• Jalen Smith (illness) downgraded to out Monday
    Jalen Smith (illness) will not play in Monday’s Game 4 against the Celtics.

    Advice: Added to the Pacers’ injury report on Monday afternoon, Smith has played eight minutes in the Eastern Conference Finals. Seven of those minutes were played in the Pacers’ Game 2 blowout loss in Boston. His absence will not significantly impact the Pacers’ rotation. Rotoworld Today, 4:32 pm
  • Unavailable for Game 4
    Smith is out for Monday's Game 4 against the Celtics due to illness.

    Advice: Smith has played a limited role through the first three games of the Eastern Conference Finals, so his absence shouldn't impact Indiana's rotation much. He'll be considered day-to-day and should have a chance to return for Game 5 if the Pacers are able to extend the series. Rotowire.com Today, 3:55 pm
  • Luke Kornet (wrist) available for Game 4 Monday
    Luke Kornet (left wrist sprain) is available for Monday’s game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Kornet is back after missing Boston’s Game 3 victory on Saturday, adding another frontcourt option off the bench. His return will mean fewer minutes for Oshae Brissett and Xavier Tillman, with at least one falling out of the rotation altogether. Rotoworld Today, 3:35 pm
  • Good to go
    Kornet (wrist) will play in Monday's Game 4 against Indiana, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Kornet was spotted warming up with tape on his injured left wrist prior to tipoff, and he's been cleared to give it a go. He logged 13 minutes in Game 1 before suffering the wrist injury in Game 2 and should see reserve minutes again Monday night behind Al Horford. Rotowire.com Today, 3:21 pm
  • Haynes: Dereck Lively II (neck) out Tuesday vs MIN
    According to TNT’s Chris Haynes, Dereck Lively II (neck sprain) will not play in Tuesday’s Game 4 against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: While Lively was listed as doubtful on the Mavericks’ initial injury report for Game 4, Haynes reports that the rookie center will not play. Lively’s absence frees up minutes behind starting center Daniel Gafford. Dwight Powell played a few minutes off the bench during the second half of Game 3, and he’ll likely be in the rotation on Tuesday. Another potential option is Maxi Kleber, who is questionable after missing three weeks with a separated shoulder. Neither Powell nor Kleber (if he plays) will be a good DFS option for Game 4. Rotoworld Today, 2:07 pm
  • Ruled out for Game 4
    Lively (neck) has been ruled out for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.

    Advice: Lively was initially deemed doubtful for Tuesday's matchup due to his neck sprain, and he'll officially be forced to miss at least one game as the Mavericks attempt to close out the series. It's unclear whether Lively will be able to return if the Western Conference Finals continue past Tuesday or if the Mavericks advance to the NBA Finals, which begin June 6. Dwight Powell is a candidate to see increased playing time in Lively's absence. Rotowire.com Today, 1:51 pm
  • Maxi Kleber (shoulder) questionable for Game 4
    Maxi Kleber (right shoulder AC joint separation) is questionable for Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Kleber injured his shoulder during the final game of Dallas’ first-round series with the Clippers and has not played since. Saturday marked three weeks since the injury, and Kleber was due to be re-evaluated then. The questionable tag suggests there’s a chance he’ll play on Tuesday, which would give Dallas another option to help account for Dereck Lively II’s potential absence. Lively is doubtful with a sprained neck, which he suffered during Sunday’s Game 3 victory. Rotoworld Today, 1:44 pm
  • Deemed questionable for Game 4
    Kleber (shoulder) is questionable for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Timberwolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kleber has been sidelined since May 3 due to an AC joint separation, but he's closing in on a return to action. He participated in Monday's practice session and will be in the mix to return to game action Tuesday, although the Mavericks will likely monitor his status ahead of tipoff before officially determining his availability. Even if Kleber isn't cleared for Tuesday's matchup, it wouldn't be surprising to see him return later in the Western Conference Finals, if necessary, or for a potential run in the NBA Finals. Rotowire.com Today, 1:40 pm
  • Dereck Lively II (neck) doubtful for Game 4 Tues.
    Dereck Lively II (neck sprain) is doubtful for Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Lively injured his neck during the second quarter of Sunday’s Game 3 victory and did not return. While Dwight Powell re-entered the rotation in the second half, starter Daniel Gafford played most of the available minutes. The Mavericks could also have Maxi Kleber at their disposal, as he is questionable after missing time with a separated shoulder. Rotoworld Today, 1:38 pm