NBA Player News
|4/26/2015||Mike Conley, PG|
|Conley left Saturday night's Game 3 of the opening-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a facial injury. Conley, who had 14 points, went down on the court after he appeared to be caught by Portland's CJ McCollum's elbow while going for a loose ball.
Analysis: Conley stayed on his hands and knees for several moments before heading to the locker room with a towel to his face.
|4/26/2015||Kevin Love, F-C|
|Love has been ruled out of the Cavaliers' playoff game against the Celtics after hurting his left shoulder midway through the first quarter.
Analysis: Cleveland's power forward was injured when he and Boston's Kelly Olynyk chased a loose ball into the left corner after Jae Crowder of the Celtics missed a 3-pointer. Olynyk's right arm became entangled with Love's left arm. Love then grabbed his arm and kept running toward the Cleveland bench before going to the locker room, where he was icing the shoulder and undergoing evaluation.
|4/23/2015||Jrue Holiday, PG|
|Holiday has returned to the lineup for Game 3 of New Orleans' first-round playoff series against Golden State on Thursday night.
Analysis: Holiday played in the series opener last Saturday, but sat out Game 2 on Monday night as the club seeks to avoid over-working him as he continues to come back from a lower right leg injury that had sidelined him for three months. Holiday, who averaged 14.8 points and 6.9 assists during 40 regular season games, played 21 minutes in Game 1 against Golden State and had five points and five assists.
|4/22/2015||Enes Kanter, C|
|Kanter has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will return to normal offseason work in 4-6 weeks.
Analysis: Kanter, who was acquired on Feb. 19 from the Utah Jazz, started all 26 games after the deal and averaged 18.7 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from the field. He also played through soreness in his left ankle late in the season. Overall, the fourth-year center played in 75 games with Utah and Oklahoma City, averaging 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest, both career highs.
|4/22/2015||Rajon Rondo, PG|
|Rondo has played his last game for the Dallas Mavericks.
Analysis: After saying that Rondo was out indefinitely with a back injury sustained before he was benched in a Game 2 loss to Houston, coach Rick Carlisle acknowledged Wednesday that Rondo will not play another game for Dallas. The four-time All-Star sat all but 34 seconds after halftime Tuesday night in a 111-99 loss that gave the Rockets a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Game 3 is Friday night in Dallas.
|4/22/2015||Jason Terry, G|
|Terry was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Game 2 of the Rockets' first-round series against Dallas.
Analysis: The incident occurred in the third quarter of Rockets' 111-99 home victory.
|4/22/2015||Cody Zeller, F-C|
|Zeller will be rehabbing the next three months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a tendon in his right shoulder.
Analysis: He also had a bone spur and scar tissue removed from the shoulder on Wednesday. Zeller stepped into a starter role midway through the season and averaged career bests in points (7.6), rebounds (5.8) and assists (1.6) in 62 games. The 7-foot Zeller also participated in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend. Zeller missed 19 of the final 20 games of the season with right shoulder injuries.
|4/22/2015||Chris Kaman, F-C|
|The Trail Blazers will be without Kaman on Wednesday night in Game 2 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Analysis: Kaman twisted his left ankle in practice Tuesday when the Trail Blazers were going through some of the Grizzlies' plays. Kaman scored seven points and played 14 minutes in Portland's 100-86 loss to Memphis on Sunday night.
|4/21/2015||Nikola Mirotic, F|
|Mirotic is available for Saturday's Game 4 of the first-round series with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Analysis: Mirotic missed Game 3 on Thursday with a bruised left knee and strained quadriceps. He was warming up outside the locker room before coach Tom Thibodeau said his key reserve was ready to return. Thibodeau said: "We'll go back to our old rotation. There's enough for everybody." Mirotic was hurt Sunday in Game 2 while going for a loose ball.
|4/21/2015||Marcus Morris, F|
|A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted the Phoenix Suns' Marcus and Markieff Morris on felony aggravated assault charges.
Analysis: Court documents released Tuesday show the twins are accused of joining three other men in beating a man on Jan. 24 at a Phoenix recreation center. The names of the other men are redacted in the documents.
|4/21/2015||Tony Parker, PG|
|Parker expects to be in the starting lineup for the San Antonio Spurs after rolling his ankle against the Los Angeles Clippers in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series.
Analysis: Parker injured himself early in Sunday's 107-92 loss and managed just 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting. The guard got some extra rest with two days off before Game 2 on Wednesday.
|4/21/2015||Devin Harris, G|
|Harris is out for Tuesday night's Game 2 of Dallas' playoff series with Houston.
Analysis: Harris has a problem with the big toe on his left foot.
|4/21/2015||Chandler Parsons, F|
|Parsons is out for the rest of the playoffs with a right knee injury that will require surgery.
Analysis: Carlisle said Parsons was exploring options for surgery. He played in Game 1 of the series after missing the last six games of the regular season.
|4/20/2015||Lou Williams, G|
|Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.
Analysis: He was honored as the league's best reserve Monday after averaging a career-high 15.5 points in his 10th season and helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games. Williams came off the bench in all 80 of his appearances and averaged 25.2 minutes. He led or tied for the team lead in scoring 18 times, second most in the league for a reserve. The Raptors went 14-4 in those games.
|4/20/2015||Al Horford, F-C|
|Horford says he's definitely playing Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: Horford dislocated his right pinky finger in the series opener, won by the Hawks 99-92. After a workout Monday, he said there was still some doubt about his playing status. But, after a full practice Tuesday, Horford said the finger feels much better and he's certain to be in the starting lineup.
|4/20/2015||Tyreke Evans, G|
|Evans will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.
Analysis: Evans suffered a bone bruise in his left knee in a collision with Warriors forward Andre Iguodala in Game 1.
|4/20/2015||Jrue Holiday, PG|
|Holiday will miss Game 2 of the Pelicans' first round playoff series against Golden State on Monday night.
Analysis: Holiday, who missed 41 games with a stress reaction in his right leg, is sitting out due to soreness in the same leg.
|4/18/2015||David Lee, F-C|
|Lee, a two-time All-Star reduced to a reserve role this season, was ruled out for Game 4 against New Orleans on Saturday with a strained lower back.
Analysis: With the Warriors sweeping the opening-round series with New Orleans, Lee is getting considerable time to rest before the next round.
|4/17/2015||Lance Stephenson, G-F|
|Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.''
Analysis: Stephenson's productivity dropped off significantly from his time at Indiana and he played his way out of the rotation near the end of the season. He shot 17.3 percent from 3-point range, the worst mark in NBA history among players with at least 100 attempts.
|4/17/2015||Mirza Teletovic, F|
|Teletovic is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against top-seeded Atlanta after missing nearly three months because of blood clots.
Analysis: Teletovic was ruled out for the season in January, but his condition improved and he was cleared to play last week. He went through his third full practice at Georgia Tech, where the Nets worked out in preparation for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
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