“Shabazz Napier underwent a comprehensive examination. He has a rather serious injury to the ligaments of the right ankle joint. On the positive side, I can say that there is no fracture and, therefore, there is no need for surgery, of the minuses, the recovery time is still unknown. We have all the necessary conditions to get him back on the floor quickly. All is needed is the support of the fans,” general manager Alexander Tserkovny said. Napier moved to Europe after six years in the NBA and showed promise in front of the season. In the first VTB SuperCup game, against UNICS, he banked in 33 points on 8-11 shooting including 6-8 from deep. He also dished out four assists during the 30 minutes on the floor.
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Dane Moore: The word on Shabazz Napier (hamstring) is that he is “progressing.” He did work in small group workouts yesterday, but has not been a full go at a practice yet. Napier last played on November 4th.
Christopher Hine: Andrew Wiggins is doubtful for tomorrow’s game against Utah, but the Wolves are listing him with an illness, not personal reasons. Okogie questionable. Napier doubtful.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is questionable to play tomorrow against San Antonio (illness) Shabazz Napier (hamstring) and Jordan Bell (shoulder) are doubtful to play. If Teague can’t play, this again should mean more time for Jarrett Culver and Jordan McLaughlin at the point.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague, Shabazz Napier and Jordan Bell are all out tonight for the Wolves. This likely means another start for Jarrett Culver and minutes again for Jordan McLaughlin. The Wolves did, however, close yesterday’s game with Wiggins and Okogie splitting the PG duties.
Jon Krawczynski: Shabazz Napier will also miss his third straight game with a strained hamstring. Wiggins, Culver and McLaughlin at the point
Christopher Hine: Napier is out again for the Wolves. Bell is available
Kyle Ratke: Timberwolves injury report for tonight vs. Warriors. Jeff Teague (illness) out. Shabazz Napier (hamstring) questionable. Jordan Bell (shoulder) questionable.
Kyle Ratke: Jordan Bell (shoulder) available to play. Shabazz Napier (hamstring) and Jeff Teague (illness) are out.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague did not make the trip. He’s out tonight. Saunders said he’s waiting to see how Napier and Bell respond to treatment before making a call on their status.
Dane Moore: Jordan Bell (shoulder) and Jeff Teague (illness) are questionable to play on Wednesday against Memphis, per the team. Shabazz Napier (hamstring) is also doubtful to play. Jordan McLaughlin, a point guard who is on a two-way contract, will be with the Wolves in Memphis.
Dane Moore: Ryan Saunders’ update of the Shabazz Napier injury today at practice: “As of right now, we’re still waiting to get clarity, but as of right now questionable moving forward.” Again, Napier and Jeff Teague are the only two true PGs on the Wolves roster.
Brian Lewis: Shabazz Napier (illness) is expected to play vs. the #Lakers. Allen Crabbe (knee) is still out. #Nets
Greg Logan: #Nets announce Shabazz Napier (illness) is OUT vs #Kings.
Brian Lewis: Kenny Atkinson wouldn’t describe Napier as having a setback. He said the point guard just tested his right hamstring and it wasn’t quite good enough to go, so he was scratched. #Nets
Brian Lewis: Shabazz Napier (Right hamstring tightness) is out for tonight’s #Nets game at the #Jazz.
Brian Lewis: DeMarre Carroll, Shabazz Napier and Graham are all probable tomorrow vs. the #Jazz. #Nets
Brian Lewis: Shabazz Napier (hamstring) is out tonight vs the #Thunder. #nets
Michael Scotto: Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (adductor strain) was upgraded to PROBABLE for tomorrow’s game against the Rockets. Shabazz Napier (hamstring tightness) is QUESTIONABLE. Allen Crabbe (knee), Jared Dudley (hamstring), Caris LeVert (foot) and Dzanan Musa (shoulder) are OUT.
Michael Gallagher: Nets Injury Update: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (adductor strain) and Shabazz Napier (right hamstring tightness) are OUT for tonight’s game vs. Boston.
Michael Gallagher: BK Injury Report for tomorrow’s game in Detroit: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (left adductor rehab) is QUESTIONABLE. DeMarre Carroll (right ankle arthroscopy), Allen Crabbe (left ankle sprain), Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) and Alan Williams (right ankle sprain) are OUT.
Brian Lewis: #Nets coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed that Alan Williams (ankle) and Shabazz Napier (hamstring) are both out tonight vs #Pistons. RHJ traveled but won’t play, as expected.
Michael Scotto: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Shabazz Napier won’t play Monday in Brooklyn’s preseason game against the Pistons. Kenneth Faried will play. Coach Atkinson said the Nets are “doing everything we can” to get Hollis-Jefferson ready for the season opener, but said he’s still day-to-day.
Greg Logan: #KennethFaried (ankle) took part today in @Brooklyn Nets practice but #ShabazzNapier (hamstring) remains sidelined. No timetable for return.
Joe Freeman: Blazers announce that Evan Turner (low back soreness), Jusuf Nurkić (low back soreness), Ed Davis (right foot strain) and Shabazz Napier (toe) are available for tonight’s game vs the Thunder.
Jason Quick: Blazers announce Shabazz Napier (left toe) is available tonight in Sacramento
Mike Richman: Blazers announce Shabazz Napier (low back strain) is available to play tonight vs. Phoenix. He was listed as questionable.
Jason Quick: Stotts says Lillard, CJ, Turner, Aminu and Harkless will not play tonight. Also, no Shabazz Napier (hamstring)
Jason Quick: Shabazz Napier says he is “day-to-day” with an upper left leg injury. Says not a hamstring or quad, but came from “banging” in practice.
Jason Quick: With Shabazz Napier nursing a hamstring injury and unavailable, Stotts says his biggest concern is limiting the minutes of Lillard and CJ
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October 27, 2021 | 2:40 am EDT Update
When asked specifically if this is one of those games where Simmons’ absence is felt, Rivers quickly dismissed that thought. “I don’t worry about that,” he quickly said. “Ben’s not here, so yeah. If we would’ve won the game, so, no. I don’t do that.”