Rick Bonnell: Marvin Williams will play and start
More Rumors in this Storyline
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.
Storyline Hype Rumor visits per day for the last week
Views per day
December 12, 2018 | 3:57 am EST Update
The Clippers, it seems, closely watch every Raptors and Warriors game this season. Even though they are having a terrific season of their own — experiencing the rare joy of expectation-free success in the NBA — the Clippers are rather transparently obsessed with chasing Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant in free agency next summer.
But even by these modern standards, the Clippers’ pursuit is still a little revolutionary. Raptors officials have noticed a Clippers employee at roughly 75 percent of the team’s games thus far this season. That has included president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank, which is rare. Presidents and general managers are almost never seen attending a game that doesn’t involve their teams.
Tobias Harris, the centerpiece of the Griffin trade, might be headed to his first All-Star Game and has been so valuable that some executives think they should use one of their max slots on him. The reviews for rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who the Clippers semi-hid by promising him they’d draft him in the lottery, and he at least partially shut down workouts, have been excellent.
On Saturday Dinwiddie became eligible for a four-year contract extension worth a maximum of $47.5 million. But despite being the poster child for the Nets’ much-hyped player development (he was a finalist for last season’s NBA Most Improved Player Award), Dinwiddie still does not have an extension. “No news. Nothing to report,” Dinwiddie’s agent, Raymond Brothers, said. “Dec. 8, it came, it’s gone. I don’t have an extension,” said Dinwiddie, 25. “Just let Raymond and [Nets general manager] Sean [Marks] talk about it. I already said what I needed to say.”
One NBA source proclaimed surprise the Nets didn’t offer Dinwiddie an extension, and at least three others suggested he would be worth more in the unrestricted free-agent market next summer, when a number of teams should be flush with cash. So, by all accounts, he is offering the Nets a hometown discount.
Dinwiddie also has been linked with the point guard-needy Suns. Phoenix now reportedly is looking at a three-way deal that would send Trevor Ariza to the Lakers and ship Los Angeles’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a third team in order to get them their guard.