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Not ruling out 2020-21 return
Collison will re-evaluate in the offseason whether he wants to stay retired or return to the NBA in 2020-21.
Rejoining team soon
Posts historic no-turnover line
Warren recorded 34 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals with no turnovers in 40 minutes during Monday's 111-100 win over the Wizards. In doing so, he became the only player within the past 35 years to post that line with no turnovers, per Statmuse.
Posts 40/10 to clinch No. 1 seed
Staying in 2020 NBA draft
Prior comeback rumors 'overhyped'
Won't miss Monday's game
Butler, who was excused from Sunday's practice for an undisclosed reason, is not listed on the Heat's injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Raptors.
Given no deadline for return
Struggling with minutes limit
Williamson, who's played just 29 minutes over the Pelicans' first two seeding games after he exited the Orlando bubble for a family matter last month, is finding it mentally difficult to play under the restrictions, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. "It's very tough, to be honest, because as soon as I start to break that sweat, I look over and that horn is for me and I have to come out the game," Williamson said Sunday. "Also, when I do catch the flow of the game, like I said, that horn goes off and it's for me."
Likely boost in minutes coming
Iwundu is a candidate to see a boost in minutes and opportunities in the wake of Jonathan Isaac's season-ending ACL tear Sunday.
Expanded opportunity on tap
Has more 30/15/5 games than rest of NBA
Historically efficient in opener
Booker calls him 'unbelievable'
Calls play-in format unfair
Likely out for opener
Unlikely to get extension in 2020
The Heat are unlikely to extend Adebayo this offseason, ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on his podcast this week. "He's not going to get a max contract in the offseason," Windhorst said. "Even though I think he should, because the Heat are going to save money for the 2021 summer. That's a storyline that I can almost guarantee for you: Bam Adebayo will not sign a contract extension this offseason. It will be, 'Bam, we'll take care of you later.'"
Leaning toward playing?
Set to enter starting five
Calf issue of unknown severity
Sixers coach Brett Brown did not directly answer a reporter's question Sunday regarding whether Embiid could potentially miss any seeding games with the calf issue he's currently experiencing, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. "I believe we're just getting out in front of stuff, and being smart with it," Brown said.
Foot issue not considered long term
The left foot inflammation that caused Lillard to miss Sunday night's restart scrimmage against the Raptors isn't presently believed to endanger his availability for seeding games, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports. "He did have an X-ray," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said before the game. "The X-ray was negative. He does have some inflammation. I don't expect it to be a long-term thing."
Minutes restriction in place
Walker (knee) logged only nine minutes in his NBA restart scrimmage debut against the Suns on Sunday and will continue on a minutes restriction when seeding games begin, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. "I would love to just be like, 'You know what? I don't care about no minutes restriction or anything of that nature.' But obviously I can't," Walker said. "I got to be smart about things. I want to be there for my teammates when we're in the playoffs. Hopefully, by then, the restrictions and things of that nature are completely off."
Shot at starting PF duties?
McDermott is seemingly a candidate to handle starting power forward duties during the ongoing absence of Domantas Sabonis (foot) from the NBA's Orlando bubble.
Favorite to start at power forward?
No guarantee of bubble return
Sabonis, who left the NBA's Orlando bubble late in the week to receive treatment for plantar fasciitis on his left foot, isn't guaranteed to return at all during the restart of the regular season or the subsequent postseason, Ethan Sears of the Indianapolis Star reports.