Will Guillory: Gentry says that Tony Allen will be available tonight
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Jennifer Hale: The @PelicansNBA Tony Allen has suffered a setback in his recovery from a L fibula fracture. He was close to returning when he re-aggravated the fracture. New recovery expected to take 2-4 weeks. @FOXSportsNOLA
Will Guillory: Gentry adds that Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen will be day-to-day moving forward
Will Guillory: Tony Allen (left knee) is doubtful to return
Will Guillory: No Tony Allen on the #Pelicans injury report. Looks like he’s on track to play tomorrow vs. Minnesota
Will Guillory: Alvin Gentry says he expects Tony Allen to play tonight
Will Guillory: The #Pelicans just announced that Tony Allen will be out once again tonight. He’s missed 4 straight games
Jim Eichenhofer: Tony Allen (knee) could make his return Friday at Denver, will try to play against Nuggets, per Gentry
Will Guillory: Tony Allen will miss tonight’s game with knee inflammation
Ronald Tillery: Tony Allen (right calf) is OUT for Game 3.
Paul Garcia: Coach Fizdale said Tony Allen is out tonight and his status will remain on a game by game basis.
Memphis coach Dave Fizdale stressed before Saturday’s playoff opener against the second-seeded Spurs that the loss of swingman Tony Allen is a huge blow for the seventh-seeded Grizzlies. “That’s a kick in the you know whats,” Fizdale said of losing Allen, who is out indefinitely with what Memphis is called a right lower leg injury.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Memphis coaching staff is preparing for playoff series against Spurs without Allen as part of the plan, league sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Memphis’ Tony Allen will rehab his calf strain as intensely as possible, but recovery time for this particular injury is a month.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies PG Mike Conley (eye) will not play against the Thunder, coach David Fizdale said. Tony Allen (eye) will play.
Michael Wallace: Marc Gasol (ankle) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game at Spurs. Tony Allen (eye) also questionable.
Ronald Tillery: Pregame – Griz coach David Fizdale on Tony Allen (sore left knee): “It’s looking positive… I expect him to play.”
John Reid: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen won’t play tonight vs. Pelicans because of a sore left knee.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (left knee) will not play tonight against the Pelicans.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (right groin) is out tonight against the Nuggets. es.pn/2eBMm1p
Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen is likely to miss a week. The swelling in his knee is gone, but he’s working to regain full strength and explosiveness.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies SG Tony Allen (knee) will not play in the opener, coach David Fizdale said. “He’s not far away, but it’s not worth the risk for one game,” Fizdale said. Memphis will be without two starters against the Timberwolves with SF Chandler Parsons (knee) also out.
“It feels good being out there with the guys,” said the 34-year-old Allen, who missed all six preseason games because of knee soreness. “When the injury came about it obviously wakes other things (in the body) up, so I’m a little banged up, … but I’m a work in progress so I’m listening to my body and the training staff, and that’s all I can do at this point.” Fizdale said, “He looked good, and I think he’s getting close. I don’t want to say there’s guarantees (about when will be back), but he went through the whole practice today and all of yesterday. We don’t go for continuous long stretches of time, but he’s looking better, and I’m hoping we get him back soon.”
Paul Coro: Tony Allen (sore left knee) is not expected to play for an 8th consecutive game in #SunsAtGrizz today. Grizz has won 5 of 6 with loss @ PHX.
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June 21, 2018 | 11:39 am EDT Update
Two days ahead of the NBA Draft, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich finally got a meeting with disgruntled star forward Kawhi Leonard in Southern California, hoping to open a line of communication that will lead to Leonard backing off the trade demand he lodged with the team last week. That drama figures to overshadow Thursday’s draft. But executives around the league say it’s near impossible that the Spurs and Leonard can work out their differences in time for the draft, which would leave San Antonio — which owns the No. 18 pick — in limbo as the team makes its selection. Ideally, the Spurs would have a clear view on Leonard’s future so that they could acquire more picks in this draft.
That complication is going to make trade talks extremely difficult for the Spurs before Thursday’s draft. “They are not going to want to rush something like that,” one general manager told Sporting News. “The teams they’re dealing with are looking at too much uncertainty, and that’s got to drive down the price they’re willing to pay. The Spurs will have a hard time getting fair value for him, but you’d rather get quarters on the dollar than pennies on the dollar.”
Additionally, some of the trade scenarios that have been floated for Leonard, both executives noted, have been too generous to the Spurs. “No one is going to make an even trade here,” the general manager said. “If San Antonio has to do this, they’re dealing from a position of weakness. The only thing they will be able to do is not be too weak here.”
After being a member of the Milwaukee Bucks since 2014, where he arrived from the Nets together with coach Jason Kidd (photo) Sean Sweeney is leaving for the Detroit Pistons. According to sources close to the negotiations, Sweeney has a multiyear deal with Detroit in order to become a member of newly hired coach Dwane Casey’s staff.
June 21, 2018 | 11:00 am EDT Update
Hapoel Jerusalem reached an agreement for the return of Amar’e Stoudemire to the team, as reported by Sport5. Before finalizing the contract, Jerusalem is waiting to see how the roster will be build. The idea of Jerusalem is have a core of young players to put around Stoudemire.
Adrian Wojnarowski: A sprained left ankle has limited 7-footer Mitchell Robinson to only jump shooting in recent workouts, sources tell ESPN. He will be back to full strength soon. He’s the 28th-rated prospect in the ESPN Top 100.
Is there an NBA player that you’ve reached out to for guidance? Lonnie Walker: De’Aaron Fox. He’s just giving me an ideal visual of how hard it is — the mental game, how much that involves, his perspective. So having De’Aaron around has definitely helped me out since I’m going through what he just went through last year.