Monty Williams

It's definitely still preseason basketball as Suns decide to rest stars

It's definitely still preseason basketball as Suns decide to rest stars

Tonight’s game is the third of five preseason games for the Portland Trail Blazers as they welcome in the Phoenix Suns.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. PT
TV Channel: NBC Sports Northwest
Live Stream: MyTeams App

Radio: NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620

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During warm-ups Rodney Hood was seen sitting on the baseline as he stretched a little bit. Hood has now been added to the injury report. He is dealing with back spasms and will not play against the Suns.

Kent Bazemore will most likely get the start in place of the injured Hood.

The Initial Injury Reports:

For the Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic (left leg), Pau Gasol (left foot) and Nassir Little (left ankle) are out for Saturday's game.

The Suns will be without David Kramer (left tibia stress reaction). Tyler Johnson (migraine) is probable.

BUT NOW…

Phoenix has decided to sit its stars.

Deandre Ayton (rest), Devin Booker (rest), David Kramer (left tibia stress reaction), and Ricky Rubio (rest) are ALL OUT.

For the Suns, you should expect to see a lot of Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes, and Frank Kaminsky.

Thunder assistant Monty Williams will not return to team

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Thunder assistant Monty Williams will not return to team

Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams will not return to the team.

Thunder head coach Billy Donovan made the announcement Wednesday morning.

Williams left the team after his wife, Ingrid, was killed in a car crash. On Feb. 9, an oncoming car crossed the center line and hit Ingrid Williams’ SUV near downtown Oklahoma City. She died the next day.

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