Rick Bonnell: Marvin Williams hasn’t played or practiced since telling James Borrego after the loss to the Utah Jazz he was too injured (right foot strain) to help. Based on what Marvin told me Sunday, he definitely won’t play in Cleveland and it’s highly unlikely Wednesday versus Magic.
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Rick Bonnell: Hornets coach James Borrego said no determination on whether Marvin Williams and/or Cody Zeller plays any more this season. Both out tonight.
Rod Boone: Tony Parker (rest) is also out for #Hornets tonight. So to recap: No Parker, MKG (left knee strain), Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) or Marvin Williams (illness) vs. Rockets.
Rick Bonnell: Marvin Williams will play and start
Rick Bonnell: Rather surprising @Charlotte Hornets development: Marvin Williams has been upgraded to questionable, so he might play tonight versus Denver Nuggets. Williams suffered a right shoulder strain Sunday, and projection Monday was he would miss at least a week.
Rick Bonnell: Marvin Willams had some soreness in his left ankle (the sprain that caused him to miss four games) on the flight home from SLC. He’ll start, but Hornets will monitor that closely.
Josh Lewenberg: OG Anunoby will not return this afternoon, Raptors say. Sprained right ankle.
Spencer Percy: QCH Source: Marvin Williams will be back from left ankle sprain “within a week”. #Hornets start 4-game west coast w/ a back-to-back in Phoenix and Denver Sunday-Monday. I’m guessing most realistic return for Marvin will be next Thursday in Portland. #BuzzCity
Mark Montieth: Marvin Williams hurt on that play. Being helped off court
Rick Bonnell: Nasty turned left ankle for Marvin Williams.
Rick Bonnell: No fracture for Marvin Williams’ left ankle.
Charlotte Hornets: INJURY UPDATE: @hornets MRI today revealed Marvin Williams has bone bruise on L knee consistent w/ prev diagnosed hyperextended L knee. No structural damage revealed. He is out for tonight’s @hornets game vs NYK & will be re-evaluated in one week.
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May 25, 2019 | 5:10 am EDT Update
Irving apologized to James for the way things ended between them in Cleveland, and the All-Star guard reportedly “has had discussions” about joining the Lakers this summer. A James-Irving reunion might seem far-fetched, but the two stars hung out together Thursday in Los Angeles, and then James liked a photoshopped picture of Irving in a Lakers jersey.
Even though the Lakers talk is the hot rumor, ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan poured some cold water on it Friday on the latest Hoop Collective podcast. “I did a little digging around and my feeling is very strongly that while LeBron and Kyrie have kissed and made up, that Kyrie is not going there,” she said. “He’s just not. I just don’t believe it. And I think people close to him just don’t believe it either.”
No LeBron hammer dunks in May. No LeBron chase-down blocks in June. No LeBron mini-dramas. No winding, reflective postgame sermons. No leviathan for upstarts to slay. “It’s just weird,” the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green said. “More as a basketball fan than anything: ‘Damn, Bron not there.’ It’s super weird. You always relish the opportunity to play against a talent like that.”
Mike D’Antoni said negotiations are taking place that he is hopeful will keep him in Houston beyond next season. D’Antoni has one year left on his Rockets deal. “We’ve been in contract discussions and we still are about the extension,” D’Antoni said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “I think I can go two or three more years at the level I want to be at and everything will play out in the near future.”
D’Antoni said a lot of work has already been done toward completing a contract extension. “It’s a good ways (into it). I don’t do it. That’s my agent. He takes care of that stuff. They’ve been discussing it for a long time now. It just hasn’t been a couple weeks. It’s been awhile that they’ve been talking. So they’ll figure it out. “Everybody likes security. It’s just a matter of okay this is the direction the organization wants to go. I want to be a part of it. It’s just normal business and we just got to take care of business.”