NBA Player News
|4/18/2015||David Lee, F-C|
|Lee, a two-time All-Star reduced to a reserve role this season, is ruled out for Game 1 on Saturday with a strained lower back.
Analysis: This is not a big blow for the Warriors.
|4/17/2015||Lance Stephenson, G-F|
|Hornets general manager Rich Cho says the Lance Stephenson signing last summer ''didn't work out as we expected it to.''
Analysis: Stephenson's productivity dropped off significantly from his time at Indiana and he played his way out of the rotation near the end of the season. He shot 17.3 percent from 3-point range, the worst mark in NBA history among players with at least 100 attempts.
|4/17/2015||Mirza Teletovic, F|
|Teletovic has been cleared to resume basketball activities after recovering from blood clots in his lungs. The Nets announced Friday that Teletovic would be listed as out for their playoff games, and they would provide updates if his status changed.
Analysis: Teletovic last played on Jan. 22 in Los Angeles against the Clippers. He says doctors believe the clots could be traced to a hip pointer he sustained in December that traveled to his lungs.
|4/16/2015||Cole Aldrich, C|
|Aldrich had a career-high 24 points and 15 rebounds in Wednesday's 112-90 loss to Detroit in the season finale.
Analysis: Aldrich finished the season with 5.5 points per game.
|4/16/2015||Klay Thompson, G-F|
|Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Thompson has averaged 29.0 points in the last four games.
|4/16/2015||Marc Gasol, C|
|Gasol had 33 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies ended the Indiana Pacers' playoff hopes with a 95-83 victory Wednesday night.
Analysis: Gasol, who was questionable after turning his ankle over the weekend against the Clippers, controlled inside and converted mid-range jumpers. By halftime, Gasol had 19 points as Memphis took a 54-41 lead to the locker room.
|4/16/2015||Ben McLemore, SG|
|McLemore scored 24 points as the Sacramento Kings sent the Los Angeles Lakers to the worst record in franchise history with a 122-99 victory Wednesday night in both clubs' season finale.
Analysis: He scored at least 20 points in three of the final four games.
|4/16/2015||Jabari Brown, SG|
|Brown scored 32 points for the Lakers, who dressed only eight players for the final game in their 21-61 season Wednesday.
Analysis: Brown joined Kobe Bryant as the only player to score 30 points in a game this season for the Lakers.
|4/16/2015||David Stockton, PG|
|Stockton played his third NBA game Wednesday, getting five points and seven assists in 20 minutes.
Analysis: He is just 15,798 assists shy of tying his father, John, atop the NBA career leaderboard.
|4/16/2015||David Lee, F-C|
|Lee, an All-Star two years ago but a reserve now, sat out Wednesday with a strained lower back.
Analysis: Coach Steve Kerr said he's not sure if Lee will be able to play Saturday.
|4/15/2015||Chris Paul, PG|
|Paul's 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers' regular-season fantasy finale.
Analysis: Paul added six assists and looks like he will become the NBA's assist champion at 10.2 per game, barring an amazing effort Wednesday by Washington superstar John Wall.
|4/15/2015||Blake Griffin, F-C|
|Griffin had 20 points and eight rebounds in Tuesday's win.
Analysis: Griffin hit his first six shots and then cruised through the rest of this game with the Suns providing no resistance whatsoever.
|4/15/2015||DeAndre Jordan, C|
|Jordan had 13 points and 14 rebounds in Tuesday's win.
Analysis: Jordan finished with a league-best 1,226 rebounds to set a club record and shot 71.0 percent for the second-highest mark in NBA history behind the legendary Wilt Chamberlain.
|4/15/2015||Archie Goodwin, G|
|Goodwin had a season high with 18 points Tuesday.
Analysis: Goodwin played for coach John Calipari at the University of Kentucky and has some ability.
|4/15/2015||Austin Rivers, G|
|Rivers did not play Tuesday due to a sinus infection.
Analysis: Rivers should be fine for the postseason.
|4/15/2015||Marcus Morris, F|
|Morris missed Tuesday's game with a stomach virus.
Analysis: It probably was a sour taste to the end of the season for Morris, who is also being investigated on allegations that he beat up a former mentor with his twin brother that could haunt them both in the offseason.
|4/15/2015||Paul Millsap, F-C|
|Millsap is in the lineup for the Hawks' regular-season finale against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Millsap, averaging 16.8 points, is back after missing five games because of a sprained right shoulder. He practiced Tuesday.
|4/15/2015||Taj Gibson, F-C|
|Gibson left the Bulls' regular-season finale against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night because of a strained left shoulder.
Analysis: Gibson's status is in question.
|4/15/2015||Michael Beasley, F|
|Beasley just missed a triple-double Wednesday.
Analysis: Beasley had 34 points, 11 boards and eight assists as he played all 48 minutes in a tremendous display of fortitude.
|4/15/2015||James Ennis, G-F|
|Ennis posted his first double-double Wednesday.
Analysis: Ennis had 17 points, 12 boards and six assists as he played all 48 minutes in a tremendous display of fortitude.
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