bradley (sore knee) will play tonight. Danilo Gallinari is also out.
Andrew Greif: Danilo Gallinari will not play tonight. Sick, Doc says. Avery Bradley will play and make it a three-guard starting lineup.
Mirjam Swanson: FYI Clippers fans: When you tune in in a bit, Avery Bradley (left ankle sprain) and Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) are still out.
Andrew Greif: Avery Bradley is further along in his injury rehab than Luc Mbah a Moute, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. Bradley “looked good” in practice and worked out today as well but won’t play tonight.
Jovan Buha: Avery Bradley and Luc Mbah a Moute are out tonight, per Doc Rivers.
Andrew Greif: Doc Rivers says Avery Bradley (ankle) is “running pretty well” and might be back within a couple games.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers’ injury report going into Saturday’s game vs. Milwaukee: Avery Bradley (left ankle sprain) and Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) both questionable. Bradley has been out for two consecutive games, Mbah a Moute for seven.
Mirjam Swanson: Doc Rivers says Avery Bradley (ankle) and Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) will miss Thursday’s game at Portland. #Clippers
Jovan Buha: Avery Bradley has a left sprained ankle and is out tonight, per the Clippers.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Los Angeles Clippers guard Avery Bradley underwent surgery to repair adductor and rectus abdominis muscles on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the regular season, league sources tell ESPN. Six weeks to eight weeks is the recovery time on the surgery.
Bradley also said that surgery is a possibility, and that it could happen before the season is over. But Bradley said ideally he wants to play this season. “Right now, we’re just taking it day by day, trying to be smart about this injury,” Bradley said. “Just trying to see what the best decision is to make, what it is, what it’s going to be.”
Guard Avery Bradley said he’ll return to the lineup after missing seven games with a groin injury. “It was lingering over a few weeks, but now I feel better, I feel like I can go out there and give my all,” Bradley said Tuesday after practice.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Avery Bradley’s groin injury has similar symptoms to a sports hernia, but it isn’t that: “It’s going to take some time, but he’ll basically do nothing for the next seven days and see where he is and whether we’re starting him back or not.”
Vincent Ellis: Avery Bradley (right adductor) out tonight vs. #Pacers. Luke Kennard gets first career start for #Pistons.
Rod Beard: #Pistons SVG says Avery Bradley (ankle) will be out tonight and possibly tomorrow vs. #Raptors too.
Gary Washburn: Crowder and Bradley are playing tonight vs #Cavs. Tyler Zeller (family reasons) is OUT #Celtics
Scott Souza: #Celtics guard Avery Bradley (recurring illness) not with team for trip to NYC. Presumably out for Sunday game vs. #Knicks.
“Avery’s sick again,” Stevens said before hosting the Magic. “Avery had a recurrence of the stomach bug. He’s had a tough week so he’s out. But everyone else is here.”
Stevens believes Bradley probably will not make the trip to New York for Sunday’s game against the Knicks.
Bradley continued trying to bust through lingering effects of an illness that hospitalized him this weekend. “I feel a little better,” Bradley said. “I still feel a little drained. I tried to use today – I went really hard so I could break a sweat and try to just get it out of me so I’m back to my regular self. But I feel good.”
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley wasn’t released from the hospital this morning, I’m told, so safe to say his status for tomorrow is questionable at best.
Brian Robb: Avery Bradley is staying overnight at the hospital for precautionary reasons for his stomach flu, according to Celtics PR
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley’s been in the hospital most of the day with a stomach bug. Out tonight. Jaylen in.
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Avery Bradley (hamstring) returns tonight, but Al Horford (elbow) and Jonas Jerebko (flu) are out.
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley: “I’ve had like five of my teammates ask me if I’m OK, but I’m fine. I’m excited about the game tomorrow, I know that.”
Scott Souza: Avery Bradley said was a ‘compromise’ w/ #Celtics medical staff to allow him to play. Indicated they may have wanted to sit him even longer.
Chris Vivlamore: C’s Avery Bradley could return tonight vs. Hawks. Not listed on injury report. Missed 22 of last 23 with strained right Achilles’ tendon.
“They’re telling me that maybe I am (100 percent), but they wrote down where they wanted me to be and they want me to follow it,” Bradley said Friday. “And I don’t know. I guess we’re trying to meet in the middle somewhere. So I’ll see what they let me do.”
Gary Washburn: Avery Bradley is OUT but Brad Stevens said he is “any day now. We’re excited.” #Celtics
Marc D’Amico: Avery Bradley (Achilles) will not play tonight, says Brad Stevens. #NEBHInjuryReport
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Avery Bradley went through a third of the practice, said he feels good. No update on tomorrow.
Nick Friedell: Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley and Jaylen Brown are out tonight. Gerald Green is questionable with a bruised heel.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Avery Bradley said he is starting to do basketball activities now, will ramp up over All-Star break, targeting first game back.
Chris Forsberg: Brad Stevens on Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown: “Both guys are out for the next two games with the hope of doing some practice when we return.”
Marc D’Amico: Jaylen Brown (hip flexor) and Avery Bradley (Achilles) are out. #NEBHInjuryReport
Adam Himmelsbach: Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley is feeling about as good as he’s felt, but no new sense on timetable.
Avery Bradley did not travel with the Boston Celtics to begin a four-game road trip and could be out until the All-Star break due to a lingering strained right Achilles, head coach Brad Stevens told reporters Tuesday night
Marc D’Amico: Avery Bradley (Achilles) did not travel with the team to SAC and is unlikely to join the C’s on their 4-game road trip, says Brad Stevens.
Sean Grande: Avery Bradley officially out. The Celtics have now had their “core four” (Thomas, Bradley, Crowder Horford) for just 22 of 49 games.
Adam Himmelsbach: Avery Bradley: “I feel great, really good. I’m practicing tomorrow and hoping I can play for Wednesday. That’s the game plan.”
A. Sherrod Blakely: Al Horford (groin) back in starting lineup tonight for the @Celtics. Avery Bradley still out, may be back for Wednesday game.
Chris Forsberg: Brad: “Avery is progressing. He shot [Sun], worked out some today. He’ll try to go through some of practice [Tues] + we’ll see from there.”
Adam Himmelsbach: Brad Stevens reiterates that Avery Bradley will be out all week. Gerald Green will miss Wiz game because he’s sick.
Jay King: Demetrius Jackson and Jonas Jerebko are out sick. Avery Bradley out, could miss this whole week, according to Stevens.
Marc D’Amico: Avery Bradley Achilles update: “I think he’ll be out tomorrow, at least,” says Stevens. #NEBHInjuryReport
Scott Souza: #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: I could see Avery Bradley (Achilles) missing more time. He was sore. Maybe he came back too soon.
Mark Murphy: Avery Bradley will miss tonight’s game with a sore right Achilles, the injury that kept him out of four of the last five games.
Gary Washburn: Bradley could be back Wednesday vs. #Wizards. MRI showed just Achilles strain. #Celtics
Jay King: Bradley strained his Achilles. Didn’t feel great when he shot around today. Said the Celtics will be “appropriately conservative” with him.
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Kevin Durant admitted it on Tuesday on his new podcast “The ETCs” on The Boardroom. At the 36:30 mark of the podcast, Irving is explaining how he and Durant both arrived in Brooklyn and how much of a surprise it was. And Durant interjects with this point. “The All-Star game video where they caught us in the hallway. That’s when it was solidified that we were going somewhere. They didn’t know for a fact where it was, but it was somewhere.”
The 20-year-old has been motivated all season long by those doubts and he said on Tuesday that being selected 13th overall by the Heat has even motivated him. Channeling his inner Draymond Green, Herro said he can even recite each player drafted ahead of him last year. I think being drafted 13 definitely motivates me, but I love where I was drafted. I mean, I love the opportunity I was drafted into, the situation. But the 12 guys ahead of me definitely are in the back of my head all the time, and I know every last one that was drafted ahead of me. And I mean, it definitely does fuel me.
But it’s a start for the face of the Knicks franchise who never saw his rookie season completed. Just as Barrett was coming on strong, the pandemic canceled the Knicks’ season on March 11 in Atlanta. It may have cost him any chance of all-rookie honors — as he was left off both teams. Sources say Barrett, the third pick in last year’s draft who turned 20 in June, was itching to get back onto the practice court more than any Knick after a six-month hiatus.
The closest that the Warriors’ trusty trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will get to the finals is watching their former teammate Andre Iguodala, now with the Miami Heat, match up against a rival familiar to them all: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. “As a competitor, you always want to be there,” Green said, “but when people ask me if I miss basketball right now, I tell them in a heartbeat, ‘No, I don’t.’ We’ve done it at the highest level that you can possibly do it for five straight years. “What I do miss,” Green continued, “is competing at the absolute highest level. I will miss playing in the finals and knowing that every basketball player in the world is watching me play — performing on that stage.”
Said Johnson: “I told Draymond one night after a show, as everyone was putting masks on and walking to their corners: ‘Hey, life’s good for you right now. I don’t know how much longer you’re going to play, but you know right now that the day you hang them up, everybody’s going to want you to work for them if this is what you want to do.’ ”
There is a plan, and a time and a place for everything, and Larry Tanenbaum and Raptors president Masai Ujiri are working at their own pace on all of it. The long-term future of Ujiri, whose contract runs out at the end of next season, is a growing concern among the team’s fans but Tanenbaum knows there is no need to rush. There are other priorities, as Ujiri spelled out last week. “Our fans, they love Masai for all that he’s contributed to the Raptors franchise and to our community and to our country — and our appreciation for him, that can’t be measured,” Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said in an interview Tuesday. “But it was his and my game plan to secure his management team extension before his own.”