TJ McBride: It sounds like Millsap’s wrist injury was worse than originally thought. Millsap said his surgically repaired wrist never felt 100% and that his doctors said it could be up to a year before he is fully healthy.
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Gina Mizell: Paul Millsap admitted he had “good days and bad days” in his time back from surgery. Said doctors have told him wrist pain/lack of range of motion/etc. could linger until the year-mark of surgery (mid-November) #Nuggets
Chris Dempsey: Officially: Paul Millsap is in for tonight’s game. #Nuggets
Gina Mizell: Not surprisingly, Michael Malone did not have an update on Paul Millsap’s status for tonight’s game against the Clippers. But Malone said Torrey Craig (hamstring) will NOT play tonight. #Nuggets
Gina Mizell: Paul Millsap, who is officially listed as questionable to play tonight against the Clippers, just told us he’s a game-time decision. But he said he broke down in tears when he got to Pepsi Center for shootaround because he’s finally on the verge of returning. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Paul Millsap (left wrist) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday vs Clipper. Torrey Craig also questionable.
Gina Mizell: Michael Malone on Paul Millsap’s impending return, which could be as soon as a week away: “For (teammates) to know that he’s inching closer and closer to coming back, that gives an already confident group even more confidence, because they know what Paul brings to the table.”
Duvalier Johnson: Malone said it all comes down to the medical staff and when they’re comfortable to get Millsap back. Malone said he heard it’s the range of motion that’s holding him from playing. But he’s ahead of schedule. #Nuggets
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone provided an update on Paul Millsap ahead of tonight’s game: “…the range of motion in the left wrist isn’t necessarily where they want it to be….(will Millsap return to the lineup) next week? Is it in two weeks, I’m not sure.”
Harrison Wind: Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Paul Millsap woke up Thursday morning with his wrist feeling good and not too much soreness. Nuggets had a light, 45 minute practice today and Millsap participated for a second-straight day. No further update on his return from yesterday.
TJ McBride: Paul Millsap DID go through an entire practice today. He was a full participant. He said he does not think he will be able to play on Friday.
TJ McBride: Mike Malone and Paul Millsap have said that they don’t have an exact timetable. Malone: “it could be two weeks or four weeks.” Malone also said that Millsap has a check up appointment with doctors next week.
Duvalier Johnson: Mike Malone said he’ll most likely bring Paul Millsap off the bench when he returns. #Nuggets
Duvalier Johnson: Paul Millsap is also here getting some shots up with a small brace. #Nuggets
Adam Mares: On the Bill Simmons podcast, Richard Jefferson said Millsap should be back “in a week or two.” Doubt that’s the official timeframe but maybe the Nuggets quietly hope he’ll be back a bit ahead of schedule.
TJ McBride: Paul Millsap is getting basketball work in with his injured wrist according to Malone. The biggest hurdle is now getting his conditioning back to NBA-level & getting his range of motion back. Malone alluded that it will be after the All-Star break that he should return.
Chris Dempsey: Yesterday, #Nuggets F Paul Millsap posted on Instagram that his hard cast has been removed from his left wrist. There are still weeks of rehab ahead of him, however. Nuggets coach Michael Malone spoke to Millsap’s current state of progress pic.twitter.com/p8kNATyIN9
TJ McBride: Nikola Jokic on how the #Nuggets have won without Paul Millsap in the first half of the season: “….We don’t need him…..(laughs). I’m not kidding. We really need him.”
