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A few executives have dumped the term “stretch 4” altogether and replaced it with “playmaking 4” — a term I’m officially stealing right now. Shooting is nice, but it’s not enough anymore as defenses get smarter, faster, and more flexible working within the loosened rules. Spot-up guys have to be able to catch the ball, pump-fake a defender rushing out at them, drive into the lane, and make some sort of play. If they can’t manage that, a possession dies with them. “In a playoff series, you can figure out shooting,” Karl says. “You just cover Kyle Korver. All that cute stuff they ran for him all year long — they only get that once in a while now. The shooters who have playmaking ability — those are the guys that are really kicking ass.” Grantland

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Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs and will undergo further tests on his right ankle injury that will determine if surgery is necessary. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Korver was injured in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night when he and Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up chasing a loose ball. Korver immediately came off the floor and went to the Hawks locker room. The team later released an update on Korver with an initial diagnosis of a sprain and a doubtful return. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Korver left Game 2 with a sprained right ankle in the third quarter and did not return. Al Horford, who already has a bad finger, limped off the court during Game 2 but returned. "We'll know more tomorrow about Kyle. Again, same with DeMarre," Budenholzer said. "We'll be hopeful that it's something relatively minor, and he'll be able to bounce back and play. Until tomorrow we won't know more. Al Horford, he had two or three different times where he got hit in the same spot. The feedback from him after the game, I think that he's going to be OK. It's just one of those things. Couple hits, couple bangs, we're hopeful that he'll be fine going into Game 3." USA Today Sports

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