• Removed from injury report
    Curry (ankle) does not carry an injury designation into Tuesday's Play-In Tournament game against Sacramento.

    Advice: Curry and Draymond Green (knee) have both been cleared for action Tuesday, leaving Gary Payton (calf) as the Warriors' lone absence. Golden State will be traveling to Sacramento for Tuesday's showdown, returning to the scene of the crime where Curry dropped 50 points (20-38 FG, 7-18 3Pt) in a victorious Game 7 of last year's first-round series between these teams. Additionally, Curry averaged 31.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in four games against the Kings this season. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 4:50 pm
  • Gary Payton II (calf) out Tuesday vs. Kings
    Gary Payton II (left calf strain) has been ruled out for the Warriors’ Tuesday play-in matchup against the Kings.

    Advice: GP2 missed the Dubs’ last three regular-season games and is now set to miss their play-in game against Sacramento. Chris Paul and Brandon Podziemski have a chance to play larger roles during his absence. Rotoworld Yesterday, 12:47 pm
  • Expected to play Tuesday
    Coach Steve Kerr said Monday that Curry (ankle) is expected to play in Tuesday's Play-In Tournament matchup against the Kings, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Advice: Curry sat out Sunday's regular-season finale due to what was deemed a right ankle sprain, but it seemed as though his absence was mainly for rest purposes ahead of the postseason. The 36-year-old will presumably be back in action once the Play-In Tournament gets underway, and he's averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 33.3 minutes per game over his last three appearances. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 12:13 pm
  • Out for Play-In Tournament
    Payton (calf) has been ruled out for the Play-In Tournament, which starts Tuesday in Sacramento, Kendra Andrews of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: If the Warriors beat the Kings on Tuesday, they'd play the loser of a Pelicans-Lakers matchup, but Payton won't be able to play in that game if Golden State advances. The defensive-minded guard missed the final three regular-season contests due to a left calf strain, and his missing bench minutes will likely be absorbed by Brandin Podziemski, Chris Paul and maybe Moses Moody. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 12:09 pm
  • Expects to have healthy offseason
    Barnes said Monday during his exit interview that he wanted to play at the end of the regular season, but there was still swelling in his surgically-repaired left hand, so the medical staff held him out for precautionary reasons, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.

    Advice: Barnes added that he doesn't expect to be limited during the offseason, so he appears firmly on track to lead the Raptors in 2024-25. The 2021 No. 4 overall pick was in the midst of a breakout campaign before breaking his left hand in early March. Across 60 appearances, Barnes averaged 19.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.5 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.7 threes per game -- all career highs. He's eligible for a rookie scale contract extension this fall. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 10:21 am
  • Sits out practice
    Melton (back) did not practice Monday, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.

    Advice: Melton returned from a 21-game absence back on April 10, but proceeded to sit out the season finale on April 14. For now, it's unclear if Melton's unavailability at practice was a mere precaution. He should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Miami. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 10:19 am
  • Starting basketball activities soon
    Curry said Monday during his exit interview that he's dealing with a Grade 3 right ankle sprain and hopes to begin basketball activities in a couple of weeks, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.

    Advice: Curry suffered the injury at the beginning of March and was shut down for the rest of the season. Lingering ankle issues plagued the sharpshooter all season, and he finished with just 43 appearances (four starts), averaging 5.3 points -- his lowest mark since 2014-15 when he appeared in just two games. Curry has one non-guaranteed year remaining on his current contract. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:42 am
  • Expected to be ready for camp
    Coach Steve Clifford said Monday that he expects Ball (ankle) to be ready in time for training camp, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Advice: This will be a relief for Charlotte fans, as Ball's ankle robbed him of the majority of his 2023-24 season. He made only 22 appearances, averaging 23.9 points, 8.0 assists, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 three-pointers and 1.8 steals in 32.3 minutes. Ball told reporters that his ankle is feeling better, and he's looking forward to having the full offseason to prepare for 2024-25. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:35 am
  • Expected to have healthy offseason
    Bane (back) will be sidelined for a few more weeks but is expected to have a healthy summer, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.

    Advice: Bane averaged 24.7 points, 5.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 34.9 minutes over his first 36 appearances of 2023-24 before injuries derailed his campaign. An ankle injury sidelined Bane from mid-January to mid-March, and he appeared in only five of the ensuing six games before a back issue cost him the final nine contests of the regular season. It was a lost season for the Grizzlies as a whole, as Ja Morant (suspension/shoulder), Marcus Smart (finger/foot) and others also missed extended periods. However, it sounds like the Grizzlies will have a healthy offseason, which bodes well for their chances of bouncing back in 2024-25. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 8:28 am