NBA injured list
Golden State Warriors
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers
San Antonio Spurs
The table contains following columns, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- points-rebounds-assists per game
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
News - injuries
Johnson questionable for Game 4
The Boston Celtics could be without another player for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Power forward Amir Johnson was listed as questionable for Tuesday's game in Cleveland, Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the Boston Globe on Monday. Johnson sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder in Boston's stunning come-from-behind victory in Game 3. Stevens said he was scheduled for an MRI exam.
The Celtics, who trailed the best-of-seven series 2-1, already are without leading scorer Isaiah Thomas, who was ruled out of the playoffs after aggravating a hip injury during Game 2 of the conference final.
San Ant. 22.5.17
Leonard out for Game 4
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was ruled out for Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in San Antonio, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich announced pregame Monday. Leonard, a first-team All-NBA selection this season, has been sidelined with since aggravating a left ankle injury in the third quarter of Game 1 of the series. The Spurs also ruled center/forward David Lee out on Monday due to a left knee injury.
Celtics lose Thomas for rest of playoffs
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the playoffs after aggravating a hip injury during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. "Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred," said Dr. Brian McKeon, the Celtics' chief medical officer. "The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue."
San Ant. 20.5.17
Leonard questionable for Game 3
The San Antonio Spurs officially listed star forward Kawhi Leonard as questionable because of his ankle injury for Saturday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors. Leonard did not participate in Thursday and Friday workouts but was at the team's practice facility in preparation for the game in San Antonio.
"It's getting better. I've been at practice, just watching things. A lot of treatment," Leonard told reporters Friday. "It's frustrating. You work all year to get to this point, and (not) being able to help your team win a game or just being able to play, it's all very frustrating."
Thomas leaves with hip strain
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas left Friday night's second game of the Eastern Conference finals with a right hip strain. The Celtics' leading offensive threat, who was averaging 24.8 points and 6.7 assists in the playoffs entering the game, failed to hit a field goal as Boston fell behind the Cleveland Cavaliers 72-31 at halftime. Thomas was 0-for-6 from the floor and had six assists on his team's 11 baskets in the half. He also had three rebounds and was 2-for-2 from the foul line. He did not come out for the second half.
San Ant. 16.5.17
Leonard out of Game 2
Kawhi Leonard will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with an ankle sprain, though the San Antonio Spurs' MVP candidate has already made it back from the injury once this postseason. Leonard underwent an MRI on his left ankle/foot Monday. It came back negative, which keeps the door open for him to return when the series shifts to San Antonio on Saturday.
San Ant. 15.5.17
Leonard re-injures left ankle
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reinjured his left ankle Sunday during the second half of the Spurs' 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Leonard dismissed the notion that his injury came as a result of dirty play on Pachulia's part. The plan now is to "get back healthy," Leonard said. "I have faith in my teammates, and we're going to see what happens in Game 2." San Antonio could also head into Game 2 without starting point guard Tony Parker, who ruptured a quadriceps tendon in the conference semifinals.
Nene out for rest of playoffs
The Houston Rockets announced Monday that reserve center Nene will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs with a torn left adductor. Nene suffered the groin injury in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs. The 34-year-old Nene played just two minutes before suffering the injury. He missed the rest of the game and left the Toyota Center in Houston to undergo an MRI exam.
"I hate it for Nene," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's been so valuable all year and such a good guy. The good news is I don't think it's as bad as I'm hoping it wouldn't be. I think it's going to turn out that way. Obviously he's done for this series. We're just hoping he gets well quick."
Oubre suspended for Game 4
Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was suspended for Game 4 against the Boston Celtics after charging and knocking over Kelly Olynyk in Game 3. The NBA on Saturday announced Oubre's suspension without pay for "charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact." Game 4 is Sunday evening in Washington.
Sore ankle keeps Lowry out of starting lineup
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is active but was not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of Toronto's playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. A three-time All-Star, Lowry sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Toronto's Game 2 loss on Wednesday and did not practice Thursday. He worked out a few hours before Friday's game, and was on the court during warmups but limped back to the locker room before the national anthems. Lowry is averaging 15.8 points and 5.9 assists in eight games so far this postseason.
San Ant. 5.5.17
Parker out for rest of playoffs
Tony Parker will miss the rest of the postseason with a leg injury. The Spurs said that the veteran point guard has a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg. The injury likely will require surgery to repair, meaning the Spurs will have to go through the rest of the postseason without their floor leader. While the 34-year-old Parker is not the dynamic playmaker he was in his younger days, he is still hugely important to the team.
Hill out of Game 2
Utah Jazz starting point guard George Hill sat out Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors due to left big toe soreness. The injury has lingered throughout the season and kept the ninth-year veteran from 16 regular-season games. Hill has averaged 15.6 points, 3.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds in the playoffs.
San Ant. 4.5.17
Parker carried off court after leg injury
Spurs point guard Tony Parker was carried off the floor in the fourth quarter of Game 2 against Houston on Wednesday night with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Parker drove into the lane for a short jump shot with just under 9 minutes left and grabbed at his left knee after landing. Teammates tried to help him limp to the sideline, then had to carry him. The Spurs said Parker would undergo an MRI exam on Thursday, after which his status would be updated.
LA Clipp. 2.5.17
Griffin has surgery
Blake Griffin has undergone surgery to repair an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe that knocked him out of the playoffs. The Los Angeles Clippers said Monday that Griffin had the procedure in Charlotte, North Carolina. Griffin got hurt on April 21 in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs against Utah. He averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 61 regular-season games.
Jason Smith cleared to play
Jason Smith is playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. The front-court reserve left the previous game with a sprained left knee and did not return. After getting extensive treatment over the last two days, he's been cleared to play. Smith's return ensures that starting center Marcin Gortat won't be forced to play additional minutes, allowing the Wizards to stay in their normal rotation.