The questions are inevitable. Heck, sometimes they’re the first things strangers ask Gordon Hayward, even before a more formal greeting. “How’s your ankle? Are you coming back this season?” It has been roughly 150 days since Hayward underwent surgery on the fractured ankle he suffered on opening night in Cleveland. He estimates he has been
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – While the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament is capturing the country’s imagination once again, LeBron James says that the NBA is just fine with its postseason structure as is. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar does not want to see the league adopt a play-in tourney with one-and-done consequences. “No, no, no,” James said Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Pockets of fans in the electric Moda Center crowd serenaded Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard with MVP chants during his trips to the free throw line Tuesday night. “They’re supposed to do that, right?” James Harden said after scoring 42 points in the Houston Rockets‘ 115-111 victory that snapped Portland’s 13-game
BOSTON — Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion on his ailing left knee, coach Brad Stevens said Tuesday. League sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that there continues to be no structural damage in Irving’s knee, and that there is still a strong belief that rest will be the best remedy
The Milwaukee Bucks plan to sign point guard Brandon Jennings to a second 10-day contract, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated. Jennings is averaging 6.0 points and 5.5 assists for the Bucks on his first 10-day deal. The eight-year NBA veteran played for the Bucks’ G-League affiliate Wisconsin Herd and in China before signing with
SAN ANTONIO — Dejounte Murray, the San Antonio Spurs‘ second-year man, is making his mark as a first-year starter. On Monday night, he registered eight rebounds during a 89-75 win over the Golden State Warriors to set the franchise record for rebounds in a season by a point guard. Named the starting point guard in
In the past 15 years, stories about LeBron James‘ body have become a bit legendary with teammates. Seeing him turn his ankle nearly 90 degrees only to tighten his shoelaces and finish with a triple-double. Watching him show up four hours before a playoff game to get in a sweat-soaked workout, then play more than
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is stepping away from coaching to focus on his health, the team announced Monday. Lue, 40, left Saturday night’s 114-109 victory against the Chicago Bulls with an illness, marking the third time this season that his health has kept him from coaching an entire game. “After many conversations with our
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge says he misspoke when he referred to Gordon Hayward having had a “setback” in his recovery from a fractured ankle. Ainge, speaking to the Boston Herald, said that wasn’t the right word, that Hayward simply felt some soreness after using a specialized treadmill for the first time.
Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum was diagnosed with chronic tendinitis in his left Achilles and could miss multiple games, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Batum underwent an MRI exam Sunday, revealing the extent of the injury after leaving Saturday night’s loss to the New York Knicks with the injury. Batum has been ruled out