San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker injured his left quadriceps muscle during last season’s playoff run, which all but ended his season. After undergoing successful surgery in the offseason, he has been projected to return to the Spurs until January of the 2017-18 NBA season.
Or maybe he is coming back sooner than later according to his teammate Danny Green.
Green touched on Parker’s return with French site LCI and revealed No. 9 might be back on the floor a lot earlier than most expect.
“He (Tony Parker) obviously had a tough injury last year but he’s recovering. He’s a couple of months ahead of schedule… I don’t want to leak anything but he might be playing a lot sooner than people think he’s playing.
He’s been doing his rehab like a monster, like a maniac. He’s been working out like a maniac and mentally he’s really focused and trying to get his body healthy and get it right. You’ll probably be seeing Tony playing a lot sooner than what most people expect him to be back by.”
Report: Shane Larkin Unlikely to Return in Eastern Conference Finals
Shane Larkin (shoulder) is with the
#Celtics here in Cleveland and is improving. But Brad Stevens said he will not play in Games 3 and 4, with a return unlikely in this series.
Shane Larkin (shoulder) is with the #Celtics here in Cleveland and is improving. But Brad Stevens said he will not play in Games 3 and 4, with a return unlikely in this series.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) May 19, 2018
Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter
Report: Suns ‘certainly open’ to Moving No. 1 Overall Pick
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough says he is open to relinquishing his prized place in the NBA draft’s catbird seat — for the right return.
McDonough, in an interview on ESPN2’s NBA Draft Combine special on Friday, said the Suns haven’t ruled out the option of dealing away the No. 1 pick in June’s draft for a lower pick or even a worthy veteran.
“We’re certainly open to that. We’ll consider it,” McDonough said. “Obviously, we’ll have more information closer to the draft than we do today, after we go through the workout process and the interview process and we get the medical physicals. So we’re open to that.
“I think if you look around the NBA, as far as the veteran players, there are probably a few players we’d consider trading the pick for, not … just pick for player No. 1. So it’ll be a busy month for us.”
Sources: Lakers Telling Teams No Players Untouchable in Trades
As the Lakers head into a potentially franchise-changing offseason, their front office is keeping its options fully open.
While they like their young core and would prefer to keep those players growing together, they have told teams no player is untouchable in trades, according to multiple sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of trade and free-agent negotiations.
To be clear, the Lakers are not actively shopping any of their players. They are willing to listen to offers and could move one of them — even a member of the talented young cadre of Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram or Josh Hart — if an offer blows them away.
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