• Luke Kennard - SG - Detroit Pistons

    Pistons want young players Luke Kennard and Henry Ellenson to gain strength in the offseason.

    Stan Van Gundy's message to both players heading into the offseason was to get stronger as they have offensive promise but raise concerns defensively. After averaging 6.4 points in 18 minutes his first 54 games, Kennard capitalized on the opportunity and averaged 11.3 points in 26 minutes over the final 19 games of the season. His shooting has never been questioned and he was second among rookies in 3-point percentage (41.5 percent), behind only to Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (43.4 percent). Ellenson scored 13 and 14 points, respectively, in two of the first five games of the year but he didn't hit double figures again until the final four games. He appeared in 38 games and logged 10 minutes or more in only 14. It’s unclear whether Ellenson and/or Kennard will play in the Summer League.

    Source: Michigan Live

Fantasy News

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook out dueled Damian Lillard on Friday as he notched a double-double with 33 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, four triples and one block as the Thunder beat the Blazers 120-108.

    The four threes were a welcome sight for Westbrook who described his play in this series prior to Friday night as "unacceptable." After being highly inefficient in the first two games, Westbrook shot 11-for-22 as he hit shot after shot in the fourth quarter to ice the win down the stretch. Oklahoma City will hope for more of the same as they look to even the series on Sunday.

  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George labored through a 3-for-16 shooting night to score 22 points (14-for-17 from the free throw line), six assists, six rebounds and two threes on Friday.

    Friday's game marked the second time in three games that George has struggled with his shot, adding to the speculation that his right shoulder injury is holding him back. Fortunately for Oklahoma City, he stayed aggressive attacking the basket and was able to chip in 14 points from the charity stripe as well as his customary lockdown defense down the stretch.

  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant scored a playoff career-high 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting also contributing four threes and two blocks in Friday's win over the Blazers.

    Grant caught fire at the perfect time as the shooting woes that plagued Oklahoma City in the first two games disappeared on Friday night. He was one of five teammates to make two or more threes as Oklahoma City was able to cruise to a victory.

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder logged 32 minutes with 17 points, six assists, five rebounds, two triples and two steals on Friday night.

    Shroder and the Oklahoma City guards were able to exploit Enes Kanter routinely in this one as the steady diet of points ultimately led to them notching their first win of the season. This group is much more confident at home – look for the same intensity as they attempt to even the series at two games apiece on Sunday night.

  • Damian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard had 32 points, six assists, three triples and two steals as the Blazers fell to the Thunder by a score of 108-120 on Friday night.

    Lillard went back and forth with Russell Westbrook all night as the home team once again prevailed in this series. The animosity between these two makes for very entertaining competition. Expect Lillard to come out firing on Sunday as Portland has another opportunity to steal one on the road.

  • CJ McCollum - G - Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum did a little of everything on Friday night with 21 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, five threes and one steal.

    After missing the end of the season for Portland with a left knee injury, McCollum is consistently posting huge lines in the playoffs.McCollum's play is a big reason why Portland is leading 2-1 in this series. Look for another strong night on Sunday in Game 4.

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting while adding five rebounds on Friday night.

    Kanter had a good night scoring the basketball, despite a nagging right hand injury. Unfortunately for Portland, any good done by his offensive performance was undone on the defensive end as he was frequently targeted by the Oklahoma City offense and failed to offer much resistance.

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irivng contributed 19 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, three threes, one steal and one block in Friday's 104-96 victory in Indiana.

    Irving has been sensational so far in the playoffs for Boston looking locked in and focused on setting up his teammates as he's notched at least seven assists in every game so far. After a season that led many to question his loyalty to this team it's good to see Irving step up and lead Boston.

  • Jaylen Brown - F - Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown was a man possessed Friday night as he scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting adding seven rebounds, four threes and one block.

    Indiana had no answer for the third-year swingman who got whatever he wanted and finally took advantage of his opportunity to start for the injured Marcus Smart. Brad Stevens remained patient after Brown struggled in the first two games of the series and was rewarded with a big night as Boston looks to sweep Indiana on Sunday.

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford had 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three threes, one steal and one block on Friday night.

    Horford continues to provide Boston with a little bit of everything they need to win as evidenced by his plus-13, which was tied for a team-best mark. After struggling a bit in Game 2 as he shook off an illness, this statistical output was more in line with what we're used to seeing.