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DFS NBA Playbook: April 25
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Ian Mahinmi Headshot

Mahinmi (calf) is expected to return during the first-round series against the Hawks but has yet to practice, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

The backup center is ahead of schedule in his recovery from strained calf but has to pass certain physical challenges before returning to the rotation. His absence from practice thus far makes a comeback for Wednesday's Game 5 seem skeptical, but look for official updates to come after Wednesday morning shootaround. Should he be ruled out, expect Jason Smith to continue backing up starter Marcin Gortat.
2:22 pm (EST)
Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown did not participate in Tuesday's practice due to an illness, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

No official word regarding his status for Wednesday's Game 5 has been announced, but Brown should likely be considered questionable for the contest due to the illness that caused him to miss Tuesday's practice. That being said, he's played a combined two minutes over Games 3 and 4, so his availability for Wednesday likely won't have too much impact on the fantasy forecast.
1:02 pm (EST)
Rajon Rondo Headshot

Rondo (thumb) got shots up during Tuesday's morning shootaround, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.

Though coach Fred Hoiberg reiterated that Rondo is still out for Game 5, Tuesday marks the first time that Rondo has touched a basketball with his right hand since suffering the injury. Rondo has yet to be ruled out for the series, but depending on how long the series goes, it remains a possibility that he could push a return for either a Game 6 or Game 7. While he continues to rehab, expect Isaiah Canaan to draw another start at point guard during Wednesday's Game 5, likely sending Jerian Grant back to the bench.
12:12 pm (EST)
Fred VanVleet Headshot

VanVleet was assigned to the D-League's Raptors 905 on Tuesday.

VanVleet will be joined by Pascal Siakam and Bruno Caboclo on the assignment, and all three players are expected to suit up for the 905 on Tuesday in their D-League Finals series with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The rookie point guard saw three minutes in garbage time during the Raptors' Game 5 win over the Bucks on Monday, scoring three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and adding one assist.
11:07 am (EST)
Pascal Siakam Headshot

Siakam was assigned to the D-League's Raptors 905 on Tuesday.

Siakam will be joined by Bruno Caboclo and Fred VanVleet on the assignment, and all three players are expected to suit up for the 905 on Tuesday in their D-League Finals series with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In the 905's loss in Game 1, Siakam produced 20 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 38 minutes.
11:04 am (EST)
Bruno Caboclo Headshot

Caboclo was assigned to the D-League's Raptors 905 on Tuesday.

Caboclo will be joined by Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet on the assignment, and all three players are expected to suit up for the 905 on Tuesday in their D-League Finals series with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In the 905's loss in Game 1, Caboclo produced six points (2-6 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes.
11:01 am (EST)
Damian Lillard Headshot

Lillard posted 34 points (12-24 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 42 minutes during a 128-103 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

Lillard was the only starter to reach double figures as the team's season came to an end in the blowout loss. He clearly wasn't part of the problem in the first round sweep, as he scored more than 30 points in three of the four games. There is no reason to expect that Lillard won't come back next season even better.
1:31 am (EST)
Al-Farouq Aminu Headshot

Aminu contributed 25 points (7-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 35 minutes during a 128-103 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

Aminu was just one point shy of his season high in scoring as he finished with 25 points and matched a season high with five three-pointers made. He was the only player on the team other than Damian Lillard to score more than 14 points. Aminu had an up and down season, and this performance came in a somewhat meaningless game, as the team was getting blown out for the entire game.
1:30 am (EST)
Stephen Curry Headshot

Curry went for 37 points (12-20 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals across 30 minutes during 128-103 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Curry turned in his second-consecutive 30-point effort in his best all-around performance of the playoffs so far. He was just two assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double, and drained a series-best seven three-pointers. Curry had a very strong first round, with averages of 29.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting, 6.5 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 three-pointers and 2.3 steals per game.
1:30 am (EST)
Draymond Green Headshot

Green recorded 21 points (7-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal across 33 minutes during a 128-103 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday.

Green excelled as he helped the team finish off its first round series. He was in rare form on the offensive end, as the 21 points marked his third-highest scoring total so far this season, and the five three-pointers made matched a season high. Green had a phenomenal first round, with averages of 13.8 points on 50 percent from the field, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 4.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
1:30 am (EST)
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