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  • Marreese Speights doing some running
    Marreese Speights (right calf) advanced to running the stairs on Monday.

    Advice: He's still out for Game 4, but could get back to court work in the next day or two. Speights could be ready for the NBA Finals, but obviously the Warriors may not need him. Festus Ezeli has really stepped up for the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:13 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Pacers, Scola share interest on new contract
    The Pacers and Luis Scola are mutually interested in working out a new contract.

    Advice: "We'll see how it goes," Larry Bird said. Scola would be a solid bench presence for the Pacers, but it's not clear how close the two sides may be in seeing eye-to-eye on the value of a new deal for the 35-year-old big man. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:17 am
     
    Player Note
    Luis Scola Ind - PF,C
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Steven Adams learned about himself this year
    Steven Adams admitted to learning more about himself after dealing with various injuries this season.

    Advice: After Adams broke his hand, that's when his mental perspective began to change. "After I got injured, I really learned just to appreciate the game and not think about it as much and just go out and have fun." Adams averaged 7.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.2 blocks on 54.5 percent shooting in his sophomore season. He should again make for a popular low-end target in fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:44 am
  • Mike Muscala starts 2nd half, goes scoreless
    Mike Muscala started the second half of Game 3 for the Hawks after Al Horford's ejection, but he finished scoreless with one assist, one personal foul and no other stats to his credit in nine minutes.

    Advice: Muscala's emergence in the rotation had led to DNP-CDs for Mike Scott (eight points, nine rebounds) in the playoffs, but the script has flipped in Games 2 & 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Muscala was ineffective in his limited minutes tonight and he's unlikely to play a major role on Tuesday unless the league decides that Al Horford's elbow-drop is worthy of a suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:24 pm
  • Andrew Bogut praises Festuz Ezeli's effort
    Andrew Bogut praised Festuz Ezeli's effort after Saturday's Game 3 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: "[Ezeli] was huge for us. He's been playing great all series in my opinion," Bogut said. "He has stayed professional and when he gets limited minutes he stays ready. He got some extended minute [Saturday] and did a hell of a job for us. That's what we're going to need." Ezeli stepped up on Saturday night when Bogut got into foul trouble, playing some excellent defense against Dwight Howard while scoring 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go with six boards and a block. The Warriors need his size to battle with big D12, and so far, he's gotten the job done. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:22 pm
  • Marreese Speights (calf) ruled out for Game 4
    Marreese Speights (calf) is making progress, but he will not play in Game 4 against the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: David Lee was initially the one getting the minutes with Speights sidelined, but he's nearly fallen out of the rotation entirely during the Houston series. Festus Ezeli has earned himself a nice role off the bench in the Conference Finals, but with averages of just 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 block over 13.6 minutes of action, he's not much of an asset in fantasy basketball. Speights is unlikely to be a factor the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:21 am
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Jared Sullinger says everyone doubts him
    Jared Sullinger, who has been working out at Ohio State with Evan Turner and Greg Oden, believes that everyone is doubting him.

    Advice: "Right now, everyone is doubting me," Sullinger said. "I get everything, 'He’s not this, he’s not that. He’s not the guy that we thought he was going to be, potentially.' I’ve heard it all. I use it as motivation. Nothing is going to change, I’m going to keep working, working as hard as possible." Sullinger has been heavily criticized for his weight and conditioning, but it sounds like he is motivated to improve this summer. The Celtics won't approach him about a contract extension until next summer when he can become a restricted free agent, so next season will be crucial for him. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:21 am
  • Marreese Speights will not play on Saturday
    Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets in Game 3 on Saturday.

    Advice: He is expected to be held out for the first five game of the series against Houston, so this isn't a surprise. With Speights out of the lineup, Festus Ezeli should see around 10-12 minutes per game moving forward. Head coach Steve Kerr did say that Speights has shown improvement, so we will continue to track his progress closely. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:51 am
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Jared Sullinger is on same page with Celtics
    Jared Sullinger and the Celtics are on the same page in regards to his conditioning.

    Advice: Sullinger is viewing the foot injury that he had this season as a wake-up call, and he is eager to improve his conditioning this summer. Celtics president Danny Ainge recently criticized Sullinger for not taking care of his body, so it's good to see that he is taking steps to improve. He will be playing for a new contract next season, so he will have plenty of motivation to have a big year. On a side note, Sullinger is hoping to be more of a post player next season, but he said that the coaching staff urges him to shoot more 3-pointers. We will keep an eye on his progress this summer, but as of right now he will still be a risky selection in fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:28 am
  • Kris Humphries looking to become a stretch-4
    Kris Humphries stated during a recent interview that he will be looking to expend his range to beyond the 3-point arc this offseason.

    Advice: "I never really worked on shooting threes and stuff. I started working on it this year," said Humphries. "I had a lot of success in the last month [practicing] or so I really working on it every day, continue to work on it next year, add to my game." Wizards' head coach Randy Wittman has been gravitating towards playing smaller and faster with shooters at the four-spot, and current starting center Marcin Gortat has expressed a desire to play alongside a stretch-four, so if Humphries wants more consistent minutes this is a part of his game he'll need to develop. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:19 am
  • Marreese Speights (calf) out for Game 2
    Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets in Game 2 on Thursday.

    Advice: He is expected to be out for the first five games of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors got a lot out of Festus Ezeli in Game 1 and they'll likely look to him again. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:08 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Celtics have some interest in McGee
    The Celtics still have some interest in signing JaVale McGee this summer.

    Advice: The Celtics had some interest in McGee when he was released back in March, but nobody picked him up. McGee won't have many suitors this summer and may only get a one-year deal. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:47 pm
  • Kosta Koufos wants to be a starter
    Kosta Koufos, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, wants to be a starter in the NBA.

    Advice: Koufos was a very solid backup in Memphis behind Marc Gasol, and he will be sure to command plenty of interest on the open market. The Grizzlies will obviously make re-signing Gasol their top priority, so it's possible that they are forced to part ways with Koufos. If he lands in an ideal situation, Koufos could be a name to watch heading into fantasy drafts next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:13 am
     
    W, 95-83 vs Ind
  • Kevin Garnett (knees) wants to play next year
    Kevin Garnett told head coach Flip Saunders that he wants to continue playing next season.

    Advice: Garnett will become a free agent on July 1, but all signs point to him remaining in Minnesota for what could be the final season of his career. KG's presence on the team could do wonders for the Wolves' young players, but we don't expect him to have more than a limited role on the court. At this point in his career, KG shouldn't be targeted on draft day and his value will likely be limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:21 am
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Kevin Garnett 'working out hard' with Wolves
    Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that Kevin Garnett has been "working out really hard to get his knees into shape" since the end of Minnesota's season.

    Advice: "I anticipate that he's interested in coming back," said Taylor, referring to Garnett's potential retirement. "I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want to come back." KG would be an ideal mentor for the Wolves' neophyte roster, including whoever they select with the No. 1 pick, but his fantasy relevance is limited to deep leagues at this stage in his career. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:36 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 138-113 vs OKC
  • Marreese Speights (calf) doubtful Games 2-5
    Marreese Speights expects his moderately strained calf to sideline him for at least the first five games of the Western Conference Finals.

    Advice: Speights has already been ruled out for Tuesday's series opener and it sounds like he'll be on the shelf a while longer. His absence opens up extra opportunities for David Lee off the bench, with Festus Ezeli also playing more minutes vs. Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:06 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Mike Muscala saw increased role in 2nd round
    Mike Muscala saw some increased minutes during the Hawks' second-round series against the Wizards, although head coach Mike Budenholzer would not say if he would alter his rotations for the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: "Mike Muscala has played well and he’ll continue to get opportunities," Budenholzer said. "We’ll just see the game, feel the game, and the series and try to find a mixture to give ourselves our best chance with our bigs." After only playing in one game during Atlanta's first-round series, Muscala became a regular part of the rotation in the second-round, largely at the expense of Pero Antic. Muscala is a quality reserve for the Hawks, but on a good night he's only getting roughly 15 minutes, which isn't enough time to put up any meaningful stats in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:05 pm
  • Luis Scola working out in Indianapolis
    Luis Scola has stayed in Indianapolis to continue his postseason workouts.

