Chris Herrington: Team source suggests Grizzlies will be “ramping up” Jaren Jackson’s recovering “over the next month or so.” No setbacks, but team continues to take cautious approach with Jackson’s meniscus repair in pursuit of best long-term results.
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How are you doing mentally and physically right now? Jaren Jackson Jr: I’ve been good. I knew going into this process that it was going to take a little bit. I definitely had probably a day where I was just mad about it, but definitely not now. I have a lot better perspective over the whole thing. And I’m young. I got to just make sure everything is right, because I don’t want to be having these problems later. So I’m just taking the time now to make sure my body is good, my knee is good, I’m healthy. … I’ll be back this [season]. Who knows when, but it won’t be too long.
Joe Mullinax: Coach Taylor Jenkins says Jaren and Justise are two key players who due to the December start will not be rushed in terms of a return. Health remains a priority (as it should).
Memphis Grizzlies forwards Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow will not be ready for the start of the upcoming season. Grizzlies vice president of basketball operations Zach Kleiman told reporters Wednesday night that Jackson and Winslow will both still be recovering from injuries when the 2020-21 season starts next month, saying it is “unfortunate that the NBA season ended up starting a little bit earlier than we were budgeting for.”
During the team’s trip to the Orlando bubble in July, Jaren Jackson Jr. tore the meniscus in his left knee. He returned from the trip early to begin his rehab. His teammate, Justise Winslow, who was also injured in the bubble, is rehabbing his injury with him. “I had a quicker start to my offseason getting healthy again and getting workouts and all that,” Jackson said. “I’ve been basically seeing Justise every day of my life, literally. We’ve been in there grinding. We made it a goal to never have a bad day and we’ve never had a bad day pretty much ever.”
Jackson wants to let their offseason workouts do the talking. The recovering Grizz players post videos of their rehab workouts every few days. “Just wait, we don’t even like to talk about it,” the 21-year-old said. “We want to let our action speak, but we are waiting to see when we can let our actions speak and get back out there.”
Drew Hill: Jaren Jackson had meniscus surgery last week. It has been repaired “100%” and he will rehab in Memphis.
Jaren Jackson Jr.: God knows I like challenges, we just talked
John Karalis: Here’s the official announcement. Tore his meniscus against the Pelicans. The bubble just gets worse for the Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/XJi6um0Ycs
Adrian Wojnarowski: Grizzlies: Memphis F Jaren Jackson Jr., suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.
Nearly three months later, Jenkins suggested that Jackson, Winslow and Clarke should be ready to go. “When it comes to Justise, BC and JJ, those guys are looking and feeling good,” said Jenkins. “Once we get to Orlando, we can finally do five-on-five workouts and scrimmages and we’ll get a better feel. But all indications are those guys will be ready to go.”
Michael Wallace: As @Jaren Jackson Jr. pushed through court workout before tonight’s @Memphis Grizzlies game at @Brooklyn Nets, Jenkins confirms Jackson’s recovery “is progressing in a positive direction.” Jenkins says Jackson return from knee sprain may be as soon as next week, based on reevaluation results. pic.twitter.com/oWhIrk9vE1
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis F Jaren Jackson Jr., has a sprained knee and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, team says.
Chris Herrington: No restriction on Jaren Jackson Jr. minutes tonight coming off knee issue, but Taylor Jenkins did suggest Bruno Caboclo is likely to play as the team tries different defensive looks against Karl-Anthony Towns.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Jaren Jackson Jr., has suffered a right quad injury and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. Organization will be cautious with its young star.
David Cobb: Bruno Caboclo and Ivan Rabb are the Grizz starting front court tonight with Jaren Jackson Jr. out with a quad injury and Valanciunas tending to personal issues.
David Cobb: Looks like the Grizzlies will have Jaren Jackson Jr. back in the lineup at New York tomorrow. He’s listed as probable. Mike Conley is still listed as questionable.
Omari Sanfoka II: The Grizzlies will be without Jaren Jackson Jr. tonight as well. Jevon Carter, Shelvin Mack and JaMychal Green will start alongside Marc Gasol and Justin Holiday
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Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is on this quick two-game trip with his teammates so he can continue to rehab a high-grade strained right calf, but the five-time All-Star is “unlikely” to return until after the NBA All-Star break, league sources tell cleveland.com.
Given the Cavs only have two games remaining — Monday in Houston and Wednesday at home against the Indiana Pacers — before a needed nine-day break, sources said the team doesn’t see the upside in pushing it. They want to use the extra days to get his calf better, so he can be 100 percent for the Second Half.
The Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant will still serve as an NBA All-Star Game captain despite a hamstring injury that will keep him from playing. Durant and fellow All-Star Game captain LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will each draft a roster out of the pool of selected All-Stars. The All-Star draft will air on TNT on March 4. It remained unclear whether Durant will travel to Atlanta for the game on March 7.
A Knicks official said Rivers was at the Garden, but in the back getting treatment for a sore ankle. Rivers was not listed on the pregame injury report submitted to the NBA. On the box score, Rivers was listed with a DNP-Coach’s Decision. Earlier this week, Rivers said of his situation: “I can’t control if I’m traded today, tomorrow or the next day. What I can control is how I am as a player.’’
His father, Mychal Thompson, believes Klay’s basketball lifespan could run until he’s 40 years old. “I said, if you really want to, you can play till you’re 40 years of age, but the key to that is you have to take care of your body, as you go into your 30s,” Mychal said, recounting to NBC Sports Bay Area a conversation he had with Klay.
That doesn’t mean he’s a finished product. There’s a reason the Raptors signed him with G League intentions and not for the NBA roster. The 10-day contract (about $82,000) affords them six games to see how he can fit and progress in their environment. It’s an audition by another name, and not the first time the Raptors have used a 10-day to get a 905 look at a prospect. “This gives us a chance to get Donta down in our system, teach him our ins and outs and the way we operate our offence, our defence, our schemes, and see how he looks running those,” general manager Chad Sanders said. “With Tampa just down the street, it’s a chance for us to get him out there and get some reps and get a chance to evaluate him for the big club.”
Callie Caplan: Luka, on ABC, asked about recent comparisons to Larry Bird’s game: “More, more games to go. A long time before you can compare me to Larry Bird. I just want to keep hooping, have fun playing basketball.”