Kevin Chouinard: John Collins (left knee tendon pain) and Brandon Goodwin (right hip contusion) are available tonight vs. ORL.
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Sarah K. Spencer: John Collins (hip strain) practiced today: “I was trying to test myself, see how I was feeling… It’s feeling good and I’m trying to keep it feeling good.”
Chris Kirschner: Per Hawks, John Collins recently expressed discomfort in his right hip. An MRI revealed a right hip strain. He is able to participate in on-court activities within prescribed rehab limitations and his on-court loads and intensities will be increased throughout training camp.
Kevin Chouinard: John Collins is available. Dewayne Dedmon is out.
Chris Kirschner: John Collins is out with the flu tonight against the Heat
Mike McGraw: John Collins is not with the Hawks today. #Bulls
Kevin Chouinard: For today’s game, Hawks say that Vince Carter (right knee contusion), Kevin Huerter (back contusion), Alex Len (left knee contusion) are available. John Collins (flu-like symptoms) is out.
Chris Kirschner: John Collins won’t play tonight against the Bulls because of flu-like symptoms.
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks listing John Collins as questionable for tonight’s game vs. Bulls with flu-like symptoms.
Chase Hughes: John Collins is out for the rest of this game due to a facial laceration. That’s a break for the Wizards. He’s Atlanta’s best player.
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks could be without two key players vs. Celtics tomorrow: John Collins (bronchitis-type symptoms) is questionable. Trae Young (flu-like symptoms) is questionable.
Chris Vivlamore: Updates on Hawks injury report: John Collins (left ankle sprain) is available. Taurean Prince (flu-like symptoms) is available. Dewayne Dedmon (left ankle sprain) is out. Jeremy Lin (flu-like symptoms) is out.
Chris Vivlamore: John Collins has left ankle sprain. Re-tapped. Will return.
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks injury report vs. Pacers: Dewayne Dedmon (left shin) and Jeremy Lin (low back) are probable. John Collins (left ankle) and Alex Len (back strain) are questionable. Omari Spellman (right hip) is doubtful. Miles Plumlee (left knee) and Taurean Prince (left ankle) are out.
John Collins has not yet resume practice so the Hawks forward will continue to be sidelined by a left ankle injury. The second-year forward has yet to appear in a game this season due to the injury. His return is not imminent, according to a person familiar with the situation. Collins was to be re-evaluated Monday and will miss several more games.
The Hawks will be without John Collins for Wednesday’s home opener and beyond as the power forward deals with an ankle injury. Collins will miss several more weeks with a return date that is likely in early November, according to a person familiar with the situation. He would miss nine more games with a return likely in the second week of November. Collins has not yet returned to on-court activity and will need to work his way back into playing shape before a return is possible.
John Collins continues to progress in his rehabilitation from mild inflammation and soreness in his left ankle. Spot shooting has been introduced as part of his rehabilitation plan. He is listed as out, will be reviewed on Nov. 4 and an update will be provided at that time.
Erik Horne: Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says John Collins is out. Rookie Omari Spellman to start. Abdel Nader is out for the Thunder.
Michael Cunningham: Collins (ankle) available to play vs MIN.
Michael Cunningham: Schröder (ankle) out at MIN. Collins (ankle) probable.
Michael Cunningham: Hawks say John Collins (ankle) available to play vs. GSW.
Michael Cunningham: John Collins (ankle) ruled out at SAC.
Kyle Goon: Per Budholzer, Hawks starting lineup will be Dennis Schroeder, Taurean Prince, Damion Lee, Mike Muscala and Dewayne Dedmon. John Collins is out tonight.
Michael Cunningham: Budenholzer says John Collins will play tonight on minutes restriction. Plumlee to start at center.
Michael Cunningham: Hawks list John Collins (shoulder) as probable to play vs DET Thurs.
Michael Cunningham: John Collins (shoulder) says chance he could play Wed. at CLE. If not then, looks ‘really good’ for return Thurs. vs. DET. Injured 11/30.
Michael Cunningham: John Collins: “I’m trying to learn how to be injured. I’m not used to this. I’ve never been out because of injury.”
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October 14, 2019 | 1:30 pm EDT Update
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks have requested waivers on guard Jaylen Adams and forward Luke Maye. Adams appeared in two games this preseason and averaged 4.5 pts and 3.0 rebs in 13.0 mpg. Maye appeared in three games this preseason and averaged 2.3 pts and 1.3 rebs in 5.8 mpg.
The Clippers’ offense has quietly been bad to start the preseason — and that’s with two of their games coming against non-NBA opponents. The team has had sloppy, disjointed offensive performances for large stretches of their four games. The Clippers have posted a 99.8 offensive rating in the preseason, the 19th-best mark in the league. That rating would have been dead last in the league last season — behind the 30th-ranked New York Knicks — by over four points per 100 possessions.
Harrell’s situation is more complicated. Offensively, he’s probably the team’s best option at the 5. Green offers more stretch, and Zubac has the size to screen and crash the glass, but Harrell’s ability to score from the post and bulldoze his way to the rim gives the Clippers a valuable paint presence. His passing is emerging, which may be the element that cements his status as a closer. But on the other end of the floor, Harrell, who is closer to 6-foot-7 than his listed height of 6-8, is limited by his size. His 7-4 wingspan partially makes up for that, but when the Clippers face elite 5s like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic or Anthony Davis, rolling with Zubac or Green might make more sense because of their larger frames and superior defense and rebounding.
October 14, 2019 | 12:43 pm EDT Update
The Brooklyn Nets have exercised the 2020-21 contract options for center Jarrett Allen and guard/forward Dzanan Musa. Allen appeared in 80 games (all starts) in the 2018-19 season, registering averages of 10.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game. The Texas native was named a MTN DEW ICE Rising Star and participated in the Rising Stars game for Team USA during All-Star weekend in Charlotte. In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Allen started five games for the Nets, averaging 11.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22.0 minutes versus the Philadelphia 76ers. The 21-year-old, who was selected by Brooklyn with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has appeared in 152 career games (111 starts), averaging 9.6 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.4 blocks and 1.0 assists in 23.3 minutes per contest.
“We are as excited as we were 20 years ago. The hope is that over time this builds into a 2011-type run,” Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said from his office. A big American flag hangs behind his desk, but when it comes to looking for good players in far-off places, the Mavericks are well traveled. Today, it’s Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis; 20 years ago, it was Dirk Nowitzki, then a 21-year-old German entering his second NBA season. Dirk’s emergence in the 1999-00 season injected hope into a franchise with the NBA’s second-worst record in the 1990s. Since that year, the Mavs have the second-best record, have made many deep playoff runs, and in 2011, finally won a title.