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  • Player News
    • Cheick Diallo NO PF
      Pelicans' Cheick Diallo: Will join Summer League roster
      7h ago

      Diallo will be on the Pelicans' Vegas Summer League roster, Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports.

      Diallo played in a career-high 52 games in his second NBA season with the Pelicans, but averaged just 11.2 minutes when on the court. As a result, the New Orleans coaching staff wants to get their big man some extra reps and will have him participate in Summer League once again with the hopes of aiding his development. Diallo would be in line for a bigger role if DeMarcus Cousins were to sign elsewhere in free agency, so any additional work should only help his quest for more minutes.

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    • Jayson Tatum BOS SF
      Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Not participating in Summer League
      8h ago

      Tatum won't participate in the Vegas Summer League, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

      Tatum played in 99 games when including postseason contests as a rookie and likely needs some time to wind down and rest his body. The 20-year-old has already established himself as a key contributor and a building block for the future, so with little to prove, the Celtics won't risk his health in the Summer League. The Celtics are likely going to have to make some adjustments to their forward rotation with Gordon Hayward (leg) coming back prior to the upcoming campaign, which will be something to monitor once training camp and the preseason arrives to see how it impacts Tatum's role.

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    • Rudy Gay SA SF
      Spurs' Rudy Gay: Declines player option
      11h ago

      Gay has declined his player option for the 2018-19 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

      Gay had previously been on the fence regarding whether or not to pick up his $8.8 million option, but it appears he's elected to decline it and could be looking to latch on with another contender or find a longer-termed deal. The 31-year-old played a career-low 21.6 minutes per game in his first year with San Antonio and despite the potential for a change of scenery, it seems unlikely the veteran forward would command a much larger role if he signs on with another contender. Injury concerns will be a factor for a player who's seen action in just 87 games over the last two seasons, but Gay still demonstrated an ability to be a consistent scorer off the bench for the Spurs when healthy and should field plenty of interest elsewhere in the league.

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    • Trevor Ariza HOU SG
      Rockets' Trevor Ariza: Looking for long-term deal
      2d ago

      Ariza will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and is expected to demand a contract in the range of four-to-five years, Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire reports.

      That would be a hefty demand for the 33-year-old Ariza, who has been the Rockets' starting small forward since joining the team in summer of 2014. His ability to defend, knock down threes and durability will garner significant attention on the market, but maybe not at four-to-five years.

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    • Kawhi Leonard SA SF
      Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Wants out of San Antonio
      3d ago

      Leonard (quadriceps) wants to be traded from the Spurs, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

      Multiple reports have come through saying that Leonard wants out, and Yahoo's Shams Charania reported in more detail that the superstar "has grown uncomfortable with the Spurs and is ready for move." While this is certainly shocking news, it seemed like the tension behind the scenes between Leonard and the Spurs was building towards this moment despite the fact that Leonard would have been capable for a massive contract extension that only San Antonio could pay him. Nevertheless, it appears at some point that the former Finals MVP will be on his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that should result in a massive haul for the Spurs.

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    • Darrell Arthur DEN PF
      Nuggets' Darrell Arthur: Picks up player option
      4d ago

      Arthur exercised his $7.4 million player option for the 2018-19 season Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Given that Arthur's market value as a free agent this offseason would likely be close to the minimum, picking up the player option was a no brainer for the 30-year-old. Arthur appeared in just 19 games this season, averaging 2.8 points per game, and he'll likely find himself out of the rotation once again in 2018-19. However, given that Arthur is now an expiring contract, he could be used in a potential trade as salary filler.

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    • Jordan Bell GS C
      Warriors' Jordan Bell: Puts up 10 points in 12 minutes during Game 3 win
      12d ago

      Bell supplied 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-4 FT), six rebounds and one block across 12 minutes during Golden State's 110-102 win over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

      The 23-year-old has now upped his scoring totals over that of the previous contest in each of the last two games, despite seeing minutes in the teens. Bell's scoring total was a postseason high, and he's shooting an impressive 72.7 percent over the first three games of the Finals. The 2017 second-round pick is likely to play a similar complementary frontcourt role during Friday's potentially decisive Game 4.

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    • Tristan Thompson CLE C
      Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson: Serviceable production in Game 3 loss
      12d ago

      Thompson offered eight points (4-8 FG, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds and one block across 34 minutes during Cleveland's 110-102 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

      Thompson once again engaged in some tussles with Draymond Green down low, but he found his way to his typical levels of production. The 27-year-old has been serviceable on both the scoreboard and glass over the last two games, averaging 9.5 points and 6.0 rebounds across 28.5 minutes. He'll look to play an important complementary role again with the Cavaliers' season on the line in Friday's Game 4.

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    • JaVale McGee GS C
      Warriors' JaVale McGee: Second straight solid performance Wednesday
      12d ago

      McGee supplied 10 points (5-7 FG), three rebounds and two blocks across 14 minutes during Golden State's 110-102 win over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

      As he'd done in Sunday's Game 2, McGee came through with a highly efficient performance, providing a solid presence down low while offering the Warriors some complementary scoring juice. The veteran big man has averaged 11.0 points over his first two starts, and given his solid production thus far, it appears highly likely he'll run with the first unit again in Friday's potentially decisive Game 4.

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    • JaVale McGee GS C
      Warriors' JaVale McGee: Excels in Game 2 spot start
      15d ago

      McGee provided 12 points (6-6 FG, 0-1 FT), two rebounds and one block across 18 minutes during Golden State's 122-103 win over the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

      A last-minute entrant into the starting five, McGee parlayed his opportunity into an offensively efficient performance over modest minutes. The veteran big man has proven adept at such efforts in the past, and Sunday's complementary production served as a fitting example of why head coach Steve Kerr opted for him over the less explosive Kevon Looney on the first unit. Given his effort Sunday -- which included his best scoring total since Game 1 of the quarterfinal round versus the Spurs -- it wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see McGee run with the starters again in Wednesday's Game 3.

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    • Tristan Thompson CLE C
      Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson: Solid on scoreboard and glass in Game 2 loss
      15d ago

      Thompson generated 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds across 23 minutes during Cleveland's 122-103 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

      Thompson was sharp from the field on his way to his best scoring total since Game 4 of the conference finals against the Celtics, and second highest of the postseason overall. The 27-year-old was fortunate to avoid any type of suspension for his role in a Game 1 altercation with Draymond Green, and after having started Sunday despite the incident and a poor overall performance in that contest, his first-unit role appears secure moving forward. Thompson will look to produce a similar caliber of effort to Sunday's when the Cavaliers attempt to avoid disaster in Wednesday's Game 3.

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    • JaVale McGee GS C
      Warriors' JaVale McGee: In starting lineup Sunday
      15d ago

      McGee will start at center in Sunday's Game 2 against the Cavaliers, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

      With Andre Iguodala (knee) out again Sunday, coach Steve Kerr will elect to go with McGee in the starting lineup in favor of Kevon Looney. McGee provided a solid spark at the start of the second half in Game 1, so the Warriors will look to have an equally hot start Sunday night. McGee, however, will likely still split the frontcourt minutes with both Looney and rookie Jordan Bell.

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    • Cheick Diallo NO PF
      Pelicans' Cheick Diallo: Will join Summer League roster
      7h ago

      Diallo will be on the Pelicans' Vegas Summer League roster, Scott Kushner of The Advocate reports.

      Diallo played in a career-high 52 games in his second NBA season with the Pelicans, but averaged just 11.2 minutes when on the court. As a result, the New Orleans coaching staff wants to get their big man some extra reps and will have him participate in Summer League once again with the hopes of aiding his development. Diallo would be in line for a bigger role if DeMarcus Cousins were to sign elsewhere in free agency, so any additional work should only help his quest for more minutes.

