• Fred VanVleet - PG - Toronto Raptors

    Coach Dwayne Casey said Fred VanVleet practiced today and is considered day-to-day.

    VanVleet has basically missed all four games of the first round playoff series against the Wizards. The Raptors return home for Game 5 on Wednesday and they could sure use their best bench player back in the rotation. His return would significantly impact the minutes of Delon Wright who has been the main guard off the bench.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

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  • Ed Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets

    Ed Davis has been ruled out for Saturday's Game 4 against the Sixers.

    Davis has been nursing this ankle issue for a while now. This will really put the onus on Jarrett Allen to step up and be huge for the Nets to have a chance. Davis is the only one physical enough to body up to Joel Embiid if he does get back on the court in Game 4.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's Game 4 against the Nets.

    This isn't surprising at all after Embiid sat out Game 3. The Sixers won that game, so seeing Embiid sit out another one wouldn't be unprecedented. The Sixers clearly have the talent to put the Nets away without their best player. We'll have to see if this status improves before Saturday's tipoff.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    The NBA rescinded the double-technicals handed out to JaMychal Green and Kevin Durant in Thursday's Game 3.

    The main impact of this is on Durant's side, who was sitting on two technicals before this one and he would face a suspension if he picked up four more over the course of the playoffs. It seems like a lofty number to begin with, but it's a good thing to keep in check.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter said on Friday that his right hand is "feeling better, but isn't at 100%."

    Kanter continues to play through some discomfort in his right hand, but this is to be expected given the gravity of the setting. It's the end of the season, anyone that's playing at 100% isn't playing hard enough.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart (torn oblique) said he is nowhere near returning, but is "ecstatic" with the progress he has made.

    Smart was spotted putting up some light shots during morning shootaround and said he will probably begin jogging in the next couple weeks. Jaylen Brown should continue to start in place of Smart.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Tyronn Lue - Team - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka is expected to meet with Tyronn Lue in regards to the vacant head coaching position on Friday.

    Monty Williams and Lue figure to be the favorites for the head coaching position. Each coach brings a valuable relationship to the table: Williams coached and has a relationship with Anthony Davis, who has mentioned the Lakers being one of his preferred destinations and Lue coached LeBron James and the Cavs to a championship in 2016. Pelinka is expected to meet with Williams again following the Sixers’ playoff run.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw - SG/SF - Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (right thumb sprain) is probable for Game 3 versus the Magic.

    McCaw provides extra depth on the wing for the Raptors, but he is not expected to come out of the gate playing a major role. If he does enter to rotation he would likely take minutes from Jodie Meeks and Jeremy Lin.

    Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams was held in check in Thursday's 105-132 Game 3 loss to the Warriors with 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with two rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer.

    It was clear from the beginning that the Warriors' defensive scheme would revolve around making life difficult for Williams and it worked. His scoring line doesn't look too bad thanks to garbage time, but Williams couldn't get anything going from the moment he checked into the game. They wanted to give Sweet Lou less control of the ball and force him to rely on his teammates and unfortunately, his teammates came up short. If Lou can get some outside help from anyone else besides Montrezl Harrell, the Clippers have an outside shot, but if not, this series will be over shortly.

  • Andrew Bogut - C - Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Bogut led the Warriors in rebounding in Game 3 with 14 boards to go with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with five dimes, a steal and a block on Thursday.

    Bogut looked sharp from the jump and if he can continue to play like this, their title odds will barely take a hit. DeMarcus Cousins (quad) is most likely out for the remainder of the playoffs, but the Warriors starters are well in tune with Bogut and there's so much talent on this team that all he has to do is stay within his role and do the dirty work which is something he's used to.

  • Montrezl Harrell - F/C - Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four rebounds and two assists in Thursday's Game 3 against the Warriors.

    Harrell was able to score, but he couldn't keep up in the pick-and-roll with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. It's a tall task for anyone and tonight it led to a bunch of layups for Andrew Bogut and Kevon Looney as Harrell isn't a bad defender, but he's nowhere near the level you need to be to guard the Warriors.