Player Notes

  • Mike Conley (calf) questionable for Game 7 Sunday
    Mike Conley (right soleus strain) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Conley returned to the Timberwolves’ lineup for Game 6, and his presence also benefitted Anthony Edwards in the 45-point victory. If the veteran point guard cannot play in Game 7, Nickeil Alexander-Walker will move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld Today, 4:59 pm
  • Luka Doncic (ankle, knee) available for Game 6
    Luka Doncic (left ankle soreness, right knee sprain) is available for Saturday’s game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Doncic’s status upgrade is unsurprising, as the Mavericks have taken the same approach throughout this series. Dallas will stick with the same starting five, with Luka being joined by Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, and Daniel Gafford. Rotoworld Today, 4:33 pm
  • Questionable for Sunday
    Murray is questionable to play in Sunday's Game 7 against the Timberwolves due to a left calf strain.

    Advice: Murray has been listed as questionable throughout the entire series, but that's not surprising, as the star point guard has been dealing with a left calf strain since the end of Denver's first-round series against the Lakers. The Nuggets need Murray to be at his best if they want to win Sunday, as he's coming off a woeful showing in the Game 6 loss on Thursday, scoring 10 points while shooting 4-for-18 from the field. Today, 2:45 pm
  • Upgraded to questionable
    Anunoby (hamstring) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's Game 7 against the Pacers.

    Advice: The questionable tag is all there is work with right now in terms of specifics, but New York fans will be thrilled that there's a chance Anunoby is able return for the first time since Game 2. There should be additional clarity on Anunoby's status following the Sunday morning shootaround. Today, 2:40 pm
    OG AnunobyNYK - SG,SF
  • Iffy for Game 7 with abdominal strain
    Hart suffered an abdominal strain during Friday's Game 6 against Indiana, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. He's officially listed as questionable for Sunday's Game 7.

    Advice: Hart exited Friday's Game 6 early with abdominal soreness but further testing indicated that Hart's dealing with a strained abdomen. Even if Hart gets the green light, it's unlikely that he'd be at 100 percent considering the recency of the issue. If the 28-year-old can't go, expect Miles McBride. Alec Burks and Precious Achiuwa to see more minutes. Today, 2:29 pm
    Josh HartNYK - SG,SF
  • Cracks rotation in victory
    McDermott supplied zero points (0-1 FG) in three minutes during Friday's 116-103 victory over the Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: McDermott played three minutes to close the game Friday, at which point the Pacers had the game sealed up. Having played a total of just 19 minutes in the series, it's safe to say that McDermott is not going to play a role in determining the outcome of what has been a fantastic series between two bitter rivals. Today, 3:55 am
  • Improved performance Friday
    Nembhard finished with 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt), six rebounds, six assists and one block over 38 minutes during Friday's 116-103 win over New York in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: Nembhard put together arguably his best performance of the postseason, especially when it comes to his efforts on the defensive end. Having been worked over by Jalen Brunson in the past couple of games, Nembhard appeared as though he was focused on making amends for his recent shortcomings. Although Brunson ended with a game-high 31 points, many of those came with the game already in the bag for Indiana. If the Pacers are to walk out of Madison Square Garden with a victory Sunday, Nembhard may need to again be more than a traffic cone on defense. Today, 3:52 am
  • Productive despite limited minutes
    McConnell supplied 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 16 minutes during Friday's 116-103 win over the Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: McConnell was a factor once again Friday, providing the Pacers with a boost on both ends of the floor. He continues to be an underrated piece for Indiana, continuing what has been arguably his best season as a professional. Despite typically playing no more than 20 minutes, McConnell has scored in double digits in five of his past seven games while handing out a combined 45 assists during that period. Today, 3:48 am
  • Rare appearance in loss
    Sims racked up one rebound, one assist and one block across four minutes during Friday's 116-103 loss to the Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

    Advice: Sims played four minutes of garbage time as the Knicks were soundly beaten by the Pacers. Though he is known for playing his stars heavy minutes, even in losses, common sense prevailed with Tom Thibodeau closing with his second unit. Despite another ankle injury to Mitchell Robinson, Sims has been unable to carve out a consistent role, something that doesn't bode well for his future when looking beyond this season. Today, 3:42 am