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    • Darrell Arthur DEN PF
      Nuggets' Darrell Arthur: Picks up player option
      4d ago

      Arthur exercised his $7.4 million player option for the 2018-19 season Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Given that Arthur's market value as a free agent this offseason would likely be close to the minimum, picking up the player option was a no brainer for the 30-year-old. Arthur appeared in just 19 games this season, averaging 2.8 points per game, and he'll likely find himself out of the rotation once again in 2018-19. However, given that Arthur is now an expiring contract, he could be used in a potential trade as salary filler.

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    • Richaun Holmes PHI PF
      76ers' Richaun Holmes: Option for next season picked up
      6d ago

      The 76ers exercised Holmes' $1.6 million team option for the 2018-19 season Wednesday, Michael Scotto of The Athletic New York reports.

      Though he saw his playing time tail off a bit in his third NBA season after the 76ers added veteran big man Amir Johnson to the roster and and had Joel Embiid suit up for a career-high 63 games, Holmes proved to be a quality reserve in the frontcourt, averaging 6.5 points (on 56 percent shooting from the field), 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 15.5 minutes per contest. While Holmes doesn't project to see much of an enhanced role in 2018-19, the limited financial investment likely made it an easy decision for the 76ers to pick up his option.

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    • Draymond Green GS PF
      Warriors' Draymond Green: Solid performance despite limited numbers
      10d ago

      Green produced nine points (4-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), nine assists, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 38 minutes during Friday's 108-85 victory over Cleveland in Game Four of the NBA Finals.

      Green had an impact on both ends of the floor despite not putting up his strongest numbers of the season. He played some excellent defense and changed a number of shots regardless of the player he was opposing. He has had a solid season without being spectacular as is the case with Green and should basically be in line for a mirrored performance next season. He did see his defensive numbers fall away slightly but this to be expected with the clear lack of urgency the Warriors display throughout the regular season.

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    • Larry Nance Jr. CLE PF
      Cavaliers' Larry Nance: Provides spark off the bench in losing effort
      10d ago

      Nance contributed seven points (3-7 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes during Friday's 108-85 loss to Golden State in Game Four of the NBA Finals.

      Nance came off the bench, as has been the norm throughout the playoffs, and was able to provide some nice energy despite his obvious limitations. Nance's fantasy ceiling is capped by his inability to step out beyond about 12 feet but he does provide some solid wing defense when called upon. Where he is next season is unsure and his landing spot will ultimately determine his fantasy value.

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    • Kevin Love CLE PF
      Cavaliers' Kevin Love: Disappointing in Game 4 loss
      10d ago

      Love finished with just 13 points (4-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 108-85 loss in Game Four of the NBA Finals against the Warriors.

      Love saved his worst game of the Finals for last as the Cavaliers fell in comprehensive fashion to the Warriors. Love had himself a strong finals showing prior to this game and should head into next season with a lot of confidence. LeBron James may or may not be back in Cleveland and if he does indeed decide to take his talents elsewhere, Love could find himself thrust into the role of alpha on what could be a lottery team. He has played this role before with great success and could be in line for a fantasy leap if this is the case. Stay tuned.

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    • Jayson Tatum BOS SF
      Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Not participating in Summer League
      8h ago

      Tatum won't participate in the Vegas Summer League, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

      Tatum played in 99 games when including postseason contests as a rookie and likely needs some time to wind down and rest his body. The 20-year-old has already established himself as a key contributor and a building block for the future, so with little to prove, the Celtics won't risk his health in the Summer League. The Celtics are likely going to have to make some adjustments to their forward rotation with Gordon Hayward (leg) coming back prior to the upcoming campaign, which will be something to monitor once training camp and the preseason arrives to see how it impacts Tatum's role.

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    • Rudy Gay SA SF
      Spurs' Rudy Gay: Declines player option
      11h ago

      Gay has declined his player option for the 2018-19 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of ESPN reports.

