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Kings' Bogdan Bogdanovic has a miniscus tear, will have surgery to repair

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent an MRI following the season, which revealed a partially torn miniscus in his left knee.

What It Means:

The rookie guard underwent surgery to fix the injury on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery be ready to go by training camp in Spetember. A full update will be provided by the team at a later date.

Bogdanovic showed his offensive touch in his first year in the NBA, averaging 11.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.7 three-pointers per game. He posted a -3.6 nERD rating, ranking him 495th out of 498 NBA players this season.

Source: NBA.com

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Josh Richardson (shoulder) will start in Game 5 for Miami

Miami Heat guard/forward Josh Richardson (shoulder) is starting versus the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Richardson suffered a sprained shoulder in Game 4 and gave himself only a 6-0% chance of playing on Tuesday. However, with the Heat facing elimination, the swingman will fight through the pain and play on Tuesday night.

Our models project Richardson for 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists for 25.5 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Source: Tim Reynolds, Associated Press

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Celtics' Semi Ojeleye gets the surprise start over Aron Baynes for Game 5

Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye is getting his first career start on Tuesday as he moves into the starting five for Game 5 versus the Milwaukee Bucks.

What It Means:

Coach Brad Stevens is shaking things up after losing the last two games going with a small lineup in Game 5. Ojeleye gets the nod at small forward as Jason Tatum slides over to power forward and Al Horford starts at center with Aron Baynes heading to the bench.

Ojeleye averaged just 11.3 minutes and 1.3 points in the first 4 games of the series with Milwaukee.

Source: Jay King, The Athletic

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Marcus Smart (thumb) officially playing for Celtics in Game 5 on Tuesday

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart (thumb) said he will play in Game 5 on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

What It Means:

Smart is expected to replace Shane Larkin in the Celtics' rotation after missing the past six weeks due to a surgically-repaired right thumb. He won't play a full 35 minutes but should still see a sizable workload as Boston looks to take a 3-2 series lead at home.

numberFire's models project Smart to play 26.6 minutes and score 21.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,000 on Tuesday.

Source: Jay King

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Miami's Josh Richardson (shoulder) believes he has '60 percent' to play on Tuesday

Miami Heat guard/forward Josh Richardson (shoulder) said there is a "60 percent chance" that he will suit up against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Richardson played the second half in Game 4, after briefly leaving with the injury, so it's a surprise that his status is in serious doubt for tonight. If he can't go, look for Dwyane Wade and Wayne Ellington to see additional minutes on the wing as the Heat face elimination in Game 5.

If he does suit up, numberFire's models project Richardson to rack up 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.7 minutes of action on Tuesday.

Source: Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun Sentinel

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Royce O'Neale scores 10 points, adds 9 boards for Jazz in easy win

Utah Jazz small forward Royce O'Neale scored 10 points (3-of-5 field goals, 2-of-3 3-pointers) with 9 rebounds and 1 block in 20.0 minutes of Monday's 113-96 Game 4 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

O'Neale recorded 16 blocks in 69 games during the regular season but he's swatted a shot in three of four playoff contests while the Jazz have built a 3-1 lead over the Thunder. He's also 4-for-6 from beyond the arc over the past two outings. Game 5 is on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

O'Neale scored 23.8 FanDuel points on Monday, compared to his average of 15.5 FanDuel points per game this postseason.

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Derrick Rose posts 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists in Timberwolves' loss

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose scored 17 points (7-of-11 field goals, 2-of-2 3-pointers) with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 turnovers in 32.4 minutes of Monday's 119-100 Game 4 loss to the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Rose saw a boost off the bench due to Jeff Teague jamming his finger and the Rockets blowing things open with a 50-point third quarter. He's played well in the postseason, shooting 52.0 percent from the field and scoring at least 16 points in three of four contests. The Timberwolves will look to prevent elimination on Wednesday in Houston.

Rose scored 26.2 FanDuel points on Monday, compared to his average of 21.1 FanDuel points per game this postseason.

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Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng comes down with 5 boards in Game 4 loss

Minnesota Timberwolves forward/center Gorgui Dieng scored 3 points (1-of-2 3-pointers) with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in 16.1 minutes of Monday's 119-100 Game 4 loss to the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Dieng's shot attempts both came from beyond the arc but he's only played over 20 minutes once this series. The Timberwolves will look to extend the series on Wednesday in Game 5.

Dieng scored 13.5 FanDuel points on Monday, compared to his average of 14.2 FanDuel points per game this postseason.

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John Henson (back) ruled out again for Bucks in Game 5

Milwaukee Bucks forward/center John Henson (back soreness) did not travel with the team to Boston and has been ruled out for Game 5 against the Celtics on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Henson came out strong in the first two games of the series, with 9.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks while logging 37 minutes in each contest, but Tuesday will be his third consecutive absence. Tyler Zeller has started while Thon Maker has benefitted greatly off the bench with Henson unavailable.

Henson averaged 29.0 FanDuel points in the first two games of the series.

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Jae Crowder records 3 steals, gets ejected in Jazz victory

Utah Jazz forward Jae Crowder scored 6 points (2-of-10 field goals, 1-of-4 3-pointers) with 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 3 turnovers in 27.8 minutes of Monday's 113-96 Game 4 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Crowder produced a solid, albeit inefficient, fantasy outing before being ejected in the second half for inadvertently forearming Steven Adams in the face during a scuffle with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. The ejection was a questionable call and there shouldn't be any further repercussions. The Jazz will bring a 3-1 series lead into Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Crowder scored 24.9 FanDuel points on Monday, compared to his average of 18.5 FanDuel points per game this postseason.

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