Damian Lillard reportedly lobbied for the Trail Blazers to trade for Warriors forward Draymond Green.Report: Damian Lillard, Draymond Green commit to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
By going small, altering personnel and refining tactics, the coach has helped the Clippers dig out of a hole to even a playoff series at 2-2 – again.Clippers coach Tyronn Lue proving as good as advertised at game of adjustments — Press Enterprise
It looked bad when it happened.Kyrie Irving out for remainder of Game 4 with ankle sprain — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Donovan Mitchell was no longer playing solo on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Paul George was no longer playing against his own shadows. Kawhi Leonard was no longer using the Oliver Twist approach, taking only what he was given. 838 more wordsWhicker: Clippers slow Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell enough in Game 3 win — Orange County Register
Green is the Nets big who fits best with the other core four.Nets’ Jeff Green cleared to play in Game 4 Sunday — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
Dinwiddie tore his ACL in December and has been out since.Spencer Dinwiddie reportedly eyes return if Nets make it to Finals — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports
The world according to Jim: • Suggested title for the Clippers’ 2021 postseason: The Reputation Salvation Operation. Of course, that only works – maybe – if they’re still playing deep into next week and in position to reach their first conference final. 915 more wordsAlexander: Clippers’ image rehabilitation tour on hold — Press Enterprise
Editor’s note: This is the Friday June 11 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, … 2,134 more wordsThe Lakers’ 2020 title had a cost. In 2021, they had to pay it — Press Enterprise
The Clippers have to figure out a way to cool down Donovan Mitchell, who has almost as many points (82) as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined (91) through the first two gamesClippers, down 2-0 to the Utah Jazz, have issues on both ends — San Bernardino Sun
PASCAL SIAKAM UNDERGOES SURGERY
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday that Pascal Siakam underwent successful surgery last week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
The injury to Siakam’s shoulder occurred May 8 vs. Memphis. The expected recovery and rehabilitation time for this procedure is approximately five months, and his condition will be updated as appropriate.
Siakam appeared in 56 of 72 games last season, averaging 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He set a career high of 44 points, most recently vs. Washington, on May 6.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz will be without starting All-Star point guard Mike Conley again, as he will miss his second straight playoff game with a hamstring strain. Conley missed Tuesday’s Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, which the Jazz won, 112-109 after straining his hamstring in Utah’s series-clinching […]Mike Conley ruled out for Game 2 against Clippers — ABC4 Utah
There’s a perception LeBron James, his agent (Rich Paul) and his NBA team (currently the Lakers) are far too intertwined.Agent Rich Paul calls Lakers ‘us’ — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports