NBA News

Frank Vogel    C  Magic

 

 

The Magic have reportedly hired Jeff Weltman to be their new president of basketball operations. Jeff Weltman has served as Masai Ujiri's right-hand man with the Raptors since the pair arrived in 2013 and began the turnaround for the Toronto franchise, so this should be viewed as a very positive hiring for an organization in need of some new direction. The deal is reportedly for five years, and Weltman will be responsible for hiring Orlando's next general manager.

Yahoo! Sports

May 22 - 6:45 PM

Amir Johnson    F  Celtics

 

 

Johnson was held out of Monday's practice and is expected to have an MRI performed on his right shoulder, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.

RotoWire

May 22 - 2:55 PM

Amir Johnson    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Amir Johnson (sprained right AC joint in shoulder) did not practice on Monday and is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 4 in Cleveland. Johnson tweaked his shoulder during Game 3, and while he was able to initially play through it, it sounds like it swelled up a bit overnight. He's headed for an MRI, so we'll have a better idea on his status for Game 4 once those results are made public, but if he is forced to the sidelines that would open up some minutes for guys like Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko. Gerald Green could also return to the starting five if Johnson is indeed unavailable on Tuesday night. Stay tuned.

Andre Iguodala    G  Warriors

 

 

Iguodala (knee) will play in Monday's Game 4 against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group reports.

RotoWire

May 22 - 1:39 PM

Guerschon Yabusele    F  Agent

 

 

Yabusele recently underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from both of his feet and is not likely to play in this year's summer league, Chris Fosberg of ESPN reports.

RotoWire

May 22 - 1:39 PM

Andre Iguodala    G/F  Warriors

 

 

Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) will play in Game 4 vs. the Spurs on Monday. Zaza Pachulia (heel) remains questionable. Iguodala was originally considered probable after logging 19 minutes in Game 3, but with the Warriors holding a comfortable 3-0 series lead, they may limit his workload again tonight. Fantasy owners should keep their expectations in check while he's limited.

Chris Haynes on Twitter

May 22 - 12:46 PM

Paul Millsap    F  Hawks

 

 

Milsap opted out of his $21.4 million contract for next season Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

RotoWire

May 22 - 12:22 PM

Guerschon Yabusele    F  Celtics

 

 

Guerschon Yabusele underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg. The 16th pick of the 2016 draft spent most of the season in China where he averaged 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds before joining the Maine Red Claws of the D-League for their playoff run. Yabusele is "unlikely" to be ready for summer league, but he is expected to be good to go for the start of training camp. The 6-foot-8, 265-pound forward has lots of potential on both ends of the court and the Celtics could use some help in their frontcourt, so we'll be watching his progress closely.

ESPN

May 22 - 12:21 PM

Paul Millsap    F  Hawks

 

 

According to The Vertical, Paul Millsap has opted out of his $21.4 million contract for the 2017-18 season and will become a free agent. The 32-year-old All-Star is arguably the top power forward available this summer and should be able to command a max deal. Millsap has said that he would like to re-sign with Atlanta and the Hawks have made it clear that bringing him back is their top priority, but he could potentially walk with the Hawks getting nothing in return (just like Al Horford did last summer). Millsap averaged 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.1 triples on 44.2 percent shooting this season, but he had trouble staying healthy and appeared in just 69 games.

Yahoo Sports

May 22 - 12:07 PM

Manu Ginobili    G  Spurs

 

 

Manu Ginobili said he still hasn't decided if he will retire at the end of the season. "I’m going to go game by game," Ginobili said. "We’ll see if [Monday] is the last one of the season. We hope that it’s not, and that we have a few more. Once it’s over, then I’ll start wondering what the future brings." With the Spurs facing an elimination game in San Antonio tonight, there's a very real chance that this could be his last dance at the AT&T Center. Ginobili had arguably his best game of the season in Game 3 with 21 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes, but the Spurs will need more of that Manu magic with Kawhi Leonard (ankle) expected to sit out again.

San Antonio Express-News

May 22 - 11:47 AM