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Cody Zeller, CHA
Zeller, after playing all 82 games in his rookie season, played just 62 in his sophomore campaign after a shoulder sprain he suffered from in early March cut his season short, but he still managed to show drastic improvements on both sides of the floor in 2014-15. Zeller finished the season with averages of 7.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. more
Klay Thompson, GS
Thompson (head) has cleared tests and does not have a concussion, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports. more
Julius Randle, LAL
Randle (leg) has been cleared for full-contact 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. more
Wayne Ellington, LAL
Ellington (shoulder) said Thursday that he's fully recovered from the Grade 1 shoulder separation that ended his season in early-April, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports. more
Shelvin Mack, ATL
Mack (shoulder) will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a Grade 5 AC separation and is expected to miss 3-to-4 months, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. more
Paul George, IND
George missed the majority of the 2014-15 season recovering from a broken right leg. He returned for the final six games of the season and averaged 8.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.8 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.5 three-pointers in 15 minutes per game. more
Kyle Korver, ATL
Korver (ankle) underwent successful surgery Wednesday and is expected to be out for three months, Jessica Camerato of NBA Insiders reports. more
Marreese Speights, GS
Speights (calf) participated in on-court work Wednesday but remains out for Game 5, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. more
Lance Stephenson, CHA
Stephenson was very disappointing in the first year of his new contract with the Hornets, playing in just 61 games and finishing with averages of 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26 minutes. He also shot a dreadful 17 percent from behind the arc and fell completely out of the rotation at times towards the end of the season. more
Kyrie Irving, CLE
Irving (knee) started Tuesday's Game 4 against the Hawks after sitting out Games 2 and 3 due to injury. He put up 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block in 22 minutes. more
Beno Udrih, MEM
Udrih (ankle) will not play with the Slovenian National Team at Eurobasket this summer and will undergo ankle surgery, Sportando reports. more
Al Jefferson, CHA
Jefferson (knee) dealt with groin and knee injuries throughout the 2014-15 season, but still managed to play 65 games. His numbers, however, did take a dip as a result, as his average of 16.6 points per game is his lowest since the 2006-07 season, while he failed to average at least nine rebounds per game (8.4) for the first time since the 2005-06 season. more
P.J. Hairston, CHA
Hairston played in 45 games over the course of his rookie season, finding himself going in and out of the rotation throughout the year. At times, Hairston proved he could score in a pretty high volume, but he showed himself to be a fairly inefficient shooter, as he shot just 32 percent form the field and 30 percent from behind the arc. He finished the regular season with averages of 5.6 points and 2.0 rebounds over 15 minutes per game. more
Kevin Love, CLE
Love (shoulder) has been cleared to travel with the team for the remainder of the postseason, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports. more
Terrence Ross, TOR
Ross (ankle) underwent surgery Friday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies and has no timetable to return to basketball activities. more
Kobe Bryant, LAL
Bryant (shoulder) intimated recently that the 2015-16 season will be his last with the Lakers, ESPN reports. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak said. more
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