April 1, 2019, 4:19 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
Noah Vonleh (right ankle sprain/right foot bone bruise) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Bulls.
No surprise here. Vonleh is set to be re-evaluated some time this week and we're guessing that he's done for the season. Luke Kornet and Mario Hezonja are going to play most of the power forward minutes going forward.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 23, 2019, 8:10 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (hand) is headed to the locker room in Game 5.
Lowry appeared to hurt a finger on his right hand. There were only two minutes left in the half, so hopefully he just wanted to get more time with the trainers ahead of halftime. Stay tuned for updates.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 7:51 pmJoel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) will play in Game 5 against the Nets on Tuesday.
The Process will take the court in an elimination game to send the Nets back home empty-handed. He has been terrific when he goes. Get Embiid in those last-minute lineups.
Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 7:08 pmEd Davis - C - Brooklyn Nets
Ed Davis (ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 matchup with the Sixers.
Davis was questionable going into the game, so this shouldn't come as a big surprise. With Davis out the Nets really need Jarrett Allen to step up on the glass and to provide a defensive presence in the paint.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 6:26 pmJoel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers
Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) is a game-time decision for Game 5 against the Nets on Tuesday.
Here we go again. Embiid's status has come down to tip-off in each game, and Game 5 will be no different. Embiid has been great this series when he plays. Greg Monroe, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott will see extra minutes if Embiid can't go.
Source: Tom Moore on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 6:00 pmIgor Kokoskov - Team - Phoenix Suns
The Suns have released all the coaching staff of Igor Kokoskov so the next coach can hire their own staff.
The Suns cleaned house on their coaching staff just one season removed from signing Kokoskov. The next coach will be the Suns’ fifth coach in five seasons. For context; Devin Booker will be on his fifth coach at the age of 22. The Suns desperately need to nail this pick and give the new coach sufficient time to mold this young core.
Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 5:46 pmTerrence Ross - G/F - Orlando Magic
The Magic are sticking with their normal starting five in Game 5 against the Raptors on Tuesday.
There was some thought that coach Steve Clifford would slide Terrence Ross into the starting lineup, but he ultimately decided that he needs Ross' scoring off the bench to prevent lulls in the second unit. He also mentioned that he needs Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon to guard Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam. Ross is going to see a lot of minutes either way.
Source: Eric Koreen on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 5:40 pmJoel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) remained probable ahead of Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets in the most recent NBA injury report update.
Embiid's game-to-game availability this series has been a crapshoot. He missed a game with a probable tag while playing another with a questionable. Make sure to check back in prior to tipoff, but it's looking like Embiid will give it a go in a close out opportunity at home.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 23, 2019, 5:19 pmJB Bickerstaff - Team - Memphis Grizzlies
The Cavs are interested in former Grizzlies coach JB Bickerstaff and may formally add him to their coaching search.
Bickerstaff would join a long list of coaches already linked to the Cavs, as they leave no stone unturned in their search for a new head coach. The way it is going, Bickerstaff won't be the last name linked to the Cavs in the coming weeks.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 4:42 pmJason Kidd - Team - Milwaukee Bucks
Jason Kidd interviewed with GM Rob Pelinka and team executive Kurt Rambis for the Lakers' head coaching position on Monday.
Kidd, who has been on the market since the Bucks fired him during the 2017-2018 season, becomes the third candidate to meet with the Lakers since they fired Luke Walton. The head coaching carousel is starting to heat up.
April 23, 2019, 4:10 pmNate Tibbetts - Team - Trail Blazers
The Blazers gave the Cavs permission to interview assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool for the Cavs' head coaching vacancy.
The Cavs are casting a wide net in search for their next head coach with the team also showing interest in Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard and Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley, among others. The Cavs can take their time to find the right guy as the NBA draft is just under two months away.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter