Kevin Chouinard: Hawks injury list for tomorrow: De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is questionable. Kris Dunn (non-covid illness) is out. Brandon Goodwin (minor respiratory condition) is out. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out.
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Kevin Chouinard: Hawks say Kris Dunn is PROBABLE tonight vs. DET. Clint Capela is off the list. Hunter, Reddish, Snell, Young remain out.
Kevin Chouinard: Kris Dunn being doubtful is his first step up toward possibly being able to play soon. Has been listed as ‘out’ all season.
Sarah K. Spencer: More from John Collins on Kris Dunn: “The whole year, Kris has been the No. 1 cheerleader, or supporter. He’s definitely been the loudest in the locker room, cheering for the guys, and I think that says a lot.”
Chris Kirschner: Nate McMillan said Kris Dunn was able to get some live work in today. De’Andre Hunter was not able to participate today. Tony Snell is limited to light running and shooting. No timeline on any of them returning though.
Sarah K. Spencer: Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery on Dec. 29) had his walking boot removed today, the Hawks announce, and he has progressed into weight-bearing rehabilitation + modified form shooting. He’ll be reviewed in two weeks.
Dunn is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove the loose cartilage in his right ankle on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Hospital of Special Surgery. An update will be provided following the procedure.
While showing steady improvement from the cartilage disruption in his right knee, Dunn began experiencing discomfort in his right ankle and low back as his on-court loads increased. A recent MRI revealed loose cartilage inhibiting his range of motion in the ankle and creating compensations in his knees and low back.
Sarah K. Spencer: Per the Hawks, Kris Dunn has cartilage disruption in his right knee and can do modified workouts. Okongwu still has inflammation in his sesamoid bone; he’s limited to shooting/conditioning. Snell has inflammation in his right cuboid bone; he’s limited to shooting/conditioning. pic.twitter.com/p0Ud2j9gQB
KC Johnson: Marc Eversley said Kris Dunn “is on the road, rehabbing by himself,” which the Bulls support. Bulls have a decision on whether to extend a qualifying offer to Dunn.
When he was in town, Dunn was one of the players allowed into the Advocate Center before it re-opened for individual workouts in early June because he was rehabilitating his injury. A source said his right knee is fully rehabilitated now. But with his future contract status uncertain, he isn’t participating in the Bulls’ program.
Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn underwent an MRI and re-examination on Friday, Feb. 14 by Dr. Brian Cole at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. He will continue his current rehabilitation program of his medial collateral ligament sprain for the next 4-6 weeks before progressing to functional training. A determination will be made at that time if additional treatment is required.
Joe Cowley: Kris Dunn will stay on his current program to rehab the right MCL over the next 4-6 weeks, and then the Bulls will determine if any further procedures need to take place, according to Bulls. Basically, as already mentioned on these very pages, Dunn is likely done for the year.
The Bulls haven’t officially updated Dunn’s status since Feb. 4 when they said the guard’s sprained right MCL would be re-examined in two weeks. But sources said there’s growing belief that Dunn will miss the remainder of the season with the injury, which occurred when Thaddeus Young took a charge and inadvertently crashed into Dunn’s knee on the first possession of a Jan. 31 road game against the Nets.
Bobby Marks: Chicago confirms that guard Kris Dunn has a medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee. The guard is 6 starts away from reaching starter criteria and seeing his $4.6M Qualifying Offer this offseason increase to $7.1M.
Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn injured his right knee in the first quarter of Friday night’s game at the Brooklyn Nets. He underwent an MRI and clinical exam at Rush Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 1 which confirmed the initial diagnosis of a medial collateral ligament sprain. Dunn will be reexamined following an initial two-week phase of immobilization and physical therapy. The definitive treatment and timetable will be determined over that time frame as symptoms improve.
KC Johnson: Thad Young said he felt bad because his head smashed into Kris Dunn’s knee after Young took charge. In his 13th season, Young said he’d never seen game start with such a play.
KC Johnson: Boylen on Dunn on the court: “Kris does things in our system that are big pillars of our system – the defense, the running game, the driving and attacking that we do, the paint touches that we get. So we’re going to have to find that other places and move forward.”
