Malika Andrews: Jeff Green is available for Game 4 vs. Milwaukee this afternoon, the Nets say. It will be the first time he has played since May 25 (Game 2 vs. Boston).
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Tim Bontemps: Jeff Green is going to go through pregame work and then his status will be determined, Nets coach Steve Nash said. Green has been out since Game 2 against Boston with a plantar fascia strain.
Harden (right hamstring tightness), Jeff Green (left plantar fascia strain) and Spencer Dinwiddie (partially torn ACL, right knee) were all out for the Nets. Green is making progress and hasn’t been ruled out of Sunday’s Game 4 yet.
Alex Schiffer: “If I was practicing, I’d be playing.-Jeff Green
Ajayi Browne: Jeff Green says, “It’s painful being out — Just being out there being present, doing whatever I can to help the team.”
Ajayi Browne: “It’s been really hard to be me — But I played through it during the year.” ⁃Jeff Green on his dealing with his foot injury throughout the year.
Ajayi Browne: Jeff Green says, “Feeling good. It’s been a slow process, but I’m getting better day by day.”
Marc Stein: The Nets’ James Harden and Jeff Green remain out for Thursday’s Game 3 against Milwaukee, Steve Nash says. Nash adds that he does expect Green to play in this series. Harden’s status still TBD.
Ajayi Browne: Steve Nash says, “Nothing new on James (Harden). Jeff (Green) is progressing well, hopefully he’ll be back soon.”
Jeff Green won’t be available to play Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals versus the Bucks, but that doesn’t mean the Nets are ruling the injured big man out for the series. “Not really a timetable. He’s just out for [Saturday] and kind of day-to-day after that,” coach Steve Nash said. “So, just gonna continue to monitor it and then over the course of the next two, three days, hopefully get a clearer picture. “He’s working out. … I shouldn’t comment on that because in case I get it wrong, but I definitely see him with our strength and conditioning team and performance team, doing his thing.”
Brian Lewis: Jeff Green (left plantar fascia strain) is out tomorrow for the #Nets. #Bucks #NBA
Injured Brooklyn center Jeff Green isn’t expected to be re-evaluated until at least Sunday. The fact that he hasn’t already been ruled out of Saturday’s Eastern Conference semifinal Game 1 against Milwaukee can only be considered positive. Especially considering the Nets are certainly going to need every able body they can muster against Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. “Really just monitoring him. We’ll see. Keep monitoring it day-to-day and see if he’s ready to go,” coach Steve Nash said of Green. “He’s definitely progressing but we can’t commit either way if he’s available or not available for Saturday.”
Alex Schiffer: Steve Nash said the nets are monitoring Jeff Green. Said he’s day-to-day and definitely progressing, but doesn’t comment on his availability for Saturday’s Game 1.
Malika Andrews: A blow for Brooklyn: Jeff Green has a strained plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in ten days, Steve Nash said.
Michael Gallagher: Jeff Green (bruised left foot) will not return, per Nets.
Brian Lewis: Tyler Johnson (migraine) is probable for the #Nets tomorrow, while Kyrie Irving is not listed in the injury report. Green (right shoulder contusion) and Luwawu-Cabarrot (right knee soreness) are questionable. #spurs #nba
Malika Andrews: Kevin Durant will miss tomorrow’s game against the Magic, the Nets say. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is probable. Jeff Green is questionable. Both players missed last game. Landry Shamet is questionable with a chest contusion.
Jeff Green was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion. He’ll be evaluated further Monday as the Nets return to Brooklyn. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot left the game with a right hip contusion. Jeff Green was forced out in the final minutes after being fouled by Patrick Beverley.
Tony Jones: The Utah Jazz waived Jeff Green for two reasons, league sources tell The Athletic: They want to get Georges Niang on the floor more (shooting). And they are impressed with Jarrell Brantley’s progression in the G-League
Fred Katz: Devin Robinson is available. Brooks said he’ll try to get him some minutes. Jeff Green is available and will play, per Brooks.
Candace Buckner: Jeff Green (who left the last game with a hip injury) will start tonight vs the #Pistons
Candace Buckner: Also: Jeff Green is OUT due to back soreness.
Fred Katz: Jeff Green is out with lower back spasms
LeBron James has nearly 36 million followers on Instagram, so there is a fair chance you saw his footage of him on roller skates Sunday, skating along with Jeff Green. […] In Green’s case, he will miss his third game out of the last four tonight because of lower back soreness. He was held out of Saturday’s loss to Denver and on Saturday was also ruled out for tonight’s game against the Pistons. In between, he went skating?
