Injuries

  • Gabe Vincent
    PG, Miami Heat

    Gabe Vincent (right knee soreness) is inactive for Sunday's Game 6 against the Lakers.

    Vincent's been listed as questionable for a few weeks now and the Heat have rarely updated his status given his standing in the rotation, but he's out as usual.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (groin) and Danny Green (left finger) are both starting on Sunday.

    No surprises here as the duo will continue to play through their respective probable tags til the end of the season, which may be tonight.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) will start in Game 6 of the Finals on Sunday, but Frank Vogel expects that Davis will have to put up with some soreness throughout the game.

    Davis clearly wasn't at full strength down the stretch in Game 5 but there was no shot he'd miss this game. The king of mid-game departures for nagging injuries, it's sort of fitting that AD will power through one now on the cusp of a career-changing moment. His health will be a top storyline to watch for tonight, and if he continues to look hobbled and the Heat force a Game 7, we could be in for lots of hot takes.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (torn left plantar fascia) is on the active roster for Sunday's Game 6.

    Dragic was listed as doubtful on the injury report and while active doesn't mean available, this is a positive sign for him. We'll await word from the Heat as to whether or not he'll play, but any minutes Dragic does get will take away from Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro. If nothing else, having The Dragon on the bench should be a huge emotional lift for Miami. It's already been confirmed that he's not starting.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) is available to return to Friday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals after re-aggravating his right heel contusion in the first quarter.

    Davis went over to the sideline wincing in what seemed to be significant pain. He even fell to the floor, writhing in pain and clutching his right ankle. Never fear however, Lakers fans, as Rachel Nichols of ESPN reported that he is available to return. The Lakers are attempting to capture an NBA championship on Friday. It would be Davis' first ring in the NBA.

    Source: Rachel Nichols on Twitter

  • Danny Green
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James (sore right groin), Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and Danny Green (left finger) are all active and in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday.

    The routine of being listed as probable heading into games, which expanded to include Green along with James and Davis, continues as the NBA season winds down to its final days. It's been over a year since the preseason of the 2019-20 season began so minor injuries and bruises and whatnot are to be expected. LeBron is on the precipice of a fourth ring with the Lakers up 3-1 over the Heat in the Finals. Green would become a back-to-back champion after last year's run with the Raptors, while Davis would become a champion for the first time.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have announced that Kristaps Porzingis has undergone right knee surgery.

    The procedure was to address the lateral meniscus tear Porzingis suffered in his right knee. He initially hit the sidelines for right knee soreness back on August 23. There is currently no timetable for his return, so KP's health will once again be an offseason storyline to track. He managed to avoid serious load management last year despite coming off an ACL tear, missing only games in back-to-back situations, but Dallas may play it more carefully going forward as the injuries stack up.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (torn left plantar fascia) will miss Friday's Game 5 against the Lakers, per Shams Charania.

    Dragic was initially listed as doubtful and appeared to be in great pain the last time we saw him try to warm up to play. It's a shame that his first Finals appearance resulted in such a quick injury, and he'll have to hope that the Heat can extend the series tonight to give him another shot at taking the court.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have listed LeBron James (groin), Anthony Davis (right heel contusion) and Danny Green (left finger) as probable for Friday's Game 5 against the Heat.

    All three will be in the starting lineup tonight with the Lakers trying to take home the NBA championship.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum, who battled a vertebral fracture in the postseason, expects to be back to "full activity" in November.

    McCollum's following a rehab plan that's slowed down somewhat by the pandemic, and given the fact that he played so well in the bubble we're not very concerned about his long-term outlook. Expect McCollum to enter next season at full strength and you can count on him for the typical middle-round production as one of the league's most fun scorers.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Gabe Vincent
    PG, Miami Heat

    Gabe Vincent (right knee soreness) is once again listed as questionable ahead of Game 5 vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Vincent has yet to play in the NBA Finals and has only seen 15 seconds of action throughout the postseason. Regardless of his availability, Vincent won't see the floor.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo is no longer listed on the team’s official injury report ahead of Game 5 vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Adebayo injured his neck/shoulder in the opening game of the series but was able to return in Game 4 without any restrictions. The Heat will be running with the same starting group that they had on Tuesday as the team will likely be without Goran Dragić again as he continues to recover from a torn plantar fascia. Bam will do all he can to help the Heat extend the series as they currently face a 1-3 deficit.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dwight Powell
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell informed the media on Thursday that he currently has no limitations while he continues to rehab from a torn right Achilles and he would be ready for pick-up games at the team's facility if they were allowed.

    Powell went on to say, "Rehab is going well. I've been saying everything's on schedule, but now it's kind of a moot point. We don't really know when we're going to get going again." The team's facility is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is unclear when they will be able to re-open so fans will have to wait until they get official word that he is scrimmaging. Due to the expected start date of the 2020-21 season in late January, Powell has an opportunity to play in more games next season than initially expected when the injury occurred in January of 2020.

    Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    While the Heat haven't released their injury report for Friday's Game 5, Erik Spoelstra expects Bam Adebayo (neck) to be good to go.

    Adebayo missed Games 2 and 3 but returned for Game 4, logging 33 minutes and putting up 15 points with seven rebounds. With Miami facing a do-or-die situation, it'd be stunning if Adebayo wasn't in the starting lineup tomorrow.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragić is doubtful to play in Friday's Game 5 vs. the Lakers as he continues to recover from a torn left plantar fascia.

    It appears likely that we saw the last of Dragić in Game 1 as a torn plantar fascia typically takes more than a month to heal and his injury came just one week ago on September 30. Continue to expect Tyler Herro to start while Kendrick Nunn will continue to get opportunity off the bench as the Heat look to get back in the series after dropping their last contest on Tuesday. The Lakers are currently one win away from winning their 17th championship as they have a 3-1 advantage.

    Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter