DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: May 1
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Patrick Patterson (hand) is expected to play in Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Patterson was diagnosed with a hand contusion in the last game but was able to return to play so this shouldn't come as a shock. It also should be mentioned that it is Game 6 and as long as you can walk you should play. Patterson has been a nice depth piece for Toronto but hasn't been the lynchpin of the Raptors offensive attack.
5 hours ago

James Michael McAdoo is active for the Warriors Game 5 contest against the Thunder.

McAdoo will be active for Game 5 tonight after only playing two minutes in the Warriors last 10 games. McAdoo shouldn't see too much time tonight, but the coaching staff feels that he brings a different skill set to the team than Rush, who hasn't played much in the postseason much either.
9 hours ago

Brandon Rush is inactive for the Warriors Game 5 contest against the Thunder.

It appears as though Rush will take a seat tonight in favor of James Michael McAdoo. Rush has only played in 23 minutes so far in the Warriors series against the Thunder, so it's no shock that he's not going to be active for tonight's game. McAdoo has only played two minutes in the last two series, but he will be on the bench tonight for Golden State.
9 hours ago

Markieff Morris was detained Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport because of suspected marijuana in his bag.

This will do little to help Morris' reputation as a self-centered player and a red flag player for many NBA teams. Of course, it is not yet confirmed that there was actually marijuana in his bag.
12 hours ago

Mike D'Antoni is set to become the new Rockets head coach. He's signing a four-year deal.

D'Antoni was associate head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers for much of this season, though he has had coaching experience with several teams. He has amassed a career record of 455-426.
12 hours ago

Rockets have agreed to hire Mike D'Antoni as their new head coach.

D'Antoni was associate head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers for much of this season, though he has had coaching experience with several teams. He has amassed a career record of 455-426.
13 hours ago

Grizzlies have hired David Fizdale as their new head coach.

Fizdale was an assistant coach and the Director of Player Development with the Miami Heat this season and has 13 seasons of experiences as an assistant coach. This will be his first chance to be the head coach of an NBA team. The deal is three years with a team option for the fourth season.
13 hours ago

Anthony Davis did not make an All-NBA team this season which could cost him $24 million on his future contract.

It's unfortunate for Davis that he did not make an All-NBA team because his numbers we're basically on par with the one's he put up during his 2015 campaign. The Pelicans couldn't stay healthy and Davis was the one consistent player they ran out there each and everyday. No matter how much money he's going to make, there's no way losing out on $24 million doesn't sting.
15 hours ago

Steven Adams (ankle) is expected to play in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

Adams has been beaten up in this series between the ankle issue and getting essentially punted below the belt by Draymond Green. Though he missed a part of Game 4 getting treatment on the ankle, he was able to return to the court which makes this news partially expected. There are still a day or so before tip-off so until he makes it through the morning shootaround, it won't be official.
1 day ago

Patrick Patterson has a left hand contusion but will return Wednesday.

Once again, Toronto is playing poorly in Cleveland, so if he experiences any more discomfort, expect him to be pulled the rest of the way. The contusion isn't considered major, seeing as he is able to return.
1 day ago
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