Cavs staff, in talking with cleveland.com, said while the appearance of Green on roller skates at a time when he can’t play because of a back injury is not a great look, the team’s intent was to keep Green out of games for a period of five days to rest his body from the rigors of NBA court battles. Roller skating should not be equated with the pounding the body takes during a game, they said. Green’s back is improving — he was moving and shooting well during the team’s shootaround this morning.
Dave McMenamin: Ty Lue says that Jeff Green got a MRI on his lower back today that revealed no structural damage. The team will have Green rest the next two games in order to try to get his back better. Green already missed a game because of his back.
The Cavaliers said Jeff Green (lower back soreness) would miss tonight’s game against the Denver Nuggets. This will be the second game out of the last three Green has missed with a back issue.
Fred Katz: No Jeff Green tonight, per Vogel
Josh Robbins: Jeff Green will not play tonight against the Pistons, the Magic said.
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Mark Schanowski: Watching NBA TV’s free agency special. Well respected @ChrisBHaynes reports unless there’s a major “hiccup”, sources tell him Lonzo Ball intends to work out a contract with the Bulls. Pelicans are going hard after free agent PG Kyle Lowry.
On a recent edition of the “Smartless,” podcast, James’ legendary father said he hopes to retire as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. “I truly hope that I can finish my career with the Lakers,” James said on the podcast, according to CBS Sports. “However many years that is, if it’s four, five, six, whatever, seven. I hope I can continue to play the game. I love being in L.A., my family loves being in L.A. Being with a historical franchise like the Lakers is something … It’s like me being in ‘Space Jam’ — I never thought it would be possible. You think about Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar), and Magic (Johnson), and Wilt (Chamberlin), and Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Kobe (Bryant), (Shaquille O’Neal) and all of them. The whole list goes on.”
“I have never said that. I laughed when I saw it cuz I’ve literally never said that. I’ve been seeing a lot of things being said. I’ve been as open about the situation as I could possibly be.” Damian Lillard on rumors that he’d give up money to be traded.
Abbott went through the details of the two’s public sparring on Twitter and the backlash he received before getting into the conversation with Lillard: “I published it and tweeted it, and then he like, retweeted it with the facepalm emoji, and then he talked to reporters and said that none of it was true. And then, I tweeted … after like a day of epic meltdown, everything in my mentions was a nightmare of people saying I’m a liar and making up stories, I’m bad at my job. And some of that just comes with the business. This was like a lot. I’ve been doing this for a long time. This was a lot. So, then I basically write what you just said Jarod. And then, Damian immediately replied to that saying he doesn’t lie. Then, he started direct messaging me and he’s in Tokyo at the Olympics, so we’re direct messaging, just like hammering away, trying to straighten it out. Then my phone rings and it’s Aaron Goodwin, who is Damian Lillard’s agent. I think I’ve known Aaron Goodwin longer than Damian has. Like, Aaron and I go way back. We’ve been through a lot of stuff, and I hold him in tremendously-high regards in a lot of ways.”
Abbott said that he wouldn’t be transparent about everything he and Lillard discussed when he requested to speak with him. But, he did share a story of Lillard’s positive vibe, even in the middle of the discussion. “Most of what happened on the phone call I’m just not going to share. It’s private. It was Dame and I getting to know each other? Actually at one point, I will tell you this funny part. I’m like, you know, ‘This thing happened, this thing happened, Twitter’s like a warzone for me now, and it’s my birthday. And Aaron starts talking, everyone starts talking, and Dame’s just like, ‘Henry, Henry, Henry, happy birthday, man.’ I’m like ‘Thank you, Dame.’”
Outside of those anecdotes, Abbott said that he called the “Dream Team” of people who would know Lillard’s leverage and control, continually insisting that neither party lied. He noted that there’s only one way out of Portland in Lillard’s case, and it would be similar to James Harden, skipping training camp, having the front office question if he’s going to give 100 percent, etc. The link to the rest of the podcast, for those interested, can be found above.
Tim Reynolds: It’s now Sunday in the US, meaning free agency starts tomorrow there, so it’s probably time to say this: Per source, when it comes to Kyle Lowry, the Miami Heat “have his attention and have had it for a while.” Buckle up, kids.