If Joe Ingles‘ left knee injury sidelines him for an extended period, it won’t be easy for the Jazz to replace his presence on the court and in the locker room, writes Tony Jones of The Athletic. While Ingles still has to undergo an MRI to confirm the severity of the injury, team doctors – who conducted an initial examination on Sunday – fear that it’s significant, according to Jones.
“It’s not even about the basketball at this point,” Jazz forward Rudy Gay said. “Just having him in the locker room is good for us. That’s our guy.”
“Seeing Joe at halftime, that took a lot out of guys,” Jazz point guard Mike Conley said. “Seeing him in pain. Seeing him in tears that was tough. We knew how much this meant to him. All we could do was tell him that we loved him and tell him to keep his head up.”
Ingles, who is on an expiring contract, was already considered a potential trade candidate for a Jazz team seeking a defensive upgrade on the wing. If the 34-year-old is ruled out for several months – or possibly the rest of the season – as a result of his knee injury, the Jazz will be under even more pressure to acquire another forward or wing if they want to have a chance to seriously contend for a title this season.
Here’s more from around the Northwest:
- Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman considers what Shai Gilgeous-Alexander‘s right ankle injury means for the Thunder in both the short- and long-term. The team will get an extended look at rookie Josh Giddey as the primary creator on offense, with Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon, and Tre Mann playing increased roles. Oklahoma City also could see its lottery odds increase, given how poorly the club has played without Gilgeous-Alexander this season.
- Malik Beasley‘s last five games have been a microcosm of his season as a whole — the Timberwolves wing scored 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Phoenix on Friday, but put up a total of 17 points on 7-of-31 shooting in the other four contests. As Chris Hine of The Star Tribune writes, Minnesota badly needs to see Friday’s version of Beasley more often. “It’s on him now,” head coach Chris Finch said. “He’s got to have the right approach. He’s got to stay confident and it’s on him. Opportunity is never going to be the issue. Never going to be the issue.”
- The Nuggets have been impressed with the growth they’ve seen from rookie Bones Hyland, who has been given more ball-handling responsibilities on the team’s second unit, writes Mike Singer of The Denver Post. “I’m proud of Bones,” head coach Michael Malone said. “Going out there, playing with great pace, making plays for his teammates, taking the open shot, guarding, competing, and that’s what you want to see from a young player like that who’s got so much potential in front of him.” Hyland’s play has helped Denver remain in contention while Jamal Murray recovers from ACL surgery.
24 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Ingles, Thunder, Beasley, Hyland”
Jazz in buy out mode
Why not trade these 3 players now?
Attach 1 First
First round pick is now becoming candy
Mavs have 3 Firsts available for Hardaway
I’d pack Brunson with THJ
Bones being the PG leader of that second unit has really bolstered the team during its recent home stand and current road trip. The advanced stats show Facu is a negative factor in combination with every other player on the roster. Such a shame as I love his competitive spirit and veteran savvy.
There’s no denying Bones is firming up his role with the Nuggets, and yes — it’s hard to watch Facu recede, but his flaccid performance leaves something to be desired.
As Denver gets healthy and reaches the climax of their season I’m looking forward to watching Bones explode.
Besides Mobley and Cunningham, I wouldn’t be even a little surprised if Bones Hyland turns out to be the best player from last year’s draft. Yes, I know about Jalen Green and Davion Mitchell, and Kuminga has a huge ceiling, but Hyland’s skills are perfect for the league and he’s got some things (massive 3 pt range, quick first step, great handle, long arms on D, relentless motor) that are hard to teach. He’s still learning the game, but watch out if it clicks more consistently and the Nuggets find a spot for him. I think he could be better than Murray.
Those a lot of big swings. Bones does have a lot of potential though. Everything you said about Bones could come out to be true about Josh Primo also down the road. It was a really good draft.
Hey what happened to LOAD MORE STORIES?
What if I missed something older than these top 10 articles? I can’t go back to read something you may have written about yesterday?
This is going to be SUPER crappy at the trading deadline when there’s a gazillion stories.., but we can’t see the first half gazillion because we can’t “load more stories?”
