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  • Nick Young says his 'knee is looking good'
    Nick Young has been training since May 12 and he said that his "knee is looking good."

    Advice: Head coach Byron Scott recently said that Young must improve his decision making, his off-the-ball movement and his off-ball defense, and Young has taken that advice to heart. "I’m taking his advice," Young said. "I’m just working to get better. I’m getting my jump shots tighter and ball handling tighter. I’ve been running off of cones on the floor for a while now." Young's knee has responded well to the workouts, and it looks like Swaggy P is determined to prove his worth to the Lakers this summer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 am
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Sergey Karasev won't rule out FIBA hopes
    Sergey Karasev (knee) said that he won't rule out playing for Russia during Eurobasket this summer and that it all depends on his rehab.

    Advice: Karasev had surgery to repair a dislocated patella and a torn MCL in his right knee in March, and he is still targeting a return to contact basketball in August (Eurobasket begins in September). It is highly unlikely that he ends up playing for Russia and it should also be noted that he was seen walking with a slight limp this week while practicing free throws. Regardless of what happens, Karasev should be ready to go by training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:05 am
     
    Injured
    W, 101-88 vs Orl
  • Danilo Gallinari publicly backs Melvin Hunt
    In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Danilo Gallinari said that he hoped Melvin Hunt would be the head coach of the Nuggets next season.

    Advice: "Our goal next season will be to make the playoffs. I hope Melvin Hunt will be our coach next season," Gallinari said. "He knows basketball very well, also European basketball, something that can make the difference in the NBA. He is a very positive person and he is great in motivating the players. I think he has the qualities to succeed as head coach." The Nuggets are the only NBA team without a head coach in place, but Hunt still appears to be the frontrunner. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:44 am
  • Andre Drummond says he is tired of losing
    Andre Drummond said that he is "so tired of losing" and that he has already started working on his conditioning for next season.

    Advice: "It's just a mentality," Drummond said. "I just have the mind-set right now that I don't think has been there before. I told myself this is a big summer for me. Obviously, everybody knows it's my contract year, but it's not even because of that. I'm just so tired of losing that it comes down to me and what I'm doing on the floor and that if I'm not in the best condition, the best playing shape, I can't do nothing for my team." Drummond averaged 13.8 points, 13.5 boards and 1.9 blocks this season without missing a single game, and it sounds like he could have a massive 2015-16 campaign with a maximum contract likely to follow. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
  • Drummond speaks highly of Quincy Miller
    Andre Drummond said that Quincy Miller is worth keeping an eye on and that he believes Miller could be a part of the Pistons' young core moving forward.

    Advice: Miller's contract is partially guaranteed for the 2015-16 season, but he will be glad to know that Drummond has his back. He made four brief appearances for the Pistons during the final stages of last season, but he did have some good moments. Miller hasn't lived up to his potential yet, but the Pistons have a glaring need at small forward. Depending on what Detroit does in the draft and free agency, it looks like Miller may have a chance to fight for a place in the rotation this summer. He is not on the fantasy radar yet, but he's worth keeping an eye on. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
  • Wes Matthews (Achilles) shooting 3-pointers
    Wesley Matthews (Achilles surgery) posted a video of himself shooting 3-pointers at a gym in L.A. on Tuesday.

    Advice: Matthews is three months removed from his Achilles injury, which he has consistently said would only sideline him for five months. The free agent SG has a lot riding on his health this summer, financially and professionally, but it's still unclear whether he'll be ready for training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:14 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 114-98 @ Dal
  • Carl Landry has wrist surgery, out 4-5 months
    Carl Landry will miss 4-5 months after having right wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament on Tuesday.

    Advice: Landry missed five games in January due to soreness in his wrist, but the extent of the injury wasn't revealed until he had a postseason MRI. He's struggled to stay healthy since inking a hefty contract with the Kings, who still owe him a guaranteed $13 million over the next two seasons. His status for training camp is uncertain, meaning Jason Thompson (and possibly Derrick Williams) may have less competition during the season's early stages. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:15 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 122-99 @ LAL
  • Green says defending LBJ will be team effort
    Draymond Green said that it will be a team effort in trying to stop LeBron James during the NBA Finals.