      Gay had previously been on the fence regarding whether or not to pick up his $8.8 million option, but it appears he's elected to decline it and could be looking to latch on with another contender or find a longer-termed deal. The 31-year-old played a career-low 21.6 minutes per game in his first year with San Antonio and despite the potential for a change of scenery, it seems unlikely the veteran forward would command a much larger role if he signs on with another contender. Injury concerns will be a factor for a player who's seen action in just 87 games over the last two seasons, but Gay still demonstrated an ability to be a consistent scorer off the bench for the Spurs when healthy and should field plenty of interest elsewhere in the league.

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    • Kawhi Leonard SA SF
      Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Wants out of San Antonio
      3d ago

      Leonard (quadriceps) wants to be traded from the Spurs, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

      Multiple reports have come through saying that Leonard wants out, and Yahoo's Shams Charania reported in more detail that the superstar "has grown uncomfortable with the Spurs and is ready for move." While this is certainly shocking news, it seemed like the tension behind the scenes between Leonard and the Spurs was building towards this moment despite the fact that Leonard would have been capable for a massive contract extension that only San Antonio could pay him. Nevertheless, it appears at some point that the former Finals MVP will be on his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that should result in a massive haul for the Spurs.

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    • Jonathon Simmons ORL SF
      Magic's Jonathon Simmons: Recovering from wrist surgery
      6d ago

      Simmons underwent surgery on April 24 to repair a torn ligament in his right (shooting) wrist and remains in recovery, Josh Robbins or the Orlando Sentinel reports.

      This is the first mention of Simmons undergoing surgery, which occurred roughly two weeks after the end of the regular season. The injury prevented him from playing in the team's final 12 games, though it was simply labeled a contusion at the time. It's unclear when Simmons will be able to resume basketball activities, as Robbins notes that "Magic officials typically don't provide expected timelines for players' returns." Simmons, who started 50 of the 69 games he appeared in, averaged 13.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 29.4 minutes during his first year with Orlando after playing two seasons for the Spurs. It's unclear if he'll retain a similar role moving forward, as the Magic appear committed to building a youthful rotation, and Simmons will turn 29 next season.

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    • Abdel Nader BOS SF
      Celtics' Abdel Nader: Out 2-to-3 months following wrist surgery
      7d ago

      Nader recently underwent a right wrist arthroscopy and ulnar osteotomy, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports.

      Nader reportedly suffered a fractured wrist back in high school, which has resulted in some lingering issues during the start of his professional career. In an attempt to address the issue once and for all, Nader underwent surgery Friday and is now slated to sit out 2-to-3 months while recovering. That timetable puts a return at the end of August or in the first few weeks of September, which means the Celtics big man should be 100 percent for the start of training camp. Nader averaged 10.9 minutes in just 48 games during his rookie season, but could find an even tougher path to playing time next year with guys like Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward both rejoining the team after dealing with long-term injuries.

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    • LeBron James CLE SF
      Cavaliers' LeBron James: Played through hand injury
      10d ago

      James told reporters following Friday's series clinching defeat to the Warriors that he played the previous three games with a hand injury, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports.

      The injury was reportedly sustained after James punched a black board in the locker room following the Cavaliers' Game 1 loss. He subsequently underwent two MRIs and had been wearing a soft cast behind closed doors. The All Star kept the issue quiet in order to keep the Warriors from knowing. The injury did not do much to slow him down, as he finished the series with averages of 34.0 points, 8.5 boards, 10.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 1.5 triples across 44.7 minutes per game. He will now have all offseason to recover from a one of the heaviest workloads a player has seen during the postseason grind in recent memory.

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    • Trevor Ariza HOU SG
      Rockets' Trevor Ariza: Looking for long-term deal
      2d ago

      Ariza will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and is expected to demand a contract in the range of four-to-five years, Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire reports.

      That would be a hefty demand for the 33-year-old Ariza, who has been the Rockets' starting small forward since joining the team in summer of 2014. His ability to defend, knock down threes and durability will garner significant attention on the market, but maybe not at four-to-five years.

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    • Jodie Meeks WAS SG
      Wizards' Jodie Meeks: Picks up player option
      6d ago

      Meeks exercised his player option for the 2018-19 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Meeks' option is a relatively cheap one -- just $3.4 million -- and will only pay him about $160,000 more than he made during the 2017-18 season. The 30-year-old appeared in 77 games -- his most in four years -- for the Wizards, but he shot just 39.9 percent from the floor and 34.3 percent from three, nearly three percentage points lower than his career mark. The Kentucky product will once again fill a minor role off the bench, but he'll miss roughly a quarter of the regular season after being suspended in April for a violation of the league's Anti-Drug policy.

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    • Dwyane Wade MIA SG
      Heat's Dwyane Wade: Undecided on future
      7d ago

      Wade said Sunday that he has yet to decide if he wants to continue playing during the 2018-19 season, Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Wade, who will become a free agent in July, said that if he does return for a 16th NBA season, he would like to return to Miami, where he finished the 2017-18 campaign following a February trade from Cleveland. While suiting up for 67 games between the two teams, Wade made only three starts and averaged 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 22.9 minutes per contests, all of which were the lowest or second-lowest marks of his career. If he elects to keep playing during the upcoming season with the Heat or another franchise, the 36-year-old would almost certainly have to settle for a full-time bench role, with his playing time potentially plunging even further.

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    • Andre Iguodala GS SG
      Warriors' Andre Iguodala: Influential in Game Four demolition
      10d ago

      Iguodala tallied 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 22 minutes during Friday's 108-85 victory over the Cavaliers.

      Iguodala was probable heading into the game and appeared untroubled by his knee injury en route to 11 points and a combined four defensive stats. He hit a couple of big three-pointers early in the game and played some excellent defense, helping limit LeBron James to just 23 points. Iguodala, despite a limited role, plays a key part in the success of the Warriors and will almost certainly be back next season in what could very well be another championship performance.

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    • Rodney Hood CLE SG
      Cavaliers' Rodney Hood: Plays well once again in expanded role
      10d ago

      Hood tallied 10 points (4-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during Friday's 108-85 loss to Golden State.

      Hood once again saw some additional playing time as the Cavaliers ran with a number of options in the Game Four loss. He was clearly the third best player on the court for the Cavaliers and demonstrated what he is capable of with playing time. The Cavaliers roster is a mystery heading into next season but if LeBron James decides to leave town, others could follow, leaving Hood an opportunity to take on more of a scoring role on a lottery team.

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    • Iman Shumpert SAC SG
      Kings' Iman Shumpert: Opts into player option
      10d ago

      Shumpert opted into his $11 million player option for the 2018-19 campaign, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Considering it was going to be extremely difficult for Shumpert to garner a comparable offer on the open market, this decision doesn't come as a shock. He appeared in just 14 games for the Cavaliers in 2017-18 due to injury, eventually being traded to the Kings, never seeing the floor for Sacramento. It's not quite clear what his role will be moving forward, but the soon-to-be 28-year-old is running out of time to turn the corner. Over the past three seasons, he's averaged 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 24.5 minutes while shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from deep.

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    • Lonzo Ball LAL PG
      Lakers' Lonzo Ball: Resumes basketball activies
      7d ago

      Ball, who underwent a platelet-rich plasma shot in his knee and missed the final eight games of the season, is now healthy enough to resume basketball-related activities, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.

