Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott (heel) was unable to practice on Wednesday and it sounds like he won't be ready for Game 1 versus the Toronto Raptors on Saturday. Scott reportedly hurt his heel during Game 5 against the Nets. He's also dealing with plantar fasciitis, which is a lingering injury. Stay tuned for more updates, but it sounds like Scott isn't going to play in Game 1.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon (foot) will miss Games 1 and 2 of the postseason series against the Boston Celtics. Brogdon is recovering from a right foot injury that was expected to sideline him six to eight weeks. There is a chance that Brogdon is cleared to play in Game 3, but there hasn't been much information about his progress. Stay tuned for more updates as this series goes on.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Markieff Morris said that he is likely leaving OKC if his role doesn't expand next season. He signed with the Thunder midseason but averaged just 6.5 points in just 16.1 minutes per game. Morris is a player that could possibly start on some teams, so he could very well leave OKC this summer. His fantasy value will go up if he lands a bigger role elsewhere.
Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker struggled to make an impact on the offensive end in Houstons Game 5 win over the Utah Jazz, scoring eight points on 2-for-7 shooting. Tucker did add nine rebounds and four blocks, but Houston will need him to be more efficient from the floor if they want to win in the second round against the Warriors or Clippers. Tucker will be a risk for DFS players in that series, but if his shot is dropping, hell be a cheap source of scoring and rebounding.
Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul scored 15 points on 6-for-16 shooting in Wednesdays victory over the Utah Jazz. Paul also added eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Paul had a solid first-round series as Houstons No. 2 offensive option, picking up some of the slack as James Harden has struggled to find his shot, but it hasnt been the most efficient series for him. Paul is a solid DFS option for Houstons second-round series against either Golden State or the Los Angeles Clippers, though there are reasons to worry about his ceiling.
Houston Rockets center Clint Capela scored 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting in Wednesdays win over the Utah Jazz. He was 4-for-5 from the free-throw line and also grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with three blocks and a pair of assists. It wasnt the easiest series for Capela, who had the unenviable task of going up against the Jazz front court, but looking ahead the Rockets will face either the Warriors or Clippers, two teams who dont have the same interior defense. The bigger question is whether Capela will be capable of sticking on the floor against a Warriors team that sometimes likes to play small.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden struggled to find his shot early in Houstons Game 5 win over the Utah Jazz, but the former MVP still managed to finish the night with 26 points on 10-for-26 shooting while going 3-for-12 from deep. He added six rebounds, six assists, three steals, and four blocks. While Hardens shots havent been falling at their usual rate this postseason, hes stayed involved in other parts of the game, especially on the defensive end. Houston will face either the Warriors or Clippers in the second round, two teams who should present less issues for Harden when hes on the offensive end.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant went off for 45 points in Game 5, but his club could not muster up the win as they lost to the Clippers on Wednesday. Durant was efficient as he nailed 14 of 26 shooting from the floor and nailed all 12 of his attempts at the line with five makes from three. Durant had the line of the night with 69.2 DFS points, and we can only assume he will be big again on Friday when the series shifts to Los Angeles with the Warriors looking to close out the series in order to avoid a Game 7 back in Oakland.
Golden State Warriors power forward/center Draymond Green scored seven points with seven rebounds and added six assists in the Game 5 loss at the Oracle on Wednesday. Green maxed out his foul count without getting fouled out as he had five fouls and picked up a technical foul for taunting Patrick Beverley as the guard hit the floor and Green walked over him. Green's numbers are actually up across the board from his season averages and if his price tag is still friendly for Game 6, he could be a solid value play.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry poured in 24 points on 7-for-15 shooting in the Game 5 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday. Curry added four assists with three rebounds with a block while being a minus-three in 38 minutes of action. Curry bounced back from his 12-point dud in Game 4 and has managed to score over 30 points (38 points in Game 1) just one time in this series. The Clippers perimeter defense on Curry and Klay Thompson has been one of the main reasons that this series is not over yet.