KC Johnson: Dunn, LaVine didn’t practice.
KC Johnson: Dunn, Porter out vs. Raptors. LaVine doubtful.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Zach LaVine will warm up and see how he feels. Dunn is probable.
Mike McGraw: Boylen said Kris Dunn is questionable for Sat with back injury. Porter doubtful with shoulder. #Bulls
Mike McGraw: Boylen says Kris Dunn (migraine) will travel with team to Memphis today. Says both Dunn and Porter (leg strain) questionable for Wed. #Bulls
Malika Andrews: Kris Dunn and Otto Porter Jr. will not play against the Bucks tonight. Ryan Arcidiacono will start at point, Jim Boylen said.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Kris Dunn practiced. Missed last game before break with back contusion. RoLo’s flight back from break delayed and arrived late.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Kris Dunn is out vs. Grizzlies.
KC Johnson: Dunn, Selden both playing vs. Pelicans, per Boylen.
Joe Cowley: Kris Dunn and Wayne Selden both full practice today.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Dunn and Portis will play 20-24 minutes.
Darnell Mayberry: Dunn is playing tonight. Coming off the bench.
Malika Andrews: Kris Dunn says he has been told he will come off the bench tonight against Sacramento. He has not been given a minute range.
Malika Andrews: Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn will not play for the Bulls tonight against the Celtics. Boylen said he expects them back “soon, any day.”
Mike McGraw: Kris Dunn said he did full practice today, still taking things day by day. #Bulls
Joe Cowley: Hoiberg continued to say that Kris Dunn (left knee) is about a week behind Lauri Markkanen, so expect his return to come in the next week to 10 days.
Hoiberg said that Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn felt “okay” after participating in the non-contact portions of yesterday’s practice. “They are still a ways away,” Hoiberg said. “We are not going to get too far ahead of ourselves with those guys, being injuries to their knees.” Hoiberg said they’ll both participate in workouts today that are “a lot more strenuous than the non contact stuff yesterday.”
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Markkanen is planning to do some contact tomorrow, hoping he’ll be ready for full practice shortly after. Said Dunn & Portis ran at 80% #Bulls
Darnell Mayberry: Kris Dunn now wearing a brace on his left knee.
KC Johnson: Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn are done for season, per Bulls. Not enough time/practices to get them in game shape.
KC Johnson: Dunn will go into walking boot after setback.
Vincent Goodwill: Kris Dunn will be out tomorrow, along with Lauri Markkanen. Zach LaVine will be a game time decision with tendinitis. Skeleton crew against Cavs, perhaps
Nick Friedell: Fred is hopeful that Kris Dunn will be back at practice full-time early next week. Fred reiterates Bulls will support Dunn if he wants to play in Rising Stars Game at All-Star weekend.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Dunn is still “a ways away” from game action. #Bulls
KC Johnson: Kris Dunn, wearing braces, in first comments since concussion: “Scary fall. But I played football. I’ll be OK.” No timetable for return.
KC Johnson: Dunn said he has to wear mouthpiece when he returns.
Mike McGraw: #Bulls say Kris Dunn was not a full participant at @windycitybulls practice today. Sounds like he’s just getting back to physical activity post-concussion.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Kris Dunn (concussion) still has symptoms, no timetable for return; LaVine’s minutes expected to rise to 26-28 on Fri vs Lakers. #Bulls
Vincent Goodwill: Kris Dunn will also miss Monday’s game against the Pelicans with a concussion
After further evaluation on Thursday, Jan. 18, Kris Dunn’s two dislocated front teeth were stabilized and have been splinted with braces as the form of treatment. He was also re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA Concussion Protocol.
Vincent Goodwill: After a second round of tests, Kris Dunn has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to sources. As of now he won’t be traveling with the team and will be evaluated at a later date
KC Johnson: Kris Dunn is listed in the starting lineup.
