Chris Bosh
Heat's Chris Bosh: Officially out for remainder of 2016 playoffs
Chris Bosh, PF, MIA
5/4/2016
News: Bosh (calf) will officially be out for the remainder of 2016 playoffs, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

The Heat released a statement declaring Bosh done for the year Wednesday as he deals with a potentially career-ending blood clots in his left calf. The 32 year-old's designation is no surprise and has been assumed for a while now. He hopes to be back for next season, but there will surely be a lot of argument over Bosh's life-threatening condition before any decision is made regarding the rest of the forward's career.

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Jae Crowder
Celtics' Jae Crowder: No offseason surgery needed on ankle
Jae Crowder, SF, BOS
5/4/2016
News: Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Wednesday that Crowder will not require offseason surgery on his sprained ankle, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports.

Crowder ended up playing in 12 of the Celtics' final 13 games in the regular season and playoffs after spraining his ankle in mid-March, but didn't look remotely like the same player the rest of the way. He averaged 11.1 points on an ugly 31.9 percent shooting from the floor, including a 23.9 percent mark from three-point range. Crowder may have tried to return too soon from the injury, but he was fortunate to avoid any further aggravation and looks like he'll just need to rest up and recover during the offseason in order to return to full health.

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Draymond Green
Warriors' Draymond Green: Scores 17 points, grabs 14 boards in Game 2 win
Draymond Green, PF, GS
5/4/2016
News: Green compiled 17 points (7-20 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 14 rebounds, seven assists, four blocks, and a steal across 41 minutes in Tuesday's 110-99 win over the Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the series.

The Warriors trailed for most of the game and by 11 points heading into the third quarter, but thanks to the efforts from Green and company, the Warriors ended up cruising to an 11-point win after a 34-12 fourth quarter. Green has stepped up his play to an even more spectacular level than usual with Stephen Curry (knee) sidelined for the last three games, averaging 18.3 points, 12 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and three blocks across 36.3 minutes, all of which are higher than his marks during the regular season.

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Josh McRoberts
Heat's Josh McRoberts: Doesn't play in Game 1 win
Josh McRoberts, PF, MIA
5/4/2016
News: McRoberts (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime victory against the Raptors in Game 1 of the series.

After logging a postseason-high 20 minutes in the Heat's series-clinching Game 7 win over the Hornets on Sunday, McRoberts dropped out of the rotation Tuesday in a much more competitive game. McRoberts looks to be behind Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Udonis Haslem in the Heat's rotation of big men.

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Amar'e Stoudemire
Heat's Amar'e Stoudemire: Plays eight minutes in Game 1
Amar'e Stoudemire, PF, MIA
5/4/2016
News: Stoudemire scored four points (2-2 FG) and grabbed a rebound in eight minutes during Tuesday's 102-96 overtime win over the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

After being dropped from the rotation in the last three games, Stoudemire resurfaced off the bench as coach Erik Spoelstra attempted to slow down Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, who went off for 24 points and 14 boards. Hassan Whiteside (39 minutes) still saw the bulk of the court time at center, so don't count on Stoudemire's role expanding much from here.

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Justise Winslow
Heat's Justise Winslow: Role on the decline
Justise Winslow, SF, MIA
5/4/2016
News: Winslow was held without a point (0-2 FG) and grabbed five rebounds in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 102-96 overtime win over the Raptors in Game 1 of the series.

Winslow remains a key contributor off the bench for the Heat, but he's seen his role decrease in the postseason while coach Erik Spoelstra leans heavily on his starters. The rookie is averaging 5.6 points and 4.8 rebounds over 23.6 minutes in his eight playoff appearances, all of which are lower than his regular-season figures in those categories.

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Bruno Caboclo
Raptors' Bruno Caboclo: No appearances in postseason
Bruno Caboclo, SF, TOR
5/4/2016
News: Caboclo (coach's decision) was inactive Tuesday in the Raptors' 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

Caboclo hasn't played in any of the Raptors' eight postseason games, and he'll likely continue to remain one of the team's two inactives throughout the second-round series, barring a string of injuries.

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Jason Thompson
Raptors' Jason Thompson: Doesn't play in Game 1 loss
Jason Thompson, PF, TOR
5/4/2016
News: Thompson (coach's decision) didn't play in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

After playing in each of the Raptors' final 11 games to end the regular season, Thompson has been the victim of coach Dwane Casey tightening his rotation in the playoffs. Thompson has appeared in just three of the Raptors' eight postseason games to date, logging no more than three minutes in any outing.

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DeMarre Carroll
Raptors' DeMarre Carroll: Scores 10 points while playing 37 minutes in Game 1
DeMarre Carroll, SF, TOR
5/4/2016
News: Carroll tallied 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals, and one block across 37 minutes in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

Carroll has now seen exactly 37 minutes in both of the Raptors' last two postseason games, an indication that he's no longer facing any limitations in his return from arthroscopic knee surgery. While Carroll's minutes are on the rise, he still has yet to make a dramatic impact on the box score, as he's averaging 8.8 points (on 41.7% shooting from the field), 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals across 29.5 minutes in eight postseason contests.

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Patrick Patterson
Raptors' Patrick Patterson: Scores two points in return to bench
Patrick Patterson, PF, TOR
5/4/2016
News: Patterson put up two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), three rebounds, and one assist across 18 minutes in Tuesday's 102-96 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

After starting the final three games of the Raptors' first-round series with the Pacers, Patterson moved back to the bench in favor of Norman Powell and saw his minutes decline accordingly. He saw his fewest court time of any of the Raptors' eight postseason games to date and could be at risk of falling under 20 minutes with regularity in the second round if coach Dwane Casey chooses to embrace more undersized lineups.

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