American Basketball News for 22 Sep 2022
During an all-staff call, CEO Jason Rowley talked about the organization's post-Robert Sarver era future, whether punishment would be imminent for any specific leaders in a lengthy pattern of... workplace misconduct, and other issues, sources told ESPN.
With training camp set to begin next week, Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo an arthroscopic debridement of his left knee and will be reevaluated in four to six weeks, the team announced on... Wednesday.
Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will miss the start of training camp after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee.
Ben Simmons is ready to make his comeback after being away from the game for over a year. The former No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 draft had not played in an NBA game since June 20, 2021, when the... Philadelphia 76ers lost Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks, 103-96. Following the tough loss, […] The post Ben Simmons Speaks On His ‘Incredible’ Time Playing With the 76ers appeared first on SLAM.
LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has been cleared to participate fully in training camp next week, but the team is expected to proceed with "step-by-step" caution in his return from a knee injury that... caused him to miss all of last season.
After missing all of last NBA season, Zion Williamson is a risky fantasy option heading into 2022-23. But at what point is the risk worth taking?
James Wiseman is closing in on a return to the NBA scene after missing the entire 2021-22 campaign due to knee surgery. Back in April of 2021, Wiseman stormed into the paint for a dunk attempt in a... game versus the Houston Rockets. Wiseman ultimately underwent surgery a few days later and ended up having […] The post Steve Kerr: James Wiseman Has ‘A Lot of Confidence in His Knee’ After Summer Playing Pickup Games appeared first on SLAM.
Kawhi Leonard has been cleared for five-on-five work, according to Clippers president Lawrence Frank. The clearance is amongst the final steps Leonard needs to get through in his recovery after... suffering a partially torn ACL in 2021 that prevented him from playing at all during the 2021-22 season. Lawrence Frank says that Kawhi Leonard is […] The post Kawhi Leonard Wants to Do ‘Everything’ After Getting Cleared for 5-on-5 Action appeared first on SLAM.
The Atlanta Hawks have signed guard Armoni Brooks. Brooks appeared in 54 games (11 starts) during the 2021-22 season with Houston (41 games) and Toronto (13 games), tallying 5.3 points, 1.9 rebounds... and 1.1 assists in 15.6 minutes. He also appeared in four playoff games with the Raptors. Brooks saw action in two contests with …
Brittney Griner has now been wrongfully imprisoned in Russia for 216 days. Players across the League continue to honor, support, and pray for BG’s return home. The Mercury center represented USA... Basketball in the following: 2020 Olympics 2020 Women’s National Team 2018 World Cup 2016 Olympics 2015 Women’s National Team 2014 World Cup 2011 Women’s […] The post Honoring Brittney Griner: No One Wearing No. 15 for USA Women’s Basketball National Team appeared first on SLAM.
The Jazz are finalizing a trade to send veteran forward Bojan Bogdanovic to the Pistons for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, sources told ESPN.
Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla is reportedly likely to become Boston’s interim head coach for the year due to the impending season-long suspension of Coach Ime Udoka. Mazzulla joined the... Celtics in 2019 and worked as an assistant coach on Brad Stevens’ staff. When Stevens became general manager and Udoka took over as head coach, […] The post REPORT: Joe Mazzulla Likely to Become Boston’s Interim Head Coach appeared first on SLAM.
The Utah Jazz is reportedly finalizing a trade to flip Bojan Bogdanovic to Detroit for Kelly Olynk and Saben Lee, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. The Detroit Pistons are finalizing a... trade to acquire Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic for Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 22, […] The post REPORT: Bojan Bogdanovic Headed to Detroit for Kelly Olynk and Saben Lee appeared first on SLAM.
The Boston Celtics are reportedly likely to suspend Coach Ime Udoka for the entire 2022-23 season due to his alleged role in a consensual relationship with a female staff member, according to NBA... insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-2023 season for his role in […] The post REPORT: Ime Udoka Likely Suspended For Entire 2022-23 Season appeared first on SLAM.
Editor’s Note: Boston formally announced that Ime Udoka would serve a season-long suspension due to “violations of team policies.” -- Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 23, 2022... Editor’s Note: According to NBA insider Chris Haynes, Ime Udoka has decided not to resign from his head coach position with Boston and will wait for whatever ruling […] The post REPORT: Boston Likely to Give Ime Udoka Season-Long Suspension appeared first on SLAM.
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka could face disciplinary action, including a hefty suspension, for an undisclosed violation of organizational guidelines, ESPN reported Wednesday night.
The situation between the Chicago Bulls and Lonzo Ball just got a whole lot more concerning. According to Jamal Collier of ESPN, the 2017 second-overall pick will undergo arthroscopic debridement on... his left knee, the same knee he had surgery on earlier this year. The procedure looks to remove the broken down cartilage and tissues […] The post Bulls Point Guard Lonzo Ball To Have A Arthroscopic Debridement On Left Knee appeared first on SLAM.