After leaving the New Orleans Pelicans for several weeks to care for his ailing wife and newborn child, point guard Jrue Holiday’s return to the team is imminent, league sources told The Vertical.
Holiday, 26, is expected to return to practice by Tuesday, league sources told The Vertical.
There are tentative plans for Holiday to return to the Pelicans’ lineup next week and likely make his season debut no later than Nov. 18 against the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told The Vertical.
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN