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JD Shaw: Donte DiVincenzo underwent successful surgery to repair the torn ligament in his left ankle today, the Bucks just announced.
Jim Owczarski: #Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer wasn’t ready to name Donte DiVincenzo’s replacement this afternoon v. the #Heat, so that will come out before tip. He also said for the playoffs it’s about winning the game at hand, so they may not settle on just one guy.
Eric Nehm: Asked Mike Budenholzer how he tries to help Donte @Donte DiVincenzo through this. “I don’t now exactly how to help him and what the words are, but you’re there for him. You let him know how much you care about him and how important he is to us.” His full response: pic.twitter.com/67cUXcqqM4
Eric Nehm: Budenholzer told reporters they were not totally sure the injury would be this serious. “There was some hope that it was not significant and that he might miss a small amount of time. We did not know that the MRI would show what it did today. So we just gotta deal with it.”
Shams Charania: Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo has suffered a serious tendon injury in his left foot and will miss the remainder of the playoffs, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Justin Garcia: Donte will not return (left foot contusion)
Eric Nehm: The Bucks have submitted an injury report for tonight’s game against the Hawks, the second night of a back-to-back obviously. Giannis Antetokounmpo – Questionable (left knee soreness) Donte DiVincenzo – Question (right toe soreness)
Kane Pitman: Horst says DJ Wilson and Sterling Brown are expected to play at Summer League to continue developing their game. He also said Donte DiVincenzo is healthy but is less likely to play based on what he was able to produce with the Bucks and not wanting to risk further injury.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Blake Griffin (sore left knee) still is listed at questionable on today’s injury report for tonight’s Game 1. #Bucks list Brogdon, Gasol, DiVincenzo and Snell as OUT. #DFS
Under the supervision of team physician Dr. William Raasch, Milwaukee Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo will undergo a biologic injection at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin to help address the bilateral heel bursitis that has forced him to miss 28 games this season. The recovery period following the injection will keep DiVincenzo out for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.
Matt Velazquez: Bud says Donte DiVincenzo’s heel bursitis flared up in the past couple days and they’re going to keep evaluating it. Asked if he’s worried about the reoccurrence so soon after DDV sat out a prolonged period and he said there’s enough worry that he’s not playing.
Matt Velazquez: Donte DiVincenzo back on the injury list and out tonight with heel bursitis (again). Will ask if this is a flare up, precautionary or something more serious.
Matt Velazquez: Caught up with Donte DiVincenzo pregame. He’s sporting a walking boot on his right foot that was put on Saturday. Said he doesn’t have a timetable, but they wanted to protect his foot and give the bursitis a chance to fully heal.
Matt Velazquez: Today’s injury report has Malcolm Brogdon listed as probable with a sternal contusion. Donte DiVincenzo remains out. Christian Wood is back up with the Bucks.
Matt Velazquez: Bud says Donte DiVincenzo is the only player among the Bucks on the injury report who will be out today. That means Giannis is expected back for today’s game.
Chris Vivlamore: Looks like Giannis will play tomorrow at Hawks. Bucks injury report: Giannis Antetokounmpo (right quad soreness/left hip contusion) – Probable Eric Bledsoe (left hamstring soreness) – Probable Donte DiVincenzo (left bilateral heel bursitis) – Probable
Matt Velazquez: Bud says Giannis is out but Bledsoe is in. Injury to Giannis happened a couple games ago and they’ve been managing it. Donte DiVincenzo joins Giannis in being out, but everyone else is available.
Matt Velazquez: Mike Budenholzer says he doesn’t have much of an update to give on injured rookie Donte DiVincenzo. DiVincenzo has missed the past three games due to a mild right quad strain. He’s making positive progress, but he’s not all the way back yet.
Matt Velazquez: Mike Budenholzer says Thon Maker will slide into the big-man rotation following John Henson’s injury. Still deciding what to do with guards when it comes to replacing Donte DiVincenzo, but he says Sterling Brown and Matthew Dellavedova are ready. They also may only play 9 guys.
Malika Andrews: Bucks’ John Henson requires surgery on left wrist ligament and Donte DiVincenzo (left quadriceps sprain) will be out for the next three games.
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September 27, 2021 | 8:29 am EDT Update
After weeks of conversation with James, Davis and then-Lakers forward Jared Dudley, who emerged as a sort of consigliere to the Lakers’ superstars in these meetings, Westbrook believed he was on his way to L.A. For years he had angled to get home, and now everything was lining up for it to finally happen. There was only one problem: The Lakers’ efforts to complete the fairytale had been repeatedly stymied by the Wizards’ refusal to make Westbrook available because, sources said, they still planned on moving forward with the Westbrook-Beal backcourt. Westbrook, for his part, would have played out the remaining two seasons on his deal if a trade hadn’t materialized. “No one thought that Russ would get out,” said one source close to the discussions.
That day, a telltale moment occurred: Westbrook received a tip. Not only could the Lakers not break through with the Wizards, but also they were on the cusp of trading Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell — players whose salaries would be required to execute a Westbrook trade — to the Kings for Hield. “That set Russ off,” one source said. “All he wanted, by any means, was to be a Laker.”
On Sunday, the Lakers reached agreement on a two-year deal with guard Austin Reaves, converting his two-way contract to a standard NBA deal ahead of training camp. The Lakers will have a team option on the second year of Reaves‘ contract, sources said. Reaves, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, has impressed the Lakers throughout the offseason and had a strong showing at James’ minicamp. James and Westbrook even had the rookie conduct some fun-loving errands throughout the weekend in Vegas.
Sources said Pelinka and his front-office group strongly considered executing a sign-and-trade for the 32-year-old DeRozan, giving up Kuzma and Caldwell-Pope in the process, but couldn’t come to consensus terms with the Spurs in free agency or a suitable contract number for DeRozan. What’s more, sources say the DeRozan option never advanced to the point that it was presented to Buss.
Elsewhere on the roster, former All-Star center Andre Drummond’s midseason arrival not only failed to pay off on the court, but also, according to sources, poisoned the well with Gasol, who had joined the Lakers after being promised the starting job, sources said, only to be replaced by Drummond, who was given the same pledge.