I don’t think we’ve removed that option, so if you don’t see it, something’s gone wrong. Are you on desktop, mobile, or the app?
Mobile and website.
Using my Android phone on the mobile website, hoopsrumors.com. After the headlining stories, we used to have the option to load more headlining stories. That Banner is gone for the moment…
Thanks, I’ll look into it.
Seems to be okay on profootballrumors.., but baseball and hockey has the issue as well.
Okay pro football rumors has the banner, “load more entries,” but when you click it, the 10 next articles load, but the banner goes away and not able to click it after that.
Probably just some error somewhere thanks for checking it out.
Thank you Luke I just checked again and the LOAD MORE ENTRIES Banner is there when visiting the Hoops rumors website.
It is active and working when you click the banner. 10 more articles show up and also again when clicked a second time.
BUT!! when I “refresh” the homepage, the banner “load more entries” is gone from the homepage at the end of the original 10 newest articles. Make sense?
So you did something to fix part of it. Just trying to give you as much info as possible to help out. No complaints at all of course.
Hi Luke it looks like the issue has been resolved !!!!
This evening I tried all the different ways to create the situation where “load more entries” would NOT appear.
Each and every scenario the banner previously dissapeared, it has shown up for use. Excellent !!
Right in time for the NBA trading deadline coming up when there’s a dozen stories every hour. Thanks brother.., as usual we appreciate all your hard work.
Glad to hear it! I’m not really involved in the technical side of things, but if there are issues, I can at least pass them up the ladder and get the right people to take a look.
Ran into the same problem on the app a couple nights ago
If the gang is working on that area…
Programmers how about where users can pick a date to review, not having to “LOAD MORE STORIES” ten at a time until one has gone far enough back in time.
Or, after done that once over & over, my jump-off spotspot in the rewind is remembered so I don’t have to go through it again to get there.
Also: when one researches a name on the site, the article dates are mixed rather than in chronological order. That is
more odd than disparaging.
Tougher would be to enable look-ups by poster. This would be a burden to gather, make accessible and store the data, but really only the first line or so could be kept, or a title line, and the details linked or even just referenced.
Of course this would lead to arguments, as posters say “Like I said” and I post “where?— not seeing it”. lol
@X% I’m flattered you want to look through my post history. Further proof I’m a top commenter and what I say is worth its weight in gold.
Two additional notes:
1. Load stories by day would also be confusing because when an update happens it gets pushed up in the thread. So how would you classify a story date: the initial post, or the latest update?
2. Look Up by poster would not be so difficult actually. All of the comment data already exists and is likely tagged with the user who wrote it. So theoretically you could query the comments with the requested user name and it would return their info, along with any other comment info (story, date, etc.). More challenging would be the UI – is it a dropdown of every commenter? Is it an autocomplete? I guess it’d have to be modeled around the intent i.e. why/what are you searching for?
1. It would be close enough. The latest update would have the most info. I mean, right now, returning to a spot five years ago, going 10 stories at a time… insane!
2. Actually I might research myself the most, to see if a new post contradict myself earlier!
I wonder if Luke, Dana, etc. might be worried of that would be done to them… but usually tho HR keeps it close to the vest.
I wonder if the Jazz and Mavs could match up on a trade:
Finney-Smith (expiring), Boban and Burke for Ingles (expiring, out for year?), Whiteside (expiring), Jared Butler and a 1st.
The reasoning … Mavs cannot likely afford to retain both DFS and Brunson in free agency. They have Reggie Bullock ready to step into the lineup. They get a long term piece in Butler to plug into the rotation who fits their defensive mentality.
The Jazz get a stellar defender in DFS who can start or come off the bench and replace Ingles’ production as they make a push for the title this year. A late 1st round pick and Butler, who currently doesn’t fit their rotation, seems like an equitable price to pay.
Top -10 team first rounders have been overvalue
Jazz First has little value
Mavs want to upgrade the roster
But… But… but Butler should fit, or at least be a physical defender up top. Gobert cannot do everything.
Butler is not productive enough at present to do that now though. Can DFS?— IDK but I would expect another Royce Oneil, who can be exposed covering middle-attacking guards.