• Taj Gibson - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Taj Gibson (left calf strain) is doubtful for Wednesday's game with the Nuggets.

    The Wolves never shut Gibson down officially but we all knew where this was headed as soon as he popped up on the injury report a handful of games ago. Dario Saric, Anthony Tolliver and Keita Bates-Diop will look to finish their seasons on strong notes here.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Norman Powell - F/G - Toronto Raptors

    Nick Nurse said on Sunday afternoon "I think there will be some lineup changes, that's for sure," in regards to Game 3 against the Bucks.

    Nurse also said that he thinks Norman Powell will get more minutes in this one. The most likely starting lineup change would be Powell over Danny Green – who has done very little in the first two games of this series. This is essentially a must win game for the Raptors and don't expect Nurse to go out being conservative.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • J.B. Bickerstaff - Team - Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavaliers have hired J.B. Bickerstaff as associate head coach.

    The Cavs were determined to pair new head coach John Beilein with Bickerstaff, and they will make Bickerstaff one of the highest paid assistants in the league. While he is 26 years younger than Beilein, he's been at least an assistant coach since the 2004-05 season and the Cavs believe his experience will help with Beilein's transition to the NBA.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trajan Langdon - Team - New Orleans Pelicans

    The New Orleans Pelicans are hiring Brooklyn Nets' assistant GM Trajan Langdon as next General Manager according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.

    David Griffin makes his first big hire as the new Head of Basketball ops, getting a guy who played an essential role in the Nets' impressive turnaround. Langdon joins the league's most fascinating team from a front office perspective, holding the keys to what could either be a contending team or a jump-start rebuilding one depending on what is done with Anthony Davis.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Bradley Beal - G - Washington Wizards

    The Lakers are looking at adding a litany of veteran players via trade this offseason, including: Kyle Lowry, Derrick Favors and Bradley Beal according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

    The Lakers acquiring the fourth pick in the 2019 NBA draft will make them all the more competitive on the trade market. It has been well documented how LeBron James' teams have preferred established players over rookies, and that should be no different after coming off of the disaster that last season's Laker team was. The connection between the Lakers and Beal has been established for months, but it's worth keeping in mind as we get closer to the draft. Aiming to add vets like Lowry and Favors also makes sense, but obviously Beal would be the big get of that bunch.

    Source: Sporting News

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Multiple teams are looking into trading for Mike Conley according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

    The article lists a couple teams that have already been linked to Conley such as the Jazz and the Pacers, but one particularly interesting one that was introduced was the Miami Heat. The Heat may be looking to move on from Dragic, who is set to accept a player option that will book him for $19.2 million for the 2019-2020 season. With a combination of expiring salary and a lottery pick in the upcoming draft, the Heat could present themselves as an intriguing trading partner for the rebuilding Grizz.

    Source: Sporting News

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    The Knicks are shopping Frank Ntilikina for a late-first or 2nd round pick according to Marc Berman of the New York Post

    The paltry return they're searching for tells the story for the former lottery pick. It hasn't been a strong first two years for the young PG, but there will likely be an offer or two for him out there from a bottoming-out team who may want to take a filer on him for his defensive upside. Still though, Ntilikina has a long way to go before he can be considered a reliable NBA player.

    Source: New York Post

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic is unlikely to opt out of the last year of his deal according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

    This is unsurprising given how Dragic will be set to make $19.2 million in his final season, a total that he is all but assured not to see on the open market. Dragic's most productive days are behind him, but that doesn't mean that the Heat won't be able to find a suitor who'd be looking to clear some cap space with his expiring deal.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Stephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry scored 36 points in Saturday's 110-99 Game 3 win over the Blazers, adding six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.

    Curry led his team offensively, contributing 36 points on 11-for-26 shooting. On a night where teammate Draymond Green was the primary facilitator, Curry settled in on scoring the bulk of his team's points from off the ball screens and shots from behind the arc. The Warriors have the luxury to allow for multiple ball-handlers and Curry seemed happy to acquiesce as he and Klay Thompson combined for 55 points with seven 3-pointers. Look for Curry to continue to lead the team in scoring as Kevin Durant is not expected to be back this series.

  • Damian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that Damian Lillard has been playing through separated ribs in the Western Conference Finals.

    Charania and Sam Amick have since reported that the injury occurred in Game 2 when Kevon Looney landed on Lillard's ribs. To this point he's playing with a pad on his torso, though his current run of poor shooting extends back into the second round before the injury was sustained. The Blazers are facing a deep hole down 0-3 to the Warriors, and Lillard will surely be finishing out the series despite his injury. Between the ailment and Golden State selling out to stop him, Lillard has had to battle through quite a bit in the WCF.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Damian Jones - C - Golden State Warriors

    Damian Jones got the start for the Warriors but played just three minutes after picking up three fouls in the first quarter to finish with no other countable statistic in Saturday's win.

    Jones got the start and then got the hook early after drawing three fouls in the first 3:17 of Game 3. Jones got the start over Andrew Bogut after playing just two minutes in Game 2 and two minutes in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Bogut and Jones played a combined six minutes this game and did not contribute anything offensively. Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney picked up the slack and ended up playing 42 minutes and contributing 14 points. It is unlikely that Jones will start again going into Game 4.