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Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, Tyler Johnson (sore knee) is out for tomorrow’s game at Utah. Josh Jackson (sprained ankle) is questionable. T.J. Warren (sore ankle) is still out.
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, Josh Jackson (ankle) and Tyler Johnson (knee) are both out tonight at Sacramento. Both were listed as questionable yesterday.
Gina Mizell: Tyler Johnson (sore knee) and Josh Jackson (sprained ankle) are both listed as questionable to play tomorrow at Sacramento. #Suns
Duane Rankin: #Suns official injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Detroit: Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) questionable (Holmes said he’s playing tomorrow). Tyler Johnson (sore right knee), Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) and T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) are all OUT pic.twitter.com/vUNZoFfNHI
Duane Rankin: #Suns Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) will miss his 2nd straight game toinight at New Orleans while Richaun Holmes will not play after straining his right quad last night at #Rockets.
Gina Mizell: Per #Suns, T.J. Warren (right ankle soreness) is OUT tonight at New Orleans. Tyler Johnson (right knee soreness) and Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) are both questionable.
Duane Rankin: #Suns PG Tyler Johnson will not play tonight (knee soreness). Igor Kokoskov said he tweaked it Wednesday vs. #Jazz. Says it’s nothing serious. When asked if rookie De’Anthony Melton (25 starts), will start, Kokoskov said Troy Daniels could start. Mentioned Josh Jackson, too.
Gina Mizell: #Suns say starting PG Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is OUT tonight at Houston. Elie Okobo was reassigned to the G League yesterday, so De’Anthony Melton should get the start against the Rockets.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns list Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) as questionable for tomorrow’s game against Houston. T.J. Warren still out.
Gerald Bourguet: Suns say Tyler Johnson is questionable for tomorrow’s game with a right ankle sprain. Warren and Melton still out
Anthony Chiang: Dwyane Wade is out tonight. Tyler Johnson will attempt to play.
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson will not play tonight due to left calf soreness.
Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson on Heat injury report due to a sprained right ankle, listed as questionable vs. Knicks on Sunday. He saw Cavaliers medical staff Friday in Cleveland. Dion Waiters, who missed Friday’s game due to a migraine, no longer on Heat injury report.
Barry Jackson: Tyler Johnson missed practice in suburban Detroit with illness and is questionable for Pistons game tomorrow
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson will play vs. Rockets. Justise Winslow’s status for tonight’s game is still up in the air.
Ira Winderman: So Wade upgraded from questionable to available and Tyler Johnson from probable to available. Dragic again out.
Shandel Richardson: Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson will play tonight
Anthony Chiang: On latest Heat injury report, Wayne Ellington is listed as probable for Monday’s game vs. Lakers. Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson are questionable. Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters still out. Goran Dragic is not on the injury report after missing Saturday’s game for rest.
Anthony Chiang: Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr. all listed as out for Sunday’s game vs. Jazz.
Ira Winderman: Heat listing both Goran Dragic (knee) and Tyler Johnson (hamstring) as OUT for Tuesday night’s home game against the Hawks. Dion Waiters also listed as out and Yante Maten still listed in G League.
Brian Lewis: Tyler Johnson (hamstring) is out tonight vs the #Nets
Ira Winderman: Per @DavidFurones_ at Heat practice today: Dragic (foot) did not practice today. Spoelstra said he is expected to participate in shootaround tomorrow in Atlanta. Wade didn’t practice, with headache. Neither did Tyler Johnson (dehydration). Both expected to play.
Anthony Chiang: Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson not on injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Magic. But Wayne Ellington, James Johnson, Derrick Jones Jr. and Dion Waiters have been ruled out. Bam Adebayo is doubtful.
He returns to full-contact drills in three weeks. “My problem is I don’t know when to take my foot off the gas,” Johnson said. “I always want to just grind through it and be there for my team. In the long run, I think sometimes I hurt myself by trying to push through some of the injuries that I was playing with and I would have little slumps that I was going through.”
Q: How’s your surgically-repaired left thumb healing? Tyler Johnson: “Good. It’s going really good. I got a couple more weeks and I’ll be out the cast completely and just rehabbing. So, it’s going well.” Q: How will it feel when you finally take the cast off? Tyler: “Good. Right now, it’s a little bit of a special cast. So I can tighten it and untighten it, so it’s not as restrictive as what it would be like fully, fully wrapped up. That’s a plus, I guess.”
The Miami HEAT announced today that guard Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The procedure was performed by Dr. Anne Ouellette and HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. Johnson will be in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery and be available for training camp.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra said no limitation with Tyler Johnson due to thumb.
Tyler Johnson said X-rays on his left thumb were negative. After crashing into Embiid on a screen, “I lost my balance when I ran into him. I tried to brace myself on the floor and jammed my thumb. It’s a little sore, nothing that’s not manageable.”
Ira Winderman: Per Heat: Tyler Johnson sustained a sprained right ankle in the 2nd quarter of tonight’s game vs the Bulls. He will not return.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says Whiteside, Adebayo, Wade and Tyler Johnson will all play.
Manny Navarro: #Heat’s Tyler Johnson is active and available to play tonight. Whether he does is up to Spo.
Ira Winderman: Wayne Ellington is out tonight, with Tyler Johnson still questionable.
Ira Winderman: Looking like Tyler Johnson back tonight.
Manny Navarro: #Heat has ruled out Tyler Johnson for tonight’s game in Charlotte.
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson went to see doctor for second opinion today. Nothing new found. It’s still just a sprained ankle and he will not play vs. Nets tomorrow.
Tyler Johnson does not know the pain associated with a knee injury. So, when Bulls center Robin Lopez landed on the back of his left leg during the second half of Monday’s game and he felt something in his knee. … he was very worried. “Initially it felt like my knee popped,” Tyler said today after watching his Miami Heat teammates go through their shootaround in preparation for tonight’s game against the Bucks. “That’s why when I went down I started grabbing at my knee and that was what was more worrisome than anything else.
Goran Dragic explained why there was such a look of concern of the faces of the Heat players as Tyler Johnson writhed on the court in pain Monday in Chicago. “I’ve never seen Tyler stay down like that,” Dragic said.
But to have the entire team race the length of the court as he stayed down was testimony to what this team thinks of Tyler. “Tyler’s one of those guys that you never know,” said James Johnson, who is as close to Tyler as any player on the team. “He could have had a broken leg, and he’d still be sitting here making sure we was all good, making sure that our spirits were still high. But it’s hard to read that guy.” “We’re all in the trenches together. And we all have respect for Tyler and we all love him. It don’t surprise me.”
Barry Jackson: Heat says at this point no MRI scheduled for Tyler Johnson. Left on crutches, didn’t comment.
Ira Winderman: Perhaps good news for Heat, per Heat: Tyler Johnson (sprained left ankle) will not return to today’s game vs Chicago. X-rays returned negative.
Manny Navarro: #Heat spokesman says Tyler Johnson will now try and play tonight.
Anthony Chiang: Tyler Johnson (strained left shoulder) will not play tonight vs. Pacers.
Manny Navarro: Tyler Johnson will play tonight for the #Heat. He missed Wednesday’s game with flu-like symptoms
Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson upgraded to probable for Friday in Utah.
Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson and James Johnson out tonight for Heat.
Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra says Hassan Whiteside will play tonight. Tyler Johnson will be a game-time decision.
Ira Winderman: Spoelstra says MRI taken on Tyler Johnson and came back negative.
Barry Jackson: Tyler Johnson out with strained shoulder. Will be day to day.
Tyler Johnson always has been reluctant to wear a mouth guard, even after having three teeth knocked out during his career dating back to college. But one thing has persuaded him. “I missed a game,” the Heat guard said. “I can’t miss games because I’m missing teeth.” So tonight during the start of Miami’s three-game road trip in Denver, Johnson will be wearing a thin, black guard in a game for the first time.
Ethan J. Skolnick: Tyler Johnson on the court for the first time in nearly 3 months.
Ira Winderman: Erik Spoelstra said Tyler Johnson mostly will be emergency option, “He’s tested it as much as he could possibly test it,” Spoesltra on shoulder.
The ongoing word on Heat guard Tyler Johnson’s status has been “he’s getting closer,” but now he appears to be on the verge of a return. Johnson, who has been out since undergoing rotator cuff surgery in his left shoulder at the start of February, has been pain-free the past two days and could be back after Game 5 on Wednesday.
Jason Lieser: Tyler Johnson running stadiums. instagram.com/p/BEoypWWiP_7/
Ira Winderman: Tyler Johnson told me, “I’m sore again today.” Playoffs not looking likely at the outset.
He said Tuesday he remains optimistic about his earlier goal of getting back on the court before the playoffs start. There are five games left before the regular season ends April 13. “I want to,” he said. “I’m still on track. I’m still optimistic about it, for sure. It’s really based on how I feel. We go through the same routine after every workout to see how it feels and the next day coming in and seeing how it feels. When it’s sore I usually don’t work out two days in a row. That’s what we’re trying to be able to do, put consecutive days together.”
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July 23, 2019 | 9:41 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Undrafted Boston College guard Ky Bowman has signed a two-way NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The N.B.A. has begun an investigation into how teams handled free agency this summer, focusing on whether improper inducements were offered to players to circumvent the salary cap, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
The issue was raised by multiple team owners at a meeting of the league’s board of governors this month in Las Vegas, according to the person, who requested anonymity because of a lack of authorization to speak publicly on the subject.
It is unclear what the scope of the investigation is, or whether the league, which declined to comment, is acting on information other than reports in the news media. The investigation follows one of the most tumultuous off-seasons in N.B.A. history, with many high-profile players switching teams. The N.B.A. is also exploring whether it needs to change its rules against tampering. Several players committed to signing with a team as soon as free agency negotiations officially opened at 6 p.m. on June 30 — even though teams were not allowed to begin recruiting before then. League rules prohibit players, coaches and front office executives from enticing an athlete under contract with another team to come play for their franchise.
Kyle Ratke: Jordan Bell said he thinks he’ll be able to show more of his versatility & skillset in Minnesota. Per 36 minutes in his two-year career, Bell has averaged 10.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.4 BPG & 1.2 SPG
July 23, 2019 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Dane Moore: Asked Ryan Saunders today about Robert Covington starting at the 4. Saunders said “there is a strong possibility of that.” Saunders also said, “I have liked Andrew Wiggins playing the 2.” Sounds like the other wing spot is up for grabs — w/ Layman and Culver as frontrunners.
Dane Moore: Today, when Ryan Saunders was asked what his biggest focus for Andrew Wiggins is this summer, he nodded to the shot chart below and said: “Shot selection. Shot values. I think that’s really important. And it’s not something that’s just a suggestion in the NBA anymore.” pic.twitter.com/uaJoPuqJ9f