DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: May 1
Ben Scherr
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Chris Bosh will not return during the 2016 NBA playoffs.

There has been disagreement between Bosh and the Heat about the seriousness of his blood clots. Last night, news came out that the Players Association wanted to meet with the Heat, but the Heat seem to have stood firm and Bosh will not suit up for them until next season.
2 hours ago

Hassan Whiteside (knee strain) received treatment and went through walk through on Wednesday.

Whiteside hurt his knee early in the first quarter of Game 1 but was able to return and give the Heat an effective 39 minutes. Whitened will undoubtedly suit up for Game 2 for the Heat. Whiteside's return to action after straining his knee definitely showed teams that will show interest in him this offseason that he's taken leaps and bounds as a player.
4 hours ago

Dwyane Wade (knee bruise) received treatment and went through walk through on Wednesday.

We've seen Dwyane Wade play through worse during the regular season so there's no doubt in anyone's mind he'll be ready to go for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Raptors. Wade scored 24 points in the Heat Game 1 overtime victory. Wade has had an outstanding playoff run up until this point and it doesn't seem like that's going to change anytime soon with Wade's ability to get by anyone Toronto decides to put him up against.
4 hours ago

Kelly Olynyk is expected to let the Celtics know if he will have surgery on his shoulder within the next week or so.

Down the stretch of the year Olynyk was banged up and barely was able to play in Boston's first-round playoff matchup against the Hawks. He played 32 minutes total over six games to be exact. Olynyk had a rollercoaster season but did do some really nice things. The seven-footer shot 40-percent from beyond the arc which was a career-high. He's irrelevant in fantasy basketball going forward whether or not he has shoulder surgery or not.
6 hours ago

Warriors GM Bob Myers said Stephen Curry doesn’t know when he’ll return, nobody does.

Curry underwent a platelet-rich plasma treatment on his sprained right knee on Tuesday as a way to continue his recovery process. This is the second treatment he has received since the injury in hopes of speeding up the recovery time. The Warriors had expected Curry back for either Saturday's Game 3 or Monday's Game 4, but Myers' statement does not give anyone much optimism. We should know more about his status after Thursday's practice. The Warriors currently hold a 2-0 series lead.
8 hours ago

Draymond Green scored 17 points (7-of-20 FGA, 3-of-4 FTA) with 14 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four blocks over 41 minutes Tuesday against the Trail Blazers

Green is the motor that makes this Warriors team run and he has been the main cog in the 2-0 series for the Warriors. He fell just short of a triple-double on Tuesday night and his play on both ends of the ball is second to none in the NBA right now. Green does not light up the score sheet but his ability to rebound and distribute the ball make him one of the more dangerous players in the league. Expect him to be in the middle of things for Golden State for the duration of the playoffs and he should be viewed as a solid DFS option on a nightly basis.
11 hours ago

Klay Thompson scored 27 points (7-of-20 FGA, 8-of-8 FTA) with three rebounds and three assists over 40 minutes Tuesday against the Trail Blazers

Thompson continued his hot play Tuesday in the absence of Curry and willed the Warriors to a 2-0 series lead. It seems like Thompson is enjoying the spotlight as he is averaging 25 points with four rebounds and three assists a night. The Warriors are firing on all cylinders right now and the return of Curry will only make them better. With Curry's minutes likely to be monitored upon his return, expect nothing to change wit the way Thompson is playing as he should continue to put up 25+ a night.
11 hours ago

C.J. McCollum scored 22 points (9-of-19 FGA, 3-of-4 FTA) with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 40 minutes Tuesday against the Warriors

McCollum continues to be a perfect compliment to Lillard as he added 22 points despite the losing effort. McCollum has shown that he is a primetime fantasy performer and should be treated as so even if he is playing the Warriors. Expect right around 20 points with three rebounds and three assists out of McCollum per night as long as the Blazers are still alive.
11 hours ago

Damian Lillard scored 25 points (8-of-20 FGA, 3-of-3 FTA, 6-of-11 3PA) with four rebounds, six assists and two steals over 40 minutes Tuesday against the Warriors

Lillard did all he could do to will the Trail Blazers to victory on Tuesday night but came up short as Thompson and Green were just too much to overcome. Despite the 2-0 hole in the series, Lillard continues to produce and is now averaging 23 points with three rebounds and five assists a night. With Curry's return on the horizon, Lillard and the Blazers best chance at stealing a couple games may have come and gone but regardless, he will still put up big time scoring numbers for the remainder of this series.
11 hours ago