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Marc J. Spears: The Raptors say Patrick McCaw is departing the NBA Campus in Orlando to seek treatment for a reoccurrence of a benign mass on the back of his left knee. pic.twitter.com/t20BWfNC1e
Josh Lewenberg: Pat McCaw is still sick and “very questionable” for tonight. Gasol and Powell remain out.
Shams Charania: Raptors guard/forward Pat McCaw will undergo surgery on his left knee and miss several weeks, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Blake Murphy: Patrick McCaw is out indefinitely. He’s seeing a specialist for his nagging left knee issue.
Michael Grange: Patrick McCaw (knee soreness) ‘out indefinitely’ according to Nurse. Having more tests today to determine source of the issue.
Josh Lewenberg: Patrick McCaw is seeing a specialist re: his injured knee today. Nick Nurse says they’re hoping to know more later this afternoon. He’s out indefinitely.
Doug Smith: Mid-day NBA injury report as Pat McCaw out for the Raptors in Milwaukee tonight with left knee pain
Josh Lewenberg: McCaw returns tonight. Raptors have their full roster for the first time this season.
Ryan Wolstat: Raptors will be without McCaw and Hollis-Jefferson again vs. Bulls
Tim Bontemps: Nick Nurse says both Pat McCaw and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson remain out tonight. Said there’s a possibility at least one could return tomorrow against the Bulls in Chicago.
Josh Lewenberg: Nurse expects Pat McCaw to return for Friday’s Game 3.
Doug Smith: Usual starters for Raptors-Magic and still no Patrick McCaw, who was a maybe. And no OG
Ryan Wolstat: Patrick McCaw could return. Final check imminent.
Josh Lewenberg: Nick Nurse says Patrick McCaw and his injured thumb are being re-evaluated today, which should give them a better idea of timetable. They’re hoping to have him back next week. “We could certainly now really use him.”
Josh Lewenberg: Only Anunoby (probable) and McCaw (out) listed on the afternoon injury report. Would expect the Raps to play these next 2 games (tonight in Charlotte, Sunday vs Miami) straight up and rest guys (Kawhi, Lowry, maybe others) in next Tuesday’s season finale @ Minnesota.
Josh Lewenberg: Danny Green will play tonight. Anunoby and McCaw still out.
Josh Lewenberg: OG and McCaw are out again tonight. Kawhi is back.
The Toronto Raptors announced Saturday that forward Patrick McCaw is out with a sprained right thumb. McCaw will wear a splint for approximately three weeks, and his condition will be then updated as appropriate.
Eric Smith: McCaw is out tonight. Sore shoulder. (Via Raps PR)
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says Pat McCaw is “healthy enough to suit up” and “we’ll see what happens.”
Tim Bontemps: Kerr says it “would be a tough spot” to put McCaw in the middle of a game, given how long he’s been out. That said, he didn’t rule it out.
Logan Murdock: FWIW, I’m hearing Pat McCaw has made significant on-court progress over the last two weeks, playing really well offensively in runs at the facility. Remains to be seen what that means for tonight.
Shams Charania: The Golden State Warriors are planning to activate Pat McCaw for Game 6 tonight against Houston, league sources tell Yahoo. McCaw is expected to be in uniform for first time since scary injury on March 31.
Anthony Slater: Patrick McCaw’s missed two months since that scary fall, had trouble walking/sleeping for about a month. Very slow recovery, sped up the past few weeks. Would be an almost impossible ask to drop him right in these West Finals and expect much. But wing depth is needed.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw will miss at least four more weeks with a spine contusion, per the Warriors. Seems unlikely at this point that he’ll play in these playoffs.
Mark Medina: Do the math, and Patrick McCaw is out at least through the Western Conference Finals assuming the Warriors go that far. McCaw will be reevaluated in four weeks, which is when NBA Finals start
Mark Medina: Warriors plan to have a formal reevaluation on Patrick McCaw later today. He’s already ruled out for Game 3, but should be clarity on what his long-term recovery entails.
