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Bradley Beal
Hoping to practice Sunday
GWashington Wizards
Knee
October 16, 2021
Beal (knee) is getting treatment Saturday with the hope of practicing Sunday, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports.
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Ben Simmons
Won't play Friday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Not Injury Related
October 15, 2021
Simmons (reconditioning) will not play in Friday's preseason finale against the Pistons, Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com reports.
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Luka Doncic
Resting in preseason finale
GDallas Mavericks
Rest
October 14, 2021
Doncic will rest in Friday's preseason game against the Bucks, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Kyrie Irving
Reiterates stance, still ineligible
GBrooklyn Nets
Personal
October 14, 2021
Irving (personal) spoke on Instagram live Wednesday night and expressed his reasoning for remaining unvaccinated for the foreseeable future. The Nets have opted not to accommodate Irving as a part-time player, and he'll remain away from the team until he receives the vaccine, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.
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Zion Williamson
No timetable to return
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Foot
October 14, 2021
Pelicans executive vice president David Griffin said Thursday that Williamson (foot) will be reevaluated by doctors in two weeks and doesn't yet have a timetable to return, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports.
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Jimmy Butler
Won't travel to Atlanta
FMiami Heat
Illness
October 13, 2021
Butler (illness) won't travel with the team ahead of Thursday's preseason matchup against Atlanta, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Jimmy Butler
Not practicing Wednesday
FMiami Heat
Illness
October 13, 2021
Butler (illness) wasn't at Wednesday's practice, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Ben Simmons
Doubtful Friday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Not Injury Related
October 13, 2021
Simmons (not injury related) hasn't been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Pistons, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports. He is officially doubtful for the contest.
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Kyrie Irving
Won't play until fully eligible
GBrooklyn Nets
Coach's Decision
October 12, 2021
Irving won't be permitted to play or practice with the Nets in any capacity until he's fully eligible, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports. "We have decided Kyrie Irving will not play or practice with the team until he is eligible to be a full participant," Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said in a statement Tuesday. "Kyrie has made a personal choice, and we respect his individual right to choose. Currently the choice restricts his ability to be a full-time member of the team, and we will not permit any member of our team to participate with part-time availability."
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Ben Simmons
Arrives in Philly
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Not Injury Related
October 11, 2021
Simmons (not injury related) has arrived in Philadelphia and has taken a COVID-19 test as required by NBA protocol, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Jimmy Butler
Won't play Monday
FMiami Heat
Illness
October 11, 2021
Butler has been ruled out for Monday's preseason game against the Hornets due to an illness.
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Ben Simmons
Working toward reunion with Sixers
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Not Injury Related
October 11, 2021
Simmons' agent, Rich Paul, and 76ers officials have been progressing in talks in recent days to have the three-time All-Star report to Philadelphia and end his impasse with the franchise, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Kyrie Irving
Nets bracing for absences
GBrooklyn Nets
Coach's Decision
October 10, 2021
Nets head coach Steve Nash indicated Sunday that the Nets are preparing for Irving to miss extensive time this season, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. "I think we recognize he's not playing home games," Nash said of the star guard. "We're going to have to for sure play without him this year. So it just depends on when, where and how much."
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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Slated to play Sunday
FMilwaukee Bucks
October 10, 2021
Antetokounmpo (knee) will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Thunder, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Kyrie Irving
Cleared to practice
GBrooklyn Nets
Not Injury Related
October 8, 2021
Irving (not injury related) has been cleared to practice in New York, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Jaylen Brown
Tests positive for COVID-19
FBoston Celtics
Covid-19
October 8, 2021
Brown tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Souichi Terada of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Kyrie Irving
Officially out Friday
GBrooklyn Nets
Not Injury Related
October 7, 2021
Irving (not injury related) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Bucks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Kyrie Irving
Nets may consider ultimatum
GBrooklyn Nets
Rest
October 5, 2021
Irving still hasn't been vaccinated and the Nets are undecided whether or not to accommodate him as a part-time player, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Trae Young
Expects to be fine
GAtlanta Hawks
Quadriceps
October 4, 2021
Young is experiencing pain and swelling in his right quad after leaving Monday's exhibition against the Heat, but he expects to be fine, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
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Trae Young
Won't return Monday
GAtlanta Hawks
Quadriceps
October 4, 2021
Young won't return to Monday's preseason game against Miami due to a right quad contusion.
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FMilwaukee Bucks
Knee
October 4, 2021
Antetokounmpo (knee) won't play in Tuesday's preseason game against Memphis, freelance basketball reporter Kane Pitman reports.
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Andrew Wiggins
Receives vaccination
FGolden State Warriors
Illness
October 3, 2021
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Sunday that Wiggins has been vaccinated and will therefore be eligible to play in all games this season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Still affected by knee injury
FMilwaukee Bucks
Knee
September 29, 2021
Antetokounmpo did not practice Tuesday or Thursday due to the hyperextended left knee he suffered in the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
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Caris LeVert
Dealing with back fracture
FIndiana Pacers
Back
September 28, 2021
LeVert was diagnosed Tuesday with a stress fracture in his back, but the Pacers are optimistic that he's dealing with only a minor setback and may be ready to go sometime near the start of the regular season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Healthy for camp
GOklahoma City Thunder
September 25, 2021
Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) has no limitations heading into training camp, Rylan Stiles of Fansided reports.
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