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JaVale McGee    C  Warriors

 

 

JaVale McGee is starting on Saturday against the Spurs. Even with the Spurs going small, McGee will stick in the starting lineup. We should still see a lot of David West and Draymond Green at the five.

May 20 - 9:06 PM

Pau Gasol    C  Spurs

 

 

Gasol will not get the start in Game 3 of the Western Conference FInalsGreg Simmons of KSAT Sports reports.

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May 20 - 8:40 PM

Kyle Anderson    F  Spurs

 

 

Anderson will get the nod in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Greg Simmons of KSAT Sports reports.

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May 20 - 8:40 PM

Kyle Anderson    F  Spurs

 

 

Kyle Anderson will start and Pau Gasol will move to the bench against the Warriors on Saturday. Gasol has not played well at all in this series, so coach Gregg Popovich will go with a smaller lineup to help defend transition and the trey. Anderson did play well in Game 1 and he may have to guard Kevin Durant quite a bit, so don't expect much effort on offense.

Nick Moyle on Twitter

May 20 - 8:32 PM

Andre Iguodala    G  Warriors

 

 

Iguodala (knee) will play Saturday's Game 3 against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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May 20 - 8:03 PM

Kristaps Porzingis    F  Knicks

 

 

President Phil Jackson met recently with Kristaps Porzingis' brother to discuss the issue with the Knicks exit meetings, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News. The report adds this meeting accomplished very little. The big man didn't attend exit meetings back in April, which may have had to do with the Carmelo Anthony drama. Jackson has said he's looking to do more "on-scene, on-target mentoring" and he did show up for the NBA Draft Combine this year. Expect plenty of drama with the Knicks this summer.

New York Daily News

May 20 - 8:02 PM

Andre Iguodala    G/F  Warriors

 

 

Andre Iguodala (knee) will play on Saturday against the Spurs for Game 3. After not playing in the second half in Game 1 and sitting out in Game 2, Iguodala is back from his knee soreness. The time off does sound precautionary and Iggy has been practicing since Thursday. If he isn't limited, Ian Clark, Matt Barnes and Pat McCaw could lose some minutes. The Warriors will need him against LeBron James, so they may take it easy on the former Finals MVP.

Bogdan Bogdanovic    G  Kings

 

 

General manager Vlade Divac is in Turkey to see Bogdan Bogdanovic play for Fenerbahce. Bogdanovic has his team in the Euroleague final to face Olympiacos on Sunday. With talk of the Kings wanting him to join them next year, he has been solid in his 21 games, averaging 14.5 points, 3.8 boards, 3.8 assists and 1.1 steals while also trending up. It's still unclear if Bogdanovic is going to come over next year and he's made it clear he won't talk about it until this season is over. It looks like Divac isn't going to waste any time to bring him over.

David Pick on Twitter

May 20 - 7:19 PM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Celtics

 

 

Thomas (hip) will miss the remainder of the playoffs.

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May 20 - 6:43 PM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Celtics

 

 

Isaiah Thomas (hip) will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following an aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. In layman's terms, there's a tear in the area in which the top part of his thigh bone meets his hip bone. Thomas initially hurt his hip on Mar. 15 and it cost him two games back then. He also aggravated this injury in Game 6 against the Wizards on May 12, and then again hurt it on Friday night. "Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred," said Celtics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian McKeon. "The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue." There's no word of a treatment plan yet, but labral tears could result in surgery, which may throw off IT's offseason plan. For the rest of the playoffs, Marcus Smart will get some heavy run while Terry Rozier will have to step up.

NBA.com

May 20 - 5:50 PM