After a day off, Curry and the Warriors will practice Monday to prepare for Game 2. The Warriors are still without second-year guard Patrick McCaw (back), who will be re-evaluated in early May and is still walking gingerly. But at least with Curry back, the Warriors’ starting five would be at full strength at the most important time of the season. “It’s exciting for him to get back to the place that he enjoys the most, which is playing basketball,” Durant said. “I’m excited as his brother that he’s out there. We’ll see what happens next game.”
Connor Letourneau: No surprises on Warriors’ injury report: Team just listing Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) and Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion), both of whom have been ruled out for Game 5.
McCaw can’t sleep at night because of the pain. He couldn’t describe the pain, but called it, “The toughest pain that you’ve ever had. It’s like that right now. I’m trying to take a lot of medicine to help, but it’s not really working right now at this point.”
Logan Murdock: Warriors’ latest injury report for game 2: Andre Iguodala (left thigh contusion) is available to play. Stephen Curry (left MCL sprain) is out. Patrick McCaw (lumbar spine contusion) is out.
Connor Letourneau: Patrick McCaw is expected to speak today for the first time since his scary spine injury. Warriors practice at 11:45 a.m.
Mark Medina: Patrick McCaw reevaluated today. He did not suffer any neurological damage, but he is going to be out for 4 more weeks. The Warriors will reevaluate him then.
Connor Letourneau: Bob Myers to @957thegame on Patrick McCaw: “It’s going to be a slow road to getting back to where he needs to be. … We don’t know when that’ll be. It could be a week. It could be two.”
Patrick McCaw: Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers! God definitely is watching over me, I’m blessed beyond measure! @Vince Carter I know you didn’t mean to harm me in any way! To my coaches, teammates, friends and family I love you guys so much for being there with me!!!
Marc J. Spears: Warriors say Patrick McCaw has been released from UC Davis Medical Center.
Zaza Pachulia: Get well soon young fella. Praying for you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pmccaw0
Logan Murdock: Warriors are calling Pat McCaw’s injury a “lumbar spine contusion.” He will be released from the hospital today and follow-up with a specialist Thursday.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: As Patrick McCaw laid in his hospital bed last night, a familiar face gave him a visit: Steve Kerr.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Patrick McCaw cleared all tests, including MRI, and expectation is he’ll be released from hospital today. No official diagnosis as of now and return timetable to be determined.
Warriors PR: Patrick McCaw update: CT scan was clear and he will undergo an MRI at TBD time.
Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State’s basket. “Vince is not that type of guy, he’s never been that type of guy,” Golden State’s Draymond Green said. “Freak accidents, things happen. A guy jumps and he didn’t touch him much if you’re as high as you can jump you lose your balance easier. I know that was tough on Vince.”
McCaw landed on his lower back/tailbone area with a loud, distressful thud and immediately squirmed around in excruciating pain as the arena fell silent. A furious Steve Kerr rumbled up the sidelines, upset at the possibility that a wily, well-respected NBA vet may have just altered the career of a second-year guard months away from restricted free agency. “God damnit!” Kerr yelled toward the referee. “I’m not mad at you. I’m mad at Vince. He knows better.”
After McCaw was wheeled off, both teams came together for a quick prayer at the exact spot that the foul was committed. Kerr, yelling at Carter moments earlier, put his hand on the veteran’s shoulder. The play was deemed a flagrant. Kerr chose Kevin Durant to shoot the free throws. Before taking them, Durant walked over to Carter — a player he grew up idolizing — and offered a handshake and hug.
Marcin Gortat: Its hard to see young man go down like this 🙁 I hope Pat McCaw is ok. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
He drove the baseline and went down with a thud at the 41.8-second mark of the third quarter, hit in the lower body by Carter. McCaw lay still and in agony for about 10 minutes as the crowd quieted. Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State’s basket.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: Golden State guard Patrick McCaw experienced numbness upon landing, but has since regained sensation in leg. A chest X-ray came back clear. He is awaiting results of CT Scan and will also undergo an MRI.
