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Andy Larsen: Thabo Sefolosha is questionable for tomorrow’s Game 2 due to left hip soreness. Kyle Korver is probable.
Andy Larsen: Favors and Korver remain out for the Jazz vs. Sacramento. Jae Crowder is probable. Ricky Rubio and now Raul Neto (ankle soreness) are both questionable
The Jazz on Monday morning announced that Derrick Favors will miss the game because of back spasms, and the team said on Monday afternoon that Kyle Korver will be out because of right knee soreness. Additionally, the team announced Monday morning that Raul Neto is questionable because of concussion symptoms.
Rick Noland: Lue on whether Korver has minutes restriction: “He might, but I’m not listening”
Dave McMenamin: Kyle Korver checks in for the first time since March 19th after missing time following the death of his brother and then rehabbing a sore right foot.
Korver hasn’t played since March 19 primarily because of the death of his younger brother, but a bruise he was playing with on his right foot is still a little ginger. He’ll miss today’s game against Dallas, his seventh in a row.
Larry Drew: “We don’t want him limping into the playoffs and we’ll allow him all the time he needs to get the soreness out the foot and when he gets back we’ll (welcome him) with open arms.”
Nick Friedell: Kyle Korver remains a game time decision for Cavs.
Erik Gundersen: Kyle Korver out against Bulls
In a bit of good news on the Cavaliers’ injury front, Kyle Korver (right foot bruise) will play against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, coach Tyronn Lue said.
Korver told cleveland.com that he has a right foot bruise he’s been dealing with for more than week and aggravated it during the Cavs’ 116-102 loss to the Clippers on Friday. Coach Tyronn Lue said Korver might not play against the Lakers and Korver agreed it was a possibility, though he hopes to give it ago. Korver missed all four shots he took in 24 minutes Friday.
Marla Ridenour: #Cavs Kyle Korver out tonight vs Pacers, Richard Jefferson back
A source said it was unlikely Korver would play against the Pacers.
Kyle Korver will one day again be catching passes from Kyrie Irving and making 3s. And it will be because of a different kind of assist from Irving. Korver’s switching to the Kyrie 3 Nike shoe to solve the foot issue that dogged him for most of March.
Korver believes his foot problems persisted after he returned to the court March 22 because the shoe he’s been wearing, the Nike Kobe A.D., wasn’t designed to fit the cutting and twisting and turning Korver puts himself through while running off screens.
Brian Seltzer: Lue says he expects Cavs regulars to all play tonight. Korver has already been ruled out (left foot).
Marla Ridenour: Cavs say Richard Jefferson out vs Bulls with left knee tendinitis along with Kyle Korver (sore left foot). Iman Shumpert (right knee) a go
Ramona Shelburne: Kyle Korver will rest all week. He’s out AT LEAST next three games.
Marla Ridenour: Korver said he has already had 2 MRIs, foot is improving
Ramona Shelburne: Kyle Korver will miss tonight’s game in San Antonio with foot soreness but says he’s hopeful it’s just “these few days.” Same tendon issue in left foot. Just wants to shut it down for a few days and “let it calm down.” Will re-evaluate before Chicago game on Thursday.
Dave McMenamin: Tyronn Lue says that Kyle Korver will return from a 7-game absence tonight after being cleared w/ a MRI this morning; J.R. Smith to start
Jason Lloyd: Ty Lue reiterated tonight that J.R. Smith will probably return to starting lineup after Kyle Korver returns. Wants a shooter off the bench
Marla Ridenour: Kyle Korver will miss fifth straight game tonight vs Utah with left foot soreness. Kevin Love listed as questionable. #Cavs
ESPN Cleveland: Brian Windhorst: I am a little concerned about Kyle Korver. I saw him the other day and he wasn’t moving very well. #Cavs
Cavs guard Kyle Korver under went an MRI and other tests on his sore right foot this week which showed inflammation of a tendon that Korver said may keep him out a week or so. Meanwhile, LeBron James (hip pointer) is good to go tonight against the Orlando Magic (7 p.m.). Korver, who has been ruled out against the Magic, told cleveland.com he’s had the same injury once or twice throughout his career, and it takes about that long — a week — for it to calm down. He said the MRI was done to make sure there was no deeper issue, such as a fracture.
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The Celtics, meanwhile, will pull back and most likely build around their young core, with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as the centerpieces. According to a league source, the Celtics never felt like a deal for Davis was close as discussions unfolded this past week.
Boston had a better collection of assets and young players to dangle if it chose. But the source said that the uncertainty surrounding Davis’s future had made the Celtics reluctant to overwhelm the Pelicans with their best possible offer, and that they had abstained from including Tatum in their packages.
There was some belief that the Celtics should chase Davis at any cost and attempt to win a championship next year, just like the Raptors successfully did with Kawhi Leonard this season. But sources said the Celtics also had concerns about giving up so many important pieces of their roster that they would not necessarily even be a championship-caliber team with Davis next season.
Even if Irving departs, the Celtics remain optimistic about the state of the franchise. They hold the 14th, 20th, and 22nd picks in this draft. Even though some, if not all, of those picks likely would have been shipped out in a Davis deal, sources said the pursuit of Davis did not affect the team’s draft preparations, as they carried on, business as usual. According to a league source, the Celtics will continue to explore ways to potentially use some of those picks in deals for other current players, but that nothing was imminent.