James Harden rolled his ankle Saturday and it hasn’t felt good since then. So he sat out of last night’s game against the Spurs, and the Spurs won. Oddly enough JLin exploded though, dropping 34 points and some flashbacks of Linsanity.
As for Harden’s ankle and his return, there’s no projection but they got the Wizards tomorrow and the Celtics on Friday.
My bet is Friday.
The Cavs are 1-9 since Irving broke his finger, perhaps it’s time he makes his way back?
And what better matchup to make a debut than against the Lakers, at home. Tomorrow should be fun for Cleveland fans.
Don’t expect to see John Wall on the court anytime soon. With a 2-15 record, why in the world would the Wizards try to rush the recovery of their star player? Here’s what coach Randy Wittman said about Wall’s situation:
“We’re going to look at a lot of different things. John’s bearing doesn’t play with that because John’s still some weeks from getting on the floor and practicing. So if we were really strapped we’d bring someone in.” – Coach Wittman
Cause it ain’t gonna happen.
Mike D’Antoni isn’t about buckling under the pressure of fans. Here’s what he had to say on the notion of having Gasol come off the bench when he’s back to full health:
“Not yet, that’s not what we need to be doing right now. We need to find him and Steve in there together and look at it and make a good assessment. I envision him being really good at what he does at the four, so I don’t see that. I’m not going to mess with Pau. He’s too important to the team and he’s earned it and he’s too good of a player to even go there. That would be a last resort kind of desperate.” – Coach Mike D’Antoni
Paul Millsap is a beast. Always has been.
He dropped 24 on the Lakers last night and offered his two cents on why the Lakers are having trouble finding success. Holding nothing back:
“They did it to themselves. Our defense was pretty good, but they had no ball movement and that made it easier on us just to try to load up, keep them out of the paint and let them fire up some 3s.” - Paul Millsap
The thing is, Serge Ibaka didn’t even really do anything directly to Jack but it didn’t stop this tweet from being sent Serge’s way:
“Somebody tel serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That’s a promise. He doin 2 much.” - Stephen Jackson on Serge Ibaka
Those who know, know there’s a handful of players in this league you don’t toy with. Zach Randolph etc. etc.
Stephen Jackson is one of those dudes. He keeps it real, apparently.
And keeping it real in this league will cost you, $25,000 to be exact. Well, worth it though, as a fan anyways.