Kyle Anderson F SA 10 hours ago
Anderson was assigned to the Austin Spurs of the D-League on Friday, NBA.com reports.
Anderson will rejoin Austin for its Western Conference Finals series against the Santa Cruz Warriors, which begins Friday. Chances are, he'll return to the Spurs in short order to provide depth in the postseason.
Jameer Nelson PG DEN 10 hours ago
Nelson (hip) said he will wait to decide whether or not to opt into his contract for next season, the Denver Post reports. "Whatever I decide, I'll definitely discuss with that team what my role would be," said Nelson. "I feel like I'm definitely more than a 15 or 18-minute guy, for sure."
Nelson has a $2.8 million player option for next season, which he is yet to decide whether or not he'll exercise. The veteran will weigh several factors, including playing time and head coach. Nelson voiced his support for interim head coach Melvin Hunt, saying he did a "great job of sticking with us when things got tough." However, the Nuggets have not decided whether Hunt will be back next season, so it looks as though Nelson will wait on that decision to before making his own.
Mike Scott PF ATL 10 hours ago
Scott (back) was a partial participant in Friday's practice, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He is progressing," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "We'll know more between now and (Game 1) Sunday. I don't think we can say either way that he is definitely in or definitely out. He went through a lot of practice today. We'll see how he feels today and Sunday. We are hopeful he'll be ready to go."
Scott is dealing with a bruised back, an injury he suffered in Monday's loss to the Knicks. He'll be re-evaluated Saturday, and a final call likely won't come until after shootaround Sunday morning.
Thabo Sefolosha SG/SF ATL 10 hours ago
Sefolosha (ankle) underwent surgery to repair a right fibula fracture and ligament damage Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sefolosha, who was involved in a police scuffle outside of a New York City night club earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season. He faces a lengthy recovery period and is expected to return to basketball activities in about six months. That timetable puts his status for the start of next season in serious jeopardy.
Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 10 hours ago
Allen (hamstring) said he's "more than likely" playing in Sunday's Game 1, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.
Allen hasn't played since the end of March while nursing a hamstring injury. Both he and Mike Conley (foot) are aiming to play Sunday, though a decision likely won't come until after Saturday's session.
Roy Hibbert C IND 11 hours ago
Hibbert will see a reduced role if he opts into his contract for next season, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports.
Hibbert has a lucrative, $15.5 million player option for next season, a number he's unlikely to approach on a per-year basis if he were to hit the open market. Pacers' president Larry Bird sounded frustrated with Hibbert's declining production, particularly his pedestrian rebounding for his size. While Indiana would certainly find a role for Hibbert next season, it seems like the team is prepared to move forth without him.
C. J. Watson PG IND 11 hours ago
Pacers president Larry Bird said he doesn't anticipate re-signing Watson next season, Candace Buckner of the Indy Star reports.
Watson's two-year deal is up this summer, and Bird was frank in telling reporters that he doesn't expect to bring the veteran back. The 30-year-old averaged 10.0 points and 3.6 assists in 24.9 minutes and made 21 starts while George Hill battled early-season injuries. While Watson has proven to be a reliable backup point guard, he apparently doesn't fit the mold of what Indiana is looking for going forward.
Devin Harris PG DAL 11 hours ago
Harris (toe) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's Game 1 against Houston, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
Harris has a sprained big toe on his left foot, and he told reporters Thursday that he anticipates playing in Game 1. As such, the "questionable" designation is likely precautionary leading up to Saturday's contest.
Chandler Parsons SF DAL 11 hours ago
Parsons (knee) remains questionable for Saturday's game against the Mavs, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
Parsons returned to practice Friday, but the Rockets are hesitant to make a call on his status. Look for an update following Saturday's morning shootaorund.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 11 hours ago
Noah (hamstring) will play Saturday against the Bucks, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports.
Noah, as expected, will not miss any playoff games after sitting out the Bulls' last two games. He's been battling hamstring and knee issues, but neither injury looks to be serious. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Noah will see his usual complement of minutes to begin the series.