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Chandler Parsons (calf) will miss his third straight game on Tuesday against the Suns.

This means Francisco Garcia is likely to draw another start, but keep an eye on rookie Terrence Jones, who has displayed impressive versatility in two of his last three games. Other guys like Patrick Beverley and James Anderson will also help to fill the void left by Parsons.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 11:40:00 AM

DeMarre Carroll (knee) will start in Friday's Game 2 against the Cavs.

Carroll was wincing throughout warmups and owners have to plan for some sort of limitation. Kent Bazemore and Paul Millsap may end up picking up the slack on LeBron James. If Carroll falters then Bazemore stands to gain the most here in terms of playing time, but his numbers could suffer if he has to cover LeBron a lot. Kyle Korver could also get some time on the King.
May 22 - 7:59 PM

Kyrie Irving (knee) will not play against the Hawks on Friday night.

Coach David Blatt called it a "medical decision" for Irving to sit tonight. He went to visit Dr. James Andrews today to confirm the tendinitis issue. With Irving out, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert getting more run.
May 22 - 7:00 PM

Kyrie Irving arrived at the Philips Arena with a suit bag and it "seems like he'll be in street clothes," according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

We'll let you know if Kyrie is going to warm up for this one, but most signs point to him getting some rest today. If he's out, Matthew Dellavedova would start while Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith would play more.
May 22 - 6:54 PM

DeMarre Carroll (knee) is still a game-time decision to play against the Cavs on Friday night in Game 2.

There is an unconfirmed report that Carroll won't be playing, which wouldn't be a surprise. Of course, there's some added risk because Carroll is headed to free agency this summer and has a lot riding on that left knee of his. If he is out, Kent Bazemore will likely move into the starting lineup. Expect to see Dennis Schroder log more minutes along with Paul Millsap guarding LeBron James more often.
May 22 - 6:52 PM

Gordon Hayward had minor outpatient surgery on his right heel.

He is expected to make a full recovery in the early part of the summer. Hayward missed some game action near the end of the season due to an Achilles issue, so that likely explains his procedure. It shouldn't affect his fantasy value as an early-round target. The Jazz will have decent depth at all their positions, so their draft selection won't be easy.
May 22 - 6:41 PM

Dwight Howard (knee) is being listed as probable for Game 3 against the Warriors on Saturday.

Howard went off for 19 points and 17 rebounds during Game 2's loss, so there's absolutely no reason to think he won't be in uniform for a crucial Game 3 in Houston. His probable tag would suggest he didn't experience any setbacks during his 40 minutes of action on Thursday, and Houston will need all they can get from Dwight if they hope to climb out of their current 0-2 hole.
May 22 - 1:39 PM

DeMarre Carroll (knee) will be a game-time decision for Friday's Game 2 against the Cavs, although it appears unlikely he'll be able to play.

Carroll was spotted walking with a slight limp after Friday morning's shootaround, and head coach Mike Budenholzer sounded pessimistic when discussing Carroll's availability for Game 2. "We’ll see how he does the rest of the day and if he progresses," Budenholzer said. "He did some things this morning and we are hopeful for the best." Expect Kent Bazemore to start if Carroll can’t give it a go, with him and Paul Millsap serving as LeBron James’ primary defenders.
May 22 - 12:37 PM

DeMarre Carroll (knee) was spotted walking gingerly after Friday morning's shootaround, and he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Cavs.

Carroll was not made available to the media after shootaround, and it sounds like he'll be a true game-time decision on Friday, meaning we likely won't know his status until minutes before the tip. If he's forced to sit, Kent Bazemore and Paul Millsap would be given the unfortunate task of guarding LeBron James. With Kyrie Irving (knee, foot) also questionable for this one, James could be in line for a monster game going up against the lesser defense of the aforementioned players. Stay tuned.
May 22 - 11:10 AM

DeMarre Carroll walked out to the court for the Hawks' Friday morning shootaround wearing a knee brace on his injured left knee.

While Carroll remains questionable for Friday's Game 2 against the Cavs, him participating in shootaround can be viewed as a positive sign. Atlanta absolutely needs Carroll as he's their best defender against LeBron James (he's holding James to just 31 percent shooting from the field), and this is a situation we'll be following very closely. If Carroll is unable to go, Kent Bazemore would likely slide into the starting lineup, and both he and Paul Millsap would be tasked with guarding James. All that effort guarding James on defense would likely take away from each players offensive output.
May 22 - 10:50 AM

Kyrie Irving (knee) did not go through shootaround and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's Game 2 against the Hawks.

Irving elected to not go through shootaround in order to undergo additional treatment and further evaluation (likely an MRI) on his ailing left knee, and he even admitted he just doesn't "have it right now." The Cavs said that the one-day of rest did not diminish the symptoms of tendinitis in his left knee, and it sounds like Irving is headed for a game-time decision for Game 2. If Irving is unable to go, Matthew Dellavedova would slide into the starting lineup, while LeBron James' usage rate would border on absurd. Stay tuned.
May 22 - 10:26 AM

Chandler Parsons (knee) would not commit to being ready for next year's training camp during a recent interview.

"I hope so," Parsons said regarding being ready for training camp. "Something like this, you never know. I think it’s very beneficial that I’m not going to be playing any games and practicing or anything like that. I’ll just be working out [with the Mavericks’ athletic training staff]. I think so." Parsons would also not say whether he had arthroscopic or microfracture surgery, and the recovery timetables on those two procedures are significantly different. While arthroscopic surgery typically takes around 4-6 weeks to get back to basketball activities, microfracture surgery involves an 8-month recovery process. If he did indeed undergo microfracture surgery, he'll lose some value heading into next year's drafts.
May 22 - 9:19 AM




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