Ryan Wolstat: OG Anunoby is out (wrist), C.J. Miles (adductor) are out for Raptors tonight (Norman Powell too) plus Kawhi. LaVine highly questionable per Bulls.
Ryan Wolstat: While we don't expect to see Kawhi in the back-to-back finales, Nick Nurse did say today that C.J. Miles could return for Orlando-Atlanta portion and Norm Powell is ahead of schedule. Green, Ibaka, VanVleet a bit banged up so wonder if they'll play tomorrow.
Michael Grange: CJ Miles has suffered a strained right adductor and will not return, per Raptors. Raps tied 50-50 w 4m left
Josh Lewenberg: C.J. Miles jokes about all the random ailments that have befallen him this season: "I don’t leave my house no more. I put bubble-wrap on the way back to my car, and I call Scotty the trainer and tell him I made it home safely. I set cameras up so he can watch me from his house."
Josh Lewenberg: Everyone's available for the Raptors tonight, including Miles, who missed the last 2 games with an illness.
Josh Lewenberg: Miles ate something in funky in Orlando, had trouble getting through that Magic game before missing the next two. Sounds (and looks) like he's feeling better. He's had an eventful season, man.
Eric Smith: CJ Miles is out tonight. Dental procedure. Serge Ibaka (knee) is probable. #RTZ #Raptors
Josh Lewenberg: C.J. Miles (shoulder) returns from his one-game absence today but the Raptors will sit Serge Ibaka out with a sore left knee.
Josh Lewenberg: Casey says CJ Miles (flu) still isn't 100% but will play vs Wizards. Raptors are at full strength tonight
Josh Lewenberg: No CJ Miles (flu) tonight. Siakam should take his spot in rotation but that still leaves 11 guys & a decision to be made at C (JV/Yak/Bebe)
May 24, 2022 | 5:01 pm EDT Update
Zach LaVine underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Chicago Bulls executives are in Los Angeles to attend various agency pro days in advance of next month’s NBA Draft and were in close contact with the two-time All-Star guard, who is expected to begin a short rehabilitation period shortly. In a release, the team termed the surgery “successful” and said LaVine is expected to make a full recovery.
Anthony Slater: Gary Payton II beginning to increase his activity level. Still limited to right-armed shooting, but workouts are amping up. Finals return seems like a possibility.
LeBron James: My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones loss & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously “AT SCHOOL” where it’s suppose to be the safest!
May 24, 2022 | 1:59 pm EDT Update
K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago joined the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday morning to discuss LaVine’s future. “The safe bet is still that Zach will return (to Chicago),” Johnson said. He offered that with a caveat though. “I’m just reporting what I was hearing at the Combine – and that is multiple people connected to other teams, agents, etc., the chatter at that Combine, the representation of that chatter is that Zach is very much in play,” Johnson said. “Now that said, the Bulls are still very confident in their ability to re-sign Zach LaVine. Michael Reinsdorf has said it. Arturas Karnisovas has said it. They still have the power to pay him more than any other franchise.”