Harrison Wind: Even though the Nuggets will likely have their opening night starting five active in Dallas on Friday, Michael Malone said today that he’ll ease Gary Harris back into the rotation. Don’t be surprised if Malik Beasley continues to start for now.
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Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (adductor), meanwhile, will not play again until after the All Star break. Also, Tyler Lydon is out of the game as he is in concussion protocol. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Another note from Nuggets practice: Michael Malone said keeping Gary Harris out until after the All-Star break is “probably the most prudent decision to make.” Harris has missed Denver’s last 5 games with an adductor strain. He’s already been ruled out of Monday’s game vs. Miami.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets will only have two of their regular starters (Barton, Jokic) for tonight’s game vs Pistons. Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap are all out. I’d expect Monte Morris and Malik Beasley to continue to start while minutes are available for reserve guard Brandon Goodwin.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris and Jamal Murray are both out for the Nuggets’ matchup tonight in Minnesota. Denver is hopeful that Murray can return during its four-game road trip which begins this evening.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets are officially listing Gary Harris as out for tonight with a right abductor strain.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said SG Gary Harris (groin) is “highly, highly unlikely to play” tonight vs. Houston.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (hamstring) is IN for tonight’s game vs. Chicago #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (hamstring) will miss his fifth-straight game for the Nuggets tonight. Trey Lyles (wrist) is available to play.
Nick Kosmider: Gary Harris (hamstring) and Trey Lyles (wrist) both listed as questionable for tomorrow night’s game against the Warriors.
Duvalier Johnson: Good and bad news. Will Barton is in tonight after missing since the second game of the season. Gary Harris and Trey Lyles however are out against the Suns. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Official: Gary Harris (hamstring) will not play tonight vs Clippers.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (hamstring) is still questionable, per Michael Malone.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left hamstring tightness) is officially questionable for tonight’s matchup with the Clippers. I imagine we won’t know his status until rosters are submitted around an hour before game time. Barton, Thomas, Porter, Vanderbilt all remain out.
Duvalier Johnson: Gary Harris gets the loudest ovation of the night when he returns back to the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets are getting back healthy.
Duvalier Johnson: Gary Harris makes his return tonight versus the Knicks. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Wouldn’t be surprised if Gary Harris, who’s missed Denver’s last 11 games, returns tonight against the Knicks. Nuggets have been able to go 7-4 over that span. “I think it’s remarkable,” Michael Malone said about how his team has battled through injuries to 3 starters this year.
Michael Singer: Gary Harris has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow vs. Knicks. Malone said he expects him back soon, with Barton to follow shortly thereafter.
Injured Nuggets Gary Harris (hip) and Paul Millsap (fractured toe) spoke with the media Thursday for the first time since their respective injuries, and both are getting close to returning. Harris may be the first to come off the injury report, but both participated in full-court runs Thursday, one day after the Nuggets fell 111-103 at San Antonio. Neither will be available for Friday’s home game against the Spurs.
“To have them slowly integrating back into practice is great,” said Nuggets coach Michael Malone. “When they’re able to return, I want those guys to know, it’s not like I expect Gary, who I think will be back before anybody, to come in and save the day. Maybe it’s easier for me to bring him off the bench, ease him back into it. These guys have been out for a while.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver guard Gary Harris is expected to need three-to-four weeks to rehab his right hip injury, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Dempsey: The #Nuggets have announced that Paul Millsap has a fracture in his right big toe. He was injured last night’s in Charlotte. Gary Harris (hip), meanwhile, will be evaluated on a week to week basis. The Nuggets are now down 3 of their 5 starters going into tonight’s game at ATL.
Chris Dempsey: An MRI confirmed a hip injury for #Nuggets G Gary Harris. He will miss tonight’s game at Orlando, and will continue to be evaluated by the team’s medical staff.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (hip) will not play in tomorrow’s game at Orlando, the team has announced
Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris will get an MRI on Tuesday after exiting Monday’s 106-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors with a groin injury. Harris scored three points in nine minutes before exiting late in the first quarter with the injury. He didn’t return to the game.
Kerry Eggers: Nuggets coach Mike Malone on G Gary Harris (ankle): “He looked really good in shootaround. I’ll wait to get the final word, but he’s been able to have good treatment days. He was able to move today. He said he felt good so hopefully he’s able to play. I’m optimistic he will play”
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left ankle soreness) will miss his second straight game tonight vs Lakers.
Duvalier Johnson: Torrey Craig is starting in place of Gary Harris who is out tonight against the #Lakers.
Mike Trudell: Nuggets coach Mike Malone said SG Gary Harris (ankle) is questionable and will be a game-time decision. He missed Denver’s last game.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left ankle soreness) will not play tonight, Nuggets say.
Chris Dempsey: Gary Harris (hamstring) said he will play today in #Nuggets preseason game vs. Perth. He has missed the first preseason games.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets still listing Gary Harris (left hamstring strain) as questionable for tonight’s preseason opener vs. Lakers. We’ll see what Michael Malone has to say about his status after shootaround this morning.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (left hamstring strain) is questionable for tomorrow’s preseason opener vs Lakers. Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery), Michael Porter Jr (low back surgery), Jarred Vanderbilt (right foot surgery) are all out.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone on @Altitude950 says Gary Harris asked to come off the bench last night when he returned from an 11-game absence so Will Barton can continue to start at shooting guard.
Gina Mizell: Michael Malone says during his pregame availability that as long as training staff gives final thumbs up, Gary Harris WILL play tonight. Will come off the bench and play 16-22 minutes. #Nuggets
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (right knee sprain) is likely to return vs. Portland tonight, league sources tell ESPN. He’s missed 11 consecutive games with injury.
Harrison Wind: Also hearing the Nuggets are hopeful that Gary Harris (right knee sprain/strain) will return tonight vs. Blazers. He’s missed Denver’s past 11 games and Denver went 7-4 without him. The Nuggets didn’t have his services for the entirety of their recent seven-game road trip.
Nuggets’ second-leading scorer Gary Harris, who has missed the past 11 games with a right knee sprain/strain, has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable play in Monday’s home finale against Portland on the team’s official injury report released Monday morning. Harris, who is averaging 17.7 points and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 39.9 percent from 3-point range, sustained the injury when he landed awkwardly on his right leg after being fouled on a made dunk late in the fourth quarter of a March 15 home win against Detroit. The timetable for his return has consistently been pushed back throughout his recovery.
Nuggets’ second-leading scorer Gary Harris, who has missed the past 11 games with a right knee sprain/strain, has been upgraded from out to doubtful to play in Monday’s home finale against Portland on the team’s official injury report released Sunday afternoon.
Gina Mizell: This is the most I’ve seen Gary Harris run during the pregame work he’s been doing the past couple weeks while out with a knee injury. He’s about to miss his 11th consecutive game.
Gina Mizell: No surprise, but #Nuggets Gary Harris (knee) is officially listed as OUT for tomorrow’s game at the Clippers. Michael Malone said last night that Monday vs. Portland was likely “best-case sceanrio” for Harris to return, though that timetable has already moved back several times.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone says Gary Harris will likely miss Saturday’s matchup against the Clippers. Best-case scenario is Monday vs. Portland.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone says Gary Harris (right knee strain/sprain) is still 2-3 games away from returning.
Harrison Wind: As expected, Gary Harris (right knee sprain/strain) will miss his eighth straight game Sunday vs. Bucks.
Gina Mizell: Michael Malone now says that Gary Harris (right knee) might not play for another week or so. Obviously running out of time in the regular season. #Nuggets
Chris Dempsey: Two quick injury updates: Devin Harris (ankle) is probable to play tonight vs. Toronto. Gary Harris (knee) is out #Nuggets
Duvalier Johnson: In pregame, Malone says he’s unsure when Gary Harris is coming back as he’s not even walking normal yet. #Nuggets
Thankfully, the Basketball Gods were kind to Harris and the Nuggets. A source within the Nuggets organization has told Mile High Sports that Harris’ MRI only showed a small sprain or strain in a small ligament in his knee.