Anthony Slater: Entire Warriors team surrounding a fallen Patrick McCaw in Sacramento. He’s been down for several minutes. Trainers/medics still working to get him on stretcher.
Kayte Christensen: Vince Carter, standing by watching looking very distraught and concerned. Steve Kerr went to Vince and put his hand on his back as a sign of reassurance
Ailene Voisin: Kings GM Vlade Divac went into Warriors locker room and was told that Patrick McCaw is getting feeling back in his toes. He is at UC Davis Medical Center being evaluated.
Anthony Slater: Vince Carter: “I just don’t like to see it. I just don’t like to see him sitting there in pain, saying he can’t feel his lower half. I don’t know. Doesn’t sit well with me.”
Sean Cunningham: “I just hope he’s ok. I play this game because I love it and enjoy it, not to see young guys get hurt,. He has a bright future,” said Vince Carter after the game. “I don’t like to see him (laying) there in pain, saying he can’t feel his lower half. it doesn’t sit well with me.”
Logan Murdock: Kings coach Dave Joerger on Vince Carter’s mood postgame: “He’s down”
Stephen Curry: Please send up prayers thoughts love to my guy @Patrick McCaw! God please heal his body and keep him strong!
Briante Weber: All positive vibes for my lil bro P Nice 🙌🏿 @Patrick McCaw
Mark Medina: More injury news: Patrick McCaw told me his back “is pretty bad right now.” But he thinks he’ll be fine with treatment next few days
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February 28, 2021 | 6:15 am EST Update
Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is on this quick two-game trip with his teammates so he can continue to rehab a high-grade strained right calf, but the five-time All-Star is “unlikely” to return until after the NBA All-Star break, league sources tell cleveland.com.
Given the Cavs only have two games remaining — Monday in Houston and Wednesday at home against the Indiana Pacers — before a needed nine-day break, sources said the team doesn’t see the upside in pushing it. They want to use the extra days to get his calf better, so he can be 100 percent for the Second Half.
The Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant will still serve as an NBA All-Star Game captain despite a hamstring injury that will keep him from playing. Durant and fellow All-Star Game captain LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will each draft a roster out of the pool of selected All-Stars. The All-Star draft will air on TNT on March 4. It remained unclear whether Durant will travel to Atlanta for the game on March 7.
A Knicks official said Rivers was at the Garden, but in the back getting treatment for a sore ankle. Rivers was not listed on the pregame injury report submitted to the NBA. On the box score, Rivers was listed with a DNP-Coach’s Decision. Earlier this week, Rivers said of his situation: “I can’t control if I’m traded today, tomorrow or the next day. What I can control is how I am as a player.’’
His father, Mychal Thompson, believes Klay’s basketball lifespan could run until he’s 40 years old. “I said, if you really want to, you can play till you’re 40 years of age, but the key to that is you have to take care of your body, as you go into your 30s,” Mychal said, recounting to NBC Sports Bay Area a conversation he had with Klay.
That doesn’t mean he’s a finished product. There’s a reason the Raptors signed him with G League intentions and not for the NBA roster. The 10-day contract (about $82,000) affords them six games to see how he can fit and progress in their environment. It’s an audition by another name, and not the first time the Raptors have used a 10-day to get a 905 look at a prospect. “This gives us a chance to get Donta down in our system, teach him our ins and outs and the way we operate our offence, our defence, our schemes, and see how he looks running those,” general manager Chad Sanders said. “With Tampa just down the street, it’s a chance for us to get him out there and get some reps and get a chance to evaluate him for the big club.”
Callie Caplan: Luka, on ABC, asked about recent comparisons to Larry Bird’s game: “More, more games to go. A long time before you can compare me to Larry Bird. I just want to keep hooping, have fun playing basketball.”