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Brad Townsend: Tim Hardaway Jr. has popped up on the injury report (in this case the Mavs’ media notes) as questionable for tomorrow’s Game 6 with a cervical strain.
The Mavericks opened training camp Tuesday with about as much good health as a team can realistically expect. J.J. Barea, who missed the last half of the 2018-19 season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, went through virtually all of the first practice session. Kristaps Porzingis, last year’s blockbuster addition who missed the entire season after major knee surgery, was a full participant. And Tim Hardaway Jr., who had left tibia surgery for a stress reaction that cut his 2018-19 season short by 11 games, also had no limitations.
Dwain Price: #Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told me G Tim Hardaway Jr. had his final follow-up on Wed. with the doctor that did his surgery. Carlisle: “From my understanding everything went well and I expect that he’s cleared.” THJ had surgery on 4/18 to address a stress injury to his left tibia.
Eddie Sefko: Tim Hardaway Jr. says surgery is next week. He’s never had a surgery before, he said, so he’s not sure what to expect. Same procedure Seth Curry had a couple years ago.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs swingman Tim Hardaway Jr. will probably undergo surgery to insert a rod in his leg to repair the stress reaction that ended his season, Mark Cuban said. Hardaway would be recovered well in advance of training camp.
Eddie Sefko: Rick Carlisle says Tim Hardaway Jr. will be shut down for the season to let his stress reaction in his leg heal.
Michael Gallagher: Tim Hardaway Jr. is listed as out with a left tibia stress reaction. He had a left leg stress reaction last year.
Dwain Price: Tim Hardaway Jr. missed practice today with an illness. Carlisle said he hopes he’ll be able to play tomorrow when the Mavs host Memphis. @Dallas Mavericks
Matt Velazquez: No Tim Hardaway Jr for the Knicks tonight due to illness.
Mike Vorkunov: Tim Hardaway Jr. has been playing through plantar fasciitis for about 3 weeks now for the Knicks, David Fizdale said. But there have been no thoughts to shut him down. “No,” Fizdale said, laughing. “I gotta score some baskets. I can’t shut down Timmy. We need Timmy.” pic.twitter.com/W1YDzBE1O5
Steve Popper: Knicks say Hardaway Jr (sore right heel) is questionable; Dotson (sore right shoulder) is doubtful and Robinson (sprained left ankle) and Trier (strained left hamstring) are out for tomorrow night’s game at Philadelphia.
Steve Popper: Knicks now say both Hardaway and Knox are available tonight.
Mike Vorkunov: Tim Hardaway Jr. is sore. He’ll be active and they’ll warm him up and seems like a game-time decision. Kevin Knox is being evaluated, and that’s where Knicks stand with him for tonight.
Ian Begley: Tim Hardaway Jr. has a sprained left ankle, the Knicks say.
Al Iannazzone: Tim Hardaway Jr. will play tonight vs Sixers. Lance Thomas remains away from the team due to a family issue.
Ian Begley: Jeff Hornacek said Tim Hardaway Jr. was kicked in the shin. He said there will likely be no further tests needed and it was unrelated to his previous injury. X-rays were negative.
Ian Begley: X-rays on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s shin were negative, the Knicks say.
Michael Gallagher: Tim Hardaway Jr. going to the locker room with an apparent left leg injury. He’s not putting weight on it as he hops to the locker room. Same leg that had a stress injury.
Steve Popper: Hardaway will play tonight but minutes may be limited
Harrison Wind: Tim Hardaway Jr and Kyle O’Quinn are out tonight. Porzingis is in for Knicks
Al Iannazzone: Tim Hardaway Jr. is returning tonight.
Adam Zagoria: Tim Hardaway Jr. officially questionable for tomorrow.
Marc Berman: Hornacek wouldn’t say if Friday is Hardaway Jr.’s return but…”He said before shootaround he feels good. He’s itching to go. We to have to be careful and listen to doctors.”
Ian Begley: Tim Hardaway Jr. has been “moving more every day” but hasn’t been cleared to run yet. He’s been sidelined since Dec. 3 with a stress injury in his lower leg. Jeff Hornacek expects Hardaway, who’s averaging 18 points, 4.2 rebounds & 3.3 assists/game, back at some point next month
New York Knicks starting shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has been cleared to progress in the rehab of his leg injury following an examination Tuesday by the club’s medical staff.
