|Tue May 26||18:53||Maxiell played in 61 games this season, but played just 14 minut...||Jason Maxiell||PF||Pistons||Free Agent|
Maxiell played in 61 games this season, but played just 14 minutes per game and averaged 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in that time.
Maxiell signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hornets for 2014-15 and the team decided to fully guarantee his contract in January. The only time Maxiell was on the court playing valuable minutes was when Al Jefferson was out of the rotation with an injury. With that said, when Maxiell was on the court, he was a fairly effective rebounder and interior defender despite his lack of height and length. Regardless, Maxiell will now enter the offseason as a free agent, and while he still, at age 32, should have a few good years left in him after 10 NBA seasons, it is entirely up in the air as to whether a team will need what Maxiell has to offer or not.
|Tue May 26||17:59||Kyle Korver: (Ankle) To Have Surgery On Wednesday||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver (ankle) will undergo surgery on his right ankle on Wednesday, David Aldridge of TNT reports.
Korver suffered from the severe ankle sprain in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, and after seeking a second opinion, Korver and his camp have determined that surgery is the best course of action en route to a full recovery for next season.
|Mon May 25||13:16||Speights (calf) ran stairs Monday and expected to return to cour...||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||Free Agent|
Speights (calf) ran stairs Monday and is expected to return to the court in a few days, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
With the Warriors one win away from clinching a berth to the NBA Finals, there's little chance that Speights makes an appearance in the Western Conference finals. As he continues to progress in his recovery from a right calf strain, he has a great opportunity to be available for the first game of The Finals on June 4, if in fact the team clinches a spot in the championship round.
|Mon May 25||11:23||Kyle Korver: (Ankle) Seeking Second Opinion||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver is seeking a second opinion on his right ankle in order to determine if surgery is the best course of action, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
During Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday, Korver sustained a high right ankle sprain, which subsequently ended his postseason. The date of the upcoming evaluation is unknown, but the Hawks are likely waiting for any swelling to diminish before making the call on a procedure. In any case, Kent Bazemore (14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, two three-pointers, and one block in 43 minutes Sunday) will continue to man two-guard as long as the Hawks' playoff run lasts.
|Mon May 25||00:33||Jones scored nine points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with season-h...||James Jones||SF||Heat||Free Agent|
Jones scored nine points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with a season-high five assists in the overtime win against the Hawks on Sunday.
Jones continued his streak of either hitting multiple 3-pointers or none at all. He received more minutes with Kyrie Irving (ankle) and was active on the offensive end.
|Mon May 25||00:06||Teague scored playoff-high 30 points (9-23 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 9-9 FT) ...||Jeff Teague||PG||Hawks||Free Agent|
Teague scored a playoff-high 30 points (9-23 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 9-9 FT) with six rebounds and seven assists in 43 minutes in the overtime loss to Cleveland in Game 3 on Sunday.
Teague was aggressive offensively and gave the Hawks a 2-point lead by hitting a 3-pointer with 55 seconds remaining. Atlanta would not score again. He has averaged 23.0 points and will look to extend the series past its minimum on Tuesday in Game 4.
|Mon May 25||00:02||Carroll (knee) played 41 minutes and provided 10 points (4-12 FG...||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll (knee) played 41 minutes and provided 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the overtime loss to Cleveland on Sunday.
Carroll will likely be given the lion's share of credit for LeBron James' poor start (he missed his first 10 shots), but James missed a number of open opportunities.The Hawk small forward is clearly ailing, but is gritting his way through the knee injury. He has averaged 7.0 points in the three losses to Cleveland.
|Sun May 24||13:26||Carroll (knee) will play Sunday against Cavs||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll (knee) will play Sunday against the Cavs, Sam Amico of Fox Sports reports.
Carroll was able to give his team 34 minutes in Game 2; however, the injury he suffered in Game 1 was clearly still affecting him. His scoring and rebounding has been down in the first two games of this series, and daily players will likely want to avoid the banged up swingman Sunday.
|Sun May 24||02:13||Bogut registered his first double-double of postseason since Gam...||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Bogut registered his first double-double of the postseason since Game 1 of the first round of the Pelicans against the Pelicans on Saturday, scoring 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2FT) with 12 rebounds and one block before fouling out in just 20 minutes.
