Hill hadn't missed any time due to his current groin injury yet and it's unclear how he suffered it. With Raul Neto (groin) also out and Alec Burks (personal) questionable, the Jazz could be down to just Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack at point guard for Wednesday's tilt. Looking ahead, Hill's first chance to return will be on Friday against the Wizards.
It's unclear how Neto suffered his groin injury or how severe it is. His status for Friday's game against the Wizards is up in the air for the time being. Look Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack to see some extra time while Neto and starting point guard George Hill (groin) are sidelined.
This was the expected outcome after the Knicks' doctors allowed Noah to take part in practice Tuesday after he had been sidelined for the past month while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Noah's suspension will cover the final eight games of the 2016-17 season and the first 12 games of 2017-18, which likely means he won't play in a regular-season contest until mid-to-late November. The 32-year-old was a major disappointment prior to suffering the injury and being handed the suspension for failing a drug test, as he averaged 5.0 points, 8.8 rebounds an 2.2 assists in 22.1 minutes per game over his 46 appearances. He may not be guaranteed a starting role once his suspension is up next season.
McAdoo was forced to exit Tuesday's win over the Rockets after he suffered a cut above his left eye brow that required seven stitches. Fortunately for McAdoo he didn't suffer a concussion, which would have likely held him out for multiple games. His injury isn't expected to inhibit his ability to play, and it won't be surprising to see him in his normal role if he plays Wednesday.
Green departed Tuesday's game against Houston with what initially looked like a concerning ankle injury, but he returned to action and played 33 minutes, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. After the game, Green told reporters he expects to play Wednesday, and all signs point to that being the case.
It sounds like Bayless is well on his way to being back to full strength by the time training camp rolls around, but the 76ers closed the door on a potential return to the court this season long ago. The veteran point guard recently had his cast removed from his surgically repaired left wrist, and said he expects to be back to 100 percent in about a month. Bayless will enter the second year of his three-year pact with the 76ers next season and will likely serve as the main backup to Ben Simmons, while also sharing the court with the No. 1 overall pick in an off-the-ball capacity.
Though he'll remain out for the regular season, the Bulls are likely trying to get a feel for what kind of condition Wade's elbow could be in if they make the playoffs. That being said, with most year-long fantasy leagues already in the playoffs, it probably makes sense to hold off on taking a look at Wade, as his fantasy season is effectively over. As of Wednesday, the Bulls are sitting in the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference, just one game back on the Heat.
The 24-year-old has missed the last three games due to a bruised lower-back, but after going through a full session Wednesday, he appears to have a good chance to get back on the court Thursday night. Prior to the injury, Felicio had been seeing roughly 16 minutes per game in the month of March, and unless his role increases down the stretch, he can be safely avoided in daily contests.
After suggesting earlier in the week that his refusal to sit out any games for rest should work in his favor in the MVP balloting, Harden shouldn't be expected to miss any games due to the injury, so his owners in season-long leagues can probably keep relying on him to rack up gaudy stat lines with his usual aplomb the rest of the way, just as he did Tuesday. However, despite turning in 24 points, 13 assists, 11 boards and one steal in 38 minutes during the loss, Harden was limited to a 5-of-20 mark from the field, and his shooting efficiency could continue to suffer while he nurses the injury, which he first picked up March 18. In his subsequent four outings, Harden is shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range, with the latter mark being well below his season rate.
This is the first news of Green dealing with a shoulder issue, which may have occurred during Monday's loss to the Kings. The Grizzlies are already down one big man in Marc Gasol (foot), prompting them to start Zach Randolph at center. If Green isn't able to play, Brandan Wright and Deyonta Davis could both see significantly extra playing time.