• Isaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets

    Isaiah Thomas reached out to Danny Ainge before he signed with the Nuggets and said he'd "love to come back" to Boston.

    Thomas said he doesn't hold grudges and that he would've welcomed a return, but the Celtics were dealing with Marcus Smart's restricted free agency at the time though Ainge was open to the idea. The Nuggets gave Thomas the only guaranteed offer he'd receive all summer, which he referred to as disrespectful. Teams were understandably wary about IT's hip and a one-year minimum deal is probably best for all parties. Denver needed a bench scorer and Thomas needed a good team on which he could rehab his value. Fantasy-wise, Denver has an elite offense but lacked a bona fide go-to scorer, and their best bench players have yielded fantasy value in the past. Thomas isn't going to be a popular name on draft day but is worth remembering for the later rounds. He'll crush his ADP if his hip cooperates.

    Source: ESPN

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  • Klay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors

    Klay Thompson scored 32 points in Sunday's Game 4 win against the Clippers.

    It was a classic "Klay game" in this one as Steph Curry never got anything going but Thompson wasn't missing early on. He finished 12-for-20 from the floor and a nice 6-for-9 from beyond the arc. Thompson finally got going after averaging 13.7 points per game across the first three.

  • Chris Boucher - F - Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher (back spasms) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Magic.

    Carry on with your day.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Blake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Griffin returned for Game 3, Detroit's first home playoff game in three years, and looks good to go for Game 4. It's unlikely to help Detroit as the Bucks have been in full control of this series from the tip.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Darren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers

    Darren Collison dropped 19 points, five assists, six rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Celtics.

    Collison was asked to take on a bigger load with Victor Oladipo out. His field goal attempts, assists and points rose 1.5, 0.6 and 2.9 per game respectively after the All-Star game. He had similar numbers in the playoffs but, like the rest of the team, the efficiency was just not there. He's an unrestricted free agent this summer and with Aaron Holiday waiting in the wings, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Pacers let Collison walk. Victor Oladipo's health will certainly play a factor in what the Pacers do at guard this offseason, as well.

  • Myles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner scored 13 points with two blocks and seven rebounds on Sunday as the Pacers lost to the Celtics.

    Turner had a down series against Boston with a lot of credit going to the defensive wizard Al Horford. Turner was expected to take on more of an offensive role with Victor Oladipo out, but it never really happened. His scoring actually took a small dip post-All Star Break. We'll see what the Pacers decide to do with Turner and Domantas Sabonis this offseason as the two aren't great fits together, but are each good young players.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis scored 14 points with eight boards in Sunday's Game 4 loss to the C's.

    Sabonis ended his third season with a decent stat line and a nice 6-for-9 from the floor in 22 minutes. Ultimately, the Pacers were not able to make shots when they needed to in this series and lasted four games because of it. Sabonis is a popular trade candidate this summer as his fit with Myles Turner long term does not look good. He's got loads of offensive talent for his age and he should be just fine for fantasy wherever he ends up next season.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic - F - Indiana Pacers

    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points with eight rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer as the Pacers season ended with a loss to the Celtics on Sunday.

    Bogdanovic did a fantastic job filling a massive void left by Victor Oladipo in the second half of the season and in the playoffs, but ultimately it wasn't enough. Indiana just could not hit shots when they needed to during this series, and thus, only lasted four games. Assuming Oladipo will miss at least the beginning of next season, Bogdanovic should be in for a big role to start 2019-20.

  • Jaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown scored 13 points with six boards, an assist and two 3-pointers in Sunday's 110-106 win against the Pacers.

    Yet again the Celtics walked away with a win after the game being close until the end. Brown saw 27 minutes in this one and was efficient with his touches as he was 5-for-9 from the field with only one turnover. He was also one of seven Celtics in double-figures, something that needs to continue for them if they want to beat Milwaukee next round.

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving scored 14 points on 4-for-13 shooting on Sunday as the Celtics finished off the Pacers in four games.

    Irving also handed out seven assists in this one, but was not asked to do as much as prior games. The Celtics had balance in their scoring as they got seven players into double-figures. Irving vs. Eric Bledsoe should make for a great matchup in the next round, assuming the Bucks don't blow a 3-0 series lead.

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford put up a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double on Sunday as the Celtics finished off a sweep of the Pacers.

    Horford also added five dimes and a 3-pointer in this one. He uncharacteristically took 19 shots in this one – only making four – but continued to be a vital piece for the Celtics. Assuming the Bucks don't blow a 3-0 lead, Horford against Brook Lopez should make for a great matchup in the Eastern Conference Semis.