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Sources: D’Angelo Russell to Miss Several Games with Left Knee Contusion

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Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell will miss several games with a left knee contusion, league sources told ESPN.

Russell suffered the injury in a loss in Utah on Saturday night and traveled back to New York with the team to undergo an MRI on Sunday. He will undergo further evaluation soon, league sources said.

Russell, 21, has been the Nets’ best player this season, averaging 21 points and 5.7 assists. The Nets’ backcourt has been hit hard by injuries, with Jeremy Lin out for the season with a ruptured patellar tendon and backup Spencer Dinwiddie out with a sore hamstring.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Jimmy Butler Expected to Play in Season Opener

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Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler practiced again Sunday and is expected to play in season opener in San Antonio on Wednesday. Heat/Timberwolves talks have been dead, for now, league sources said.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Sources: Bulls Claim Tyler Ulis Off Waivers

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League sources: the Bulls have placed a waiver claim on guard Tyler Ulis. Ulis spent training camp with the Warriors and was released this week. Former Kentucky star was a local standout at Marian Catholic HS.

Source: Jeremy Woo on Twitter

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Report: Pelicans Waive Jarrett Jack

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The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Garlon Green and guard Jarrett Jack.

Green, who was originally signed on July 24 after playing on the Pelicans’ summer league team in Las Vegas, appeared in four preseason games, averaging 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jack, who signed with New Orleans on September 19, appeared in three preseason games, averaging 3.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds.

New Orleans’s roster currently stands at 16, including one two-way player (Trevon Bluiett).

Source: New Orleans Pelicans

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