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Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is active but won’t play tonight, per the Wolves.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague still listed as doubtful for tomorrow against Orlando. Jones, Rose, Covington continue to be out.
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Rose both out tonight. Get ready for more point Wiggins
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague (ankle) out for Wolves tonight vs. Lakers.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is out tonight. Wolves clarify it’s left FOOT soreness, not ankle soreness
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague is starting for the Wolves.
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague (illness) now questionable tonight.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are expected to play, per Ryan Saunders
Christopher Hine: Robert Covington questionable for tomorrow’s game because of right ankle soreness. Jeff Teague upgraded to questionable from his usual doubtful. Derrick Rose still doubtful. Maybe there’s a chance the Wolves get Teague back tomorrow.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague are out again tonight for the Timberwolves.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are officially out tonight for the Timberwolves.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is officially inactive tonight.
Christopher Hine: Talked to Jeff Teague about his ankle injury: “That last game in Phoenix, I just couldn’t move. The pain was just too bad. Just trying to do some things to get right.”
Dane Moore: Tom Thibodeau on Jeff Teague’s injury: “it’ll be a few days.” Wolves play Friday and Sunday.
Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammmation) went into Monday night’s game against the Kings listed as questionable. Teague is active, but will not play. Derrick Rose will start in his place.
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose is out tonight. Wiggins and Teague in, Thibs says
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Wiggins both available tonight. Important with Butler gone and the Sixers guys not available
Christopher Hine: Thibodeau said Jeff Teague is “real close” to returning to the lineup.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves tomorrow. Rest of injury report (outside of Justin Patton and his foot) is clear.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose is questionable tonight. Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves vs. the Clippers.
Christopher Hine: Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler is playing tonight. Jeff Teague is still out, “day to day.” Tyus Jones will return tonight after a one-game absence.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is missing tonight’s game against the Jazz. He said he already had some tendinitis in his left knee and then he “banged knees with LeBron” on Monday. Teague will receive additional assesments later today — but is definitely out.
Chris Dempsey: Jeff Teague is “expected to be a go,” coach Tom Thibodeau said for tonight vs. Denver. Jimmy Butler’s status is still up in the air.
Tony Jones: Jeff Teague will be out tonight with knee soreness. Tyus Jones will start in his place
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague officially listed as questionable for tonight. Jimmy Butler remains out.
John Meyer: Jeff Teague is back in the starting lineup tonight vs. OKC.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There’s optimism within Timberwolves that Jeff Teague could return from MCL sprain within two to four weeks, league sources tell ESPN.
Jeff Teague left the Wolves’ 128-125 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets late in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury. An MRI is scheduled for Thursday morning. Teague was hurt when Nuggets guard Gary Harris rolled over Teague’s planted left leg in a scrum for the ball. Teague went down to the floor and stayed there before gingerly walking off the court.
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague is available to play tonight for the Wolves.
The Timberwolves list starting point guard Jeff Teague in their latest injury report as questionable for tonight’s game at Oklahoma City, but he sounded at the morning shootaround like a man who intends to play. He said he’ll decide for sure after warming up tonight. “See how it goes,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be out there tonight.”
Kyle Ratke: Bjelica out tonight. Teague is questionable.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague out again for Wolves. Tyus back in as a starter
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague is also out for Minnesota. Tyus Jones another start
Wolves starting point guard Jeff Teague and backup forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss their second consecutive game each this afternoon against Phoenix at Target Center.
Teague said he started to feel soreness in his right Achilles late in Wednesday’s home victory over Orlando and it persisted for Friday’s loss to Miami and today against the Suns. Asked before the game if it’s painful, he said, “Just annoying,” and added that’s it better to be careful with such a delicate thing as an Achilles.
Jerry Zgoda: Teague said he won’t play today
Jerry Zgoda: Jeff Teague (right Achilles soreness) and Nemanja Bjelica (left mid-foot sprain) are both questionable for tomorrow’s matinee with the Suns at TC
Teague was ruled out minutes before the game with a right Achilles injury. Teague is averaging 14.0 points and 7.5 assists this season and is coming off playing 37 minutes on Wednesday. Thibodeau said Teague’s status is day to day and he’ll be re-evaluated Saturday.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague also out with a sore right achilles. #Timberwolves
Jeff Teague said he played last season with a “tear in my patella” according to a statement that the Hawks point guard posted on his Instagram account Thursday. In the post – which was later deleted – Teague said: “They wont tell y’all but I played with a tear in my patella the whole year and could barely jump or stop but it’s coo got that taken care #illbebackdunking #theywontsaythatpart.”
In a brief interview with the media following the Hawks’ season-ending playoff loss to the Cavaliers last month, Teague mentioned his summer plan was “just getting healthy. Here is the exchange: Q: What’s not healthy? A: Knees. Ankles. Q: Just from playing normal 82-plus games? A: A little different this year than previous years but I will be all right. Q: Will you need surgery? A: Nah. I hope not. Better not.
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The Wizards’ sole All-Star representative is looking three-and-a-half months ahead to the start of free agency — and maybe even beyond that. Beal joked to The Athletic on Friday that he may have to spend the weekend tampering with the other 25 All-Stars in Charlotte. Then again, maybe he wasn’t joking too much. The two-way recruiting has already begun, as he admitted following Sunday’s game. “It was really crazy,” Beal said. “A lot of guys were coming to talk to me and asking me how I feel. The recruiting process is really going all right. It’s going all right. I’m trying. This is new for me. So, I’m definitely getting some ears and seeing where guys’ minds are at.”
Still, the league does not enforce player-on-player recruiting as if it were tampering. So, in this case, Beal can “tamper” away. And opponents can return the favor. “Guys were, ‘So, what y’all doing in D.C.? How is D.C.?’ Or I’m asking, ‘What’s your situation? What you thinking about? How you feeling? Any changes need to be made?’” he said.
So, uhhh, who was it? “I can’t name no names. I’m not gonna name no names. I ain’t gonna name no names. You’re not gonna have me out here for tampering. I ain’t gonna throw no names out. I’m keeping them in my piggy bank, my back pocket right here,” Beal said. “But in July, hopefully we can do something.” Beal, who has two seasons remaining on his contract with the Wizards and says he wants to stick around, is a known shooter, but this is a halfcourt heave. Props to him for at least being the guy who chucks before the end-of-quarter buzzer sounds.
Scott Kushner: AD said the weekend really wasn’t any different for him than typical All-Star Games despite the scrutiny surrounding his trade request. “Great to be around family and the other All Stars” He also doesn’t think it will be an issue returning to New Orleans to finish the season.
Scott Kushner: I just spoke to AD. He said the plan was to just play a limited amount so he wouldn’t “mess the shoulder up” any further. But he said of the shoulder, “it’s fine”. He also said he expects to play when the Pelicans’ schedule resumes next week and will play his normal workload.
Matt Velazquez: Khris Middleton was asked about his future postgame: “I’ll think about the summertime in the summertime. We have a lot more work to do, hopefully. The second half of the season is going to be tough. We’ve been playing great basketball, so that’s the only thing I’m worried about.”
James said he’s healthy and focused on the stretch run. “I feel great,” James said. “Looking forward to the second half of the season. Looking forward to seeing what we can do to get back in this playoff race. That’s my only mindset. That’s the only thing that’s going to happen in my mental space for these next two months, pretty much on how I can get this team playing the type of level of basketball we were playing before my injury.”