Mike Trudell: Josh Hart and Tyson Chandler are both available to play tonight. Lance Stephenson will not play.
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Mike Trudell: Reggie Bullock is available to play tonight in Detroit, while Lance Stephenson and Josh Hart join LeBron, Chandler, Ingram and Lonzo on the shelf for the shorthanded Lakers.
Ryan Ward: Along with LeBron, Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) is also OUT tonight vs. #Pistons #Lakers guard Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is considered QUESTIONABLE. Reggie Bullock (left foot contusion) and Lance Stephenson (left foot, second toe sprain) are PROBABLE.
Kyle Goon: Josh Hart (knee tendinitis) is QUESTIONABLE tomorrow against the Raptors. Lance Stephenson (toe sprain) and Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) haven’t played in over a week, and they’re both listed as QUESTIONABLE. Kyle Kuzma is off the injury report.
Tania Ganguli: Tyson Chandler and Lance Stephenson are out for today’s game against the Bulls. Kyle Kuzma is available.
Dave McMenamin: The Lakers have upgraded Lance Stephenson from out to questionable for tonight with his sprained second toe on his left foot.
Lance Stephenson’s injury appears to be an aggravation of that Grade 2 ankle sprain that caused him to miss nearly a month, Thibodeau said after the game.
Chris Haynes: Minnesota Timberwolves to sign wing Lance Stephenson to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.
Lance Stephenson’s ankle is getting close to being healed, which means a decision is looming for the Wolves. Stephenson, signed to a 10-day contract Feb. 8, played in four games before the injury against Cleveland Feb. 14. He has been rehabbing ever since. The Wolves can sign him to another 10-day contract or for the season once he’s healthy, if they so choose. Thibodeau said such a decision would come in the next day or two.
Newly signed Wolves guard Lance Stephenson has a Grade 2 ankle sprain sustained Wednesday night against Cleveland, an injury that complicates the future here for a guy whose 10-day contract will expire after tonight’s game in Denver. “I don’t know, we’ll have to see how responds,” Wolves coach and POBO Tom Thibodeau said pre-game tonight. “I like the things he did when he was here.”
Jerry Zgoda: Thibs said pregame @Lance Stephenson’s sprained ankle is a grade 2, uncertain how it’ll affect re-signing him, likes what he has added
Darren Wolfson: Hear Grade 2 ankle sprain for Lance Stephenson. Out tonight vs. Denver. #twolves
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Free agent Lance Stephenson ahead of schedule in recovery from groin tear. Barring setback, could be ready for return mid-Jan.
Lance Stephenson was a “model citizen” in his time with the Pelicans, team sources say. As covered Monday when they waived the injured Stephenson to make room to sign Archie Goodwin, team officials didn’t want to release him but felt they had no alternative with only 11 healthy players and no clear path to a hardship waiver to add a 16th player because Jrue Holiday was out for personal reasons as opposed to an outright injury.
Marc Stein: Since Jrue Holiday is away from the team for personal reasons, not outright injury, New Orleans’ case for a hardship waiver is not automatic
Matt Barnes: So my man Lance Stephenson busts his ass for the Pelicans, gets hurt, requires surgery & what does he get for his hard work??? WAIVED SMFH Something fans have to understand is y’all get mad when players leave during free agency or hold out for money.. We have to do what’s best for US, we have a small window to make as much money as we can.. Remember this is a BUSINESS when you can no longer serve your purpose these teams cut you trade you or bury you on the bench! Case in point, Lance gets hurt playing & needs surgery now, so instead of supporting him & helping him get healthy they cut him! #Bullshit #HoldYaHeadLilBro
Lance Stephenson, 26, will undergo surgery for a groin injury and is expected to be sidelined six-to-10 weeks, sources said. He joined the Pelicans on a partially guaranteed contract for training camp and played well as a reserve guard this season.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that guard Lance Stephenson has been diagnosed with a groin injury that will require surgery. An MRI performed today confirmed the injury. A timetable for his return will be announced at a later date.
Bobby Marks: Although the Stephenson contract is guaranteed for $100k, NOP is on the hook until he recovers from his injury and returns.
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Eddie Sefko: Rick Carlisle says Tim Hardaway Jr. will be shut down for the season to let his stress reaction in his leg heal.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: “I did speak with Kevin. Obviously, a very difficult time for Kevin and Kevin’s family. Quinn Cook was very close with the victim as well. Very somber mood at shoot-around today. … For most of us who play this game, this is kind of our refuge.”
Logan Murdock: Steve Kerr on what he think the reaction will be when Andrew Bogut takes the floor tonight: “I think he’s going to get more than a warm reception. I think he’s going to get a raucous reception.”
Kyle Ratke: With this bucket, Karl-Anthony Towns passes Kevin Love for fourth in team history in total points with 6,990 points. Up next is Sam Mitchell and his 7,161 points.