      Ball, who has been lifting weights since the season ended, noted that the injury was minor and he "just basically took time off [to let the knee heal]". Now 100 percent healthy, Ball can continue to work on his all-around offensive game and finding consistency with his shot -- something the Lakers reportedly have stressed to him. He finished his rookie campaign hitting just 36.0 percent of his shots from the field, 30.5 percent from three and 45.1 percent from the charity stripe. There were positives to the year, however, including his passing (7.2 assists per game), rebounding (6.9) and defense (a combined 2.5 steals/blocks)

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    • Stephen Curry GS PG
      Warriors' Stephen Curry: Splendiferous in Game Four thumping
      10d ago

      Curry finished with 37 points (12-27 FG, 7-15 FG, 6-6 FT), six rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks in 38 minutes during Friday's 108-85 victory over the Cavaliers.

      Curry bounced back after going missing in Game Three of the series, lighting the Cavaliers up from the opening tip, eventually finishing with 37 points including seven triples. He made a late claim for the Finals MVP award but fell just short of his teammate, Kevin Durant. After what has been a somewhat injury-plagued season, Curry will come into next season with a clean bill of health and will certainly be looking to exceed the number of games played as the team make a push for a fourth championship in five seasons.

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    • Stephen Curry GS PG
      Warriors' Stephen Curry: Goes ice cold in Game 3 win
      12d ago

      Curry managed 11 points (3-16 FG, 1-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds and one steal across 39 minutes during Golden State's 110-102 win over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.

      As sharp as he'd been over most of his last five postseason tilts, Curry was the polar opposite Wednesday, posting his worst success rate (18.8 percent) of the season from the field and equaling a postseason low with just one made three-pointer. The 30-year-old didn't even sink his second field goal until there were less than three minutes remaining in the contest, underscoring the extent of his struggles. Despite the difficult night, Curry will look to heat right back up in Friday's potentially decisive Game 4.

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    • Austin Rivers LAC PG
      Clippers' Austin Rivers: Undecided on player option
      14d ago

      Rivers indicated Monday that he's still deciding whether or not he'll exercise his player option for the 2018-19 season, Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points reports.

      Rivers inked a three-year, $35 million contract with the Clippers in the summer of 2016, and the deal includes a player option worth roughly $12.7 million for 2018-19. The 25-year-old missed 21 games last season, but it was nonetheless the most productive year of his career, so he'll likely find suitors should he decline the option. However, given that only a handful of teams project to have significant cap room, it may be in Rivers' best interest to exercise the option and hit the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2019, when more teams are expected to have flexibility. Rivers averaged 15.1 points, 4.0 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33.7 minutes per game in 2017-18 -- all career-bests.

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    • Shaun Livingston GS PG
      Warriors' Shaun Livingston: Offers spark off bench in Game 2 win
      15d ago

      Livingston finished with 10 points (5-5 FG), five rebounds and one assist across 15 minutes during Golden State's 122-103 win over the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

      The valuable veteran offered exactly the type of production that's expected of him off the bench, helping to keep the Warriors' offensive machine churning and providing his trademark solid defense when Stephen Curry needed a breather. After not having scored in double digits since Game 1 of the semifinal round against the Pelicans heading into the Finals, Livingston has contributed matching 10-point tallies over the first pair of games versus the Cavaliers. He'll look to continue making solid contributions when Golden State attempts to take a commanding lead in the series during Wednesday's Game 3.

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    • George Hill CLE PG
      Cavaliers' George Hill: Solid complementary production in Game 2 loss
      15d ago

      Hill poured in 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added three assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block across 34 minutes during Cleveland's 122-103 loss to the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

      Hill was an ideal third wheel to LeBron James and Kevin Love, checking in with his best scoring total since Game 6 of the conference finals versus the Celtics, and his second highest of the postseason altogether. The 10-year veteran was especially effective from behind the arc, generating his best success rate from distance (50.0 percent) in any postseason game where he'd taken more than two three-point attempts. Having more than doubled his scoring total from Game 1 on Sunday, Hill will likely need to bump up his production yet again to help the Cavaliers slice the Warriors' 2-0 series lead in Wednesday's Game 3.

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