|Mon Apr 27||20:20||Aminu received first playoff start of his career Sunday and rewa...||Al-Farouq Aminu||SF||Clippers||Free Agent|
Aminu received the first playoff start of his career Sunday and reward the Mavericks with a double-double. He finished with 16 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and 12 rebounds in the Game 4 win.
Dallas was able to avoid the sweep and will now travel to Houston looking to extend the series. Based on his performance, expect to see Aminu remain in the starting lineup.
|Mon Apr 27||14:08||Aldrich started 16 of 61 games played for Knicks this season and...||Cole Aldrich||C||Thunder||Free Agent|
Aldrich started 16 of 61 games played for the Knicks this season and averaged 5.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 16 minutes per game.
Aldrich's 16 minutes per game were easily his most since joining the league as a lottery pick in 2010. As a result, Aldrich posted career-high, albeit underwhelming, numbers across the board. In essence, he proved to be a decent rotation center on a horrid Knicks team this season. Nonetheless, given his development and familiarity with the team's system, Aldrich may be offered an opportunity to return to New York during free agency this summer.
|Mon Apr 27||11:13||Bradley, in his fifth season with Celtics, produced very similar...||Avery Bradley||SG||Celtics||Free Agent|
Bradley, in his fifth season with the Celtics, produced very similar numbers to the prior season, posting 32 minutes, 13.9 points, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.6 made threes per game for the 2014/15 season.
Bradley's two main differences from the prior season were his games played and attempted three pointers. The oft-injured Bradley played and started in 77 games this season, a career best. He also attempted 1.6 threes per game, up from 1.3 the prior season. Going forward, the Celtics are clearly anxious to upgrade the roster. Can they afford to continue with two defensive-minded starting guards in Bradley and young Marcus Smart? Probably not. GM Danny Ainge, with his large trust of draft picks, will surely attempt some big changes this offseason. How that will affect Bradley's playing time is yet to be determined. Stay tuned.
|Mon Apr 27||03:12||Booker finished up his first season in Utah after appearing in 7...||Trevor Booker||PF||Wizards||Free Agent|
Booker finished up his first season in Utah after appearing in 79 games at an average of 19.8 minutes per contest.
Booker played a vital role off the bench over the course of the season but never saw significant time on the court, leaving the 27-year-old with minimal value in standard-sized leagues. He'll head into the offseason awaiting Utah's decision on whether or not to pick up his contract for 2015-16. If he does in fact rejoin the Jazz, he's in line to have a similar role on the team yet again as he slots in behind Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors.
|Sun Apr 26||18:45||Evans spent most of his fifth season in NBA on bench but did man...||Jeremy Evans||PF||Jazz||Free Agent|
Evans spent most of his fifth season in the NBA on the bench but did manage to average seven minutes on the court over 38 total appearances.
Evans saw a career-high 18.3 minutes per game last year but the coaching change to Quin Snyder this season resulted in Evans getting stuck on the pine. Most notably Evans will become a free agent this offseason if the Jazz choose not to offer him a new deal. Either way, it's unlikely that the former Slam Dunk Champion will have a large role on any team that he finds himself on next season.
|Sun Apr 26||18:31||Green held scoreless Sunday in Game 4 (0-6 FG, 0-6 3Pt) and had ...||Danny Green||SG||Spurs||Free Agent|
Green was held scoreless Sunday in Game 4 (0-6 FG, 0-6 3Pt) and had just two rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes.
Green has been fairly quiet this series. During the regular season, he averaged a career-high 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds, but is averaging just 6.5 and 3.0 in the first four games of this series against the Clippers.
|Sun Apr 26||18:24||Temple (hamstring) will not play in Game 4 on Sunday against Rap...||Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
Temple (hamstring) will not play in Game 4 on Sunday against the Raptors.
Temple has been out for a couple months now and it's unlikely he'll rejoin the team soon. However, the Wizards have a convincing 3-0 series lead heading into Sunday so Temple may be able to play again this season if his teammates are able to elongate their playoff campaign.
|Sat Apr 25||21:05||Carroll scored team-high 22 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to...||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll scored a team-high 22 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with six rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes Saturday in the Hawks' Game 3 loss to the Nets.
Carroll was the team leader in plus/minus with a +9 rating, and he was the only starter to shoot over 50 percent from the field, as the Hawks shot just 36 percent from the field as a team.
|Sat Apr 25||14:08||Clark active for Game 3 against Atlanta on Saturday||Earl Clark||SF||Magic||Free Agent|
Clark is active for Game 3 against Atlanta on Saturday, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.
Clark was inactive for Game 2 on Wednesday, but will suit up Saturday. Cory Jefferson has been listed as inactive for Game 3 to clear the way for Clark's return.
|Sat Apr 25||10:56||Seraphin failed to see any time on court in Game 3 against Rapto...||Kevin Seraphin||PF||Wizards||Free Agent|
Seraphin failed to see any time on the court in Game 3 against the Raptors on Friday.
Seraphin saw a total of 27 minutes through the first two games of the series but was ultimately left out of the rotation altogether Friday. It's still unclear if this dynamic will exist in Game 4, but he'll be available off the bench Sunday nonetheless.
|Sat Apr 25||10:53||Butler has seen just one minute of action through three playoff ...||Rasual Butler||SF||Bulls||Free Agent|
Butler has seen just one minute of action through three playoff games against the Raptors.
Butler is at the end of the bench and isn't expected to see significant time on the court in the playoffs as a result. Unless something unforeseeable occurs, the pride of La Salle is a lackluster option in almost all postseason formats.
|Sat Apr 25||10:47||Belinelli logged 16 minutes of work off bench in Game 3 against ...||Marco Belinelli||SG||NO Hornets||Free Agent|
Belinelli logged 16 minutes of work off the bench in Game 3 against the Clippers on Friday. He managed to put up nine points, one rebound, and one assist during that time span.
Belinelli is firmly within coach Gregg Popovich's rotation but is only averaging 18 minutes on the court over the first three games of the playoffs. As a result, the 29-year-old hardly touches the ball enough to amount significant production.
|Sat Apr 25||10:25||Aminu scored 15 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) Friday in Game ...||Al-Farouq Aminu||SF||Clippers||Free Agent|
Aminu scored 15 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) Friday in a Game 3 loss to the Rockets. He added five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.
Amanda played a team-high 34 minutes off the bench. He could be in line for a bigger role Sunday with Richard Jefferson nursing a calf injury.
|Sat Apr 25||00:07||Green stuffed stat sheet in Game 3's win against Clippers, posti...||Danny Green||SG||Spurs||Free Agent|
Green stuffed the stat sheet in Game 3's win against the Clippers, posting 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 29 minutes of action.
Green has been averaging 8.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game during the Playoffs so far. He's been contributing well in limited minutes, and he's a fairly consistent option for the Spurs, who have now taken a 2-1 series lead against the Clippers.
|Fri Apr 24||23:06||Johnson grabbed double-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, three...||Amir Johnson||PF||Raptors||Free Agent|
Johnson grabbed a double-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 33 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Wizards.
Johnson has been fairly consistent in the Playoffs, averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds so far. He'll have a chance to help the Raptors avoid a sweep in Game 4 at Washington.
|Fri Apr 24||19:42||Temple (hamstring) will not play in Friday's Game 3 against Rapt...||Garrett Temple||SG||Bobcats||Free Agent|
Temple (hamstring) will not play in Friday's Game 3 against the Raptors.
Temple hasn't played since Mar. 9 and isn't expected to rejoin the Wizards in the near future. With just 52 games played in during the regular season, the former LSU standout might not even get an opportunity to play in the postseason even if he returns to health.
|Fri Apr 24||19:09||Amir Johnson: Will Start Friday||Amir Johnson||PF||Raptors||Free Agent|
Johnson will start in Friday's Game 3 against the Wizards.
Johnson has scored in double-digits through the first two games of the series and is getting the reward of a spot in the starting lineup over Tyler Hansbrough as a result. Although, Johnson was already averaging 26.4 minutes in those two games so his role on the court may end up being somewhat similar as in Games 1 and 2.
|Fri Apr 24||11:00||Barbosa registered 11 minutes of action in Game 3 against Pelica...||Leandro Barbosa||SG||Raptors||Free Agent|
Barbosa registered 11 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Pelicans on Thursday. The veteran finished up the game with six points and one turnover.
Barbosa has seen playing time in each of the last three playoff games against New Orleans but his highest total to date was 15 minutes in Game 2. That's hardly enough time spent on the court to make the Brazilian a viable option in most postseason formats.
|Fri Apr 24||10:48||Livingston tallied 12 points and four rebounds in 20 minutes dur...||Shaun Livingston||PG||Bucks||Free Agent|
Livingston tallied 12 points and four rebounds in 20 minutes during Thursday's Game 3 bout against the Pelicans.
Livingston averaged 15.3 minutes through the first three games against the Pelicans and that's probably a good indicator of what he'll be given moving forward as the 29-year-old comes off the bench behind Stephen Curry. As it stands the veteran's limited role in the playoffs doesn't afford him much time for production across most postseason formats.
|Fri Apr 24||10:28||Miller left on bench through first three games of playoffs||Mike Miller||SG||Heat||Free Agent|
Miller has been left on the bench through the first three games of the playoffs.
The postseason rotation has tightened up for the Cavaliers and Miller's playing time has suffered as a result. In years past he played vital minutes for Miami during their numerous playoff efforts but it appears that won't be the case in Cleveland as he admires the postseason run from the bench.