Tim MacMahon: Mavs C Kristaps Porzingis (left ankle sprain) and SG Josh Richardson (right hamstring tightness) have been upgraded from doubtful to questionable after missing the last three games.
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Ky Carlin: Joel Embiid is questionable and Josh Richardson will play tomorrow #Sixers
Serena Winters: Josh Richardson is OUT tomorrow (he continues to progress through concussion protocol). #Sixers
Mirjam Swanson: Josh Richardson (nose contusion) won’t return for the Sixers.
Ky Carlin: Josh Richardson is available and will play today #Sixers
Kyle Neubeck: Josh Richardson is out vs. Milwaukee but Sixers say his return is nearing. Went through 3v3 yesterday and individualized workout today.
Serena Winters: Josh Richardson (left hamstring strain) is ramping up basketball activities, including sprinting. He was running the full length of the court after shootaround today. #Sixers say he is progressing well. Expect another update later this week.
Shams Charania: MRI on 76ers guard Josh Richardson showed slight strain of left hamstring and he’s expected to be re-evaluated in two-to-three weeks, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Jon Johnson: Josh Richardson now listed as probable for tonight.
Keith Pompey: #Sixers SG Josh Richardson is OUT tonight vs. the #UtahJazz with right hamstring tightness. pic.twitter.com/b9wXh8NJh9
Serena Winters: Josh Richardson is OUT tonight with right hip flexor tightness. He will be reevaluated tomorrow. #Sixers
Ira Winderman: Josh Richardson (hip) is listed as out for Heat for Tuesday vs. 76ers. The 76ers are sitting out Joel Embiid, James Ennis and JJ Redick.
There are several scenarios that will secure a Nets playoff berth, but the simplest would be winning their last regular-season game at home against the Heat. Brooklyn is 0-2 against the Pacers so far this season and 1-2 against Miami. Miami is currently on a three-game losing streak and on the outside of the playoffs looking in. The Heat’s recent injuries might help bolster Brooklyn’s case. Josh Richardson — who is averaging a career-high 16.6 points for the Heat — is expected to be out the next two weeks with a groin injury.
Anthony Chiang: Ryan Anderson (personal reasons) and Josh Richardson (strained left hip) listed as out for tomorrow’s game vs. Raptors. Only two players on Heat injury report.
Tim Reynolds: Injury updates Josh Richardson has a left hip strain, will not travel and will be re-evaluated Monday. Dion Waiters has a precautionary MRI on left knee which was Negative. Probable for tomorrow. Derrick Jones Jr. has a right knee bone bruise. Questionable for tomorrow.
Shandel Richardson: Josh Richardson not traveling with team. No timetable on his return.
Tom Westerholm: Josh Richardson is in a whole lot of pain. Tried to play a possession, then called for a sub (and called and called and called, because I don’t think Spo saw it).
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson limping to the locker room.
With lineup mainstay Josh Richardson in a walking boot and not with the Miami Heat for their two-game trip to New York and Boston, coach Erik Spoelstra declined to address whether it is a season-ending injury. “I don’t have a new update,” Spoelstra said in advance of Saturday night’s game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, with Richardson listed out with a bruised left heel.
“That’s part of his treatment,” Spoelstra said, with Saturday the second game Richardson has missed with the injury. “He also has quite a bit of the treatment without the boot during the day and working. But there is not a timeline.”
Winslow now has missed the past eight games, including Saturday in New York, with a bruised left thigh. McGruder has missed the past seven with a sore left knee. “As much treatment, work as they can get, around the clock, that’s their focus right now,” Spoelstra said of the three players left behind.
Tim Reynolds: Winslow, McGruder and Richardson did not travel with the Heat to New York today.
Anthony Chiang: Spoelstra said Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder are all out tonight.
Tim Reynolds: Josh Richardson will be available to play tonight.
Shandel Richardson: Josh Richardson is expected to play tonight
Tim Reynolds: Heat announce Josh Richardson (right hamstring soreness) is questionable for tomorrow vs. Detroit.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says Josh Richardson will play.
Shandel Richardson: Josh Richardson is probable for tonight’s game against the Bulls
Barry Jackson: Spoelstra said Josh Richardson (sick)is out tonight
Shandel Richardson: Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson will play tonight
Anthony Chiang: On latest Heat injury report, Wayne Ellington is listed as probable for Monday’s game vs. Lakers. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson are questionable. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters still out. Goran Dragic is not on the injury report after missing Saturday’s game for rest.
Shandel Richardson: Josh Richardson will play tonight. Heat list Bam Adebayo as “available” but doubt he plays tonight vs Magic
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson not on injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Magic. But Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Derrick Jones Jr. and Dion Waiters have been ruled out. Bam Adebayo is doubtful.
Anthony Chiang: Heat announce Josh Richardson will miss third consecutive game with left thigh contusion. Plan was for him to try to play Friday vs. Wizards, but he will instead sit out again tonight.
Ira Winderman: Amid trade speculation, Josh Richardson should be available for first preseason action Friday in Washington.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson said he’s still not as “explosive” as usual because of the left thigh contusion. He’s hopeful he’ll be able to play Friday against the Wizards.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson continues to progress, but he will not play tonight vs. Hornets, according to Erik Spoelstra.
Barry Jackson: Adabayo, Ellington, Richardson out with injuries for Heat preseason opener at Spurs at 5. Waiters, JJ, too, of course
Ira Winderman: Richardson said still a little bit of pain in the shoulder.
Ira Winderman: Wade on Richardson’s 60-40 to play, “That’s a good percentage at this time of year.”
Shams Charania: Sources: Miami guard Josh Richardson has suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, but plans to play in Game 5 on Tuesday. Richardson has been one of NBA’s top defensive players.
Ira Winderman: Richardson to locker room. Woozy, very woozy, favoring shoulder.
Manny Navarro: Josh Richardson will not play. First game missed this season.
Manny Navarro: Josh Richardson says he didn’t need surgery on his wrist this summer. Took a month off after season to heal. He’s also gained 10 lbs muscle
Ira Winderman: GM Andy Elisburg informs that Richardson not allowed to return until after All-Star break because of NBA roster exemption granted to Heat.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson is getting “very close” to returning. But he won’t play tonight, per Spo.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson (@Josh Richardson) went through entire shootaround today. No determination on if he will play tonight.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: An MRI came back negative on the left foot of Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson. He will be day-to-day.
Manny Navarro: #Heat’s Josh Richardson just left practice with a walking boot on his left foot. Told it’s a soft tissue injury. He will get it examined
Spoelstra said guard Josh Richardson, who has been recovering from a partially torn MCL in his right knee since Sept. 9, was “able to get out there and do a decent portion of the non-contact work” Monday. But it’s clear the Heat are not going to push him very hard to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 26. The team prefers he heals correctly and avoids a setback. “I think it would be a very optimistic, aggressive schedule,” Spoelstra responded when asked if it’s realistic to think Richardson could play in the opener. “We want to make sure he’s feeling full comfortable, fully conditioned and that he really trusts his leg. He’s never been really injured before. So, that’s also new to him.”
Manny Navarro: Erik Spoelstra said Heat continue to guard against Josh Richardson’s returning too quickly. That’s why they won’t discuss a timetable. “There’s no pain in all that he’s doing. We just want to make sure we keep it that way.”
Ira Winderman: Chris Bosh and Josh Richardson (knee) had been only two Heat camp players not to take conditioning test Thursday, Sun Sentinel has learned.
Josh Richardson: Thanks everyone for the tweets and texts. I see them. I’ll be back asap no worries 🏃🏾💨
Shams Charania: Miami guard Josh Richardson has sustained a partially torn MCL in right knee, league sources tell The Vertical. Return time based on rehab.
Tobias Harris: Get better @Josh Richardson. Praying for you bro!
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Complicating matters with that caveat of right now, of course, is the reality that the Sixers also do not appear close to a trade they are willing to go through with that gives Simmons his desired fresh start. More than two months after posting one of my Tuesday newsletter extravaganzas on Substack for the first time on July 13 — also a breakdown, on that occasion, of the latest on the Simmons front — Philadelphia looks no closer to a trade to bring an end to this stalemate.
Weeks of Philadelphia’s Simmons talks with various teams haven’t brought the Sixers to the brink of a deal, largely because Morey is the one faced with trying to get commensurate value for his All-Star and still asking for so much in return in his determination to recoup a trade package that, as one source put it, keeps Philadelphia in title contention. History, however, says that Philadelphia’s president of basketball operations shouldn’t count on getting a glittering package back when a deal finally materializes — his own history.
I reported Monday that the Sixers don’t expect Simmons to show and are resigned to try to keep working behind the scenes to try to convince him to reconsider that stance. After I published that, another source close to the situation told me: “Right now, I don’t see a scenario where Ben is back in Philly.” The source meant it with permanence. As in: Simmons’ career with the Sixers, to the source, is over.
I was told very clearly that the Sixers do not liken these circumstances to Al Horford’s last season in Oklahoma City or John Wall’s in Houston. As the start of training camp draws near, Philadelphia has shown zero interest to date in striking the sort of mutual agreement that Wall and the Rockets just hatched to shelve the former All-Star point guard.
The Sixers have not lowered the bar on what they’re seeking in a Simmons trade — yet. Toronto, Minnesota, Cleveland, San Antonio and Sacramento — all of them, league sources say, have engaged with Philadelphia in Simmons trade talks. They’re also all bubble playoff teams at best based in markets not known for attracting free agents and surely love the idea of acquiring Simmons when the 25-year-old is locked into three guaranteed seasons on his contract after this one.
Yet league sources maintain, as noted above, that the Sixers are actively trying to convince Simmons to rejoin the team even though he has made it clear to management that he doesn’t want to spend another second as a Sixer. I was told very clearly that the Sixers do not liken these circumstances to Al Horford’s last season in Oklahoma City or John Wall’s in Houston. As the start of training camp draws near, Philadelphia has shown zero interest to date in striking the sort of mutual agreement that Wall and the Rockets just hatched to shelve the former All-Star point guard.
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