Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, who underwent offseason knee surgery in May, made his preseason debut in Monday night’s 90-88 preseason loss to the New York Knicks. Wall finished with eight points, four assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes — all of which came in the first half.
“I was just trying to get my legs under me and play in a real game,” Wall said. “It was great. It felt like the first game of my NBA career all over again. When I go out there, I don’t think about [my injury]. I just play basketball.” Asked to grade his performance, Wall responded: “I made some easy shots and had some stupid turnovers, but other than that I’d give it like a B.”
Source: Mike Mazzeo of ESPN
Kevin Durant ‘Not Sure’ If He’ll Play vs OKC
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who sat out Sunday night’s 118-111 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a left ankle sprain, told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that he’s “not sure” whether he’ll be able to play Wednesday at Oklahoma City.
“I’m just going to take it day by day and see how it progresses,” Durant said before the game.
Two-Time All-Star David Lee Announces Retirement
Two-time All-Star David Lee announced his retirement from the NBA on Sunday via Instagram.
Lee, 34, played for 12 years, finishing last season with the Spurs. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 79 games for San Antonio.
Isaiah Thomas on Rehab Drill: ‘Hardest I’ve Run’
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full-court five-on-zero offensive drills Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August.
Thomas, who is still recovering from a torn labrum in his right hip, told Cleveland.com that Sunday was the “hardest I’ve run” during the rehabilitation process and he “felt good for the most part” afterward.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN