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Maddie Lee: Thunder announced that Hamidou Diallo underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow today. He was listed as out last night with right elbow soreness. He’s expected to return to basketball-related activities in about four weeks.
Maddie Lee: Thunder listed Hamidou Diallo (right elbow soreness) as out for tomorrow’s game.
Erik Horne: Billy Donovan says in the pregame broadcast that Hamidou Diallo (left ankle sprain) will probably be in a situation similar to Atlanta: Use only if necessary, likely to saved unless guys get in foul trouble.
Royce Young: Hamidou Diallo is available to play tonight. Terrance Ferguson is not.
Erik Horne: Billy Donovan said Terrance Ferguson and Hamidou Diallo (ankle sprains) are doing more in practice, but no update on when/if they’ll be available this week. FWIW, Diallo did a really nonchalant hammer dunk in post-practice.
Shams Charania: Positive news for Oklahoma City despite gruesome-looking injury: Rookie Hamidou Diallo has suffered a left ankle sprain, per league sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium. Further tests on Thursday.
Royce Young: Paul George called Diallo’s injury an ankle sprain. Again, he’ll undergo further evaluation in OKC tomorrow but it’s not a severe leg injury.
Erik Horne: Billy Donovan said Hamidou Diallo has an ankle tweak early in practice Thursday and was held out the rest of practice. “Didn’t seem too severe,” said Donovan.
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June 15, 2019 | 9:18 pm EDT Update
The Celtics, meanwhile, will pull back and most likely build around their young core, with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as the centerpieces. According to a league source, the Celtics never felt like a deal for Davis was close as discussions unfolded this past week.
Boston had a better collection of assets and young players to dangle if it chose. But the source said that the uncertainty surrounding Davis’s future had made the Celtics reluctant to overwhelm the Pelicans with their best possible offer, and that they had abstained from including Tatum in their packages.
There was some belief that the Celtics should chase Davis at any cost and attempt to win a championship next year, just like the Raptors successfully did with Kawhi Leonard this season. But sources said the Celtics also had concerns about giving up so many important pieces of their roster that they would not necessarily even be a championship-caliber team with Davis next season.
Even if Irving departs, the Celtics remain optimistic about the state of the franchise. They hold the 14th, 20th, and 22nd picks in this draft. Even though some, if not all, of those picks likely would have been shipped out in a Davis deal, sources said the pursuit of Davis did not affect the team’s draft preparations, as they carried on, business as usual. According to a league source, the Celtics will continue to explore ways to potentially use some of those picks in deals for other current players, but that nothing was imminent.