DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: May 1
Ben Scherr
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Goran Dragic (mouth) will return to Game 2 against the Raptors on Thursday.

Dragic took an elbow to the mouth in the first quarter of Thursday's game and received eight stitches as a results. The good news is that he was able to return to the game and should be fine going forward.
4 hours ago

Goran Dragic (face) was removed from Thursday's game against the Raptors.

Dragic was hit in the face during Thursday's game, but the extent of his injury is unknown. The Heat should update his status soon.
4 hours ago

Warriors guard Steph Curry is unlikely to play in Game 3 against the Trail Blazers.

The updates continue to roll in on Curry but nothing has changed as he will continue to work back from his knee injury. The Warriors have little incentive to rush him back while they continue to steamroll their opponents.
7 hours ago

Update: Stephen Curry (knee) is not expected to play in Saturday's Game 3 against Portland.

This was something we should have expected, especially when the news broke that he didn't practice on Thursday. The Warriors are up 2-0 and held their home floor fairly easily. We should circle Game 4 on our calendars as that could ultimately be the first time we see the league's MVP back in action.
9 hours ago

Stephen Curry (knee) did not practice on Thursday.

With the Warriors up 2-0 in their series with Portland, the Warriors could elect to continue to rest Curry. However, this rest may not be Golden State's choice at all and could be because Curry is still not ready to take the floor. None of us are doctors and we're not sure how injured Curry is, so when he does finally begin testing his knee, that's when he's finally healthy.
10 hours ago

As expected, Dwyane Wade will play on Thursday.

Wade has a bruised left knee, but will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 2 against Toronto. Wade was sensational in Miami's Game-1 victory Tuesday night, finishing with 24 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in nearly 37 minutes.
13 hours ago

Hassan Whiteside (knee) will play Thursday.

Whiteside is dealing with a strained right knee, but will be in action for Thursday's Game 2 against Toronto. He figures to play less than the 39-plus minutes he saw in Game 1. Whiteside is averaging 12.6 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks across eight games in these playoffs.
13 hours ago

Pacers will not re-sign Solomon Hill.

Hill has spent his first three NBA seasons with the Pacers after the team selected him with the 23rd pick of the 2013 draft. The 25-year-old forward started 78 games for the Pacers in 2014-15, but was relegated to mostly a reserve role this season.
13 hours ago

John Wall underwent minor knee surgery and is expected to be ready for the start of next season.

Wall sat out the last five games of the regular season due to knee issue and has now gone through the surgery he needed. The All-Star point guard put up sensational numbers in 2015-16, averaging 19.9 points, 10.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 steals across 77 games.
14 hours ago

Pacers have fired head coach Frank Vogel.

Originally hired in the middle of the 2010-11 season, Vogel ultimately put together a successful tenure as the Pacers' head coach. He guided the team to five playoff appearances in six years, advancing as far as the Eastern Conference Finals on two occasions. Vogel will turn 43 years old in June and should still have plenty of coaching years ahead of him.
14 hours ago