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Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter says he sprained his left ankle during a workout about a month ago. Says he doesn’t think it will be a big issue moving forward. He’s been able to participate in team activity but has been a little limited.
Sarah K. Spencer: Hawks injury report: John Collins (left ankle soreness) & Kevin Huerter (left groin soreness) are probable. Treveon Graham (personal reasons) is questionable.
Sarah K. Spencer: Lloyd Pierce said Kevin Huerter is dealing with a groin injury.
Sarah K. Spencer: Huerter says he’s hoping this shoulder injury isn’t as serious as the one in Denver. “Just kind of got rolled up in Dwight trying time box him out… Arm kind of went limp on me. Felt similar to Denver. But we’re hoping it’s not, just initial feedback we got back from doctors.”
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter’s left shoulder still isn’t at 100%, but since it’s his left side, he’s comfortable getting back in games. “It’s not all the way back to what it was, but we’ll still work toward that.”
Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Kevin Huerter about his right knee issues, which he started feeling over the summer and have lingered. Sounds like that’s not 100% yet either, but he’s made progress. “It’s a lot better than it was previously, but it’s not like I feel nothing waking up in the morning.”
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter on his shoulder: “Every day, it’s kind of like waking up & feeling more like myself. Now it’s just incorporating a lot of contact, playing against coaches, getting in practice, playing against players, & that’s kind of the next step of getting back on the court.”
Chris Kirschner: Kevin Huerter has his two week evaluation tonight with the doctors to check to see if his shoulder is stable. All signs are positive, according to Lloyd Pierce.
Kevin Chouinard: Travis Schlenk this morning on 92.9 FM WZGC on Kevin Huerter’s injury: “Hopefully, we’re only looking at a four- or five-week process with him. It was pretty scary when it happened, but it turned out about as good as it could be for us.” pic.twitter.com/jv3uiooP8l
Sarah K. Spencer: Since there’s no need for surgery, Lloyd Pierce said he’s very encouraged by Kevin Huerter’s diagnosis. Huerter has already started rehab. He and Pierce texted earlier. “Not having surgery is mental peace of mind for Kevin, as he explained in the text message.”
Sarah K. Spencer: As far as how much progress Kevin Huerter has made coming back from his right knee issues, Pierce says the 4 days off helped his conditioning + confidence. “I wouldn’t say he’s 100% back to where he’d like to be, but I know he feels better. I know he looks better.”
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter says he’s almost back to 100 percent. “I’m not quite there yet, but part of the rehab process is getting in games and kinda feeling what it feels like in NBA game speed, so tonight is another step toward that.”
Chris Kirschner: Kevin Huerter said he took about 2 1/2 weeks off after the season then came back to Atlanta in the first week of May. His knee was bothering him then. He thought it was just soreness and nothing serious. It got worse in August and he wasn’t confident jumping off his right foot.
Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game at Detroit: Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) is probable. Allen Crabbe (post op rehab – right knee) is out. Chandler Parsons (load management – bilateral knees) is out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Per Lloyd Pierce, Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) “had an unbelievable day, start to finish” in practice today. All signs seem to be pointing to Huerter being healthy for the season, as he’s put together a few good days of practice.
Chris Kirschner: Kevin Huerter fully practiced today. If he can string some days together before Thursday, the hope is he will he available against the Pistons.
Sarah K. Spencer: Pierce says it’s too soon to say if Kevin Huerter will be ready to go for Thursday’s game vs. Detroit. Want to make sure he doesn’t throw Huerter out there before he’s fully ready.
Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game at New York: Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) is probable. Allen Crabbe (post op rehab – right knee) is out. Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) is out. Chandler Parsons (load management – bilateral knees) is out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter participated in the first 12-minute scrimmage, Lloyd Pierce says. Didn’t play in the second one. No firm return date for him yet.
Chris Kirschner: Kevin Huerter won’t play tonight.
Sarah K. Spencer: Per Lloyd Pierce, Brandon Goodwin got hit in the hip yesterday and may be limited in tomorrow’s preseason game vs. the Pelicans. If Kevin Huerter plays (knee), it will be minute-restricted. Ray Spalding will be out getting some dental work done.
Sarah K. Spencer: “It’s doing better. Doing about half this stuff. Just monitoring soreness and stuff like that.” — Kevin Huerter on his left knee (no structural damage)
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter has been struggling with knee pain, but an MRI ruled out any structural injury. He’s being treated to reduce inflammation. He is able to participate in on-court activities but with rehab limitations.
Kevin Chouinard: Trae Young and John Collins (load management) are out. Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain) remains questionable. DeAndre’ Bembry and Kent Bazemore are available.
Kevin Chouinard: Injury list for tomorrow vs. MIL Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is probable. DeAndre’ Bembry (right ankle sprain) is probable. John Collins (load management) is questionable. Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain) is questionable. Trae Young (load management) is questionable.
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks injury list: Justin Anderson (neck strain), Deyonta Davis (R ankle sprain), Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) are probable. Kent Bazemore (L adductor strain), Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain), Dewayne Dedmon, Miles Plumlee, Alex Poythress, Omari Spellman are out.
Chris Kirschner: Tomorrow’s game against Orlando: Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is doubtful. Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain) is doubtful.
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.
Kevin Chouinard: Kevin Huerter (left ankle sprain) is available. Will be his first action since All-Star break.
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks say that for tomorrow vs. HOU: DeAndre’ Bembry (left quad contusion) is probable. Kevin Huerter (left ankle sprain) is questionable. Miles Plumlee (left knee pain) is out. Taurean Prince (personal reasons) is out.
Kevin Huerter has been 100 percent cleared for all basketball activities after the Hawks’ first-round draft pick had the start of his rookie offseason interrupted by hand surgery. […] They selected the shooting guard out of Maryland after he had surgery. Huerter had an undiagnosed torn ligament between his ring and pinkie fingers on this right hand that was discovered during pre-draft workouts. […] The cast is gone and Huerter can take part in offseason workouts on the court The Hawks begin training camp late next month.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Maryland forward Kevin Huerter, a projected first-round pick in the June NBA Draft, underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right hand, sources tell ESPN. He will be sidelined for two months.
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While Josh Richardson is back in Dallas, for example, the Mavericks don’t have an estimate for his return because he’ll need to regain his conditioning once allowed in the gym. “The league’s right. They’ve got to do things to keep everyone out of harm’s way as well as they can,” Carlisle said. “We all understand that there’s fluidity in every situation.”
Jalen Brunson never tested positive, but as a close contact to a teammate who did, he had to remain in Denver for more than a week. The Mavericks arranged for Brunson to have an exercise bike in his room, “but that only can do so much,” he said. He knew eating was his first instinct when bored, so he kept engaged with teammates via group and individual texts and traded messages with coach Rick Carlisle several times.
Brunson had watched the Mavericks’ run in the NBA’s Disney World bubble from Dallas while he recovered from right shoulder surgery this summer. To miss four more games and endure another separation while physically healthy added to his challenge to “make sure my mind was straight, keeping it free and staying positive.” “The whole organization made me feel like everything was going to be fine, which it was, obviously,” Brunson said. “They were kind of like one big family, kept looking after me.”
Dane Moore: D’Angelo Russell on the Timberwolves’ inexperience: “As a young team, I’m always talking about us being young, but it’s just real, you’re not realizing how close we are when the result is loss-loss-loss, so I think you’ve got to keep everybody’s character and energy right.”
Dane Moore: D’Angelo Russell on playing without Karl-Anthony Towns: “It’s tough right now because we’re just not getting healthy. Big fella takes a lot of pressure off us, so when he’s playing, it’s a completely different game. When he’s not, you feel like you’ve got to do more.”
Kellan Olson: Monty Williams told @Bickley_Marotta that Suns players are getting together a ton at Chris Paul’s or Devin Booker’s house, as well as on the road. Said last year that didn’t happen as much despite how great that group was with chemistry and such.