In addition, guard Romeo Langford’s rehab has been proceeding as planned after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist on Sept. 22. His expected return from the date of the procedure was four to five months, the team said.
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Jared Weiss: Ainge says Romeo Langford is still in a cast and won’t be ready for the start of training camp in a couple of weeks. Unsure what timeline is.
Ainge seemingly feels Langford could have made an impact against Miami, though. “Going into the season, we liked our bench,” Ainge said. “Going into these big playoff games, were always going to have three of the five main players on the court at all times. We were going to play center by committee, and we liked our core players opposite them. “But because we had injuries with Kemba, injuries with Gordon and injuries with Romey, that hurt us. And that exposed our bench a little bit at that point. ” … He gets hurt the first game of the playoffs, and that set us back a little bit.”
Brian Robb: Brad Stevens on Romeo Langford’s torn wrist ligaments: “He hasn’t had a lot of pain with it.”
Jay King: Romeo Langford has torn ligaments in his wrist, per Stevens. From what Stevens said, sounds like surgery is an option at some point, but they’re determining whether he’ll be available or not. Stevens believes it’s “questionable right now.”
Chris Grenham: Romeo Langford is out today for the Red Claws with his ankle injury. The team does not believe it to be serious, however.
Jay King: Enes Kanter is questionable for tomorrow’s game against Dallas. Romeo Langford, who was just recalled from Maine, has an illness. He is listed as probable.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics officially rule out Romeo Langford (sore right knee) and Tacko Fall (concussion protocol) for Wednesday’s opener in Philadelphia. Robert Williams does not appear on the injury report so he appears to be full-go for Wednesday night.
Gary Washburn: Right knee sprain for Romeo Langford #Celtics
Jay King: Brad Stevens said Romeo Langford’s injury isn’t “BAD bad.” Doesn’t know what that means for Tuesday’s game.
Jay King: Brad Stevens said nobody will play more than 25 minutes tonight. Romeo Langford is out, but will probably do live stuff in one of the next couple of days. Daniel Theis (adductor strain) also out.
While fellow rookies Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, Tremont Waters and Tacko Fall earned headlines at the NBA Summer League, Langford was sidelined by offseason surgery on his right thumb. Now, months later, Langford is nursing a tweaked left groin that has kept him out of live action during the first two days of training camp. Neither he nor the Celtics appear to be very concerned with the most recent setback. Langford told Celtics.com that he “should be fine coming up here pretty soon.”
Ben Rohrbach: Romeo Langford said his hand is 100 percent now. “I don’t feel any pain with it.”
Adam Himmelsbach: Hearing that Romeo Langford won’t be cleared for full contact at the start of Celtics summer league practice this weekend.
Andrew Perna: Romeo Langford had a soft cast on his thumb Wednesday, but nothing today. Had surgery in early April.
Scott Agness: Romeo Langford told reporters in NY that his recovery from right thumb surgery is “going good” and he expects to play at summer league. Langford had his hard cast removed two weeks ago and he met with a few teams in the last week.
Scott Agness: Romeo Langford says his back is 100%. “There’s no problem with that anymore.” Going to his cast off soon, which will allow him to shoot again and resume normal lifting. Admits it affected him “in a huge way” at IU.
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December 1, 2020 | 10:01 pm EST Update
Andrew Greif: Joakim Noah has been waived by the Clippers with the expectation that he’ll be retiring from the NBA, league sources confirm to @Brad Turner and me. His contract was set to guarantee on Dec. 22. Brief Clips tenure, but a long NBA career.
New Warriors swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. already got himself a ring. Well … at least his now-fiancé does. The soon-to-be 25-year-old Oubre, who recently was acquired by Golden State, announced his engagement to Shylyn in a really adorable video on Instagram.
During a recent appearance on the Knuckleheads podcast with Quentin Richardson & Darius Miles, Kemp recalled a meeting with Bird that has stuck with him to this day. “We were playing the Boston Celtics, so the great Larry Bird. I’m from Indiana and Larry’s from Indiana,” Kemp said. “I knew about the history of Larry but I didn’t realize how he really got down. Larry gave me 50 [points] in three quarters. And he talked to me the whole entire game. He asked me at the jump ball, ‘You’re the one that broke all my records in high school right?’ and I said ‘Yeah, that’s me.’ and he said ‘I’ve got something for you tonight.'”
December 1, 2020 | 9:35 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Clippers are waiving center Joakim Noah — and his agent, Bill Duffy of @BDA Sports, tells ESPN that Noah is “likely headed toward retirement.” One of his era’s most ferocious competitors, Noah played 13 seasons, made two All-Star games and was a 3-time All-Defensive team choice.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Bill Duffy on Noah: “What an illustrious career for Joakim, starting with two national titles at the University of Florida, to becoming an NBA Defensive Player of the Year and ultimately evolving into one of the most passionate, spirited players to ever come through our sport. It’s been my honor to represent Joakim through his journey.”
Eric Walden: Rudy Gobert, on his extension talks: “My goal is to win a championship here, that’s been my goal since I got here, and it still is. … Negotiation talk, that’s why I have an agent. I’ll let him take care of that.”