Scott Agness: Late change to the Bulls’ lineup: Kris Dunn is out with left patella tendonitis. Jerian Grant will start.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Kris Dunn and Paul Zipser should play tonight vs OKC. #Bulls
Darnell Mayberry: Hoiberg says Dunn will be primary backup PG if he is available tonight. No real minute restriction. Depends how he feels. #BullsNation
KC Johnson: Dunn, Zipser questionable vs. Thunder.
KC Johnson: Fred Hoiberg confirms original estimate that Kris Dunn is sidelined 2-4 weeks w/ open dislocation of finger. Dunn visited specialist Monday.
With Kris Dunn’s finger injury, expect that to change. Hoiberg has said Valentine will draw some minutes at backup point guard. “As long as Denzel is out there making simple plays, we’ll be fine,” Hoiberg said. “The one thing about this offense is there’s built-in pressure releases. So if he’s getting pressured, there are other guys who can get into the offense and initiate.”
But Dunn will miss at least two and possibly up to four weeks after suffering an “open dislocation” of his left index finger attempting to block Sterling Brown’s dunk with 8 minutes, 53 seconds left. The Bulls open the regular season Oct. 19 in Toronto.
“It’s very disappointing,” said Justin Holiday’s whose team-high 21 points featured five 3-pointers. “Especially Kris. He’s playing well and is going to play a lot. Unfortunately, injuries are part of the game. I hope he takes his time, gets healthy and helps us.”
Vincent Goodwill: Dunn dislocated his finger, headed straight to the locker room. From the reaction of his teammates, I’m guessing it wasn’t pretty
On Thursday, for the first time since injuring his right hand, point guard Kris Dunn was able to do some shooting without any protective bandaging. It is another step for Dunn, who originally hurt the hand in the Wolves’ victory over Orlando Jan. 30. He played briefly in the following game, vs. Cleveland, but has not played since.
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There are many who believed then and continue to insist now that Damian Lillard was about ready to ask out; a source with knowledge of the situation believes Lillard is held back by both his loyalty to Portland and an unwillingness to go back on things he’s already said about sticking things out. He ultimately decided to give this another go, and Lillard has been provided roster upgrades and had a big voice in the coaching search. He may still ask out down the road, but only time will tell how long this honeymoon lasts.
It is clear Simmons wants out though and when you consider that alongside his poor form in the playoffs, the Sixers have little leverage to work with and the offers have reflected that. “The Sixers are yet to find a deal they are willing to do,” Wojnarowski said. “They want Ben Simmons in camp, they want to see his trade value improve and then find a deal out in the marketplace but right now they are going to do it with him on the sidelines because his intention now is to not play another game for that organisation.
“They’ve asked for a steep return. It is hard to trade a star player when you are a contender because you are trying to get back the pieces that keep you a contender now. “The offers on the marketplace just did not meet the threshold that Daryl Morey and Doc Rivers want in Philly. Now there is a standoff.”
The Sixers are expecting at least some sort of absence to open the preseason, sources say, though most are convinced he will eventually show up, citing a lack of precedent for extended holdouts in the NBA. There has been some public debate over whether the Sixers would fine him for such a move in the midst of trying to work through all this, though it seems pretty black-and-white on Philly’s end.
It almost goes without saying that bridge-building would need to be done between Simmons and Doc Rivers. The head coach tried to walk back the despair he showed after Game 7 during exit interviews the very next day, and his defenses of Simmons far outnumber his one high-profile shoulder shrug. Even still, getting the two to connect during the offseason has been close to impossible, sources say. Ultimately, this is in Simmons’ hands. Rivers would tell you himself that he regrets letting his guard down during Simmons’ lowest moment as a professional. Some missteps are just harder to come back from than others.
Paul, who also manages Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Trae Young, has built a $2.7 billion empire and knows how to get what he wants. “I talked to Rich Paul,” former NBA player Jay Williams told ‘Bart & Hahn’. “He was the one that told me: ‘We want out and we’ll go to what ever degree we have to’”.
Kyle Neubeck: One detail I left out from this was the suggestion from a team source that firing Rich Paul (however unlikely) would be one way for Ben to try to rectify what some view as a self-created problem. “He could just say, ‘my agent talked me into this stupid fucking strategy.'”