Clippers PG Chris Paul passes MRI, still questionable for Game 1
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The results on the MRI to Chris Paul
's injured hamstring came back negative on Sunday, but he remains a game-time decision
for the opener of the Western Conference semis between the Clippers and Warriors, per ESPN.com.
Paul was hurt earlier in Saturday's game against the Spurs but returned to hit the dramatic game winner that sent the Clippers into the next round.
Mike Conley out for Grizzlies' Game 1
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After warming up before Sunday's Game 1 against Golden State, Mike Conley
was ruled out for the Grizzlies, per the team's pregame show host
Conley tested a protective face mask after suffering an eye injury in the previous series. His availability for future games in the series is unknown.
No chance Rockets G Patrick Beverley (wrists) returns in postseason
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Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that there's no chance guard Patrick Beverley
will return for the playoffs, according to the Houston Chronicle
Beverley recently underwent wrist surgery and was attempting to come back for the postseason if the Rockets advanced to the NBA Finals.
Jabari Parker hopes to return to Bucks by start of training camp
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Bucks forward Jabari Parker
said he had no personal timetable for his return from an ACL injury that ended his rookie year in December.
In his season-ending exit interview, Parker told Fox Wisconsin it "would be great" if he could be ready to go at the start of training camp.
Rockets' Donatas Motiejunas out for two-to-three months
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Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas
has already been ruled out for the playoffs, but he could miss part of his offseason as well.
Motiejunas has been out since March 25 after a back problem required a lumbar microdiscectomy.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Motiejunas said he'd be out for two-to-three months before returning to basketball activities.
In 71 games this season, Motiejunas averaged 12.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
Nets' Sergey Karasev plans to return to court in August
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Nets guard Sergey Karasev
plans to be ready to return to contact basketball in August, according to a report from the New York Daily News
Karasev is returning from March knee surgery. He hasn't started running yet, but he said doctors were pleased with the progress he's making.
Karasev played in 33 games for the Nets this season, posting averages of 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game.
Mavericks power forward Chandler Parsons
had knee surgery on Friday to repair cartilage damage in his right knee, per NBA.com
Team physician T.R. Souryal performed the arthroscopic surgery. No timetable was given for his recovery.
Blazers G Wesley Matthews (Achilles) expects to be back by August
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Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews
(Achilles) said he expects to resume basketball activities in August
, reports The Oregonian
Matthews underwent surgery repair a torn Achilles in March and he said it was difficult not being able to help the team.
"I just wanted more than anything to be out there," he said. "It was hard."
He added that he would ideally like to return to the Blazers next season.
Ainge: Celtics will make qualifying offer to Jae Crowder
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The Celtics plan to make a qualifying offer to potential free agent Jae Crowder
, GM Danny Ainge told the media on Thursday.
"I can emphatically say we'll definitely qualify Jae Crowder," Ainge said, per the Boston Globe.
An offer would take Crowder off the open market, making him a restricted free agent and giving the Celtics the right of first refusal on any offers from other teams.
Ainge: Celtics' Kelly Olynyk didn't hurt Kevin Love on purpose
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In his end-of-season meeting with the media, Celtics GM Danny Ainge said he didn't think Kelly Olynyk
hurt the Cavaliers' Kevin Love
Olynyk pulled on Love's arm while going for a loose ball, separating Love's shoulder and putting him out for four-to-six months.
"I think that's a little bit over the top," Ainge said when asked if he thought Olynyk's actions were intentiona, per the Boston Globe. "I feel bad for Kevin Love."
"I thought it was just a foul," he added. "Two guys going for a loose ball."