Michael Porter Jr. Injury, Zion FAQs, Striped Hornets and more
With an evening off for the Chicago Bulls on the slate tonight, it’s a good time to check out some of the other NBA events both on and off the field in our latest edition of, Around the Association.
â¢ It’s never too early to start thinking about what the 2022 NBA free agent class might look like, especially with Chicago now a legitimate destination for NBA stars. John hollinger provides an overview of the upcoming class in his last story at The Athletic.
Bradley Beal appears to be the most “accessible” of the veteran all-star free agents, @johnhollinger writing.
“But the smartest money always seems to be on him to stay in Washington and get the full sack of $ 242 million over five years.”
Top 25 free agents in 2022: https://t.co/wzVMGmJ4w2 pic.twitter.com/Ueou7Z1TmM
– The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) 23 November 2021
â¢ Imagine being a Sacramento Kings fan right nowâ¦
Losing the Kings at home to Philly saves is a total embarrassment. Luke Walton had to leave but that won’t solve their problems. A major change to the list is needed. I am disgusted to see this team. What a hideous product. No wonder the other night this guy threw up all over the court.
– Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) 23 November 2021
â¢ After a 6-11 start and seven of eight losses that resulted in Luke Walton being fired, the Sacramento Kings dropped another clunker on Monday night when they lost to the 76ers at home in their first game under the led by interim head coach Alvin Gentry. .
ESPN story on the sacking of Sacramento coach Luke Walton: https://t.co/ojlhOOPni4
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2021
â¢ If the Kings hit the reset button and sell coins like they probably should, sign me up for a Marvin Bagley III at a discounted price. He could help provide the Bulls with the necessary depth in the big department.
â¢ Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is struggling with a nervous problem in his back that could put his season in jeopardy, according to a report by Mike Singer of the Denver Post. The 23-year-old has already had two back surgeries, one in college and one after being drafted in 2018, costing him his entire rookie season.
Michael Porter Jr. could miss the rest of the season with a nervous problem, per @msinger pic.twitter.com/xGKy8TGGjx
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) 22 November 2021
â¢ Porter Jr. hasn’t played since Nov. 6, when he looked visibly hampered in that failed layup against the Houston Rockets. The 2018 first round missed eight games while undergoing treatment, but he could expect a much longer absence if it is indeed a back problem requiring surgery.
People thought it was Shaqtin ‘a jerk, but it really indicated a nerve / strength issue for Michael Porter Jr.
– Dr Evan Jeffries, DPT (@GameInjuryDoc) 22 November 2021
â¢ The Charlotte Hornets have been playing some pretty good basketball lately, winning six of their last seven games, including a 109-103 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night. The Hornets pushed their record to 11-8 on the season after starting 5-7, and of course, just in time for a clash with the Bulls next week in which we’ll see the Ball brothers face off at United Center. Monday evening.
TERRY MY GOODNESS. Ball on a string like it’s a yo-yo. (Going through @frelons) pic.twitter.com/u2q08Q6qrk
– SLAM (@SLAMonline) 23 November 2021
â¢ Ja Morant GONE for the Grizzlies on Monday night!
TAKE IT DOWN.
12 for 12 in the third quarter. @JaMorant | #GrzNxtGen pic.twitter.com/v02WhdSQRs
– Memphis Grizzly Bears (@memgrizz) 23 November 2021
â¢ Morant’s 12-of-12 shooting performance in the third quarter and his 32 points, seven assists and four rebounds were enough to fuel a 119-108 victory at Memphis over the Utah Jazz in a rematch of their series first round in the 2021 NBA playoffs. Memphis have won three of their last four games.
â¢ I’ve never been a fan of Dancing With the Stars or Iman Shumpert for that matter, but if any of those things are your cup of tea, Shumpert was crowned the winner of the Celebrity Long Night of Dance on Monday. evening. Shumpert became the first former NBA player to win the competition.
BALLROOM CHAMPION ð¤© @imanshumpert becomes the first former NBA player to win #DWTS with his partner @DKaragach! pic.twitter.com/cYYQy9JRs3
– ESPN (@espn) 23 November 2021
â¢ Brian Windhorst and Andrew Lopez attempted to answer some of the questions regarding Zion Williamson in their recent column on ESPN. Williamson is yet to play a game for the Pelicans this season as he recovers from foot surgery, but repeated delays and sloppy deadlines have made this story a weird one from the start.
Sion FAQ:@_Andrew_Lopezand@WindhorstESPNon his foot injury, his return, a contract extension and more. https://t.co/kF8nHXvhTH
– Eddie Maisonet, III (@edthesportsfan) November 19, 2021
â¢ Sanctions were imposed for the altercation on the pitch between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart on Sunday:
NBA: Stewart’s suspension was for “escalating an altercation on the field by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing (James) in an unsportsmanlike manner.”
James is serving a suspension against the Knicks on Tuesday for “recklessly hitting Stewart in the face and initiating an altercation on the pitch.” https://t.co/4H08dXOZIY
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) 22 November 2021
â¢ I’ll leave you with this – I’m no fashion expert, but this Kyle Kuzma wardrobe pick was, uh, interesting.
kyle kuzma is fighting for his life in his instagram comments pic.twitter.com/Oqbc743SOE
– Molly Morrison (@mollyhannahm) 23 November 2021
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