All reports state that his rehab from a left kneecap fracture sustained in Game 1 on the NBA finals is going smoothly, but that the cautious approach to his recovery will keep him sidelined for longer than first expected.Analysis:
“First and foremost, our overriding concern is with Danté and his long-term health,” Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. “We are continuing to work closely with our medical staff, Danté and his representation in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and recommended treatment so that we can provide him with the best possible care. We all know how hard he will work to make a full recovery and look forward to his return to play.”
Exum suffered the knee injury Tuesday while playing in a game for the Australian National Team. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound Exum averaged 4.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game as a rookie in 2014-15. He appeared in all 82 games and shot 34.9 percent from the field.Analysis:
"Jae epitomizes everything that we look for in a Celtic,"Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. "His infectious energy on both ends of the court and his versatile skill set enabled him to win over both the coaching staff and our fan base after his acquisition last season."Analysis:
Boston coach Brad Stevens said in an interview that Smart is still a ways away from returning to the team.
"He's receiving treatment," Stevens said. "He'll be back on the court by mid August or early September."
Smart injured his fingers while playing for the team's summer league squad this month.Analysis:
Calderon dealt with an Achilles injury for most of last season and the issue caused his season to end in late February.Analysis:
Dudley was recently acquired in a trade with the Bucks. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 72 games last season.Analysis:
Chalmers is likely to be dealt because of his salary. He's scheduled to make $4.3 million next season. The GM said that the Heat are willing to take a second-round pick or less for Chalmers, to get him off of their books.Analysis:
Gordon underwent surgery last week to repair the fracture. He is expected to return for the start of the regular season.
Gordon averaged 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 47 games last season.Analysis:
Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday, and the timetable for this type of injury usually is 4-6 weeks. Robinson averaged 5.7 points and 5.6 rebounds in 54 games with the Blazers and Sixers last season.Analysis: