Player AlarmsView All
E. Davis - C
Davis (ankle) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 5 against the 76ers, Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily.com reports.
Davis missed Game 4 due to right ankle soreness, and his availability for Tuesday will come down to the wire. If he's out, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, DeMarre Carroll and Jared Dudley could all see more minutes as backup center options.
Added 6:43 pm (EST)
J. Embiid - C
Embiid (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the 76ers have been cautious with Embiid throughout this first-round series. Still, he was listed as probable earlier in the day, so there's a strong chance the big man takes the floor.
Added 6:22 pm (EST)
D. Cousins - C
Coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday that it's "highly unlikely" Cousins (quad) will be able to return at any point during the postseason, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
Cousins went down with a torn quad in Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round series against the Clippers, and while he's without an official timeline, it doesn't sound as though there's much optimism that he'll be able to return at any point during the the team's playoff run, which could push into mid-June. Even without Cousins, the Warriors remain the favorite to win the NBA title, but the injury could have major ramifications for Cousins' future, as he'll be set to hit the open market for the second straight summer. The hope was that Cousins could recover at his own pace and show teams that he's fully healthy after tearing his Achilles in 2018, and while he looked mostly unbothered by that injury this season, this latest ailment may give potential free agent suitors some pause. The nine-year veteran, who averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.5 blocks in 30 regular season games for Golden State, will turn 29 in August.
Added 3:48 pm (EST)
D. Green - PF
Green underwent an MRI on his right wrist but was a full participant in Tuesday's practice and will play in Game 5 on Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
It appears Green came out of Game 4 with a minor wrist injury and an MRI was performed as a precautionary measure. However, it doesn't look like Green was or will be limited in any way, so expect him to be a full go Wednesday night.
Added 3:30 pm (EST)
M. Brogdon - SG
Coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday that he expects to have an update on Brogdon's (foot) status later in the week, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
The Bucks haven't said much about Brogdon since the guard went down with a plantar fascia tear in mid-March, but Budenholzer revealed after Monday's Game 4 win over the Pistons that Brogdon is progressing as expected. Budenholzer noted that Brogdon hasn't participated in any live scrimmages or five-on-five work, but the team is still targeting a return at some point in Round 2 against Boston. After clinching Monday night, the Bucks will have at least four days off before the Eastern Conference Semifinals begin.
Added 1:34 pm (EST)
M. Smart - PG
Smart (oblique) progressed to running on a treadmill Tuesday, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Smart remains out indefinitely while working back from a relatively severe oblique injury, which kept him out of Round 1 and is expected to sideline him for the entirety of Round 2, as well. Smart was initially given a 4-to-6-week timetable after sustaining the injury late in the regular season, though coach Brad Stevens referred to that projection as "aggressive," so the Celtics will likely have to advance to the Conference Finals, or beyond, for Smart to return to the floor this season. Nonetheless, the fact that he's been cleared to resume running ahead of schedule represents a step in the right direction.
Added 1:27 pm (EST)
C. Capela - C
Capela revealed Monday that he has been battling two respiratory illnesses during the first-round series against the Jazz, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.
Capela received this news Sunday from a doctor in Salt Lake City and was told it would be another four or five days before he was back to full strength. Capela was held to just four points and seven rebounds in the Game 4 loss and mentioned that he was very difficult to breathe. Regardless, it looks like Capela is going to play through it no matter what, but he may still be limited in what is now a crucial Game 5 for Houston.
Added 10:26 am (EST)
E. Gordon - SG
Gordon amassed 16 points (5-12 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one block in 38 minutes during Monday's 107-91 loss to Utah.
Gordon drained five triples in Monday's loss, however, was unable to produce much of anything else in the Game 4 loss. Gordon is a consistent source of perimeter scoring but typically provides very little outside of that, leaving him as a fringe fantasy player across most formats, including those playoff leagues still in action.
Added 5:38 am (EST)