Ryan Ward: For the #Lakers season finale against the #Clippers tonight, Lonzo Ball (knee) and Brandon Ingram (concussion protocol) have been ruled OUT. Kyle Kuzma (ankle) is questionable
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Jonathan Feigen: No Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma or Brandon Ingram for the Lakers vs Rockets tonight.
Ohm Youngmisuk: On the likelihood that Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma will not play in the season finale tomorrow night, Luke Walton says their seasons are very likely over as the Lakers play it safe.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Lonzo Ball (knee), Kyle Kuzma (ankle) and Brandon Ingram (concussion) are out tonight against Houston. Ingram will be re-evaluated tonight but even if cleared, he very well could sit out tomorrow’s finale since it’s a back-to-back.
Mike Bresnahan: Kyle Kuzma (sprained ankle) will not play tonight. Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram are still out. Ingram being evaluated again tonight for concussion symptoms, though unlikely to play tomorrow in finale even if he’s declared to be free from concussion protocol.
Bill Oram: Brandon Ingram is shooting around on the court. That’s one of the final steps of the concussion protocol. He will be re-evaluated tonight. However, it’s all semantics at this point. With no remaining practices and chances for conditioning, his season is all but over
Eric Woodyard: Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, and Brandon Ingram will not play today vs. Utah.
Andy Larsen: Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball are both questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Jazz. Ingram still out. Brook Lopez probable.
Mike Trudell: Luke Walton said that Ingram and Ball are both out tonight, but whenever they’re cleared and ready to play, they’ll play. Said both are feeling better and neither is shut down for season. Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler will play for Minnesota, Thibs just confirmed.
Tania Ganguli: Brandon Ingram will have to go through several activities without his concussion symptoms returning before he can play. Today he did the first of those: riding a stationary bike. After 24 hours if the symptoms don’t return, he’ll go on to the next step. He’s out for tomorrow.
Mike Bresnahan: Lonzo Ball (bruised knee) and Brandon Ingram (concussion) will not play tomorrow vs. Minnesota, according to the Lakers’ injury report.
Tania Ganguli: Brandon Ingram didn’t travel with the Lakers to Utah and is out for tomorrow’s game. Lonzo Ball did travel but is doubtful. Naturally, Alex Caruso is still with them.
Mike Trudell: Lakers are listing Lonzo Ball (knee contusion) as doubtful for tomorrow night’s game, while Brandon Ingram (concussion protocol) is out. The team didn’t practice today.
Bill Oram: Lakers say Brandon Ingram (groin strain) participated in games of 3-on-3 today. He is listed as questionable for Wednesday vs. Dallas.
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram played some 2-on-2 today as he continues to progress, but he will likely be out tomorrow in Detroit as he’s not yet game ready.
Tania Ganguli: Lakers listed Brandon Ingram as doubtful in their notes for tomorrow’s game, which is a slight upgrade from “out,” which has been his designation for previous games since his injury. Doubtful still means he probably won’t play
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram (left groin strain) is out for Monday’s game at IND. The next game isn’t until Thursday at NOP; ideally, Ingram can practice w/contact between games, which is the next step. Meanwhile: Lopez (back tightness) and Kuzma (sprained ankle) are probable at IND.
Brandon Ingram said the next step to returning is to go on the court and ramp it up with the team. The next practice for the Lakers likely is early next week in New Orleans after they play in Indiana on Monday. “He obviously is coming with us on the road trip,” Luke Walton said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he plays on the road trip. He is feeling much better he says. But we are going to keep being patient with him and make sure that he goes through all the proper channels before we throw him back out there.”
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram has been cleared for non-contact basketball activities. Lakers say he’s progressing well and he’ll be listed as day-to-day. Earliest he could return is Monday in Indiana. Next game after that isn’t until Thursday in New Orleans.
Bill Oram: Brandon Ingram has been cleared to begin on-court, non-contact basketball activities. Lakers say he is “progressing well” and is “day-to-day”
Tania Ganguli: The Lakers have Brandon Ingram listed as out for tomorrow’s game against the Heat. Ingram suffered a groin strain on March 1 in Miami.
Ryan Ward: Luke Walton on Brandon Ingram: “It’s a groin injury, so we’re not going to rush it. When he’s cleared to play, we’ll get him back on the court, but we’ll keep taking it day by day.” #Lakers
Ryan Ward: Luke Walton on Brandon Ingram: “He’s in there getting treatment right now on the AlterG machine, so it’s good to see, but nothing new.” #Lakers
Mike Trudell: Luke Walton said Brandon Ingram (groin strain) told him he’s feeling a bit better, but there’s been no discussion about when he’ll return. Ingram will be evaluated over the weekend and we’ll have a better idea how long he’ll be out.
