NBA rumors: Jimmy Butler questionable tonight with ankle sprain

Anthony Chiang: Jimmy Butler is listed as questionable for tonight’s game vs. Grizzlies because of a right ankle sprain. Avery Bradley (right calf strain), Andre Iguodala (left hip soreness) and Moe Harkless (illness) did not travel with the Heat to Memphis and will not play tonight.

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Anthony Chiang: Same Heat starters tonight. Andre Iguodala on the active roster.
Golden State Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala says he will play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, according to Sportsnet’s Steven Loung.
Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but Andre Iguodala is expected to be available to play against the Toronto Raptors, coach Steve Kerr said Friday. Durant will continue rehabbing a right calf injury that has kept him out of the lineup since May 8. "Kevin's not going to play Sunday," Kerr said Friday. "I guess we've been sort of holding out hope, but I might as well just say it now. He's not practicing today. We'll have a practice tomorrow, but he's still progressing. It's near impossible for him to play on Sunday."
Whenever Durant does return, Kerr does not believe it will be in a limited role. "I don't see that," Kerr said. "When he's ready to play, we're going to play him. Maybe it will be a minutes issue based on his conditioning for not having played in a month or whatever it is, but we'll just have to wait and see. Once he's ready to play, he'll play. And then [Warriors director of sports medicine and performance] Rick [Celebrini] and I will discuss what a plan would be in terms of how many minutes and all that stuff."
Iguodala, who sat out Game 4 of the Western Conference finals because of the same injury, played 29 minutes and tweaked the calf with 1:55 remaining in the Warriors' 118-109 loss in Game 1 on Thursday. The veteran swingman limped down the floor after coming down awkwardly on his leg, but the Warriors are confident he will be ready for Game 2. "Andre had an MRI this morning," Kerr said. "And seems to be doing well. ... He said he felt pretty good."
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala isn’t concerned about an apparent leg injury he sustained late in Thursday night’s Game 1 loss to the Raptors in the NBA Finals. “I’ll be all right,” Iguodala said. “Just bumps and bruises of the game. You can paint it as an excuse, but you have to keep going.”
Iguodala has averaged nearly 30 minutes over his last four games. Now, after a calf injury kept him out of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Iguodala believes his health will be fine, even if his years in the league are numbered. “Just a lot of minutes and overuse. I’m old,” Iguodala said after practice Saturday.
Andre Iguodala: “It just flared up real quick, but we have a good training staff. When you’ve been playing for five long seasons, it’s bound to come up. It’s rare that you see it. It’s hard for it to be realized. My career is almost over, anyway. So I don’t really care.”
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala (calf soreness) was held out for second straight day, per Steve Kerr. Team still expects him to be ready for Game 1 of The Finals.
Connor Letourneau: Andre Iguodala is still listed as questionable for Game 4. Expect to have an update pregame.
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala to receive MRI on his left calf on Sunday. Iguodala appeared in a good mood afterwards and was not walking around with a noticeable limp. But we'll see bayareane.ws/2YBYXsY
Tim Kawakami: He iced it for a while after the game and had a limp when he took the wrap off, but it wasn't too bad. Obviously the big question is how he feels when he wakes up tomorrow.

