Clippers center Serge Ibaka underwent back surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the playoffs, the team said in a news release Friday. 495 more wordsClippers center Serge Ibaka undergoes back surgery — Press Enterprise
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
The Golden Knights enjoyed a full building during their second-round series against the Colorado Avalanche. The Montreal Canadiens just started allowing a limited crowd.Golden Knights fans could be difference in Montreal series — Las Vegas Review-Journal
The San Francisco Giants have traded right-handed reliever Matt Wisler along with cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for 24-year-old lefty Michael Plassmeyer, who will report to Double-A Richmond, according to a team press release. 386 more wordsSF Giants add lefty prospect in trade with Rays, send struggling reliever to Tampa Bay — Santa Cruz Sentinel
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
The NBA Monday fined Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey $75,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule. The fine is in response to Morey’s social media post last week regarding Warriors star Stephen Curry. The 76ers also were fined $75,000 for Morey’s conduct. On Thursday, Morey tweeted a screenshot of Curry’s Instagram post…Daryl Morey fined $75k for Steph Curry tweet — East Bay Times
The Portland Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he hopes to start conducting a first round of virtual interviews this week.Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week — The Denver Post
Since Derrick Rose, nobody has been eligible for the super-max when signing a rookie-scale extension.Every indication Luka Doncic will sign super-max extension with Mavericks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports