Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 22 teams involved with the NBA's return-to-play plan – LeBron James' Lakers being one of them – will play eight regular-season games in Orlando prior to the start of the playoffs.
Clint Capela (heel) might play if the season resumes, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. According to general manager Travis Schlenk, "Clint says he's feeling better, and there's a possibility that we can get him back on the court. Practicing and playing five games would be valuable to us."
Mo Bamba said he's added 28 pounds since quarantine started and that most of it is muscle, John Denton of NBA.com reports.
In an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday, Damian Lillard said that if the NBA resumes regular season play, he will not participate in games unless the Trail Blazers have an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs. "If we come back and they're just like, 'We're adding a few games to finish the regular season,' and they're throwing us out there for meaningless games and we don't have a true opportunity to get into the playoffs, I'm going to be with my team because I'm a part of the team. But I'm not going to be participating. I'm telling you that right now. And you can put that in there," Lillard told Haynes.
During a conference call with the media on Tuesday, John Wall (Achilles) once again reiterated that he feels "110 percent" healthy, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Jon Leuer announced Sunday via his personal Instagram account that he has retired from professional basketball.
Jonathan Isaac (knee) intimated that his knee is feeling strong and Thursday he squatted the most weight he's done since his injury, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.
Frank Kaminsky (kneecap) is fully healed and will be able to play once the NBA season resumes, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports.
Victor Oladipo suggested in a recent interview with Michael Lee of The Athletic that he was only at "80 percent" after returning from a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right knee in late January.
Kenrich Williams has been undergoing treatment for his back at the otherwise closed Pelicans practice facility, Christian Clark of NOLA.com reports. He will be able to practice when the NBA resumes.
Despite the Pelicans' practice facility being closed due to coronavirus, the NBA granted a special exception to the organization allowing Zion Williamson to receive treatment there, Christian Clark of NOLA.com reports. Executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin noted, "They weren't able to do any court work during that period of time, but they were able to get the [flexibility] work in needed on the table, and so that was important."
In a recent interview with 247Sports, John Wall (Achilles) expressed confidence in his game as he continues to work back from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Kevon Looney underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a core muscle injury.
Georges Niang is expected to receive a boost in playing time when the season resumes with Bojan Bogdanovic set to undergo season-ending wrist surgery, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Joe Ingles is expected to slot in as the Jazz's starting small forward when the NBA season resumes with Bojan Bogdanovic set to undergo season-ending wrist surgery, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Bojan Bogdanovic is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist in the near future Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Bruce Brown underwent surgery in late April to repair a ligament in his right thumb but notes that he'd be ready to play if the NBA season resumes, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Rodney Hood (Achilles) has progressed to performing explosive workouts, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Kevin Durant's manager and business partner Rich Kleiman said last week in an appearance on SiriusXM Radio that he doesn't anticipate the 10-time All-Star debuting for the Nets if the 2019-20 season resumes in July, Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports. "From my standpoint, no, I think it's unrealistic," Kleiman said, when asked about Durant's potential return. "That's just my view on it. Again, we haven't gone deep into conversation about it because of how unrealistic it all seems to me. And it's also hard to even discuss [the matter of Durant returning] in a real serious manner without any information on the season. [There is] such uncertainty day to day – as we all [feel], outside of just the NBA – that the whole thing just feels too unrealistic from my standpoint."
Blake Griffin said Monday in an interview with Sage Steele for ESPN's "The Encore" web show that he's made a full recovery from the arthroscopic left knee surgery he underwent Jan. 7. "I feel great," Griffin said. "I've basically been cleared for a while now, I just have been stuck in my house. So, I'm ready to go whenever things pick back up. I'm just working out and trying to stay ready and stay sane."