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Darren Collison
Not ruling out 2020-21 return
GFree Agent
August 4, 2020
Collison will re-evaluate in the offseason whether he wants to stay retired or return to the NBA in 2020-21.
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Rajon Rondo
Rejoining team soon
GLos Angeles Lakers
August 4, 2020
Rondo is expected to travel to Florida on Wednesday before officially entering the bubble and rejoining the Lakers in the near future, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
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T.J. Warren
Posts historic no-turnover line
FIndiana Pacers
August 4, 2020
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.
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Anthony Davis
Posts 40/10 to clinch No. 1 seed
CLos Angeles Lakers
August 4, 2020
Davis recorded 42 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block during Monday's 116-108 win over the Jazz. In doing so, he helped the Lakers clinch the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
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Xavier Tillman
Staying in 2020 NBA draft
CFree Agent
August 4, 2020
Tillman confirmed Monday he will remain eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft and plans to hire an agent.
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Darren Collison
Prior comeback rumors 'overhyped'
GFree Agent
August 4, 2020
Collison called the comeback rumors that swirled around him earlier this year as "overhyped" in a recent appearance on the Minute 'til 6 podcast.
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Jimmy Butler
Won't miss Monday's game
FMiami Heat
August 2, 2020
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.
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Montrezl Harrell
Given no deadline for return
CLos Angeles Clippers
August 2, 2020
Harrell, who left the Orlando bubble July 17 for a family medical emergency involving his grandmother, has been told by the team to take as much time as necessary to grieve her recent death, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
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Zion Williamson
Struggling with minutes limit
FNew Orleans Pelicans
August 2, 2020
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."
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Wes Iwundu
Likely boost in minutes coming
FOrlando Magic
August 2, 2020
Iwundu is a candidate to see a boost in minutes and opportunities in the wake of Jonathan Isaac's season-ending ACL tear Sunday.
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James Ennis
Expanded opportunity on tap
FOrlando Magic
August 2, 2020
Ennis could be set for extended minutes and opportunity for the rest of the season with Jonathan Isaac being diagnosed with a torn ACL on Sunday.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo
Has more 30/15/5 games than rest of NBA
FMilwaukee Bucks
August 1, 2020
Antetokounmpo has 14 performances with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and five assists this season -- more than the rest of the NBA combined (11), per Statmuse.
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James Harden
Historically efficient in opener
GHouston Rockets
August 1, 2020
Harden posted 49 points on 20 shots during Friday's restart opener against the Mavericks, becoming the only player to drop 49 points on 20 or fewer shots in the past 25 years, Statmuse reports.
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Mikal Bridges
Booker calls him 'unbelievable'
FPhoenix Suns
July 30, 2020
Teammate Devin Booker described Bridges as "unbelievable," Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
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Ja Morant
Calls play-in format unfair
GMemphis Grizzlies
July 30, 2020
Morant believes the NBA's decision to include a possible play-in for the eighth seed is not fair, ESPN reports.
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Montrezl Harrell
Likely out for opener
CLos Angeles Clippers
July 28, 2020
Harrell is unlikely to be cleared in time for Thursday's seeding game opener against the Lakers, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.
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Bam Adebayo
Unlikely to get extension in 2020
CMiami Heat
July 28, 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.'"
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Victor Oladipo
Leaning toward playing?
GIndiana Pacers
July 27, 2020
Coach Nate McMillan said Monday that he envisions Oladipo being a part of his starting five when seeding games begin, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports.
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Aaron Holiday
Set to enter starting five
GIndiana Pacers
July 27, 2020
Holiday is expected to start when the Pacers begin seeding games, J. Michael of the Indy Star reports.
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Joel Embiid
Calf issue of unknown severity
CPhiladelphia 76ers
July 26, 2020
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.
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Damian Lillard
Foot issue not considered long term
GPortland Trail Blazers
July 26, 2020
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."
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Kemba Walker
Minutes restriction in place
GBoston Celtics
July 26, 2020
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."
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Doug McDermott
Shot at starting PF duties?
FIndiana Pacers
July 26, 2020
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.
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JaKarr Sampson
Favorite to start at power forward?
FIndiana Pacers
July 26, 2020
Sampson may have an inside track to starting power forward duties while Domantas Sabonis (foot) remains out, Ethan Sears of the Indianapolis Star reports.
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Domantas Sabonis
No guarantee of bubble return
CIndiana Pacers
July 26, 2020
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.
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