Adam Mares: Millsap says he has a very aggressive timetable for his return but laughed and would not say what it was. But said he wants to return “soon.” (That’s a very relative “soon)
Aniello Piro: Millsap said he lost all motion and feeling in his hand when the injury originally occurred. He couldn’t catch a basketball and was limited entirely to one hand
Calling his presence back with the Nuggets “therapeutic,” forward Paul Millsap talked for the first since suffering a left wrist injury about it and what’s to come with Altitude Sports and Nuggets.com on Wednesday. He recently was fitted with a hard cast. “I gotta stick with the cast,” Millsap said. “It’s part of me now. But, it’s been a tough journey, a tough road, a tough few weeks being that this is the longest time that I’ve missed. But I’m here to support my team, and I’m glad I’m here.” The cast, Millsap said, will be on for a long while. He detailed the next steps when it does come time for it to be removed. “Once the cast comes off I’m just rehabbing trying to get the range of motion back, get it strengthened back up,” he said. “I’m hoping it will take a few weeks, or it might take a month – however long the training staff tells me it will take is how long I’ve got to wait.”
Harrison Wind: Woah, looks like Paul Millsap (left wrist surgery) has joined the Nuggets in Detroit and is on their bench tonight (obviously in street clothes). H/T @AltitudeTV
Gina Mizell: #Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Paul Millsap had a follow-up appointment Tuesday, where he was expected to get a hard cast put on his surgically repaired wrist.
TJ McBride: #Nuggets injury report vs the #Bulls: Mason Plumlee (core strain) WILL PLAY Wilson Chandler (lower back soreness) is OUT Paul Millsap (left wrist surgery) is OUT
Harrison Wind: If Millsap is out 3 months he’ll miss 42 games in total with a projected return date of Feb. 23 vs San Antonio — the first game after the All-Star break. Nuggets did not give a timetable in their release but said “several months” twitter.com/HarrisonWind/s…
Paul Millsap underwent successful reconstructive surgery today on his left wrist ligament injury with UCHealth surgeon Dr. Frank Scott. There is no exact timetable for his return, but he is expected to miss the next several months. His return to sport progression will be dependent upon consistent assessment throughout the rehab process.
Shams Charania: Sources: Denver All-Star Paul Millsap underwent successful surgery on his left wrist today and is expected to be sidelined three months.
Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Paul Millsap will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and could miss up to three months, a league source confirmed to The Denver Post on Tuesday evening.
Shams Charania: Denver All-Star forward Paul Millsap will undergo surgery on his left wrist and be sidelined indefinitely, league sources say.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap’s surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and could sideline him for three months, league sources tell ESPN.
Gina Mizell: #Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. (acting head coach) said Kenneth Faried will start tonight in place of Paul Millsap (sprained wrist). Asked about long-term prognosis (which was probably unfair) and Unseld said Millsap will be re-evaluated soon.
Harrison Wind: League sources confirm that X-rays on Paul Millsap’s left wrist did indeed come back negative. He’s out tonight vs SAC. The injury hurts, no doubt, but Nuggets do have frontcourt depth behind him.
Chris Haynes: X-ray results of Paul Millsap’s wrist came back negative, league sources tell ESPN. Huge relief for Denver. There was fear of a fracture.
TJ McBride: #Nuggets Injury update prior to taking on the #Kings on a back go back. Wilson Chandler (Low Back Pain) is QUESTIONABLE. Paul Millsap (Left Wrist Sprain) is OUT.
Ally Sturm: On Paul Millsap wrist, #Nuggets Coach Michael Malone said, he underwent x-rays and are waiting to hear on results.
TJ McBride: Millsap back to the locker room again. Likely for the wrist that was hurting him earlier. Asked to be taken out. That means no Jokic, Millsap, or Malone for Denver.
Chris Dempsey: Paul Millsap (wrist) will not return to the game
TJ McBride: Nuggets updated injury report:
Rick Noland: Bazemore (knee), Millsap (knee), Sefolosha (groin) out for Hawks; Hardaway (wrist, knee), Schroder (foot) doubtful. TT out for Cavs
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks undecided on starting lineup. Paul Millsap will not play tomorrow at Cavs.
Chris Vivlamore: Paul Millsap will play and come off bench.