    Advice: While Scola will be a free agent this summer, the 35-year old stayed in Indianapolis to work out so he could be a step closer to fulfilling Pacers' team president Larry Bird's wishes by re-signing with the Pacers. Scola reportedly has no intentions of retiring and would again serve as a solid bench player for the Pacers after averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds during the 2014-15 season. His fantasy value, however, is limited at this point in his career and he shouldn't be a target in standard league drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:31 am
     
    Player Note
    Luis Scola Ind - PF,C
    L, 95-83 @ Mem
  • Ognjen Kuzmic (ankle) available to play
    Ognjen Kuzmic (ankle) will be available to play against the Rockets in Game 1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's probably not going to get minutes while the Warriors are healthy. Kuzmic hasn't played since January. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 3:50 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Drew Gooden wants to return to the Wizards
    Drew Gooden would "love" to return to the Wizards in free agency.

    Advice: Gooden revitalized his NBA career with the Wizards over the last two seasons, and he's now turned himself into a legitimate stretch four. It wouldn't be a surprise to see the veteran land a deal that extends beyond just next season, and the Wizards may have more pressing needs with a plethora of big men already under contract. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 10:07 am
  • Kevin Seraphin wants chance to be a starter
    Kevin Seraphin said that he "definitely" wants a chance to be a starter next season.

    Advice: Seraphin, who will be an unrestricted free agent, seems content with the idea about his time in Washington coming to a close. "I definitely want to be somewhere I have a chance to be a starter." With Marcin Gortat, Nene, Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair all under contract, the Wizards will likely let Seraphin take the Trevor Booker route out the door in free agency. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 7:01 am
  • Marreese Speights (calf) out Game 1 of WCF
    Marreese Speights (calf) will not play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Without Speights, David Lee should continue to see roughly 15 minutes a game, which isn't enough time for him to put up any meaningful statistics in fantasy hoops. It's unclear when Speights will be able to return, but he hasn't held a big enough role with the Warriors to significantly alter the Dubs' rotations. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 12:37 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 133-126 vs Den
  • Kevin Seraphin wants to be a starter in NBA
    Kevin Seraphin, who is set to become a free agent this summer, said that he wants to go somewhere that will allow him the chance to be a starter.

    Advice: "I definitely want a chance to be a starter," Seraphin said in regards to his free agency. Marcin Gortat is penciled in as the starter for the Wizards over the next few years, so it sounds like Seraphin's time in Washington is coming to an end. Seraphin averaged 6.6 points, 3.6 boards and 0.7 blocks in just 15.6 minutes per game this season, so he is definitely a player to monitor if he lands in an ideal situation next season. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 10:28 am
  • Nazr Mohammed wants another year in NBA
    Nazr Mohammed said that he plans on playing next season and is confident that a team will pick him up.

    Advice: He will be entering his 18th season in the league, but the veteran likely feels that he could be a valuable addition to a contender. Mohammed averaged just 1.2 points and 1.7 boards in 23 regular-season appearances for the Bulls, so he would likely have a very limited role regardless of where he lands. In case it isn't obvious, Mohammed is not on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 9:50 am
  • Jerome Jordan to become unrestricted free agent
    The Nets will not make a qualifying offer to Jerome Jordan, making him an unrestricted free agent this summer.

    Advice: The Nets are simply looking to keep as much flexibility as possible, so this isn't surprising. Jordan could potentially return to Brooklyn, but he likely won't be a priority after averaging just 3.1 points and 2.4 boards in 44 regular-season appearances. Jordan isn't on the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 8:51 am
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