Draymond Green
Warriors' Draymond Green: Shooting woes continue in Game 4
Draymond Green, PF, GS
5:38 AM
News: Green made just one of his seven field-goal attempts and turned the ball over six times in Tuesday night's 118-94 loss to Oklahoma City in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. He finished with six points (1-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot and three steals.

The combustible Green was put on notice after his Flagrant 1 foul in Game 3 was upgraded to Flagrant 2, meaning one more will result in a one-game suspension. With that possibility looming, Green bottled up his emotions -- the joy and the frustration -- and was no longer the game-changing force we witnessed all season. In Games 3 and 4, Green shot 2-of-16 from the field with 12 points and 10 turnovers. And that usually stifling defense has become more passive. The 73-win Warriors are now on the brink as they prepare to host Game 5 on Thursday.

Analysis: 

Kevin Durant
Thunder's Kevin Durant: Double-doubles to go with full line in Tuesday's Game 4 win
Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
3:50 AM
News: Durant posted 26 points (8-24 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and three blocks across 41 minutes during the Thunder's 118-94 victory over the Warriors in Tuesday's Game 4.

Durant made up for a rough shooting night by forcing his way to the free-throw line while contributing quality numbers in every category. Durant has scored 26 points or more in eight of the last nine contests, and he has failed to reach 20 points just twice through 15 postseason matchups. Durant has also turned in three blocks in back-to-back bouts, and this was his second double-double of the series after not achieving that once versus the Spurs or Mavericks.

Analysis: 

Serge Ibaka
Thunder's Serge Ibaka: Scores 17 points in Tuesday's Game 4 win over Warriors
Serge Ibaka, PF, OKC
3:40 AM
News: Ibaka contributed 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, and two blocks across 33 minutes during the Thunder's 118-94 win versus the Warriors in Tuesday's Game 4.

Ibaka had his highest scoring night since Game 1 of the previous series against the Spurs, and this is just the third time in these playoffs that he has produced 17 points or more. This was also the first time since May 10 that Ibaka made at least half of his field-goal attempts, but the 26-year-old forward is doing an excellent job of spreading the floor and playing hard-nosed defense.

Analysis: 

Josh Powell
Josh Powell: Signs with Chinese team
Josh Powell, PF, MIL
5/24/2016
News: Powell signed a contract Tuesday with Luoyang of the Chinese National Basketball League, Sportando reports.

Powell appeared in training camp with the Bucks last fall, but was ultimately cut before latching with teams in Argentina and Puerto Rico during the 2015-16 season. The move to the National Basketball League, a second-tier league in China, may net Powell a bigger payday than he enjoyed a season earlier, but the odds are still against him making another NBA appearance, especially now that he's 33 years old.

Analysis: 

Earl Clark
Earl Clark: Signs on with Chinese team
Earl Clark, SF, BKN
5/24/2016
News: Clark signed a contract Tuesday with Henan of the Chinese National Basketball League, Sportando reports.

The 14th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Clark hasn't appeared in the league since 2014-15, when he logged 10 games with the Nets. He failed to win a spot with the club in training camp last fall, and ended up finishing the season as a member of the D-League's Delaware 87ers. Clark will look to reestablish some value in China before perhaps getting another look from NBA teams.

Analysis: 

LeBron James
Cavaliers' LeBron James: Plays postseason-high 46 minutes in Game 4 loss
LeBron James, SF, CLE
5/24/2016
News: James played a postseason-high 46 minutes and provided 29 points (11-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in Monday's 105-99 Game 4 loss to the Raptors.

Though James was on the court for all but two minutes of the contest, he didn't see a significant jump in his shot attempts. That's been the case throughout the series, as James has attempted no more than 17 shots in any of the four contests to date. Any lack of offensive usage hasn't hindered James' production, however; he's averaging 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.3 steals across 36.8 minutes while shooting an impressive 64.4 percent from the field.

Analysis: 

Terrence Ross
Raptors' Terrence Ross: Plays just seven minutes in Game 4 win
Terrence Ross, SF, TOR
5/24/2016
News: Ross was held to three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and one steal across seven minutes in Monday's 105-99 Game 4 win over the Cavaliers.

It's the second-fewest minutes Ross has seen in this postseason, as the swingman surrendered much of his court time to DeMar DeRozan (40 minutes) and DeMarre Carroll (36 minutes). With DeRozan shooting well from the floor (14-for-23) and Carroll tasked with locking up the Cavs' LeBron James, coach Dwane Casey had little need for reinforcements from the bench, but if either DeRozan and Carroll struggle early in Game 5, Ross could see his minutes pick up.

Analysis: 

Kevin Love
Cavaliers' Kevin Love: No concern of injury
Kevin Love, PF, CLE
5/23/2016
News: Head coach Tyronn Lue said there is no concern with Love's health despite his absence in the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Monday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

Love appeared to be bothered by his knee as the third quarter came to an end, as he hobbled over to the bench after the buzzer. He didn't take the floor the entirety of the fourth quarter, as Lue opted to go with three-point ace Channing Frye, who scored 12 points, including four three-pointers in the game. While Lue assures Love's status for Game 5 is nothing to worry about, it will be interesting to see how the power forward performs in practice the next couple of days.

Analysis: 

Sam Dekker
Rockets' Sam Dekker: Says he's 100 percent healthy
Sam Dekker, SF, HOU
5/23/2016
News: Dekker (back) announced via Twitter on Monday that he's 100 percent healthy.

Back issues limited Dekker to only three games as a rookie, but he tweeted Monday that he's "100% cleared 100% healthy with zero restrictions." That certainly bodes well for the Wisconsin product as he enters his first full NBA offseason with the expectation that he'll be ready to be a regular contributor off the bench in 2016-17. Dekker also noted, again via Twitter, that he'll play for the Rockets' entry in the Las Vegas Summer League, an event his ailing back forced him to miss last summer.

Analysis: 

Jordan Hill
Pacers' Jordan Hill: Unlikely to re-sign with Indiana
Jordan Hill, PF, IND
5/23/2016
News: Hill isn't expected to re-sign with the Pacers this offseason, Pacers.com's Mark Montieth reports.

Hill was one of the Pacers' best inside scoring presences in the early portion of the season, but his size limitations and lack of rim protection ultimately resulted in him surrendering court time to Myles Turner once the calendar flipped to 2016. Previous coach Frank Vogel ended up dropping Hill from the rotation entirely late in the regular season and during the postseason, so with his campaign ending with a whimper, there's little incentive for the 28-year-old to return to the Pacers. Hill will look to latch on with another team this summer, but may have to settle for only a one- or two-year deal, as he profiles best as a reserve player.

Analysis: 

More Updates