NBA News

Lou Williams    G  Rockets



Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Andre Iguodala are the finalists for Sixth Man of the Year. Williams was almost lapping the field during his Lakers days, but he did lose some ground in Houston with even coach Mike D'Antoni calling him the seventh man. Williams also only made one start all season, averaging 18.6 points per game in his 58 outings as a Laker.

May 19 - 7:50 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets



Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert are the finalists for Most Improved Player. No sign of Otto Porter, Tim Hardaway Jr. or James Johnson for this award. The three nominees dazzled us throughout the year with Giannis and Gobert earning All-NBA Second Team nods -- Jokic did receive a first-team vote. Antetokounmpo is considered as the heavy favorite here and there's almost no chance fantasy owners will be able to draft him after No. 5 next year.

May 19 - 7:33 PM

Amir Johnson    F  Celtics



Johnson will head to the bench in favor of Gerald Green for Friday's Game 2 matchup against the Cavaliers, Jay King of reports.


May 19 - 7:12 PM

Kevon Looney    F  Warriors



Looney (hip) is doubtful for Saturday's Game 3 against the Spurs.


May 19 - 7:12 PM

Gerald Green    G  Celtics



Green will draw the start over Amir Johnson during Friday's Game 2 matchup against the Cavaliers, Jay King of reports.


May 19 - 7:12 PM

Terry Stotts    C  Trail Blazers



The Hawks requested the opportunity to talk with Blazers general manager Neil Olshey about its vacant GM job, but were denied permission, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Blazers ownership didn't budge on keeping their man. Olshey, coach Terry Stotts and owner Paul Allen seem to be on the same page, so it is going to be really tough to break up these three. While the Hawks didn't get Olshey, it's clear they're going all out to get a high-demand GM.

Amir Johnson    F/C  Celtics



Amir Johnson will move to the bench against the Cavs for Game 2 on Friday. After a rough Game 1 from Johnson and based on how that starting lineup hasn't fared well vs. Cleveland, Johnson may not be getting minutes. Jonas Jerebko could also be in the mix for this game while Jaylen Brown should play more, as well.

Gerald Green    G/F  Celtics



The Celtics will start Gerald Green in place of Amir Johnson for Game 2 against the Cavs on Friday. It makes a lot of sense to pull Johnson from the starting lineup. That lineup didn't fare well during the season and it was roasted in Game 1. It is somewhat interesting that Green is starting over someone like Jaylen Brown. Green likely won't play too much beyond his first stints from each half, assuming he can start the second half. Expect Brown to get more minutes than Green.

Brian Robb on Twitter

May 19 - 6:38 PM

Kevon Looney    F  Warriors



Kevon Looney (hip) is doubtful to play in Game 3 on Saturday. Progress! Looney still hasn't played in the postseason this year and he's not going to be in the rotation.

Warriors PR on Twitter

May 19 - 5:58 PM

Jaylen Brown    F  Celtics



Jaylen Brown said he sees LeBron James as "just a regular guy." "There's bigger threats in my neighborhood than LeBron James," Brown added. You could argue Brown was the best Celtic on Wednesday, scoring 10 points in 20 minutes. It sounds like coach Brad Stevens is going to get him out there again, and it makes a lot of sense to even start him. He makes a lot of sense as a DFS play.

Celtics CSN on Twitter

May 19 - 5:39 PM