Bogut is only averaging 26 minutes per game through the playoffs as the Warriors have been able to rest him strategically and go small at times. Although averaging just 5.6 points, it's the 7.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks which are key to Bogut's game.
|Sat May 23||15:25||Korver slated for further tests on his right ankle to determine ...||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver is slated for further tests on his right ankle to determine if surgery is required, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Korver injured the ankle chasing after a loose ball during Friday's loss to the Cavaliers, and an MRI on Saturday revealed a high right ankle sprain, which will force him out for the rest of the postseason. If the Hawks determine surgery is the best course of action, his health heading into next season shouldn't be up in the air. No matter, Kent Bazemore is poised for a significant increase in workload, with John Jenkins providing support at two-guard.
|Sat May 23||14:52||Kyle Korver: (Ankle) Out For Rest Of Playoffs||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver (ankle) will miss the rest of the postseason, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Korver sustained the ankle injury in Friday's loss to the Cavaliers, which will leave the Hawks without their premier perimeter threat. Despite further testing to determine the extent of the ailment, he'll yield shooting guard duties to Kent Bazemore and, to a lesser extent, John Jenkins for the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals.
|Sat May 23||08:11||Jones came off bench to score nine points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt) with...||James Jones||SF||Heat||Free Agent|
Jones came off the bench to score nine points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt) with two boards and two steals in 23 minutes in the win over the Hawks on Friday.
Jones played a few extra minutes with Kyrie Irving (knee) out. In the playoffs, Jones has either hit more than one 3-pointer or none at all.
|Sat May 23||00:30||Korver (ankle) posted 12 points, one rebound, one assist, and on...||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver (ankle) posted 12 points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal in 32 minutes of action in Game 2 against the Cavaliers.
Korver couldn't get into his rhythm Friday night, and hit just 4-for-11 shots from the field. The Hawks will need him to catch fire from downtown in order to face the Cavaliers. Look for him to put up a stronger performance in Game 3.
|Sat May 23||00:28||Carroll (knee) posted six points and three rebounds in 34 minute...||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll (knee) posted six points and three rebounds in 34 minutes of action in Game 2's Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Cavaliers.
Carroll hurt his knee in Game 1, but it appears he's good to go moving forward, given that he was able to log 34 minutes. Still, he was obviously limited, as he wasn't able to rack up any defensive stats. Still, the Hawks can take what they can get, now being down 0-2 to the Cavaliers heading into Game 3.
|Fri May 22||22:31||Korver left Friday's game with right ankle sprain and doubtful t...||Kyle Korver||SG||Bulls||Free Agent|
Korver left Friday's game with a right ankle sprain and is doubtful to return.
The fact that he was doubtful to return is concerning, but Atlanta was also out of contention when he left, so he probably would not have returned if the injury was very minor. Consider him questionable for Game 3.
|Fri May 22||20:14||DeMarre Carroll: (Knee) Will Start Game 2||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll (knee) will start in Game 2 against the Cavaliers, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
An MRI on his knee following a scary injury in Game 1 revealed no structural damage for Carroll, but it's still surprising that he will start as he was seen walking gingerly after shootaround Friday. It remains to be seen how much he will play and how effective he'll be, but he'll at least give it a go and will likely again be tasked with guarding Lebron James once again.
|Fri May 22||17:53||Speights (calf) will not play in Game 3 against Rockets on Satur...||Marreese Speights||C||76ers||Free Agent|
Speights (calf) will not play in Game 3 against the Rockets on Saturday, Jimmy Spencer of FOX Sports reports.
This comes as no surprise, as Speights is without a timetable to return. He said earlier in the week that he hopes to be back for Game 6 or 7 of the Western Conference Finals, but with the Warriors up 2-0. a potential return could be pushed to the Finals.
|Fri May 22||14:34||Carroll (knee) considered game-time decision for Friday's Game 2||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll (knee) is considered a game-time decision for Friday's Game 2, but the feeling around the organization is that he will not play, Sam Amico of FOX Sports reports.
Carroll took part in a light shootaround Friday morning, but he was seen walking gingerly less than 48 hours after injuring his knee in Game 1. If Carroll does play, he'll likely be well below 100 percent, and considering he'd be tasked with guarding LeBron James, it may be in the Hawks' best interest to wait until he's closer to full health. If Carroll does not play, Kent Bazemore is expected to step into a more significant role.
|Fri May 22||12:00||DeMarre Carroll: (Knee) A Game-Time Call||DeMarre Carroll||PF||Rockets||Free Agent|
Carroll (knee) was spotted moving gingerly after Friday's shootaround, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports. He is considered a game-time call for Game 2.
Carroll took part in the light shootaround but is clearly still hampered by the knee injury that forced him out of Game 1. Considering how the injury looked at the time, the Hawks are happy to see Carroll on his feet, but it's possible they could be without their leading postseason scorer in Game 2 if doctors rule him out later this afternoon. More information should be available closer to the 8:30 PM ET tip.
|Fri May 22||00:43||Bogut posted 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and five b...||Andrew Bogut||C||Bucks||Free Agent|
Bogut posted 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and five blocks in 31 minutes Thursday in the Warriors' Game 2 victory over the Rockets.
Bogut labored through 16 scoreless minutes in Game 1, but looked completely recovered Thursday. He hit seven of his nine shots from the field to crack double digit points for the first time since Game 1 of the Warriors' series against the Pelicans.