Mike Bresnahan: Brandon Ingram will miss at least two games with a strained groin, as per Lakers’ medical update. The earliest he would return is Sunday against Cleveland. (The rest period of at least one week is retroactive to an MRI exam conducted yesterday, Lakers say.)
Bill Oram: Brandon Ingram is out tonight in San Antonio. Luke Walton says he still has pain in groin. Officially stained left hip flexor.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram will undergo an MRI on his strained left hip flexor on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram won’t return with left groin tightness.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram (groin) is active and will play against OKC.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram (ankle) is out against Indiana.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Lonzo Ball’s knee remains sore and he was unable to go through a light practice on Tuesday. It appears unlikely that Ball will play on Wednesday against OKC. Luke Walton expects Brandon Ingram to play as long as there are no setbacks with his sprained ankle after he went through 5-on-0 practice today.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram (ankle sprain) has been ruled out against Memphis.
Brandon Ingram suffered a sprained left ankle in the first quarter and after re-taping it, tried to return in the second. He played three minutes before returning to the locker room for a second time, which prompted the Lakers to rule him out for the remainder of the game. The injury put a damper on what was an excellent start for Ingram who had four points, six rebounds, and five assists before being kept out. After the game, Luke Walton gave an update on Ingram, calling him day-to-day for the time being, via the team’s Twitter account: “Mild ankle sprain, it’s day-to-day. I think they took him back to get some X-rays, I don’t know that part of it. But he’s day-to-day right now.”
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram on his ankle: “My foot got twisted in his (Devin Harris) legs. I couldn’t really push off on it. I’ll see how it feels tomorrow.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram has a mild left ankle sprain and is out for the game.
Bill Oram: Least surprising update of the year – Brandon Ingram will be in the lineup tonight.
Brandon Ingram (right quad contusion and left quad tendinitis) says he has been relatively injury free and is learning to play through pain. He is listed as questionable tomorrow but all signs point to him returning. “He looked really good,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I almost [jokingly] fined him for looking so good today for not playing last night but he was running around the court. We didn’t do a ton today… the running that he did do, we had some 5-on-0, he had some explosions down the lane where he said he felt good.”
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram (right quadriceps contusion and left quadriceps tendinitis) is out tonight for a second straight game. LAL down 3 starters with Lopez and Ball out as well.
Mike Trudell: Injury update: Brandon Ingram is out tonight with a right quadriceps contusion and left quadriceps tendinitis.
Tania Ganguli: Lakers announce Brandon Ingram will be available to play tomorrow in Vegas. Lonzo Ball (ankle) and Andrew Bogut (groin) are questionable.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Brandon Ingram (head contusion) back in action in practice.
Serena Winters: Brandon Ingram will not play tonight (head contusion).
Tania Ganguli: Brandon Ingram has been diagnosed with a “head contusion,” the Lakers said. He is questionable for tomorrow’s game.
Lonzo Ball (mild ankle sprain) and Brandon Ingram (head) did not practice on Tuesday and their statuses will be updated tomorrow before the Los Angeles Lakers play the Denver Nuggets.
Serena Winters: For what it’s worth, Luke Walton isn’t concerned about Brandon Ingram, mentioned that B.I. did sprain his ankle last week, so just cautious
After cramping in his right leg caused Brandon Ingram to miss the overtime period of Friday’s loss to the LA Clippers, the Lakers have decided to play it safe with their young wing, sitting him down for the remainder of Summer League.
Tania Ganguli: The Lakers are shutting down Brandon Ingram for the rest of Summer League. Rest/leg cramping the given reason.
Mark Medina: Luke Walton said he’s sticking with same starters. Brandon Ingram will play, but still on a minutes restriction.
Beyond nursing a rare two-game winning streak, the Lakers (23-55) will have D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram available for Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings (31-47) at Staples Center.
Mark Medina: Tarik Black will be available to play tonight. Luke said Ingram has minute limitations after feeling some pain in knee
Mark Medina: Brandon Ingram will start on minutes restriction today vs Clippers
Mark Medina: Lakers listing Brandon Ingram as probable for tomorrow vs Clippers
Mike Trudell: Ingram (patellar tendinitis) is out tonight, but is feeling better, expected to practice tomorrow. Possible he’ll play on Saturday vs LAC.
