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Could play if season resumes
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."
Adds muscle during shutdown
Won't play 'meaningless games'
Lillard said Tuesday in an interview with Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports that he doesn't plan to play in regular season games when the NBA season resumes 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," Lillard said. "But I'm not going to be participating. I'm telling you that right now. And you can put that in there."
Reiterates healthy status
Closes curtains on career
Squats most weight since injury
Can play when season resumes
Was '80 percent' while playing
Healthy enough to practice
Has been undergoing treatment
Despite the Pelicans' practice facility being closed due to coronavirus, the NBA granted a special exception to the organization allowing 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."
Confident in progress
In a recent interview with 247Sports, Wall (Achilles) expressed confidence in his game as he continues to work back from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Undergoes core muscle surgery
Should benefit sans Bogdanovic
Expected to move back to top unit
Needs season-ending wrist surgery
Recovers from thumb surgery
Progresses to explosive workouts
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."
Deems self fully healthy
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."
Making strides in rehab
Sticking in 2020 Draft
Return not ruled out for 2019-20
Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a recent interview with Grant Chapman of Newshub that the team isn't officially ruling Durant (Achilles) out for the 2019-20. "That's a $110 [million] question. In all seriousness, we've tried not to talk about his timeline a lot," Marks said. "When you've got enough invested in a player like Kevin, we're never going to push him to come back," Marks said. "When the timing is right, he'll be 100 percent when he gets on the court. I can tell you this though -- before the pandemic, he looked like Kevin Durant, and that's a good thing."
Could face restrictions
During an April 30 conference call, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry spoke on the possibility of Williamson facing a minutes restriction if the NBA returns to play this season. "We'll have those conversations," Gentry said. "Obviously, his health will be the number one priority, but the restriction was really off after his first 5-6 games. So, he was playing the minutes that he would normally play, considering with any situation really. But,it will be something that we talk about when we do resume and as far as how it looks for Zion from a minute standpoint."
Could be long-term fit in Minnesota