05/22/13 - 2:52PM ETEnes Kanter
: Bouncing Back From Shoulder Woes
Kanter's recovery from April's surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder is going well, but he may not receive clearance to take the court until August, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Thus, Kanter will definitely miss the Orlando Summer League, which takes place from July 7-12. However, he was unlikely to have participated, even if fully healthy, according to his agent. The impending free agency of both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap could result in Kanter earning a starting gig with the Jazz, but the offseason will have to hash itself out before that is determined.
Parker will have a precautionary MRI on his left calf Thursday, the San Antonio Express-News reports.
The examination is nothing to worry about, as the Spurs' medical staff is monitoring the progress of Parker's recovery from the ailment. In the five outings since the injury arose, he has averaged 18 points (on 39.8 percent shooting), 9.6 assists, three rebounds, and 1.6 steals in 37.2 minutes. If the injury is affecting him, he is not showing it in any discernible fashion.
05/22/13 - 8:42AM ETDwyane Wade
: (Knee) Playing Wednesday
Wade (knee) will in fact take the court for Wednesday's Game 1 against Indiana, the Associated Press reports.
After missing the clinching game of the first round versus Milwaukee, Wade has gutted out the past five games, even logging 37 points in the Game 5 victory over Chicago. The bone bruises in his right knee could rear their ugly head again during Miami's playoff run, but for now, he is good to go for the Eastern Conference Finals.
Lee plans to have surgery to repair a torn right hip flexor in the coming weeks, the Associated Press reports. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
Aside from the injury, Lee had a splendid season, averaging 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in 79 games. He's developed into a nice low-post scorer with a mid-range game and an ability to draw fouls. He's often knocked for playing sub-standard defense, but there's no doubting his impact offensively.
Wade was a full participant during Sunday's practice, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Sunday's practice was of the light variety, but nonetheless, Wade said he is good to go. He played 37 minutes in Wednesday's Game 5, so the knee appears to be holding up. Continue to start him as you normally would.
Saturday, May 18
05/18/13 - 3:34PM ETGeorge Hill
: (Concussion) Cleared to Play
Hill (concussion) has been cleared to play for Game 6 against the Knicks, Pacers.com reports.
Hill missed his previous game with a concussion and D.J. Augustin started in his place. With the news of league clearance per concussion policies, expect Augustin to return to the bench in favor of Hill.