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Marc Berman: Reggie Bullock is out with illness. Could open up more minutes for Kevin Knox.
Tim Bontemps: Reggie Bullock checks in for the first time this season for the Knicks, after missing the first two-and-a-half months with a back issue. Bullock could be a really interesting trade candidate as a 3-and-D wing on a reasonable deal over the next month for contenders seeking depth.
The 3-point threat is likely to finally make his Knicks debut in Wednesday night’s home game against the Trail Blazers after undergoing spinal fusion surgery soon after signing as a free agent in July. “I’m very excited. The injury is something that’s behind me. I’m no longer talking about it anymore. I’m just focused on basketball and being back here with my team,” said Bullock, who also had to deal with the tragic shooting death of his sister in Baltimore in November. “The Knicks have done a great job of helping me out through the whole thing, with my family situations and everything.
Miller sounded as if Reggie Bullock (spinal fusion surgery) still needs a few more practices, meaning his Knicks debut probably won’t come until the new year. “He just needs practice days where he’s comfortable,’’ Miller said. “We have to give him the opportunities where he’s building up to it. We can’t point to [a date]. He’s got to get these days in.”
Chris Iseman: Knicks say that Reggie Bullock is progressing in his rehab and has been medically cleared to participate in non-contact drills on the court. He will be re-evaluated in early December.
Bullock is rehabbing from spinal fusion surgery. The Post quoted medical experts stating rehab from such a surgery can take up to six months, which would put Bullock’s return date at January. “We told him (Smith) take as much time,” Fizdale said. “He and Reggie both. It’s just a really sad situation for both our guys. We’re just going to try to make sure we can do anything we can for them and their families and support them any way we can… This is the second time this has happened to his family, he’s lost a sister to this stuff. Hopefully he can come back and feel love from everybody.”
As for Bullock’s return to the court, Fizdale said, “He’s coming along great. His body is really healing up. He’s shooting. He’s starting to do a little bit more here and there. Whenever he gets back, he’ll be another welcome shooter on our team. Right now for us, the biggest thing is we just want to take care of him and his family.”
Mike Vorkunov: Reggie Bullock is doing some light shooting here at the Knicks facility after practice, just free throws and close shots in portion visible to media. He had off-season surgery for a disc issue. Knicks said they’d reevaluate his rehab in November.
Stefan Bondy: According to the Knicks, Damyean Dotson (right shoulder) will probably not play in the preseason and should be ready for the start of the season. Reggie Bullock (cervical disc herniation) will be re-evaluated in November.
Ian Begley: Knicks say Reggie Bullock underwent successful surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery for a cervical disc herniation. The team will plan to provide an update on his rehab and progress around the start of training camp.
Marc Berman: As reported here earlier this month, Damyean Dotson will not be cut today before his $1.5M contract for next season becomes guaranteed by midnight. Despite his shoulder rehab, Dotson figures more in plans with Reggie Bullock’s lingering plantar fasciitis.
The Knicks have announced the signing of five players but not shooting guard Reggie Bullock, whose signing is on hold. An NBA source indicated an issue with his physical has delayed his signing.
Adrian Wojnarowski: In a brief conversation with ESPN, David Bauman was complimentary of how the Knicks handled this emerging situation with Bullock. He cited how accommodating ownership, front office and medical staff had been in dealing with new issues facing deal: “First-class throughout,” Bauman said.
Ian Begley: A league source confirms @wojespn’s report that the Knicks and Reggie Bullock are re-working their original 2-year, $21 million agreement. The original deal contained a team option for Year 2. Bullock’s medical issue is unclear.
Harrison Faigen: Reggie Bullock is questionable for tomorrow
Ryan Ward: Lakers’ Reggie Bullock (neck stiffness) and Kyle Kuzma (left foot peroneal tendinitis) are QUESTIONABLE for tonight’s game against the Clippers
Kyle Goon: Kyle Kuzma is OUT for tonight with his foot tendinitis. Reggie Bullock and Tyson Chandler are QUESTIONABLE.
Kyle Goon: Besides the Lakers who we know are done for the year, Tyson Chandler (flu) is out, and Reggie Bullock (plantar fasciitis) is questionable today in New Orleans.
Harrison Faigen: The Lakers are listing LeBron as probable for tomorrow. Mike Muscala is also probable. Reggie Bullock and Tyson Chandler are questionable
Kyle Goon: Josh Hart is already listed as OUT for tomorrow’s game against the Wizards. Reggie Bullock and Mike Muscala are QUESTIONABLE. LeBron James is PROBABLE.
Harrison Faigen: Luke said KCP is replacing Reggie Bullock with the starters. Bullock is out with a foot injury.
Mike Trudell: Reggie Bullock is available to play tonight in Detroit, while Lance Stephenson and Josh Hart join LeBron, Chandler, Ingram and Lonzo on the shelf for the shorthanded Lakers.
Ryan Ward: Along with LeBron, Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) is also OUT tonight vs. #Pistons #Lakers guard Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is considered QUESTIONABLE. Reggie Bullock (left foot contusion) and Lance Stephenson (left foot, second toe sprain) are PROBABLE.
Vincent Ellis: No Zaza (flu) tonight. Bullock (ankle sprain) back after missing five games. #Pistons.
James Edwards III: #Pistons’ Reggie Bullock (ankle) is out tonight, expected to play Saturday.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Reggie Bullock (sprained ankle), Stanley Johnson (left knee contusion) and Ish Smith (adductor tear) all are OUT today vs. #Pelicans.
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey said he believes #Pistons’ Stanley Johnson (knee) will be out. Reggie Bullock (ankle) is a game-time decision
Vincent Ellis: Casey indicates Reggie Bullock (ankle sprain) will return to the lineup after two-game absence. #Pistons
Vincent Ellis: Reggie Bullock was moving around pretty good after practice on his sprained right ankle, but Casey didn’t know his availability for Monday’s game against Miami. #Pistons
Greg Logan: #Pistons just confirmed Reggie Bullock is out with the flu vs @Brooklyn Nets.
Rod Beard: #Pistons shut down guard Reggie Bullock (knee swelling) for last four games of the season: detne.ws/2Hdrr4w pic.twitter.com/9cVTzBewrJ
Rod Beard: #Pistons Reggie Bullock and Dwight Buycks are back in the lineup tonight vs. #Nuggets.
Keith Langlois: Reggie Bullock’s car got hit, driver fled, on his way to practice. He checked out OK but didn’t practice with what SVG called back spasms. Will travel on 6-game trip. Status TBD
Reggie Bullock was a full participant in practice today, partaking in competitive half-court four-on-four work and staying after to play three-on-three. He continues to return from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, with Van Gundy not ruling out a return to the floor during Detroit’s five-game road trip.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Reggie Bullock (torn meniscus) practiced today and could return to the lineup soon.
Shams Charania: Sources: Detroit’s Reggie Bullock will undergo surgery and miss 2-to-4 months with left meniscus tear. He served as valued backup guard.
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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.”