LeBron James PG/F LAL
Tue 5/18/21 5:08 PM
James (ankle) is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Mark Medina of USA Today reports.
EDGE AnalysisAs expected, following a full practice Tuesday, James will be available for Wednesday's play-in game against Golden State. James played under 30 minutes in each of his final two regular-season appearances, but he should be expected to play his usual 35-minute workload in Wednesday's game, assuming the game remains competitive.
DTDJoe Harris SG/F BKN
Tue 5/18/21 5:04 PM
Harris is expected to play for game one of the Net's first-round playoff matchup, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
EDGE AnalysisAfter missing the Net's final three regular season games it appears that Harris is on track to play game one in the playoffs. The guard has started almost every game this season so expect Harris to retain his starting role for his first game back.
Dennis Schroder G LAL
Tue 5/18/21 5:00 PM
Shroder admitted Tuesday that his conditioning has not returned fully after being out due to the league's health and safety protocols, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
EDGE AnalysisShroder averaged north of 32 minutes per game over the course of the regular season but only made it back to 29 in his second game back from his absence. It sounds like he's still not quite ready for his full workload, so it's possible his minutes will be slightly limited again during Wednesday's play-in game.
Domantas Sabonis PF/C IND
Tue 5/18/21 4:54 PM
Sabonis (quad) will suit up for Tuesday's play-in game versus the Hornets, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
EDGE AnalysisSabonis seemed likely to make every effort to avoid missing postseason action and it appears he will do just that. Look for him to play his usual role anchoring the Pacers' frontcourt as he looks to back up his 25-point, 16-board effort in the regular-season finale against Toronto with another strong showing Tuesday.
Lou Williams G ATL
Tue 5/18/21 4:52 PM
Williams posted 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-3 FT), six assists and two rebounds in 17 minutes of action in Sunday's 124-95 win against the Rockets.
EDGE AnalysisWhile Williams hasn't received much playing time recently, the guard was able to make the most out of the minutes he had Sunday, notching a month-high six assists. Expect the guard to continue to receive limited minutes going into the playoffs.
LeBron James PG/F LAL
Tue 5/18/21 4:45 PM
Coach Frank Vogel indicated that James was battling some "minor soreness" in his ankle, but he was a full participant in Tuesday's practice session, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
EDGE AnalysisJames played through the ankle issue in the last two games of the regular season, and there is no way, barring a major setback, he would miss out on postseason play. Look for him to log as many minutes as his ankle can handle Wednesday.
Anthony Davis PF/C LAL
Tue 5/18/21 4:42 PM
Davis (adductor) announced that he will play Wednesday, sharing that he's "ready to be locked in tomorrow," Mark Medina of USA Today reports.
EDGE AnalysisDavis will play in Wednesday's play-in matchup against the eighth-seeded Warriors. The forward has been playing exceptionally well recently, averaging 28.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.4 steals over his past five games.
DTDCameron Johnson F PHX
Tue 5/18/21 4:35 PM
Johnson (wrist) could return to play Sunday, Gerald Bourquet of FanSided.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisSuns coach Monty Williams shared that Johnson is on track to play in game one of their team's first-round matchup. The forward missed the final six games of the regular season and is a crucial part of the Suns' rotation.
DTDDeandre Ayton PF/C PHX
Tue 5/18/21 4:30 PM
Coach Monty Williams suggested Tuesday that Ayton (knee) is on track to be available for the Suns' postseason opener Sunday, Gerald Bourquet of FanSided.com reports. "We're doing everything we can to have those guys ready for the playoffs," said Williams.
EDGE AnalysisAyton sat out the final three games of the regular season due to knee soreness, but that rest plus the added rest this week appears to have put him on a good path for the playoffs. The big man has been a key cog for the Suns this season, averaging 14.4 points and 10.5 rebounds over 30.7 minutes in his 69 appearances during the regular season.
DTDMatisse Thybulle SG/SF PHI
Tue 5/18/21 3:55 PM
Coach Doc Rivers indicated that everyone, including Thybulle (hand), was available during practice Tuesday, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
EDGE AnalysisThybulle missed the final four games of the regular season due to some hand swelling but appears to be in pretty good shape as the postseason approaches. Confirmation of his status should arrive ahead of the team's opener.