Senior lead NBA Insider/Writer/Analyst for The Athletic and Stadium; theathletic.com/author/shams…

Chicago, IL
Joined August 2010
76ers guard Danny Green has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Brutal outcome for Green, who turns 35 in June and now faces a long rehab.
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Bulls All-Star Zach LaVine to undergo scope procedure on left knee in the coming weeks, sources say. Details:
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The Lakers have requested permission to interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant Charles Lee for their head coaching job, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
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2022 NBA Draft Combine (May 16-22) participants revealed:
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Grizzlies say Ja Morant has bone bruise in his knee and is doubtful for remainder of the playoffs.
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Warriors say coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Game 4 vs. Grizzlies. Mike Brown will serve as coach.
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Celtics say Robert Williams will miss Game 4 vs. Bucks due to left knee soreness.
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Statement from the Dallas Mavericks on the incident involving Chris Paul’s family and fans. Two fans, who gave unwanted hugs to Paul’s family, will be banned from American Airlines Center until 2023:
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Nets guard Seth Curry underwent surgery on his left ankle and is expected to make full recovery for training camp next season.
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Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams has won the 2021-22 NBA Coach of the Year award, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Williams led the franchise to an NBA-best 64-18 record this season.
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Grizzlies‘ Ja Morant (right knee) is likely to miss Game 4 vs. Warriors, coach Taylor Jenkins says.
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The Los Angeles Lakers have interviewed former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for their head coaching job, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Jackson is among the finalists for the Sacramento Kings head coach opening.
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There’s optimism Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid will return tonight in Game 3 vs. Heat, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. He has been fitted for a mask and will need to feel comfortable before green light. One of the NBA's great play-through-pain efforts recently.
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76ers All-NBA star Joel Embiid has cleared concussion protocols. Dealing with orbital fracture and a torn ligament in thumb, Embiid is doing everything possible to be available to play in Game 3 tonight vs. Miami.
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76ers are listing All-Star Joel Embiid as out for Game 3 vs. Heat on Friday.
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Warriors star Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 for his middle finger gestures to fans in Memphis on Tuesday night.
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Ben Simmons underwent back surgery today and will have an initial recovery period of three weeks before beginning a rehab program, Nets say.
Brooklyn Nets say Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on his back on Thursday.
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Sources: MRI on Warriors guard Gary Payton II showed slight ligament damage along with his fractured left elbow. He will miss at least three weeks and has not ruled out a return in the NBA Finals.
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Brooklyn Nets say Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on his back on Thursday.
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Lakers request permission to interview Toronto Raptors assistant for LA’s head coaching job, sources say:
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