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Tony East: “I would expect Doug to play,” Nate Bjorkgren says of Doug McDermott. Jeremy Lamb’s status will be determined closer to game time.
Scott Agness: Doug McDermott (right knee bruise) will NOT play tonight vs Bulls. T.J. McConnell starts. It happened in the first half of Saturday’s win in Atlanta. He played 20mins in the second half, including the entire 4Q. An MRI returned “clean,” Nate Bjorkgren said.
J. Michael Falgoust: It’s not official but Bjorkgren says “I think he’ll play” about McDermott, who didn’t return last game with back soreness #PacersSixers
Scott Agness: Nate Bjorkgren said Doug McDermott (left ankle sprain) practiced today. “He looked good out there in practice today. I would expect that he plays tomorrow (vs Suns).”
J. Michael Falgoust: McMillan wont say exactly who other than McDermott (knee) is in question for tomorrow. Said he’ll reveal that then #PacersLakers
J. Michael Falgoust: Matthews is in tonight but McMillan won’t reveal if he’s starting until 6:30. McDermott (ribs) is IN #PacersHornets
J. Michael Falgoust: McDermott (ribs) is OUT tonight #PacersPelicans and tomorrow v #Lakers
Dwain Price: An injured Doug McDermott dressed for Tuesday’s game vs. PHX, but only because he didn’t have a suit to wear. “With the (2/8) trade I left all my stuff back in New York and the suit didn’t quite make it. I’ll get the moving trucks and I’ll have the suits ready for next time.”
Tim Cato: Doug McDermott is not available for the Mavericks tonight, but he “will dress because he doesn’t have a sports coat,” says Carlisle.
Fred Katz: Doug McDermott (left knee soreness) is not with the team in Minny. Officially out for tomorrow night.
Fred Katz: Doug McDermott is out with left knee soreness, per the Thunder.
McDermott felt good. He figured he would be exiting the NBA’s concussion protocol shortly and returning to trying to space the floor for teammates like Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. The specialist put him through a battery of tests. “And then I got into the cab to get home and I just completely lost my head,” McDermott said. “I didn’t know where I was in Chicago. I finally got back to my place and just had a crazy headache. That’s when I was like, ‘Dang, this will take longer than I thought.’ It was a real low point.”
“There are still times it takes me a little bit to think of a play. That’s something the specialist told me would take a little bit of time,” McDermott said. “Coaches are aware of that when we go through walk-through and stuff. I may be a little slow. But I feel good. I’ve been sleeping good, no headaches.”
Nick Friedell: Bulls say Doug McDermott (concussion protocol) has been cleared to play Friday night vs. New York Knicks. http://es.pn/2f2xInJ
Nick Friedell: Bulls are awaiting MRI results on Michael Carter-Williams’ sprained left knee. Doug McDermott is in the league’s concussion protocol — but Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is hopeful McDermott will be able to play Wednesday vs. Boston.
Doug McDermott underwent an MRI on his injured right knee Tuesday, and the Bulls listed the second-year forward as day to day with a strain. McDermott had a portion of his right meniscus removed in December 2014. There is no plan for a second surgery. “It’s not in the joint,” coach Fred Hoiberg said when asked about the possibility of a scope.
KC Johnson: Bulls PR said McDermott has a strained right knee, not a sprain. Considered day-to-day for now.
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Chema de Lucas: Mike James will play with the Brooklyn Nets until the end of the season. Immediate incorporation. Nets interest in the CSKA Moscow player was first reported by @Eurohoopsnet.
Reigning EuroLeague scoring champion Mike James has emerged as a candidate to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, Eurohoops has learned via a source. James was suspended indefinitely by CSKA Moscow in late March following an incident with team head coach Dimitris Itoudis and has headed back to his native United States. UPDATE: He will join the Nets, according to Chema de Lucas.
Hasheem Thabeet is looking to make an NBA comeback, his agent Jerry Dianis told me on Saturday. The 7’3″ big-man just won MVP honors while playing in Taiwan for the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers. “Bottom line Hasheem Thabeet was given a opportunity, and he killed it,” Dianis told me. “MVP performance with career highs in points, rebounds, minutes played, assists and steals. Thabeet averaged 18.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.
“With the recent conclusion of his season in Taiwan, Hasheem is an unrestricted free agent,” Dianis added. “He is in the best shape of his life as certified by his recent MVP performance. Hasheem looks forward to helping an NBA team that needs his athleticism and size off the bench. I have no doubt Hasheem will be inundated with worldwide opportunities.”
Marc Stein: The Lakers continue to list Anthony Davis as out for Monday’s home date with Utah. So Davis’ return to the lineup likely comes Thursday or Saturday in Dallas against a Mavs team that has lost four straight at home … including tonight after the Kings had lost nine in a row. pic.twitter.com/76TPnvFZ7w
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers have officially ruled out Anthony Davis on Monday vs. UTA, which means his return will likely come on the road with the Lakers having an upcoming four-game trip starting Thursday in Dallas.
Tim MacMahon: Luka Doncic says energy is an issue for the slumping Mavs. How do you fix that? “I don’t know, but all I know is it’s got to start with me,” he said. “I’ve got to do way better, keeping guys motivated. It starts with me.”