Jusuf Nurkic Headshot

Nurkic (leg) believes his fracture will take 2-3 months to fully heal, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.

Added Yesterday 4:14 pm (EST)
While the word is coming from Nurkic rather than official team doctor, it's the best indication of a recovery time that has been noted at the moment. By his estimate, the earliest his leg could be fully healed is late June or early July. Thankfully for him and the team, that timetable will probably still leave him with ample opportunity in the offseason to improve his body and his game before the start of training camp next season. Those thinking about drafting him in fantasy next season shouldn't have any reason to be concerned about the status of his leg, unless he encounters a setback during his rehabilitation.
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.

Added Yesterday 2:22 pm (EST)
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.
Jaylen Brown Headshot

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

Added Yesterday 1:02 pm (EST)
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.
Rajon Rondo Headshot

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

Added Yesterday 12:12 pm (EST)
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.
Tony Allen Headshot

Allen (leg) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Spurs.

Added 04/24/17 7:23 pm (EST)
Allen was recently able to shed his walking boot and also took part in some conditioning on a stationary bike over the weekend, but the Grizzlies still don't expect to have him back at any point during the first round of the playoffs. He's now officially been ruled out for Game 5 on Tuesday and should be considered doubtful for Game 6 as well. James Ennis started the Grizzlies' last contest and logged 32 minutes, so he should be in line for another increase in playing time, while Wayne Selden is also a candidate to see a bigger role.
Kyle Lowry Headshot

Lowry (back) will start at point guard for Monday's Game 5 against the Bucks, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports.

Added 04/24/17 6:19 pm (EST)
Lowry was held out of the team's morning shootaround earlier Monday with what was listed as back stiffness, but after receiving treatment throughout the day and going through pregame warmups without issue, he's officially been given the green light to play. Barring any in-game setbacks, look for Lowry to take on a full workload while working as the team's starting point guard. In the first four games of the series, Lowry has averaged 14.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 three-pointers across 37.8 minutes.
James Harden Headshot

Harden rolled his ankle during Game 3 against the Thunder, but will continue to play through it moving forward, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports. "Got some treatment and I'll be ready to go tomorrow," Harden said. "It's the playoffs, everybody is banged up so you just got to find a way to fight through it and find a way to help your teammates win games."

Added 04/24/17 4:06 pm (EST)
The ankle injury may have been a big reason for Harden's struggles in Game 4, as he shot just 5-of-16 from the field for 16 points, marking by far his lowest scoring output of the playoffs thus far. That said, Harden is fully expected to continue to play through the ankle injury, so he should be in the starting lineup as usual ahead of Tuesday's Game 5. While he should see a full complement of minutes, the injury is something to consider for DFS purposes, as it clearly hampered Harden's effectiveness in Game 4.
Rajon Rondo Headshot

Rondo is no longer wearing a cast on his wrist, but will remain sidelined for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Celtics, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Added 04/24/17 3:57 pm (EST)
Rondo remains without any sort of timetable for a return, but the fact that's he's able to shed his cast is at least encouraging that he's recovering quickly. Coach Fred Hoiberg has yet to rule Rondo out for the entire first round series, but for now, he'll continue to focus on his rehab. Isaiah Canaan is expected to draw the start at point guard Wednesday after logging 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 bench minutes during Game 4. That should send Jerian Grant back to a bench role after he logged just five minutes as a starter.
Isaiah Canaan Headshot

Canaan will start at point guard in Wednesday's Game 5 against Boston, Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports.

Added 04/24/17 3:57 pm (EST)
Canaan didn't play in the first three games of Chicago's playoff series against the Celtics, but he played 34 minutes on Sunday, scoring 13 points to go along with two rebounds, three assists, and two steals. His move to the starting lineup means that Jerian Grant will move to the bench after starting in Games 3 and 4. Look for Canaan to have a large role once again now that he'll join the starting five. It remains unclear if Grant, Canaan, or Rajon Rondo (thumb) will start at point guard in Game 6.
Kevin Durant Headshot

Durant (calf) took part in shootaround, but remains questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Ethan Strauss of ESPN.com reports.

Added 04/24/17 2:23 pm (EST)
The fact that Durant was able to take part in the team's morning shootaround bodes well for his eventual availability in Game 4 on Monday. That said, with the Warriors on the brink of eliminating the Trail Blazers, they could still decide to rest Durant for one more contest in order to keep him as healthy as possible for the rest of the playoffs. Durant should have his status updated after taking part in pregame warmups, but if he's ultimately cleared, Patrick McCaw would head back to the bench, while Andre Iguodala would likely see a smaller role as well.
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