Pair that with Harris’ X-ray results coming back negative and it seems as if the Nuggets and Harris both dodged quite the bullet. Two separate sources told Mile High Sports the exact same thing; “it’s the best news we could have hoped for”.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris’ X-rays were negative per Michael Malone.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris isn’t sure what his injury is, says knee is a little sore. Not sure if he’ll play Saturday in Memphis. MRI tomorrow will determine his status. He limped out of the locker room under his own power.
Harrison Wind: [Gary Harris will] go for an MRI tomorrow. Paul Millsap said the Nuggets’ locker room is “very concerned.”
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone says Gary Harris (ankle) will play tonight. Hurt it last game vs Spurs.
Harrison Wind: Nuggets will try to keep Gary Harris’ minutes in the low 30’s tonight vs Mavs. He’s still bothered by a right foot injury. Malone says he went over his minutes limit vs Knicks.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris, Kenneth Faried both available to play for Nuggets.
Gina Mizell: #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Gary Harris’ foot injury happened in Friday’s loss at Phoenix and that he aggravated it while chasing CJ McCollum around during Monday’s win over Portland. Status for tonight vs. Knicks still TBD.
Harrison Wind: Gary Harris (right elbow contusion) set to return to Nuggets’ lineup tonight in Portland (8 p.m. MST) barring a setback in pregame warmups. Harris missed Denver’s loss on Wednesday vs. Minnesota @BSNDenver
Duvalier Johnson: Gary Harris is OUT tonight. #Nuggets
Gina Mizell: Gary Harris (elbow contusion) said he was able to go through parts of shootaround and it’ll be determined after pregame warm-ups if he’s able to go against Minnesota. Said neck is still sore after nasty fall in OKC but that he’s NOT going through concussion protocol. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Nuggets listing Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) as questionable for Friday vs NOLA. Denver and head coach Michael Malone expect Harris to play.
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Frank Isola: Kawhi and the Clippers meeting tentatively scheduled for July 2nd is what I’m hearing. LA has a home court advantage but Toronto can get him another title next year.
While the odds-on favorites are the Clippers—fulfilling Leonard’s supposed interest in playing where he grew up—one Eastern Conference vice president says the Raptors still have a “fighting chance” to re-sign him, while a Western Conference VP says the Lakers are operating as if “they think they have a strong shot” at adding Leonard after acquiring New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis to play alongside their incumbent star, LeBron James, in a deal that can’t be officially consummated until next month.
The Knicks, sources familiar with the team’s thinking say, also believe they will get a chance to pitch Leonard on joining Durant in New York if Irving and the Nets strike a deal without Durant as part of it.
One NBA source tells me that the Mavs “don’t know yet” if they are going to be able to secure a meeting with Kawhi — though I would add, at the risk of being obvious, that they would be delighted to be involved in such a meeting I was also told it would take something “crazy” for this all to come together. “Crazy” maybe meaning that Kawhi is likely to be busy with the Raptors and the Clippers while Dallas is busy with Kemba Walker and other ideas.
Durant and Irving, league sources say, have met twice in recent weeks to discuss their desire to continue their careers on the same team, an idea forged while playing together on the U.S. national team. The first meeting took place in the Bay Area while Durant nursed a strained right calf; the second occurred in New York shortly after Durant had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Irving, meanwhile, also recently purchased a new home in South Orange, New Jersey, but league sources say he is pressing Durant to join him with the Nets and is trying to recruit Jordan as well. Durant did have his Achilles repaired by a Nets team physician, Dr. Martin O’Malley, but the New York Post’s Mark Fischer quoted one of O’Malley’s medical colleagues warning not to read too much into that.