    Advice: "It's not one person's job to stop LeBron," Green said. "If we're going to send any one person on our team to stop LeBron, we'll probably lose. It'll be a complete team effort. And as long as we approach it that way, I think we can do it." Green, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson will all likely spend time guarding James during the Finals. Despite the Dubs’ wealth of defensive options, James still managed to put up 42 points, 11 rebounds and five assists during his one game against the Warriors during the regular-season, a performance that culminated in a win for the Cavs. James is going to be a beast no matter what they do, so it's more about limiting his opportunities and slowing down Cleveland's role players if Golden State hopes to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy when all is said and done. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:49 pm
  • Scott Skiles praises Nikola Vucevic's offense
    Scott Skiles praised Nikola Vucevic's offense during a recent interview, saying he's one of the few centers in the league that can post-up, and also step out and hit jumpers with regularity.

    Advice: Vucevic had a career-year with the Magic during the 2014-15 season, averaging 19.3 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.7 blocks per game on 52.3 percent shooting from the field. His defense is questionable, but Vooch is one of Orlando's best options on offense and his ability to crash the glass should keep him on the floor. He'll be a quality early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:51 pm
  • Klay Thompson (concussion) cleared for Game 1
    Klay Thompson (concussion) has completed the NBA's concussion protocol testing, and he has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

    Advice: Thompson was never really in any danger of missing the Finals, and all reports are that he'll be 100 percent for Game 1 against the Cavs on Thursday. Through the playoffs so far, Thompson has compiled averages of 19.7 points, 3.0 three-pointers, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.9 blocks and 2.4 turnovers per game on 45.9 percent shooting from the field. He'll be a tough cover for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:08 pm
  • Speights (calf) will be available for Game 1
    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that Marreese Speights (calf) is "ready to go" for Game 1 of the Finals.

    Advice: Speights has been sidelined since the Warriors' second-round series against the Grizzlies, but he'll be back in action for the Finals. However, he'll have a very limited role with the Dubs, maxing out at around 12 minutes per game, which isn't enough time to put up any meaningful fantasy value. He'll provide Golden State with some depth, but he's not a fantasy option in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:50 pm
  • Thompson (concussion) goes through practice
    Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (concussion) participated in Tuesday's practice, and that he "looked good."

    Advice: Shaun Livingston also echoed Kerr's statement, saying that Klay "looked good," and that "he's ready" to play. This is Thompson's second-consecutive day going through a full practice, and he said that he's "99.9 percent sure" he'll play in Game 1 of the Finals, and that that decision will be made later on Tuesday after he's evaluated by the Dubs' medical staff. We'll continue to provide updates as they become available, but at this point it seems safe to assume that Klay will be in uniform for Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:38 pm
  • Bosh (blood clots) resumes on-court work
    Chris Bosh (blood clots) has resumed on-court work, and he is now training without any restrictions.

    Advice: "I look at it as a blessing that I have the time to work on my body, work on the things I need to work on. I never have the time usually in the offseason," said Bosh. "But this year I have the opportunity to build slowly and correct some things I need to correct and come back next year in the best shape of my life." All signs point towards Bosh making a full recovery from a scary bought with blood clots in his lungs, and he'll be a solid mid-round target in next year's drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 am
     
    Injured
  • Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 1 Thurs
    Klay Thompson (concussion) said he expects to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

    Advice: Thompson's status has been up in the air since suffering his concussion in the Western Conference Finals, but he doesn't sound too concerned about his availability heading into Game 1. "I knew it wouldn’t take me more than a few days to get back to normal," said Thompson. "To me, I think this one was mild, not really severe. It was perfect, because I got a week off to get fully healthy." We'll keep an eye on his status heading into Game 1, but it sounds like the Warriors will have their sharpshooter available on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Gallinari to play for Italian National Team
    Danilo Gallinari confirmed that he will play for the Italian National Team this summer.

    Advice: This is good news as Gallinari is using a full summer of being healthy to keep in shape and work on his game against international competition. The 26-year-old is coming off a solid finish to the 2014-15 season during which he averaged 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 2.8 three-pointers after the All-Star Break and should be a sneaky late-round pick in 2015-16 fantasy drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 am
  • Nick Young proposes to Iggy Azalea
    Nick Young proposed to girlfriend Iggy Azalea on Monday and she said yes.

    Advice: No word yet on if she'll be changing her name to Swaggy Azalea, but Young recorded his proposal and the video can be found in the link below. While Young may have wedding bells on his mind, Lakers head coach Byron Scott has already said he'll need to see improvements from Young in order to give him minutes so fantasy owners may want to shy away from Swaggy P on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:58 am
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Carmelo Anthony looking to buy soccer team
    Carmelo Anthony is reportedly interested in buying a soccer team.

    Advice: FC Melo? Anthony is currently in Cuba with the Cosmos of the NASL as they play the Cuban National Team and looks to have caught futbol fever. Melo is reportedly in talks with the North American Soccer League and is looking for an ownership role in a Puerto Rican club. Soccer aside, the 31-year-old had previously said he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery and it looks like fantasy owners won't have to worry about any of his rehab overlapping with training camp. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:39 am
     
    Injured
    L, 112-90 vs Det
  • LeBron James feeling better than ever
    LeBron James said his mind, body, and game are feeling the best they ever have.

    Advice: While James has accomplished all their is to accomplish in an NBA career, he said he's peaking in all three facets of mind, body, and game. "I think if you put it all together, yeah," James said. "If you put everything together as far as my mind, my body, my game. If you put everything in one bottle, this is probably the best I've been." With James coming off an Eastern Conference Final in which he came close to averaging a triple-double, this is a scary thought for the Golden State Warriors. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:25 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Andrei Kirilienko is retiring from hoops
    Andrei Kirilenko will retire from professional basketball.

    Advice: AK-47 had a good run, but all his bouts with back spasms cut his career a little short. He was a first-round value in fantasy hoops about a decade ago thanks to two years in a row with over three blocks per game in 2004-05 and 2005-06. He'll go down as one of the better international players ever. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Klay Thompson does 'everything' at practice
    Klay Thompson did everything at practice on Monday and said he fully expects to play on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through five-on-five, shooting drills and participated in defensive drills. Thompson also said he's a nine out of 10 for his health. He'll be evaluated on Tuesday morning and said he'd be "very shocked" if he didn't get cleared. We'll have an update tomorrow morning. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:06 pm
  • Cartier Martin exercises option with Pistons
    Cartier Martin has exercised his $1.3 million option with the Pistons for next season.

    Advice: It was a fairly easy decision for Martin, who played in just 23 games last season. Martin won't be in the rotation next season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:33 pm
  • Klay Thompson does on-court work on Monday
    Klay Thompson (concussion) was shooting around after practice on Monday, but he still hasn't been cleared to play.

    Advice: He had a lengthy workout and is easily on track to play against the Cavs on Thursday. Thompson hasn't been having headaches and he doesn't appear to have any light sensitivity issues. Expect him to be a full go without a restriction on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:01 pm
  • LeBron playing through sprained right wrist
    LeBron James is playing through a sprained right wrist.

    Advice: James has been playing with the sprain all season long, so although he had it wrapped at Monday's practice, it's not going to be any kind of concern going forward. King James will take his court for as many games as it takes against the Warriors in the Finals. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:19 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Klay Thompson (concussion) not yet cleared
    Klay Thompson (concussion) has not yet been cleared for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Thompson still has until Thursday in order to gain clearance, but it's not quite the slam dunk everyone wants to make it out to be. Thompson has to pass the NBA-mandated concussion protocol in order to return to the court, and there will be no shortcuts in that process. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:07 am
  • LeBron: Kyrie is part of reason for my return
    LeBron James revealed that "part of the reason" he decided to return to Cleveland in free agency was because of Kyrie Irving.

    Advice: We have a feeling that James would have been back even if Irving wasn't on the roster, but LeBron knows how to manipulate the media to send his message along with the best of them. LeBron said that Irving is a "special" player who demonstrated growth, and Irving gushed about LeBron's ability to lead a basketball team both on and off the floor. The two now prepare for their greatest challenge of the season with the NBA Finals on the horizon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:51 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Marreese Speights (calf) 'not too far off'
    Marreese Speights (calf) is "not too far off" from being able to practice.

    Advice: Speights has been out since the Western Conference semis, and while his role is up in the air at this stage, Steve Kerr won't complain about having more options as his team prepares for the NBA Finals. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:32 am
  • Kevin Love down 15 lbs during his rehab
    Kevin Love (shoulder) has lost 15 lbs. during his rehabilitation process.

    Advice: The weight loss led Love to joke that he could play some small forward, but obviously that won't be happening. Despite Love saying at literally every possible turn that he's going to remain with the Cavs, the reports questioning his future haven't stopped and won't stop until the plans are in place for Love's 2015-16 season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:16 am
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    Injured
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Otto Porter building confidence for next year
    Otto Porter admitted that it "meant a lot to be a part of something like that" when asked about the Wizards' playoff run.

    Advice: Porter emerged as a key piece for Washington in the playoffs, and Porter, who turns 22 on Wednesday, needed that breakout in the worst way. Capable of playing both forward spots, Porter should have a larger role next season, and that will be even bigger if Paul Pierce (player option) departs in free agency. After drawing praise from Randy Wittman and his teammates, Porter should be entering the offseason with confidence. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:10 am
  • Klay Thompson (head) expects to play Game 1
    Klay Thompson (concussion) isn't having headaches and he expects to play in Thursday's Game 1 vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Thompson took in an Athletics game on Sunday, suggesting that he feels fine, and both coach Steve Kerr and assistant Ron Adams are also expecting Klay to play. With four days remaining before the Finals it's all but certain that the Splash Brothers will be firing from both barrels. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:21 pm
  • Iman Shumpert still rehabbing strained groin
    Iman Shumpert (groin) is not 100 percent healthy but his status for Game 1 of the Finals is not in doubt.

    Advice: "He’s participating and we’re doing everything we can to continue to monitor his situation with the groin," said coach David Blatt. "That kind of injury takes time to totally heal." Shumpert injured himself back on May 6 but it didn't prevent him from playing 37 minutes per game vs. Atlanta in the Conference Finals. He shot only 35.1 percent in the series, but contributed 2.3 triples, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists with typically solid defense. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:47 pm
  • Kevin Love (shoulder) OK after friendly fire
    Kevin Love (shoulder) said he nearly suffered a setback when a teammate hit his arm this week, but he still plans to re-assess the injury in six weeks.

    Advice: The unnamed teammate unwittingly hit Love on his bad arm while celebrating the Cavs' Finals-clinching victory vs. Atlanta. "It was kind of shooting pain through my entire body, but I was a little woozy and kind of all over the place for a few minutes but I was able to calm myself down," Love said. "I look at it like now I know I can get hit like that. I don't want to get hit like that, but knowing that as time goes on, I can put more and more pressure on it and after the six weeks, I'll reassess where I'm at." Love recently said that he "expects" to remain with the Cavaliers next season, which may mean he's leaning toward opting in for a $16.7 million salary. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:10 pm
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    Injured
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Motiejunas (back) expected out for Lithuania
    Donatas Motiejunas (back surgery) is not expected to play for the Lithuanian National team this summer.

    Advice: Motiejunas is slowly ramping up his rehab but may be out until early August according to a timetable provided earlier this month. He reiterated that he'll be ready for Houston's training camp, where he'll battle Terrence Jones (and possibly Josh Smith) for minutes at the PF position. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:05 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Klay Thompson spending Sunday at A's game
    Klay Thompson (concussion) spent his Sunday afternoon at the Yankees vs. Athletics baseball game.

    Advice: This is a good sign because some players have light sensitivity issues after a concussion. There has been no evidence to suggest Thompson is at risk of missing Game 1 of The Finals on Thursday. Stephen Curry was at a Giants game last week, so the Splash Brothers are showing both Bay Area MLB teams some love. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:09 pm
  • Adams believes Klay will be ready for Game 1
    Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams said on Sunday that he believes Klay Thompson (concussion) will play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

    Advice: Adams described Klay as "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," during an interview on Sunday, and this is the second positive report we've had on Thompson insinuating that he'll be good to go when the Finals kickoff on Thursday. He'll need to clear the league's concussion protocol before he can step on the basketball court, and we've yet to see any reports stating that that has happened, but Klay still has five days to rest up and get himself ready. We'll continue to follow this story closely, but it sounds like Klay will play on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:51 pm
  • Love (shoulder) expects to be back by Oct-Nov
    Kevin Love (shoulder) said that he's confident he'll ready for the start of the 2015-16 season, and that he expects to be sporting a Cavs jersey.

    Advice: Love has hinted more than a few times that he will return to the Cavs next season, but you can never really believe what a player says in a contract year. There have also been a lot of "inside sources" that claim he will consider all his options this offseason, and it'll be very interesting to see if he picks up his player option worth $16.7 million when the offseason hits. If Love opts out, the Celtics, Lakers, and Rockets are said to have interest in acquiring his services. As a side note, Love said he reached out to Kelly Olynyk via text and that they're "all good" now. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:43 am
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    Injured
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Greg Monroe likely to leave the Pistons?
    According to Pistons beat writer David Mayo, Greg Monroe will likely leave Detroit this summer.

    Advice: Monroe will become an unrestricted free agent in July, and as of right now it looks like he could be wearing a different uniform next season. When asked if the Pistons would consider offering Monroe a two-year deal with an opt-out clause for next season (when the salary cap expands), Stan Van Gundy said that he would consider all options. Monroe has said that returning to Detroit would be a possibility, but SVG may not want to fork over the necessary funds required to keep him. This story is far from over, and the rumors will only heat up as we approach July. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:45 am
  • Ariza believes Rockets will bounce back
    Trevor Ariza is confident that the Rockets will be able to build on what they accomplished this season.

    Advice: "Not every team comes together and wins straight away," Ariza said. "When you do have that and you do find something that works, you want to continue. You want to build on that. Hopefully for us, we’ll be one of those teams that builds on what we accomplished." The Rockets were trounced by the Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals, but considering how many injuries they had to deal with this season, Houston has to be feeling confident about the future. As for Ariza, he was phenomenal in the playoffs with averages of 13.2 points, 6.4 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.1 3-pointers per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:08 am
     
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Julius Randle believes he is 100 percent
    Julius Randle believes that his leg is 100 percent and said that his surgically-repaired foot is no longer a factor in his recovery.

    Advice: "I believe I am," Randle said when asked if he was 100 percent. "The last time I checked probably about a month ago, the bone was 95 percent healed. I feel great." The news just keeps getting better for Randle, and it should also be noted that he was recently cleared for half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions with full contact. All signs point to him being ready to play at the Las Vegas Summer League, and there is no reason why he couldn't carve out a sizable role on the Lakers next season if he has a strong showing. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:34 am
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Brandon Bass hoping to remain a Celtic
    Brandon Bass, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, said that he is open to returning to the Celtics next season.

    Advice: "It’s been a great time for me," Bass said regarding his time with Boston. "And a great learning experience for me as well. I’ve been happy here. My family has been happy here, so we’ll see what happens. I think it’s hard not to think about [free agency], but not too much. I’ve been watching the playoffs and I know it’s not that time yet." Bass averaged 10.6 points, 4.9 boards and 1.3 assists during the regular season, but he struggled mightily in the playoffs and later said that he wasn't mentally prepared. The Celtics will reload during the draft and free agency this summer, so Bass will likely be wearing a different uniform in the 2015-16 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:40 am
  • Anthony Davis could be in for a massive year
    New head coach Alvin Gentry said he believes Anthony Davis was underutilized on the offensive end last season.

    Advice: Yeah, pretty much all of his fantasy owners would have said the same thing. Of course, Gentry has the power, system, and expertise to change that with Davis this upcoming season. We might seem some massive stats from The Brow in 2015-16. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:51 pm
  • Kerr: Klay Thompson expected to be ready
    Coach Steve Kerr said "all is going well" with Klay Thompson (concussion) and expects him to be ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: There's no word of if he went through the protocol yet. Once he's symptom free, he'll do some work on a stationary bike before doing more rigorous exercise. For now, it sounds like Klay should be ready to play with time to spare. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:35 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas still in recovery
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is still in the beginning stages of his recovery.

    Advice: He is expected to be out for most of the summer. Motiejunas had back surgery on Apr. 10 and he said there's "no question" he'll be ready for camp. His improvement could make it a little tougher for the Rockets to bring back Josh Smith. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:09 pm
     
    Injured
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Draymond Green says he was horrible in Game 5
    Draymond Green said that he was "horrible" during Wednesday's series-clinching Game 5 win over the Rockets.

