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  • Spoelstra: Tyler Herro won't play in Game 1 Thurs.
    Erik Spoelstra said on Wednesday that Tyler Herro (fractured right hand) won't play in Game 1 against Denver on Thursday.

    Advice: Spo also said that "[Herro's] not there yet" as far as returning. Other reports indicated that Herro is targeting a return in Game 3, which would be the first game of the series in Miami. If the Heat want to complete this miraculous run that they're on, they'll need Herro's offense. 50 minutes ago
  • Malcolm Brogdon (right arm) considering surgery
    Malcolm Brogdon (right arm injury) said after Monday's loss to the Heat that he will consider undergoing surgery this summer. 

    Advice: While the Celtics continued to list Brogdon's injury as a strained right forearm, he confirmed media reports that he was dealing with a partially torn tendon. The injury, which was suffered during Game 1 of the conference finals, had a significant impact on Brogdon's shooting and ballhandling abilities. The veteran guard played just eight minutes in Game 5 before being held out of Game 6. And in Game 7, Brogdon played seven ineffective minutes. Possible surgery could impact his availability for the start of next season. From a fantasy standpoint, the move to Boston may have improved Brogdon's chances of winning a title, but his value took a hit. The NBA's Sixth Man of the Year finished the regular season just outside the top 100 in 8- and 9-cat formats, which was in line with his Yahoo ADP of 111.7. Yesterday, 5:31 pm
  • Derrick White (left leg) to undergo MRI Tuesday
    Derrick White will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the left leg injury he suffered during the second half of Monday's Game 7 loss to the Heat. 

    Advice: White was Boston's best player for the first three periods of Monday's season-ending defeat, as Jayson Tatum was hampered by a sprained left ankle and Jaylen Brown struggled with turnovers and poor shooting. Unfortunately for the Celtics, their chances of a late rally were extinguished when White limped back to the locker room after injuring his leg. While it was announced by the team that he was available to return, White did not play another minute. From a fantasy standpoint, the question now is whether or not the issue is bad enough to keep him out for the beginning of next season. Despite a Yahoo ADP of 141.5 in 8-cat, per-game value, White finished the regular season as a 10th-round player (8th-round in 9-cat, per-game value). Yesterday, 5:25 pm
  • Herroic finish? Tyler Herro expected back vs. DEN
    According to Chris Haynes, "Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (hand fracture) is ramping up workouts and is expected to make his return at some point during NBA Finals with Game 3 being the likely target."

    Advice: Herro injured his hand in Game 1 of the first round against Milwaukee, and he hasn't played since. The extended series against Boston bought Herro a little more time, and he's expected to return during the Finals. His availability will likely impact the playing time of guys like Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, Kyle Lowry and Caleb Martin, who have all stepped up in his absence. Monday, 11:31 pm
  • Clock strikes midnight: Brown turns into a pumpkin
    Jaylen Brown finished Monday’s loss to Miami with 19 points on 8-of-23 shooting and added eight rebounds, five assists, a steal, two blocks, a triple and eight turnovers.

    Advice: Brown led the Celtics in scoring, but the point total came from volume rather than efficiency. He was just 1-of-9 from beyond the arc and finished -17 in the final box score. In one of the biggest games of his career, Brown committed the most turnovers he’d ever committed in a regular season or postseason appearance. Jayson Tatum injured his ankle less than 30 seconds into the contest, and Brown picked the wrong moment to completely disappear. Derrick White (18 points on 5-of-12 shooting) did his best to keep Boston in the contest, but the Celtics shot a frigid 9-of-42 from three, and the bench scored 16 points on 16 shots. The blame can’t be squarely placed on Brown in this one, but star players need to deliver in the biggest moments. The Celtics have some major questions this offseason, and there’s a chance we’ve seen the last of Tatum and Brown as teammates. Monday, 10:58 pm
  • Leads offense in Game 7 loss
    Brown ended with 19 points (8-23 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal across 43 minutes during Monday's 103-84 loss to the Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: Brown led the Celtics in scoring, assists and blocks while finishing two rebounds shy of a double-double in Monday's Game 7 defeat. Brown finished the Eastern Conference Finals by posting at least 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists in two games. He scored at least 15 points in six of seven contests. Monday, 8:46 pm
  • Nears 20-point outing in Game 7
    White had 18 points (5-12 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 6-7 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes during Monday's 103-84 loss to the Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Advice: White finished second on the team in scoring while ending up two points shy of the 20-point mark in Monday's Game 7 loss to Miami. White finished with his second-highest point total of the Eastern Conference Finals, with his 24-point outing in Game 5 being his series-high scoring performance. Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Could return for Game 3
    Herro (hand) is ramping up his basketball activities and is targeting a return for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Nuggets, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.

    Advice: The Heat last disclosed that Herro had been cleared for non-contact work May 23, but this latest update provides a clearer timetable for his return. The team will monitor his activity closely over the next week or so and should gain a better idea of when he'll be cleared for game action based on how he responds to workouts of increased intensity. Monday, 8:29 pm
  • Gabe Vincent (ankle) officially active Monday
    Gabe Vincent (ankle) will play in Monday’s Game 7 against the Celtics. 

    Advice: Vincent has been one of Miami’s most reliable options on offense this series, so the team will surely be happy to have him on the court. GV has averaged 17.0 points and 2.8 triples across five appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals. Monday, 8:07 pm