DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: April 29
Ben Scherr
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Isaiah Thomas promised to be a better player next season.

After suffering a series-ending Game 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the 5-foot-9 point guard vowed to have a better season next year. Thomas had one of the best performances of the playoffs thus far during this series -- a dazzling 42-point performance in Game 3. Thomas averaged 22.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game with a .428 FG percentage during the 2015-16 season.
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Stephen Curry's two week time frame sets up a possible return for Game 4 in the second round as the date of that game marks the two week mark from his injury.

Curry is still unable to run or shoot, but reports are he was walking around without a limp and in high spirits Friday. The 2014-15 MVP expressed optimism over returning to the court within the two-week estimated time of recovery from his sprained knee or possibly sooner. The Warriors' second-round series against the Blazers is set to begin Sunday afternoon.
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DeMarcus Cousins said that his feet bother him more every year.

Cousins has dealt with foot tendinitis for quite some time now. According to the enigmatic star, that condition apparently bothers him more and more every season. Cousins has been an All-Star in each of the past two years, averaging 25.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.5 steals overall during that span. However, he has managed to play just 59 and 65 games respectively.
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Pablo Prigioni will likely retire this offseason.

Prigioni did not come to the NBA until age 35, and after four seasons in the States, he appears to be ready to hang it up. The nearly 39-year-old guard from Argentina averaged 3.5 points, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steal over 270 NBA games between the Knicks, Rockets and Clippers.
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Jarrett Jack (ACL) said he will be cleared for basketball activities in about a month and a half.

Jack was enjoying a fine 2015-16 season until an ACL injury ended it early on January 2nd. The veteran point guard averaged 12.8 points, 7.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds across 32 games for the lowly Nets. He remains under contract with the team through next season and it appears he will be ready to go per this report.
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