Chris Vivlamore: Millsap will be under minutes restriction. Part of the reason he will come off bench. Delaney and Sefolosha will be inactives.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer offered not definitive word as to whether Paul Millsap will return for Sunday’s game against the Nets. However, there are positive signs that the starting power forward will be able to play after missing eight games with left knee synovitis. Millsap did not play against the Bulls but did a pregame workout on Saturday. He took part in much of a practice on Friday.
Chris Vivlamore: Paul Millsap is here in Philadelphia so he made the three-game trip.
Chris Vivlamore: Paul Millsap diagnosed with left knee synovitis. Had non-surgical procedure. Out three games. Then re-evaluated.
Paul Millsap recently had an MRI on his left knee and the results of the exam showed no damage, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said Sunday. However, Millsap missed his fifth straight game due to left knee tightness. The Hawks, in the midst of a six-game losing streak, have lost every game in the absence of the starting power forward. The Hawks are 0-7 overall this season without Millsap. Budenholzer said Millsap has seen team doctors but did not indicate whether the all-star has seen a specialist concerning the injury.
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks officially release injury report. Millsap and Bazemore out. Dunleavy off the report.
Chris Vivlamore: Paul Millsap OUT next two games with left knee tightness.
The Hawks will be without Paul Millsap for at least two more games as their leading scorer will not play against the Pistons Friday and the Raptors on Saturday. Millsap has a sore left hip that also cost him Wednesday’s game against the Suns.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed Tuesday that Paul Millsap and Jarrett Jack will miss the team’s first two exhibition games at the Grizzlies on Thursday and at the Spurs on Saturday. The move of holding both players out of the games was expected as each return from knee issues. The games are on the same road trip as the Hawks will fly directly to San Antonio after playing in Memphis.
Chris Vivlamore: Paul Millsap recently underwent a preventative knee procedure and will miss three weeks. Details to come.
Chris Vivlamore: Procedure on Paul Millsap’s knee was not surgical.
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August 16, 2018 | 10:03 pm EDT Update
Josh Lewenberg: New Raptor Greg Monroe was on @OverDrive1050 today, said he’s spent the summer working to adapt his game – being more mobile and even extending his range (he’s 0-for-12 from 3pt range in his career).
When Wendell Carter Jr. joined other members of the 2018 draft class at this week’s mandatory Rookie Transition Program, he knew there would be seminars and maybe some studying. What the Bulls first-round pick didn’t know is there would also be a magic show. And an NBA 2K video-game tournament. And a straight-talk moment from 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony.
Wendell Carter Jr: “Melo was real cool talking to us about the brotherhood we’re stepping into and the foundation the players before us have laid down. A prime example is the amount of money we’re getting paid now. Back in the day it wasn’t as readily available as it is now, and players before us fought for that.”
There are interactive workshops and smaller breakout sessions to keep players engaged. But when someone such as Grant Hill or Anthony Davis, both of whom presented at this year’s program, is talking attention is assumed. “You get those guys who are so engaged,” said Greg Taylor, the NBA’s senior vice president of player development. “They come ready to learn. They’re sitting in the front row.”
Drew Shiller: Steph Curry: “The stuff that I’ve turned down, and that includes our former President that has invited me to play golf but I cannot get to the East Coast in the next week to play with him. So Barack, if you’re listening, I appreciate the invite.” Wild. I have the same problem!
August 16, 2018 | 7:53 pm EDT Update
Kemba Walker can’t avoid it. Whenever he sets foot in the five boroughs, the questions come from every direction. “I’ve been hearing it for years,” Walker said Thursday, after working with youngsters at the National Basketball Players Association summer camp. “Every time I come home, ‘When are you going to come home and play for the Knicks?’ I know it’s a special place, I was a Knicks fan growing up, always rooted for the home team. But I just can’t see myself in a Knicks jersey, only because I’ve only been in one jersey.”
What about Brooklyn? “It’s always kind of weird because the Knicks are here,” he said. “There are definitely die-hard fans, that’s one thing about people from Brooklyn, they’re very loyal, die-hard, believe in their team. I love playing there.”