NBA News

Gerald Green    G/F  Celtics



Gerald Green is starting for Amir Johnson in Game 3 on Friday. Wow. This is basically uncharted waters for the Celtics with the Green, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Al Horford lineup playing together for just 16 minutes this season -- they had a +1.8 net rating, for what it's worth. Coach Brad Stevens stressed rebounding, but he looks like he'll try to go with a smaller, faster lineup to offset that issue. Green will be a risky DFS play, but the four-fingered assassin has shown he can get hot in a hurry.

Kevon Looney    F  Warriors



Looney (hip) will not play in Saturday's game 3 against the Trail Blazers.


Apr 21 - 4:24 PM

Larry Nance    F  Lakers



Larry Nance said he wants to be a guy in the Defensive Player of the Year discussions. The Lakers like Nance's off-ball defense and his ability to play the small-ball five helps his versatility as a defender. Fantasy owners know all about Nance's affinity for steals, racking up 1.5 steals per game in just 23.9 minutes per outing after the break. He'll be a nice late-round target, assuming the Lakers don't add much depth up front.

Inside So Cal

Apr 21 - 4:07 PM

Kevon Looney    F  Warriors



Kevon Looney (hip) will not play in Game 3 on Saturday. He's not going to be in the rotation. Looney's troublesome hip has caused him to be brought along slowly in his second season.

Warriors on Twitter

Apr 21 - 3:58 PM

Tony Allen    G/F  Grizzlies



Tony Allen (calf) is out of his walking boot and is conditioning on a stationary bike. He's still very doubtful for the series against the Spurs. Coach David Fizdale went with James Ennis in the starting lineup and it worked to get a win after two blowup losses. Wayne Selden, Vince Carter and Ennis figure to take on most of the minutes on the wings.

Mike Wallace on Twitter

Apr 21 - 3:56 PM

Taurean Prince    F  Hawks



Coach Mike Budenholzer said he is sticking with the same starting lineup of Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardaway Jr., Taurean Prince, Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard for Game 3 on Saturday. The starters have been really bad in this series, turning in a -35.3 net rating in their 28 minutes together. The next most-used lineup is just at eight minutes in the two games, so the Hawks still have a lot of adjustments to make. Plus, Dwight Howard has been disappointing in this series.

Isaiah Thomas    G  Celtics



Isaiah Thomas has rejoined his teammates and will play in Game 3 on Friday. He was expected to fly into Chicago on Thursday night following his trip to Washington for his sister's funeral. Thomas is coming off a subpar game with only 20 points in 42 minutes, so it'll be easy to root for him in a bounce back game. He's also had a tougher time against Rajon Rondo (thumb), so the Celtics are in good shape today.

Jusuf Nurkic    C  Blazers



Nurkic (leg) has been upgraded to doubtful for Saturday's Game 3 against the Warriors, Casey Holdahl of reports.


Apr 21 - 3:32 PM

Matt Barnes    F  Warriors



Barnes (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice and hopes to play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group reports.


Apr 21 - 3:32 PM

Shaun Livingston    G  Warriors



Livington was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is questionable for Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of Bay Arena News Group reports.


Apr 21 - 3:32 PM