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Jamal Crawford (LAC)

Jamal Crawford provided 20 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 32 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 7.


Crawford led a late spark that helped keep the score close, but it wasn't enough for the Clippers to advance. The 37-year-old guard stepped up and played well with Blake Griffin (toe) sidelined, averaging 15.3 points (on 49 percent shooting), 2.5 assists, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 28.8 minutes from Game 4 on. Depending on what happens with Griffin and Chris Paul this summer, Crawford could be relied on even more next season.

Alec Burks (Uta)

Alec Burks (knee) may be shut down for the remainder of the season, though a final decision has yet to be made, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.


Burks, who's been sidelined for the entire postseason thus far while dealing with a left knee injury, could be sidelined for the remainder of the postseason. A final decision has yet to be made, but if he ends up missing the remainder of the year, expect the likes of Joe Ingles and Rodney Hood to continue seeing the bulk of the minutes at shooting guard.

DeAndre Jordan (LAC)

DeAndre Jordan tallied 24 points (9-12 FG, 6-15 FT), 17 rebounds, and one assist in 40 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 loss to the Jazz in Game 7.


Jordan finished the campaign with 12 consecutive double-doubles, and he saved his best showing for last in terms of the first round playoff series. Jordan contributed 15.4 points (on 70.5 percent shooting) and 14.3 rebounds through the seven games against the Jazz, but he didn't average a full assist, steal, or block and continued to struggle terribly from the charity stripe.

Derrick Favors (Uta)

Derrick Favors finished with 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 win over the Clippers in Game 7.


Favors ended up fouling out along with Rudy Gobert, who was limited to 13 minutes. Still, Favors was fantastic and efficient on both ends, and he saw three more minutes in Game 7 than he did in the last two tilts combined. It's unlikely that the Jazz will attempt to play lineups featuring both Favors and Gobert against the Warriors, especially since it didn't happen for a single minute of this first round series. As a result, it's unclear what can be expected from Favors on a nightly basis.

Rudy Gobert (Uta)

Rudy Gobert (ankle) had one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and four rebounds in 13 minutes during Sunday's 104-91 win against the Clippers in Game 7.


Gobert was in foul trouble the entire game while fighting the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan down low, but the Jazz were still able to advance. Gobert's lateral quickness will be challenged against the Warriors in the second round, but the Defensive Player of the Year candidate should be expected to see plenty of minutes if he can avoid getting into foul trouble again in Tuesday's Game 1.

Otto Porter (Was)

Otto Porter supplied 16 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 41 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 loss to the Celtics in Game 1.


Porter provided his first double-double of these playoffs, and with Markieff Morris (ankle) being limited to five minutes, Porter played a team high minute total. Morris already said he would definitely play in Tuesday's Game 2, but if he's limited in any way, Porter and Kelly Oubre will likely take on extra time.

Marcin Gortat (Was)

Marcin Gortat recorded 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 FT), 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 loss to the Celtics in Game 1.


Gortat posted his third double-double of these playoffs, bouncing back on offense after managing only 11 points in the last four games combined. Backup center Ian Mahinmi (calf) is still without a timetable for return, so Gortat will likely continue playing heavy minutes given the Wizards' lack of depth at the position.

Jae Crowder (Bos)

Jae Crowder contributed 24 points (8-14 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 win over the Wizards in Game 1.


Crowder finished with a playoff career high in scoring and a career high in made threes. Crowder was averaging just 12.0 points per game through the first six games of the postseason, and his explosion from beyond the arc helped the Celtics overcome a 16-0 run to begin the contest.

Markieff Morris (Was)

Markieff Morris (ankle) said he would "definitely play" Tuesday in Game 2 of the Wizards' series with the Celtics, ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reports.


Morris early departure due to the left ankle sprain appeared to have a major impact in Game 1, as the Celtics erased a 17-point first-half deficit after he left the game to claim victory in the series opener. Some reports suggest that Morris could have returned to the court Sunday, but given the longevity of the series, the Wizards decided it was best to err on the side of caution to ensure he would be ready for Game 2. Assuming he avoids any setbacks in practice or shootaround Tuesday, it looks as if Morris will be a full go for Game 2. Prior to departing Sunday, Morris produced five points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one block in 11 minutes.

Al Horford (Bos)

Al Horford had 21 points (10-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 10 assists, nine rebounds, and one block in 35 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 win over the Wizards in Game 1.


Horford was sensational on offense, and he finished just one board shy of a triple-double while turning in a playoff career high in assists. Wizards' center Marcin Gortat doesn't boast a particularly impressive reputation on defense, but don't expect this type of efficiency from Horford on a nightly basis. Still, the Celtics will likely look to exploit that matchup going forward in the series, which should bode well for his counting stats.

Isaiah Thomas (Bos)

Isaiah Thomas totaled 33 points (11-23 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 6-7 FT), nine assists, one rebound, and one block in 38 minutes during Sunday's 123-111 win over the Wizards in Game 1.


Thomas was unstoppable on offense, scoring exactly 33 points for the third time during these playoffs while falling one dime shy of a double-double for the second time. He made only nine threes in six games against the Bulls in the first round, so it was nice to see him get going from beyond the arc. The Wizards' John Wall is among the best defensive point guards in the league, so this shouldn't be expected on a nightly basis. With that being said, there's a reason Thomas established himself as an MVP candidate during the regular season, and he'll have to be on top of his game for the Celtics to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Matt Barnes (GS)

Matt Barnes (foot) will play in Tuesday's Western Conference Semifinals Game 1, ESPN's Chris Haynes reports.


The Warriors may not know who they'll be playing next round quite yet, but at least they know they'll have Barnes ready to come off the bench. Barnes missed the entire first round series against Portland nursing a foot injury, but with over two weeks of rest it seems like he's closing in on a full recovery. With Kevin Durant back in the mix, Barnes figures to only spill the Warriors big guns sparingly, but depending on how a particular game evolves, Barnes could function as one of Golden State's primary reserve options going forward.

Will Barton (Den)

Will Barton (foot) will not extend his contract with the Nuggets as he'll become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.


Barton originally signed a three-year contract worth $10.6 million in 2015, while he's set to play the upcoming 2017-18 season on the third and final year before testing free agency. Barton's goal is to be a starter somewhere, but the Nuggets will likely continue deploying Gary Harris (foot) as their No. 1 shooting guard.

Ian Mahinmi (Was)

Ian Mahinmi (calf) will be sidelined for Sunday's Game 1 against the Celtics.


Mahinmi, who has reportedly been improving in his individual workouts, will still remain off the floor for the Wizards during Game 1 of their series against the Celtics. Mahinmi missed all of the Wizards' first-round matchup against the Hawks and remains without a real timetable for a return. His status will likely be updated sometime after Sunday's contest.

Dante Cunningham said Saturday that he intends to decline his player option for the 2017-18 season, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.


The decision doesn't come as much of a surprise considering Westbrook was set to make just over $3.1 million next season. The 30-year-old, who appeared in 66 games for New Orleans, will likely seek a longer-term deal as a free agent, and chances are he'll draw considerable interest after shooting nearly 40 percent from three in 2016-17.

Fred VanVleet was recalled from the D-League on Saturday.


With the D-League season concluded, VanVleet will return to the Raptors in advance of Monday's Game 1 against the Cavs. Expect the rookie out of Wichita State to simply provide depth at point guard.

Pascal Siakam was recalled from the D-League on Saturday.


Siakam helped the Raptors 905 take home the D-League championship earlier in the week, and he'll now rejoin the Raptors in advance of Monday's Game 1 against Cleveland. The rookie started at power forward for most of the first half of the season, but he all but fell out of the rotation after Toronto acquired P.J. Tucker and Serge Ibaka at the trade deadline.

Bruno Caboclo has been recalled from the D-League.


With the Raptors 905 taking home the D-League championship earlier in the week, Caboclo will return to the Raptors as they begin Round 2 of the postseason Monday in Cleveland. Caboclo, who is still considered a developmental prospect, likely won't make an impact for Toronto against the Cavs.

Austin Rivers (LAC)

Austin Rivers started at shooting guard and supplied 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one block across 35 minutes Friday in a 98-93 win over the Jazz in Game 6 of the series.


Rivers was playing in just his second game after missing more than three weeks with a hamstring injury, but that didn't make coach Doc Rivers reluctant to move the younger Rivers up to the top unit and hand him major minutes. The 24-year-old looked far less tentative Friday than he did in his return to action three days earlier, as he provided some efficient scoring from beyond the arc, with one of his three treys helping the Clippers build a 14-point cushion with less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Expect him to start again and see another significant workload in Sunday's Game 7.

George Hill (Uta)

George Hill compiled 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-9 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block across 32 minutes Friday in a 98-93 Game 6 loss to the Clippers.


A 80.1 percent free-throw shooter during the regular season, Hill is usually quite reliable from the charity stripe, but his four misses Friday proved costly in a game the Jazz had a chance to tie on their final possession. That won't prevent coach Quin Snyder from continuing to lean heavily on the point guard in Sunday's Game 7, as Hill remains the top sidekick to Jazz All-Star Gordon Hayward. Hill is averaging 16.8 points (on 47.4% shooting from the field), 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.7 three-pointers in 36.5 minutes per game through the first six contests of the series.