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Mark Medina: Steve Kerr expects Andre Iguodala to play tomorrow in Memphis. Kerr said he hasn’t determined any rest plans yet for tomorrow
Anthony Slater: No Andrew Bogut or Andre Iguodala for the Warriors tomorrow vs Pelicans. No one else listed on current report, so I'm guessing the big rest night will come on Wednesday at Memphis.
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr on the health of Iguodala and Livingston: "I think they're fine. If this were a playoff game, Andre would play. ... Same with Shaun. Shaun just knocked knees with somebody the other night. ... I feel really comfortable with where they are health-wise."
Mark Medina: Warriors ruling Andre Iguodala out for tonight vs Lakers with left toe soreness
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said he’s not worried long term about Andre Iguodala’s injury. Being cautious with him per usual. But he’ll miss tonight’s game vs Lakers and tomorrow vs Cavs in Oakland
Connor Letourneau: Andre Iguodala is playing tonight, and Shaun Livingston is resting.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green is out for tomorrow’s Bucks game with a right toe sprain. Shaun Livingston also still out. Andre Iguodala will play.
Mark Medina: Steve Kerr said Andre Iguodala’s rest night coincides with his recent knee injury. This maximizes his rest considering Warriors don’t play again until Thursday
Anthony Slater: Shaun Livingston out tonight in Denver with left knee contusion. Looks like Andre Iguodala will return, though. Missed last game in Utah with left calf tightness.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala went thru @Warriors shootaround. Says he’s feeling better. Still questionable but trending upward.
Ramona Shelburne: Andre Iguodala was seen limping at end of the first half. Warriors say it’s a contusion on his right leg, not the left one he’s been injured with. He’ll play in the second half.
Monte Poole: Andre Iguodala is AVAILABLE for Game 3 vs. Cavs. I'm told Warriors will keep a watchful eye on movements and minutes.
Melissa Rohlin: Steve Kerr said that Andre Iguodala is "likely to play" but nothing will be official until he talks to Chelsea Lane after Iguodala's pregame workout.
Mark Medina: Andre Iguodala walked off the floor and said he feels “terrible.” He was smiling and being coy when he said it. Will he play tonight? Iguodala: “I don’t know.”
Connor Letourneau: Kerr said Iguodala has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Said he's hopeful that, if Iguodala can't play Game 3, he'll play Game 4.
On Saturday, Iguodala went through a full personal workout and sprinted for the first time since suffering a bone bruise in his left knee in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, sources said. The swingman's status for Game 3 on Wednesday is still unknown, according to sources.
Tim Bontemps: Steve Kerr says he’s “optimistic” Andre Iguodala will play in this series, but adds “there’s no way to know for sure” how Iguodala will heal.
Mark Medina: Warriors already rule out Andre Iguodala for Game 1. Warriors will re-evaluate him before Game 2
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala recently got a second opinion on his injured left knee and is still trying to figure out what's wrong, league sources told ESPN. The Warriors are officially labeling the injury a left lateral leg contusion.
The 6-foot-7 swingman plans to search for a remedy in the coming days, sources said, and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers is unknown. Iguodala, the 2015 Finals MVP, has missed the past four games after bumping knees with Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Anthony Slater: Andre Iguodala to @TheAthletic on availability for The Finals: "I don't know" -Pressed further: "I'm trying" -Optimistic? "I'm optimistic I'll be alive tomorrow." -On the pain: "They say it could go away just like that one day." -Bone bruise? "if that's what they say, then yes"
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Donovan Mitchell injury not serious

Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell exited Saturday’s 132-106 Game 3 loss to the LA Clippers because of pain in his right ankle, but the decision for him not to return was due to the lopsided score. “I feel like I was able to go back, but no need to risk it down 16, 18 at that point,” Mitchell said. “I’ll be fine.”
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Mitchell has averaged 32.3 points per game during the playoffs, including 30 point on 11-of-24 shooting in Game 3, despite dealing with persistent pain in the ankle. “It’s when I land,” Mitchell said. “It’s been just trying to manage it. I don’t really know what else to tell you; I don’t want to say too much. It was just the landing, but I’m good. I’ll be ready for Game 4.”
With the game slipping away from the Jazz, Mitchell had a conversation with coach Quin Snyder. He did not return to the game, although the Utah medical staff had cleared him to return. “He’s in good shape,” Snyder said. “He could have gone back in the game, but at that point, the lead had stretched. In fact, while we were talking, I think Kawhi hit a 3. That was my decision not to put him back in at that point. The game had gotten away from us at that point, but he’s fine.”
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When asked what his relationship is with Ingles, George said, “I don’t care about him. Next question.” For the Clippers, there is no question how good they can be when George and Leonard shift their games to another level like they did on Saturday. Not only did they combine to make 26 of 48 shots but they also took the challenge of slowing down Donovan Mitchell. While Mitchell finished with 30 points before tweaking his sore right ankle, he was held scoreless for the first 16 minutes and 26 seconds of the game. After contesting 71% of his field goal attempts in the first two Jazz wins, the Clippers contested all but one of Mitchell’s 24 shots in Game 3, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.