July 10, 2018, 9:44 amDirk Nowitzki - C/F - Dallas Mavericks
While talking with Justin Termine and Brendan Haywood, Cuban said that the likelihood of Dirk Nowitzki playing beyond the 2018-19 season is "under 50 percent," but that Dirk could also decide to stick around longer.
Nowitzki, meanwhile, has not committed to retiring after next season while during his celebrity baseball game back in June he said that he's not completely sure about his plans past next season. "I'm not a hundred-percent sure I'll retire next year, so I kind of leave that open.” He added that he's going to cut back his travel schedule this summer to aid in the rehab of his left ankle and with the Mavs adding Luka Doncic and DeAndre Jordan Dirk should be already excited for a meaningful season.
Source: Dallas Morning News
April 21, 2019, 6:38 pmDanilo Gallinari - F - Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari scored 16 points on 5-for-20 shooting with seven boards and four assists in Sunday's loss to the Warriors.
Gallo struggled with his shot once again in this one. He's now averaging 16 points per game on 28.6% from the field and 30.0% from downtown in this series. The only game the Clippers have won was when he was 8-for-17 and went for 24 points. They certainly could have used a few more makes in this game, which was within reach until the last few minutes.
April 21, 2019, 6:32 pmShai Gilgeous-Alexander - G - Los Angeles Clippers
Shai Gilegous-Alexander scored 25 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in Sunday's loss to the Warriors.
If you had never seen him play you would not be able to tell SGA is a rookie in his first playoff series. He's calm and composed no matter the situation and can play a variety of styles already. The Clippers have a budding star.
April 21, 2019, 6:30 pmAndre Iguodala - G/F - Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala scored 10 points in 26 minutes of action in Sunday's 113-105 win against the Clippers.
Iguodala closed this game as Andrew Bogut fouled out (8 points, 10 boards in 21 minutes), but Steve Kerr is fine with the death lineup out there to close games. Iggy also had a big dunk in the fourth quarter that showed shades of his prime. He has certainly looked healthy this playoffs after an underrated regular season.
April 21, 2019, 6:27 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green scored 10 points with nine boards and five assists in Sunday's win over the Clippers.
A recent report – linked below – noted that Green recently lost over 20 pounds to get in shape for the playoffs, and it's shown. He's been active on both ends of the floor and looks a few steps quicker as well. It's not good news for any teams with title hopes.
April 21, 2019, 6:22 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry finished with 12 points on 3-for-14 shooting in Sunday's Game 4 win against the Clippers.
Curry struggled with fouls early on in this game and never got his shot going. Luckily for him, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant combined for 55 points in this one. Curry still contributed with 10 boards, seven dimes and three steals. Even when he's off, the Warriors are incredibly hard to beat – it's not fair.
April 21, 2019, 6:19 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant dropped a game-high 33 points to go along with seven boards, six assists and one steal as the Warriors took Game 4 against the Clippers.
Durant was guarded by JaMychal Green in this one, but it doesn't matter who's guarding him. He finished 12-for-21 from the floor, 3-for-6 from the beyond the arc and 6-for-6 from the line. There's no stopping KD when he's locked in.
April 21, 2019, 6:17 pmKlay 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.
April 21, 2019, 6:11 pmChris 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
April 21, 2019, 5:36 pmBlake 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
April 21, 2019, 4:25 pmDarren 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.