Walton considered it “most likely” rookie Brandon Ingram will sit out against Minnesota considering he has yet to complete a full practice since missing the past two games with tendinitis in his right knee. On Wednesday, Ingram performed a series of stretches to extend his range of motion and took a few shots.
Mike Bresnahan: Will Brandon Ingram be shut down the rest of the season? No, Walton said: As soon as he moves without pain, “we’ll get him back out there.”
Mark Medina: Luke Walton says he needs Ingram to practice before returning. Not clear if he’ll practice tomorrow in Minnesota
Serena Winters: Brandon Ingram (who was probable with patella tendinitis) is good to go for tonight vs. TWolves, Luke Walton says.
Brandon Ingram did not finish Thursday’s practice due to right patellar tendinitis. Ingram, who has scored double figures in nine straight games while averaging 15.2 points, will have his status for Friday’s game determined that day.
The Lakers obviously would have to stay healthy. They appeared to have avoided such a scare with Ingram, who missed the final 7:39 after rolling his left ankle. Ingram returned after having his ankle taped, but he still sat with the Lakers’ nursing a double-digit lead. Ingram walked afterward without limping, though his status for Sunday’s game in Minnesota remains uncertain. “I’ll see how it feels in the morning,” Ingram said. “But I feel great right now.”
Baxter Holmes: Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram (sore right knee) will play against the Thunder, says Lakers coach Luke Walton.
The Lakers diagnosed Brandon Ingram with tendinitis in his right knee, though an MRI revealed no structural damage. The Lakers listed Ingram as probable for today’s game against Oklahoma City. He completed a full-contact practice on Saturday without any restrictions. Ingram also provided a positive report on his ability to run up and down the court and make hard cuts. “I’ll come back to shoot around and see how I feel after that,” said Ingram, who played only four minutes in Friday’s game against Utah. “If I feel good to play, I’ll play.”
Mike Trudell: Brandon Ingram (knee soreness) practiced today. Luke Walton said he thinks Ingram can play tomorrow at OKC, but it depends how he feels. Walton will talk to the trainers and Ingram tomorrow to see how the knee feels after practicing today, then decide whether he’ll play.
Ingram, a 6-foot-9 former Duke standout, said he felt soreness in his knee early in the first half when he tried to run, though he later said his knee is “nothing really serious.” The Lakers initially said Ingram was cleared to return, but he was re-evaluated at halftime and it was determined that he would sit for the rest of the game.
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June 24, 2018 | 9:20 pm EDT Update
The Sixers say they aren’t shopping him. However, there was a report that they had internal discussions about packing him with Nos. 10 and 26 picks to move up into the Top 5 in Thursday’s draft. And multiple league sources have said that Fultz was available to be traded. But it’s hard to get equal value in return for someone relearning how to shoot. The Sixers know that. They also know that if things do come together, Fultz will be a special player.
Mainly, back in 1998 when the Mavs acquired Dirk Nowitzki in a draft day trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, many compared his game to that of Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird. That didn’t go over too well with the Bird followers. So when the Mavs were asked last week who they fondly compare their latest prized rookie – Doncic – to, their lips were unilaterally sealed. Well, sort of. “I’m not going to make the same mistake we did 20 years ago, because (Doncic, like Nowitzki at the time) is a 19-year old kid that is going to have his rear end handed to him,” said Donnie Nelson, the Mavs’ president of basketball operations. “He is going to go against the elite of the elite, not only outside our walls, but within our training camp. Dirk and I had a long talk coming in. That’s why I want to remain guarded in my comments.”
Besides Nelson, coach Rick Carlisle also weighed in, adding that the comparison game is categorically unnecessary when it comes to describing Doncic and the skill set he’s able to bring to the court. “This kid has really carved out an amazing record of accomplishments,” Carlisle said. “I think he comes to the NBA on his own merits and I think going forward he should be judged on being the first Luka Doncic and not the second coming of this guy or that guy or the other guy, and I think that’s fair based on what he’s done.”
Just a few weeks after Sixers president of basketball operations Colangelo resigned when it was learned his wife used fake Twitter accounts to discuss team business and criticize players, the Heat’s president was asked if he has his own Twitter burner account. “I still have this kind of phone that flips,” Pat Riley said holding up a tape recorder following Thursday’s NBA draft. “Is that what a burner phone looks like? I don’t have any. I’ve tweeted one time. I do have a Twitter account. Only because I need to follow a lot of people like you, which is very interesting. I actually get alerts on all you guys. But I never tweeted out anything except one picture. My boss and his wife and myself and my wife and three championship trophies. I think it’s out there. I think I put it down as soon as I put it up.”