DFS NBA Optimal Lineups: May 1
Ben Scherr
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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.
1 hour 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.
5 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.
5 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.
8 hours ago