The team announced that Hardaway Jr.’s stress injury in his left leg will be re-evaluated in a week and that he can continue his progress and court activity. So Hardaway Jr. will be sidelined until Dec. 26 at the earliest, meaning he will miss the Knicks’ Christmas Day game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
When asked directly if he felt he’ll be back by the start of the new year, Hardaway said, “The goal is just to get better first. That’s the goal. I’m not giving myself no deadline. I don’t want to get to that point and be upset and down on myself. I don’t want to give myself a set date on when I should return. I’ll do what I can to get this right. When I’m confident and ready to go, then we’ll see.’’
“I’m not going to rush it,’’ Hardaway Jr. said. “I’m going to wait until I’m 100 percent mentally ready to go. If it was the playoffs, I’d be out there right now. But you got to be smart and do what’s best for you. I trust the team. They’re playing hard, playing smart.’’
Barbara Barker: Tim Hardaway spoke before game. No timetable for his return , he said. Will be evaluated next week.
Kristaps Porzingis sounded a little bit of an alarm about Hardaway being out at least two weeks with a stress injury in his left leg. “It’s not good for us at all,” Porzingis said. “Other guys are going to have to step up and hopefully Timmy comes back as soon as possible. But also he has to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy before he comes back. It’s something you can’t play with.”
Marc Berman: Hornacek said Hardaway Jr. can’t do any basketball stuff – just work machines and put contraptions on his leg to heal. Wouldn’t answer if it’s a stress fracture.
Tim Hardaway Jr. remained back in New York and underwent tests on his left leg, but the Knicks had no further updates. Hardaway was diagnosed with a stress injury in his lower left leg Sunday and missed his second straight game Monday.
“There’s concern with anybody when it’s an injury that might be longer than a game or two,” Jeff Hornacek said before the Knicks faced the Pacers Monday. “He’s getting evaluated so we’ll find out more.
Steve Popper: Hornacek said Hardaway is tough and wants to play but admits foot ailments sounds like plantar fasciitis, for which rest is really the only solution.
Ian Begley: Tim Hardaway Jr. (sore foot) will play tonight against the Clippers.
Tim Hardaway Jr. officially is listed as “questionable” for the Knicks against the Clippers at the Garden on Monday because of a sore left foot. And if there is any question, the Knicks seem set to err on the side of caution. “Just wait and see. Tomorrow come back in here get treatment again, go through walk-through and see how it is,” Hardaway said Sunday after sitting out practice — except for some shooting — in Tarrytown.
Hardaway left Friday’s game against the Raptors with soreness in his left foot and didn’t practice Sunday. He said this was something he tried to play through, and he should have taken it more seriously. X-rays were negative. The Knicks are listing Hardaway as questionable, but he sounded as if it’s doubtful he plays.
“I think it was just nagging, just nagging pain right there and me continuing to play on it, it got worse,” Hardaway said. “Just not really taking it serious. I’m thinking, ‘I’m strong enough, able enough to go out there and compete so it’s not really that much. I don’t feel nothing as bad so no need for me to get it right.’ But it got worse and worse and worse.”
Steve Popper: Tim Hardaway Jr sore left foot. X-rays negative.
“I’m not making no excuses,’’ Hardaway said. “If I’m out there, that means I’m 100 percent. There’s no excuse on the ankle, no excuse on anything. Yeah, I tweaked it in preseason, but it’s no excuse. I’m not playing the way I wanted to play and it sucks. But I can’t harp on that. You’ve got to move on, get back in the gym and work. My teammates have my back.”
Jeff Hornacek said Tim Hardaway Jr. has been dealing with an ankle issue: “I don’t think it was anything he probably would say it but I think his ankle was bothering him a little bit.”
Rick Noland: Bazemore (knee), Millsap (knee), Sefolosha (groin) out for Hawks; Hardaway (wrist, knee), Schroder (foot) doubtful. TT out for Cavs
Chris Vivlamore: Dwight Howard and Tim Hardaway expected to return to Hawks lineup tonight vs. T’Wolves.
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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.”