The Grizzlies will have a timetable on Mike Conley (face) after the swelling goes down in his face in 48 hours.
Basically, this is a timetable for a timetable. Conley did have successful surgery on his face on Monday and he's not going to play on Monday night. Most indications around the team are that he'll need to miss more games. With Conley out, the Grizzlies will have Beno Udrih and Nick Calathes handle the point guard duties. Udrih is a better weapon on offense and has better fantasy value.
Stephen Curry had an excused absence from practice on Monday.
He's not injured and may have just earned some time off. The Warriors will start playing again on Sunday at the earliest or it could be later if the Blazers can win three in a row.
Mike Conley (eye) is out of surgery, but there is no timetable for his return.
Conley had a "successful surgery" and is recovering well, but he remains out for at least Game 4 and possibly longer than that. Beno Udrih (ankle) is expected to play after sitting out Game 3, so that means he and Nick Calathes should split point guard duties in Conley's absence.
Dwane Casey said that Kyle Lowry has to get his "weight back down this summer."
This comes minutes after Lowry failed to endorse Casey as the head coach, so things are going well in Toronto. Casey said that Lowry came into the season in great shape, but struggled to regain that form after his injury late in the season. We don't have any reason to doubt Lowry will be motivated heading into next season.
Jae Crowder described J.R. Smith's play against him as a cheap shot.
"Cheap shots. But it is what it is." The good news is that Crowder is expected to avoid surgery and appears to have avoided a major injury, but his ACL sprain will take several weeks of rest and rehab.
The Lakers want Jordan Clarkson to work on his skills as a scorer and become more aware as a passer in addition to adding more muscle to his body.
Finally, the team wants Clarkson to work more off the ball as well in order to improve his versatility in the backcourt. However, Clarkson earned praise from Byron Scott and General Manager Mitch Kupchak, a familiar theme during his rookie season, and also credited Scott for his development. "I want to better myself every day," Clarkson said. "I want to be around winners and guys that want to go out there and get it." As for Clarkson, one goal he has for improvement is to become more vocal on both sides of the ball, something that would be a welcomed development for the Lakers.
Patrick Patterson revealed that he'd prefer to start, but he's happy to play any role the Raptors ask of him.
"Of course I'd love to start. What NBA player wouldn't want to start?" Patterson's reiteration that he's willing to play any role for the Raptors so long as it's consistent is going to save him here, and with Amir Johnson's impending free agency, it's very possible Patterson gets his wish as soon as next season.
Kyle Lowry failed to endorse Dwane Casey as Raptors head coach on Monday.
It sure sounds like Lowry is throwing his coach under the bus. "There is a few things internally that probably need to be fixed," Lowry said. And when asked for his opinion about Casey, Lowry said, "I respect Casey as a man." Casey is skating on thin ice, and his meeting with GM Masai Ujiri promises to be an uncomfortable one.