    Advice: "Shaun [Livingston] stepped up huge. L.B. [Leandro Barbosa] stepped up. Andre [Iguodala] stepped up," said Green after Game 5. "Everybody who came in made an impact. Festus Ezeli, not in Klay [Thompson's] spot, but was huge off the bench. They stepped up for us and made plays and that’s what helped us get to this win, because I know I was horrible. So they definitely picked me up." Green couldn't get his shot to fall, going just 3-of-15 from the field during Game 5, but he made a big impact on defense, and hit the glass hard hauling in 13 rebounds. He'll be a major X-factor for the Dubs in their Finals matchup with the Cavaliers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:48 pm
  • Julius Randle (leg) cleared for full contact
    Julius Randle (leg) has been cleared for full contact half court 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 sessions.

    Advice: Randle's next step will be going through 4-on-4 drills, but he continues to move in a positive direction, and at this rate he should be good to go for Las Vegas Summer League. The Lakers have a lot of decisions to make this offseason with regards to the roster, but depending on how things shake out, Randle may have the opportunity to step into a starting role next season. As always, will continue to track his progress closely this offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:33 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
  • Laimbeer takes LeBron James over Jordan
    Bill Laimbeer told the Dan Patrick show that he would take LeBron James over Michael Jordan.

    Advice: Before doubling-down on his opinion by saying that Jordan could not have led James' current Cavs team to the NBA Finals, Laimbeer said he views LeBron James as a superior player to Michael Jordan. "There’s no question I would take LeBron James," Laimbeer said. "He can do more. Michael Jordan could score and make big shots and look spectacular at times with wild flying dunks, but LeBron can get you 18 rebounds, get you 15 assists or score 50 if he wants to." With some down time before the Finals start, we're guessing this isn't the last Jordan-James comparison we'll hear. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:32 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Kevin Love reportedly considering FA options
    Kevin Love is reportedly considering his options in potential free agency this summer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: While the first domino to fall would be Love opting out of his current contract with the Cavaliers, the 26-year-old is reportedly considering the Celtics, Lakers, and Rockets as potential free agency destinations. "I think he’s going to look around," Wojnarowski said. "I think he’s going to look closely at Boston. I think he’ll look at LA. I’m sure the Texas teams are going to try and get involved." We'll keep Love's status updated as soon as more information becomes available as it looks like the NBA is in for another Summer of Love. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 am
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    Injured
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Bill Cartwright compares LeBron to Jordan
    Former Bulls center Bill Cartwright said LeBron James can finally be compared to Michael Jordan.

    Advice: While Cartwright said LeBron's best comparison might be Magic Johnson, he added that James compares favorably with his former teammate. "Michael was as hard as anyone to guard," Cartwright said. "This guy [LeBron] is really unguardable. Who do you match him with? He's too darn big and too darn strong. Put a big guy on him and he goes around them. Put a small guy on him and he beats him up. He's a nightmare of a match-up. "He's absolutely on best player on planet right now. I don't think you'd get much argument on that." Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:41 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Draymond Green has a bad offensive game in win
    Draymond Green made 3-of-15 from the field for nine points against the Rockets on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had some fantastic isolation defense tonight, but his offensive game wasn't there. Green is likely going to guard LeBron James on occasion in the next series and he'll also be extremely important when he's not on LeBron because of how Tristan Thompson is crashing the boards. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Marreese Speights (calf) still out, progressing
    Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is doing some on-court work and is progressing. Speights has essentially been ruled out for the Western Conference Finals, but he could be ready to face the Cavs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • LeBron James leads Cavaliers to NBA Finals
    LeBron James led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals with a 118-88 win in Cleveland on Tuesday, scoring 23 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and only one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: LBJ needed IVs after Game 3 to help with dehydration and cramping, but he wasn't worse for the wear in a thoroughly dominant performance tonight. The Hawks threw a variety of defenders at LeBron but never found a way to slow him down in the series -- amazingly, James fell only three assists shy of averaging 30-10-10 in the Conference Finals. He and teammate James Jones are now the first players since the 1960s to appear in five consecutive NBA Finals, and LeBron will have eight full days to rest before squaring off vs. the Warriors or Rockets. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:06 pm
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Kevin Love cleared to travel with Cavaliers
    Kevin Love (shoulder) has been cleared to travel with the Cavaliers after having his shoulder evaluated.

