Coach Quin Snyder gets weary talking about all the injuries every night, but knows he has to, because he gets asked about it all the time and says “it’s reality.”
On Sunday night, Snyder had a new way of talking about it, comparing his team to a musical band.
“Hopefully the band will be back together,” he said, pointing out that the Jazz have only had one game this year where George Hill and Gordon Hayward played together. “We haven’t really established a band, so I don’t even know what that sounds like, but hopefully we’ll at least get some guys who know where to sit and what they’re supposed to do.”
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.
Arron Afflalo Suspended Two Games for Throwing Punch
The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at Cleveland on Thursday and at Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James, Steph Curry Selected as All-Star Team Captains
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN