UPDATES & NEWS
Dwight Howard's double-double of 26 points and 11 boards with three assists, two blocks, and a steal were not enough as the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs with their loss on Friday to the Blazers.
Howard recorded a double-double in all six games of the team's round one loss to the Blazers and actually shot about 8% better from the free throw line, granted it still was not anything to write home about as his playoff free throw percentage was 62.5%. Speaking of home, that is where Howard and his teammates are headed after Damian Lillard crushed their dreams with a series-winning three at the buzzer in Game 6 on Friday.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.
Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway
Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.
Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway