Player Notes

  • Good to go
    Finney-Smith stated during his official media day availability that his pinky finger is feeling good following offseason surgery.

    Advice: Finney-Smith indicated that he's been taking part in team workouts and locking down his teammates on the defensive end, which means he's been given the green light for offseason workouts. The forward underwent surgery in April to correct a fracture of the right fifth finger. Today, 12:45 pm
  • Back at full strength
    Jaquez (shoulder) confirmed he's healthy ahead of his first NBA training camp, Anthony Chang of the Miami Herald reports.

    Advice: Jaquez suffered a left shoulder injury that ended his summer league experience early, but he's acknowledged that he's ready for training camp. "After summer league, it still took some time to get back," said Jaquez. "But when I ended up coming here to Miami to start working out and getting into training, it started feeling a lot better. I'm good right now. I've been healthy, I've been working out every day with the team. I'm just trying to get in the best shape possible." Jaquez will be competing with the likes of Caleb Martin, Duncan Robinson and Nikola Jovic for playing time this fall. Today, 12:27 pm
  • Recovered from knee scope
    Antetokounmpo expressed that he is healthy and ready for the season, Ben Steele of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was seen jumping around at Milwaukee's media day and casually noted that there is no maintenance plan needed following an offseason knee scope to clean up loose cartilage, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Despite his jovial activities, it's certainly possible that the Bucks ramp him up cautiously until the regular season begins. Today, 11:45 am
  • Appears to be ready for camp
    Williamson (hamstring) said Monday that he's been working this offseason to be "unguardable," and he appears to be fully healthy heading into training camp, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. "This was the first summer where we've seen Zion really take his profession seriously like that and invest it off the court on his own in a way that I think is meaningful," Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said, regarding Williamson's offseason work. "I don't want too much to be made about being in our gym. I want it to be that he found a level of commitment that was important."

    Advice: Since being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Williamson has suited up for just 114 games, including just 29 over the past two seasons. He missed the final 46 games of the 2022-23 campaign due to a hamstring injury, but after extended time off to get healthy and rededicate himself to basketball this summer, Williamson appears set to open camp with no restrictions. Staying healthy will likely remain an annual concern for Williamson, but when available, the 23-year-old has been a dominant force in the paint while also showcasing above-average skills as a passer. Heading into the first season of his five-year, $197 million contract extension, Williamson remains the Pelicans' most important long-term building block, despite the somewhat turbulent start to his career. Today, 11:16 am
  • Enters season healthy
    Collins has been healthy throughout the offseason, he stated during his official media day availability.

    Advice: Collins underwent a minor operation on a finger infection at the end of San Antonio's season, but it's been smooth sailing since. The 25-year-old has overcome a myriad of injuries in his career, with a twice-fractured left foot marking the most serious. While durability remains a factor in his season-long usage, Collins is set to compete for a starting role with the Spurs. Today, 11:13 am
  • Fully healthy
    Sabonis is fully healed from an avulsion fracture in his right thumb, Sean Cunningham of Fox 40 Sacramento reports.

    Advice: Sabonis initially suffered the injury in December, but he returned after missing just one contest. The 27-year-old played through the issue throughout the campaign and was was able to heal productively in the offseason without surgery. Sabonis' production didn't suffer because of the injury, as he averaged 19.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.6 minutes across 79 starts. Today, 9:57 am
  • Returns to health
    Anderson (eye) was cleared to play for China over the summer in the FIBA World Cup, Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports.

    Advice: Anderson suffered an eye injury during the first round of the playoffs a season ago after catching an inadvertent blow to the face. He was forced to miss Game 5 and ultimately required surgery, but he made a quick recovery and was given the green light to suit up for China. "I had to be strong for my family, really," said Anderson. Everyone in my family was kind of spooked and I didn't show them I was spooked. But it was definitely tough. I was hearing that I don't know if I'd ever be able to play again." Following his full recovery, Anderson will be ready to go for the start of the 2023-24 campaign. Today, 9:21 am
  • Healthy entering camp
    Hayward is 100 percent healthy ahead of training camp, which starts Tuesday, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.

    Advice: Hayward entered last season healthy as well, commencing the campaign with 18.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists through his first seven contests in 2022-23. He then missed chunks of the season with shoulder, hamstring and thumb injuries, but he shot 47.5 percent from the field across 50 appearances. The 33-year-old finds himself in a suddenly crowded rotation, but health with not be an impediment to start the season. Today, 8:31 am
  • Dealing with ankle sprain
    McGowens sprained his ankle in a workout last week, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Advice: McGowens will be limited throughout the first week of training camp, which starts Tuesday. The 20-year-old appeared in 46 games for Charlotte last season, but he faces new competition for minutes from rookies Nick Smith and Amari Bailey. Today, 8:10 am