According to league sources, Miami, San Antonio and the New York Knicks are among the teams interested in Oubre in free agency, and it’s easy to see him at his best, fitting into those places.
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Kendra Andrews: Steve Kerr on Damion Lee’s status: ” “He’s a little bit a ways away because of the layoff.” Also says that Kelly Oubre Jr. will be re-evaluated on Saturday or Sunday.
Connor Letourneau: Kelly Oubre (wrist) is questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Celtics.
Oubre didn’t play in Saturday’s 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets, and Kerr told reporters in a postgame video conference that Oubre is “day to day.” “I just talked to him just now, and he said he’s doing pretty well,” Kerr said. “Day to day. It’s nothing too serious, but he’s not necessarily ready to play Monday. I think it’s literally day to day, so we’ll see.”
Kellan Olson: Kelly Oubre Jr. said on FSAZ’s pregame show that he’s in the bubble to play basketball and doing everything possible to accomplish that. Said he’s getting better and his knee feels fine. “Some reactionary stuff” he has to hone in on after quarantine
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams said Kelly Oubre Jr. has been doing a “little bit” of on-the-court work but most of his work is on the side rehabbing. Described him as looking great.
Stadium: Suns F Kelly Oubre Jr. (knee) is expected to miss resumption of season to continue rehabbing, reports our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania.
Oubre tore his right meniscus in late February and had successful surgery to repair it on March 3. He was to be re-evaluated in four weeks, but that was before the quarantine hit for coronavirus, and Oubre spent the majority of his rehab process isolated away from the medical staff at home.
Suns owner Robert Sarver clarified that on Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo Thursday when asked if Oubre will play. “Yes,” he said. “I expect he will play, yes.”
The workouts will be particularly helpful to two players, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Frank Kaminsky, who had their rehab processes halted. General manager James Jones described those players as “stuck” at a certain point in mid-April because of the team’s inability to work them through the recoveries first-hand.
Gina Mizell: James Jones said Kelly Oubre Jr. (meniscus surgery) and Frank Kaminsky (patella stress fracture) have both medically healed, but “kind of pressed the pause button” because they can’t do full-blown sports rehab. If season resumes, Jones is optimistic they’d be able to play. #Suns
Kellan Olson: Monty said it might be weak to admit it but he said he thinks the team was down emotionally a few notches after Oubre’s injury. Said it’s now about digesting it and moving on. Would not confirm Oubre having surgery.
Duane Rankin: #Suns coach Monty Williams didn’t have a diagnosis for Kelly Oubre Jr. right knee injury, saying Oubre and Suns are still gathering information. Oubre reportedly has a torn meniscus. Dario Saric will again start for Oubre.
Gina Mizell: Kelly Oubre Jr.’s knee injury is still an unspecified diagnosis on the #Suns’ official injury report for tomorrow’s game against Detroit. He and Kaminsky are the players listed as out.
Chris Haynes: Sources: Oubre Jr. is in the process of seeking a second opinion with a specialist.
Duane Rankin: Monty Williams still gathering information on Kelly Oubre Jr.’s knee injury. #Suns pic.twitter.com/ezOV0fAgnC
Gina Mizell: Monty Williams said during shootaround availability that Dario Saric (as expected) will start tonight for the injured Kelly Oubre Jr. Monty did not have a timetable on Oubre’s injury, and said he found out about it yesterday. #Suns
Kellan Olson: Welp. Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for tomorrow’s game due to a right knee injury. No specifics listed on the injury. Kaminsky is still out and is the only other name on the injury report.
Kellan Olson: Williams said today that Baynes, Bridges and Oubre practiced. That would be a first for Bridges and Oubre from what we know. He wouldn’t commit to whether or not they will play tomorrow night in Sacramento.
Kellan Olson: Suns injury updates: – Oubre has right wrist tendinitis. Sidelined w/ daily treatment. No timetable and re-evaluated in 7-10 days. – Bridges has a right patella bone bruise. Rehabbing right knee discomfort. No timetable. Re-evaluated in 7-10 days.
Gina Mizell: No update from Williams on Kelly Oubre (hand) or Mikal Bridges (knee), who did not participate during open portion of practice. “They seem to be progressing, which we all are.” This is a more optimistic viewpoint than that we’re all slowly deteriorating aka dying, ha! #Suns
Gina Mizell: Kelly Oubre has a brace/splint on his right hand and is not participating in the scrimmage work during the open media period. He’s up encouraging/barking at teammates. Mikal Bridges is also still absent. #Suns
Gina Mizell: Igor Kokoskov on Kelly Oubre’s thumb injury: “We feel bad about it. Especially lately, the way he was playing, (he was) a big part of our team, a big part of our offense…he can’t help us on the court, but even that little help on the sideline can be crucial.” #Suns
Adrian Wojnarowski: Phoenix F Kelly Oubre, Jr., will undergo minor procedure on his left thumb and miss rest of season, sources tell ESPN. Oubre’s recovery will be 4-to-6 weeks. He heads into restricted free agency on best stretch of career: 20 PPG, 5.7 RPG since becoming starter post-All-Star break
Duane Rankin: #Suns official injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit: Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) questionable (Holmes said he’s playing tomorrow). Tyler Johnson (sore right knee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) and T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) are all OUT pic.twitter.com/vUNZoFfNHI
Candace Buckner: Kelly Oubre Jr. is IN tonight vs the #Grizzlies
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said that Kelly Oubre, Jr. will return tonight after missing the Wizards’ last game due to a sore left foot. Brooks joked ‘I’m sure he will be dressed for the occasion.’
Candace Buckner: Kelly Oubre Jr. back at practice after missing Sunday’s game. He said this particular pain (sore foot) has been bothering him for over a week, but has been playing through it. Expects to play tomorrow vs Miami
Chase Hughes: Scott Brooks said Kelly Oubre is ‘back on the court and will be fine going into training camp’ after PRP treatment.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles, according to several people close to the situation. Oubre, a second-year player who played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run, is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. Although Oubre could resume basketball activities later this month but will not play with the Wizards’ Summer League team in July.
Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. received platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee Friday in Los Angeles, according to several people close to the situation.
Oubre, a second-year player who played through pain during the Wizards’ playoff run, is not expected to undergo further injections and will sit out the next few weeks to rest his knee. He is not expected to play with the Wizards’ Summer League team in July but could resume basketball activities later this month.
Candace Buckner: Story posting soon: #Wizards F Kelly Oubre Jr. had PRP injection in rt knee today in LA. Oubre dealt w/ injury even b4 the playoffs began.
Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. plans to undergo PRP injections to his right knee, league sources tell ESPN. Oubre, 21, is expected to be able to return to basketball activities in approximately two weeks, sources say.
The second-year forward has been bothered by the knee injury since the opening-round series against the Atlanta Hawks. He had an MRI last week and, according to league sources, no structural damage was revealed.
Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre missed Monday’s practice session with the Wizards because of sore knees, but their availability for Game 2 vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday doesn’t appear to be in question.
J. Michael Falgoust: Kelly Oubre has been cleared to return I’m told #WizPacers #Wizards
Just as the Wizards seemed to hit their stride and get back Markieff Morris from a foot injury that kept him out a game, they won’t have Kelly Oubre for Sunday’s contest with the L.A. Clippers because he’s in concussion protocol. Oubre, a 6-7 forward who has been a valuable defender coming off the bench or when coach Scott Brooks uses small-ball lineups, is listed out by the team. The Wizards have won four of five games and might not have Jason Smith (right hamstring) after he removed himself from Friday’s win over the Detroit Pistons.
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And two players from the Bucks are not only also on the American team, but circumstances were such that the three had to share a private plane ride across the Pacific last weekend — a day after the Bucks’ championship parade. “The memories are there, but it’s nothing personal between us,” Booker said. “We lost and that’s it, and I’m man enough to accept that and move on. There’s no hate towards Jrue or K Mid.”
Months after LeBron James lost a Finals, he’d always say it was something he’d never get over. Good thing he never had to be Devin Booker, who barely had 10 minutes to try and put it behind him. “I’m a forward thinker and able to move onto the next thing, and be able to take my ‘L’ and move on,” Booker said Wednesday, in his first comments since the night his Phoenix Suns lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, eight days ago.
Booker’s coach on Team USA, Gregg Popovich, and teammate Draymond Green (not to mention assistant coach Steve Kerr, but we digress) have been in Booker’s shoes, having lost a Finals. He said Popovich and Green discussed it with him “in short conversation.” “Talkin’ about it with Draymond, and him stressing the fact that it’s not gonna be that easy to get back to the Finals,” Booker said. “I remember us as a team saying that in the locker room after we lost — you know we’ve got to understand, it’s going to be even harder to make it to the point we were at. … But I’m excited for the experience. It was great. I am glad I got to do it, obviously ended up on the wrong side of the stick, but that’s life.”
“It’s a HUGE deal,” former NBA player Raja Bell said of the international ball in a text with CBS Sports on Tuesday. “I’ve always said that FIBA balls affected my shot and other NBA players’ shots tremendously. I HATE that ball! “It’s lighter, feels smaller, different texture,” Bell continued. “I mean, when the art of shooting is based on muscle memory, and you change all the factors except the rim size and height, it’s going to be difficult.”
In another exchange with a Western Conference scout, the conclusion was similar. “[The ball is] definitely a factor,” the scout said. “How big a factor I guess depends on the particular player. But it’s an adjustment for everyone. Some guys are going to make [the adjustment] easier than others.” And another text from an Eastern Conference scout with international playing experience: “It’s pretty different, and it takes some getting used to. It’s much softer than NBA or college basketballs.”
It should be comforting for Jalen Johnson to know he’ll be a first-round selection in Thursday night’s NBA draft. What should be more stressful for the former Nicolet High School standout is where he’ll actually be chosen. Johnson, a talented 6-foot-9 forward, has elicited a wide-range of opinions from NBA draft personnel. Said one longtime NBA personnel director of Johnson: “He is, to me, the biggest wild-card in the draft. I wouldn’t be shocked if he went in the lottery, like around 12 or so, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he fell into the 20s.’’
“Part of the evolution of African interest and passion for the game goes back to Hakeem’s entry into the game,” said Victor Williams, chief executive of NBA Africa. “Giannis is doing the same thing for today’s generation of African kids — and they do recognize him as African.” Antetokounmpo is known as “The Greek Freak” because he was born in Athens, but he grew up in a Nigerian home. His mother, Veronica, is Igbo. His late father, Charles, is from the same Yoruba tribe as Olajuwon. His last name — Adetokunbo — was Hellenized when he finally became a citizen of Greece and received his passport, one month before the Bucks drafted him 15th in 2013.