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RJ Marquez: Spurs announce Lonnie Walker IV is now questionable for tonight’s game vs Wizards with a headache. Spurs say it’s not COVID related. Rudy Gay also questionable due to lower back soreness. Trey Lyles remains out with an ankle sprain. #KSATsports #NBA #GoSpursGo
Tom Orsborn: Walker (wrist) and Dieng (shoulder) are questionable for Friday night at Denver, per Spurs injury report. Lyles (ankle) and Bates-Diop (hamstring) are out.
RJ Marquez: Spurs list Lonnie Walker (wrist), Trey Lyles (ankle) and Gorgui Dieng (shoulder) as OUT for tonight’s Hawks game. Dieng just made his debut last night. Walker is missing his 6th straight game. Pop said Walker’s wrist didn’t feel right while shooting. #KSATsports #NBA #GoSpursGo
Tom Orsborn: A lot to cover in Spurs injury report for Wednesday vs. Kings: Walker is probable after missing last 4 games with a sore right wrist. Dieng, who was out Monday due to coach’s decision, isn’t on the report, meaning he could make his Spurs debut. Lyles is out w/ ankle sprain.
Paul Garcia: Lonnie Walker IV (wrist) and Keita Bates-Diop (hamstring) are out for Saturday’s Spurs vs Bulls game. Marquese Chriss is also out with the right syndesmosis; injury with fibula fracture
RJ Marquez: LaMarcus and Lonnie are OUT again for Monday’s #Spurs game vs #Warriors. Super Bowl watching can now resume.
Paul Garcia: Per Coach Pop, he didn’t have the starting lineup available, but Lonnie Walker IV will play tonight
Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced both Rudy Gay and Lonnie Walker IV are available tonight against Memphis
Jeff Garcia: Updated Spurs IR v Grizzlies: Lonnie Walker now questionable (sprained right ankle) and Rudy Gay probable (sprained left ankle). Derrick White remains out (right heel soreness). #nba #GrindCity #GoSpursGo
RJ Marquez: Spurs updated injury report for todays 4 pm game at #Jazz…Rudy Gay is now DOUBTFUL with a sprained ankle, Lonnie Walker IV is now OUT with a sprained ankle as well. Derrick White remains OUT. #NBA #GoSpursGo #KSATnews #KSATsports
Michael C. Wright: Lonnie Walker IV will be available tonight per Pop, but he hasn’t decided whether to use him. Also, Pau Gasol took part in shootaround and Pop says he’s getting healthier. Still no firm timetable for return.
Injured rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV is confident he will be back with the Spurs “very soon” following a rehab stint in the G League. Speaking to reporters after practice Tuesday with the Austin Spurs at the Spurs practice facility, Walker said his injured knee feels “great.” The workouts with the developmental squad mark a significant benchmark in his recovery from the right medial meniscus tear he suffered in the preseason.
“It feels like I am back to Lonnie Walker,” he said. “Just continue to find my rhythm and everything. But day by day, it is nothing but improvement. Every day, I can see significant difference on my leg and just how I play overall.”
Walker credited his teammates, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, general manager R.C. Buford and Spurs great Tim Duncan with “continuing to encourage me.” He also said he has tried to be patient with the recovery process. “You got to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run,” he said. “So, it’s all about stages and taking steps little by little until it’s my opportunity. And when it comes, hopefully, I can play the best I can play. “
Jeff Garcia: Spurs rook Walker says he’ll play w/ Austin Spurs Fri. #GoSpursGo
The comeback of Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV takes another step forward Sunday, with the team announcing he would be practicing with its G-League affiliate. Walker will work out with the Austin Spurs through Wednesday at the NBA club’s practice facility in San Antonio. The Spurs are on the road until then, finishing a four-game trek in Chicago and Minnesota.
Michael C. Wright: Lonnie Walker sighting at Spurs facility. He’s walking around just fine.
Jabari Young: Told #Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker had successful surgery to repair his right meniscus tear…timeline still remains 6-8 weeks. @TheAthleticNBA
Adrian Wojnarowski: ESPN Source: Early timeframe for Spurs first-round pick Lonnie Walker, who’ll undergo surgery Monday for a meniscus tear: Six to eight weeks.
Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV underwent an MRI examination this morning in San Antonio that revealed a right medial meniscus tear. The injury occurred at the 6:55 mark of the fourth quarter of last night’s Spurs-Pistons preseason game.
Jeff McDonald: Spurs say Lonnie Walker IV has torn the meniscus in his right knee and will have to undergo Monday to repair. He tore meniscus in the same knee last fall before his freshman season at Miami. Story to come.
Paul Garcia: “He was out,” said Pop of Lonnie Walker IV still being sore and why he didn’t play tonight.
Tom Orsborn: X-rays on Lonnie Walker’s sprained right ankle were negative. He is said to be “walking fine” and out only for precautionary reasons. #Spurs
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Chimezie Metu are all OUT today for the Spurs’ last SL game due to injury.
Michael C. Wright: Per a source, Spurs first-round draft pick Lonnie Walker IV sprained an ankle and is out for the rest of summer league. Nothing major here. Just no need to push it at this juncture.
Paul Garcia: NBATV reports Walker IV won’t return with a right ankle sprain.
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August 4, 2021 | 6:31 am EDT Update
The 25-year-old averaged 19.3 points in his four games at these Olympics, leading the Italians to the quarterfinals. A 6-foot-8 wing, Fontecchio has flirted with the NBA before, had a draft workout with Boston before not getting selected in 2015, and hasn’t ruled out leaving Europe. “I just think it’s all about opportunity to show your potential,“Fontecchio said. “Right now, I’m happy where I am … but the future, you never know what’s going to happen,”
Greek basketball superstar and NBA champion Giannis Antetokounmpo cancelled celebrations scheduled for his old neighbourhood Sepolia out of respect for the difficult times the country is living through due to the devastating fires. “I hope we don’t have victims from the fires” said Gianni on his personal twitter account. Initially scheduled for today, 4 August, Gianni went on twitter to announce that his arrival and celebrations at Sepolia will be put on hold, but promises to announce a different date when circumstances permit.
TMZ Sports has obtained video showing the controversial arrest of New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes … an incident LAPD is now investigating for possible use of excessive force. The clip starts with 21-year-old Hayes — the #8 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft — tussling on the ground with 3 police officers who are attempting to control and cuff Jaxson. One of the cops presses his taser against the Pelican center’s chest and shocks him.
On Tuesday, Los Angeles PD Chief Michael Moore announced the department launched an investigation into the arrest after Hayes alleged force was applied to his neck — causing him difficulty breathing. It’s important to note the video we obtained starts with Jaxson on the ground and the taser against his body. TMZ Sports did not edit the starting point of the video.
However, what happened before the video starts rolling is critical … ’cause cops say Hayes is the one who started and escalated the physical confrontation. Police claim when they arrived on the scene, Hayes attempted to enter the home — despite their commands — before he ultimately shoved an officer, injuring him.