    Advice: Love had his shoulder evaluated in New York and will now be able stop wearing a sling as he travels with the team for the remainder of the postseason. While this news doesn't change the fact that Love will miss the rest of the playoffs, it's good news for his fantasy owners in dynasty leagues as it means his recovery is going as planned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:00 am
     
    Player Note
    Kevin Love Cle - PF,C
    Injured
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • LeBron James says he's ready to go for Game 4
    LeBron James said he'll be ready to go for Game 4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: After dealing with some cramping during Sunday's Game 3 win over the Hawks, James said he'll be active on Tuesday night. James is averaging 32.7 points, 11.7 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers in the series thus far and will need another big game to close out the series if Kyrie Irving (knee) is unable to play. A nightly triple-double threat, James is a must-start in all fantasy lineups at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:01 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • Trevor Ariza scores 17 points in win vs. GSW
    Trevor Ariza scored 17 points against the Warriors on Monday with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets needed everyone to step up, and that's what happened today. Terrence Jones scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer while Jason Terry added 10 points and four assists. Dwight Howard also had a nice game with 14 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers. This was also the first game ever in which both teams each made at least 15 treys. The Warriors also attempted 46 attempts from deep, which is also a record. Game 5 will be in Oakland on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
     
    W, 117-91 vs Uta
  • Draymond Green fouls out with monster line
    Draymond Green fouled out in 40 minutes against the Rockets on Monday, scoring 21 points with 15 rebounds, four assists, five blocks and two 3-pointers on 9-of-14 from the field.

    Advice: He sprinted to the bench after his sixth foul and the Rockets fans gave him a nice little cheer. Green said seeing the Houston fans leave early in Game 3 was "the best feeling in the world" and tonight it was just a little different. He might have been Golden State's best player tonight and the Warriors are almost certainly going to match anything this offseason. He's a beast. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:40 pm
  • Draymond Green loves sending HOU fans home
    Draymond Green said seeing Houston's fans leave early during a blowout is "the best feeling in the world."

    Advice: Yep, that sounds like a Draymond thing to say and he's expecting a better game from Houston tonight. "Because of the embarrassment factor of last game, they're going to come out fighting," Green said. The Rockets will need to get Dray into foul trouble in order to have success tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:21 pm
  • 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
    Monday, 12:13 pm
  • LeBron dealing with cramping, other injuries
    LeBron James admitted to dealing with cramping among other injuries in Sunday's dramatic Game 3 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: "I gave it everything I had tonight," he said. James was in obvious pain, especially with his ankle, and he fell to the floor in exhaustion after the contest had concluded. James described fighting through "the most pain of his career," but said after the game that nothing would prevent him from playing in Tuesday's Game 4. "If I'm putting on the uniform and going on the floor, I got to make things happen for our team. It's that simple." Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 6:28 am
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • LeBron gets 37-18-13 as Cavs win Game 3 in OT
    LeBron James fought through injury and exhaustion to finish Sunday's overtime Game 3 victory with 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists and three steals, moving Cleveland to the brink of a Conference Finals sweep.

    Advice: LBJ began 0-of-10 from the field, his worst ever start in a playoff game, but he overcame the rough start as well as a knee injury suffered early in overtime. In the process he passed Karl Malone to become the sixth-leading scorer in NBA playoff history with 4,779 points, he passed Jason Kidd for second place on the postseason triple-double list, and he became the only player in NBA postseason history to record at least 37-18-13 in a game. LeBron is leading his team with 27.2 points per game in the postseason, in addition to the 21.3 points he's creating off assists, and will need to carry a similar load if Kyrie Irving (knee) isn't able to return in Game 4. We'll pass along updates on his knee injury but there's no reason to think he won't start Tuesday's potential elimination game. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 9:00 pm
     
    W, 113-108 vs Was
  • 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
    May 24, 11:21 am
  • Julius Randle continues to show improvement
    Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said that it looks like Julius Randle (leg) "has recovered completely".

    Advice: This is definitely exciting news for Randle, and it appears that his recovery is going very smoothly. All signs point to him playing during the Las Vegas Summer League, and it will be interesting to see how he does after such a long time on the shelf. Randle could potentially be the starting power forward next season if he impresses this summer, so we will be sure to track his progress very closely. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 7:49 am
     
    Injured
    L, 122-99 vs Sac
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