Jae Crowder
Celtics' Jae Crowder: Probable for Game 5 vs. Cavaliers
Jae Crowder, SF, BOS
4:07 PM
News: Crowder is dealing with a groin injury, but is considered probable going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Thursday, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

Crowder was noticeably hobbled during Game 4, but was still able to play 40 minutes and record 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. With the Celtics on the brink of elimination, Crowder is fully expected to again play through his injury and as long as the pain isn't too much to handle, look for him to take on his full complement of minutes. Crowder's status should be updated again after Thursday's morning shootaround.

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Jaylen Brown
Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Questionable for Game 5
Jaylen Brown, SF, BOS
4:02 PM
News: Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

Brown likely suffered the injury during Game 4, but was able to play through it. Through the first four games of the Eastern Conference Finals, he's averaged a modest 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds across 19.3 minutes per game, though his potential absence would be magnified considering the loss of Isaiah Thomas. If he's unable to give it a go, expect the likes of Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Marcus Smart to all possibly see additional run.

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Amir Johnson
Celtics' Amir Johnson: Probable for Game 5
Amir Johnson, SF, BOS
4:01 PM
News: Johnson (shoulder) is considered probable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday against the Cavaliers, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

Johnson was reportedly available off the bench in an emergency situation for Game 4 on Tuesday, so it's not surprising he's expected to again be available for Game 5. That said, even if he does get cleared as anticipated, it's unclear if he'll take back the starting role from Kelly Olynyk. Johnson averaged just 8.7 minutes over the first three games of this series, so even at full strength, he's not a great fantasy option. Look for his status to be updated after Thursday's morning shootaround.

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Josh McRoberts
Heat's Josh McRoberts: Picks up $6 million player option
Josh McRoberts, PF, MIA
5/23/2017
News: McRoberts has officially accepted his $6 million player option for the 2017-18 season with the Heat, Zach Lowe of ESPN reports.

McRoberts saw just 22 games during the 2016-17 campaign, averaging 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 17.3 minutes per game. He was sidelined most of the season with a fracture in his left foot.

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Chris Bosh
Heat's Chris Bosh: Unofficially agrees to part ways with Heat
Chris Bosh, PF, MIA
5/23/2017
News: Bosh has unofficially agreed to part ways with the Heat in a deal made between him, the team, the union and the NBA, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The Heat would receive "maximum cap relief" before the start of free agency.

The deal, while still unofficial, seems all but done. Once everything is sorted out, the Heat will permanently clear Bosh's remaining $52.1 million salary off the books, even if he resumes his career elsewhere. The 33-year-old hasn't taken the floor during the past season and a half due to blood clot episodes, for which he remains on blood thinners. He last played during the 2015 season, where he averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while playing 53 games. It's unknown at this time if he will officially retire soon, but he worked as a guest studio analyst for Turner sports for a period of five weeks during this past season -- seemingly testing the waters outside of his playing career.

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Kawhi Leonard
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Out for Game 4 vs. Warriors
Kawhi Leonard, SF, SA
5/22/2017
News: Leonard (ankle) has been ruled out for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday against the Warriors, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports.

Coach Gregg Popovich indicated earlier in the week that Leonard was unlikely to play Monday, so this latest update comes as no surprise. With the Warriors boasting a commanding 3-0 lead and on the brink of eliminating the Spurs, this could mean the end of Leonard's season after averaging 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals across 33.1 minutes during the 2016-17 campaign. Look for Jonathon Simmons to start a third straight game in Leonard's place Monday, with guys like Kyle Anderson and Manu Ginobili potentially picking up some extra run as well.

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Kevon Looney
Warriors' Kevon Looney: Out for Game 4
Kevon Looney, SF, GS
5/21/2017
News: Looney (hip) has been ruled out for Game 4 against the Spurs on Monday.

Looney is unlikely to return at any point during the playoffs, but he hasn't been given any sort of concrete timetable, so the Warriors will continue to update his availability on a game-to-game basis. Even at full strength, Looney didn't see enough minutes to be a relevant fantasy option in the majority of formats, so he can continue to be avoided moving forward.

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David Lee
Spurs' David Lee: MRI confirms torn patella
David Lee, C, SA
5/21/2017
News: An MRI on Lee's knee confirmed he's dealing with a partially torn patella, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Lee has already been ruled out of Game 4 against the Warriors on Monday, so this is merely an update on the severity of his injury. He's set to be reevaluated again later this week, which will determine whether or not he'll undergo surgery on his knee. A timetable has yet to be given for Lee's return, but additional updates should be provided over the summer as he goes through the rehabilitation process.

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Isaiah Thomas
Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: Ruled out for remainder of postseason
Isaiah Thomas, PG, BOS
5/20/2017
News: Thomas (hip) will miss the remainder of the playoffs.

Thomas initially injured his hip during the Celtics' March 15 tilt against the Timberwolves, which forced him to miss the following two games. He then further aggravated the injury during Game 6 of the team's series against the Wizards. While the injury seemingly wasn't serious enough to put him on the injury report or limit him in any of the following games, Thomas re-aggravated it during Game 2 against the Cavaliers. This third aggravation of the injury is apparently serious, causing him to miss the remainder of the playoffs. As a result of his absence, Marcus Smart will likely start at the point guard slot, with Terry Rozier also probably seeing a significant bump in minutes. Avery Bradley could also get run at the point.

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Kemba Walker
Hornets' Kemba Walker: Undergoes successful knee surgery
Kemba Walker, PG, CHA
5/17/2017
News: Walker underwent successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday.

Walker missed the final two games of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury, which likely prompted the offseason procedure. The recovery time for such a surgery is usually around six weeks, so he should be back to basketball activities around late June. Last season, he averaged 23.2 points and 5.5 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from beyond the arc.

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