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Kevin Durant will not play in Game 6 or Game 7 if necessary due to a strained right calf. With Durant out, the remaining stars will be asked to step up and take care of the Rockets in Game 6. Andre Iguodala and Alfonzo McKinnie will pick up more minutes. (Source: Warriors PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the best player on the planet out, James Harden could pull off an upset in Game 6 and 7. With Durant out, Thompson and Curry will be the premier options in daily. Iggy is worth a look as well in daily.

Joel Embiid will start and play despite an illness which is slowing him done including in Game 5. Embiid will look to force a Game 7 or his season is over. Expect Embiid to play as many minutes as he can. (Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Embiid carries plenty of risk in daily and cash games as the illness could cause him to leave the game. Harris, Butler, Redick, Simmons, and McConnell remain solid options.

Marcus Smart (oblique) will play Monday’s Game 4 against the Bucks. (Source: Chris Mannix on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smart who suffered the oblique injury during the end of the regular season, is listed as active and will play Monday’s Game 4 against the Bucks. He averaged 8.9 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.9 rebounds in 80 game of the 2018-2019 regular season. Smart won’t be on a minute restriction, but will play a key role off the Celtics bench. He can be used as a punt play in Monday’s NBA DFS slate.

Stephen Curry will start and play in Game 3 versus the Houston Rockets despite a dislocated left finger. (Source: Mark Medina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Curry carries plenty of risk daily lineups as the Warriors will be cautious depending on game-flow. The Warriors are also up 2-0 which leads daily owners to pass on Curry.

Blake Griffin underwent successful arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. (Source: James Edwards of The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin had surgery to repair damage to his left knee which hampered him at the end of the regular season. He will have the entire summer to recover and should be back before the start of the NBA 2019-2020 season.

Chris Boucher will not play in Game 4 versus the Magic due to a back injury. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Boucher is a minimal part of the rotation so no need to change up your daily lineups. Pascal Siakam is a stud in the making right now and should be in all lineups.

Patrick McCaw will play in Game 3 despite a thumb injury. (Source: Eric Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaw isn't more than a punt play in DFS lineups on Friday against the Magic. He could see 10-20 minutes in this game which makes him tough to trust in daily.

Jared Dudley will play in Game 3 against the 76ers despite a calf injury which caused him to miss Game 2. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Dudley isn't worth a look in DFS but could take some value from RHJ.

Al Horford (illness) is available to play in Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Pacers. (Source: Boston Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford, who was questionable coming into Wednesday’s game, is available to play. He should start and see his normal workload.

Paul George will start and play in Game 2 on Tuesday versus the Blazers despite a sore shoulder. (Source: Royce Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: George wasn't himself in Game 1 and the Blazers took advantage of it stealing Game 1. George will look to bounce back but remains a risky DFS option at his price tag.

Michael Carter-Williams is good to go for Game 2 despite an elbow to the face in Game 1. (Source: John Denton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: MCW should be in line for 15-20 minutes behind DJ Augustin. He's a punt play in DFS lineups on Tuesday.

DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left quad in Game 2 against the Clippers effectively ending his first season with the Warriors. With Cousins out, Andrew Bogut and Kevon Looney will be asked to fill in the rest of the postseason. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's yet another terrible injury for Cousins who was limited over the first few months of the season after a torn Achilles last season. Now a quad injury which causes him to miss more time and it could be a one-and-done for him in Golden State. Bogut is the better DFS option with Draymond Green the main benefactor.

Nikola Mirotic is expected to play in Game 1 against the Detroit Pistons as he returns from a fractured thumb. (Source: Matt Velazquez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Mirotic back, Ersan Ilyasova and Pau Gasol figure to take a hit in value and minutes. Mirotic is a risky DFS option in this series until we see he's healthy and a factor for the Bucks.

Wesley Matthews will start and play in Game 1 against the Celtics despite a toe injury which caused him to miss sometime down the stretch. (Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Victor Oladipo done for the season, Matthews is a key piece to the Pacers playoff run. Matthews is a solid DFS option and gets a boost with Tyreke Evans wearing a knee brace and could be limited in minutes.

Myles Turner will start and play on Sunday in Game 1 versus the Boston Celtics despite a troublesome ankle. (Source: Scott Agnes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Domantas Sabonis will kick to the second unit and assume his usual role behind Turner. Thaddeus Young, Wes Matthews, Darren Collison, and Bogan Bogdanovic will start with Turner in Game 1.

Svi Mykhailiuk underwent surgery Wednesday to address his left index finger injury. (Source: Rod Beard on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mykhailiuk is out for the NBA playoffs, and after rehab, should be ready for a full off-season of basketball activities. He finished with 3.2 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.3 steals, and 10.5 minutes in 42 games this season.

Jonathan Isaac (concussion) will play in Game 1 Saturday against the Toronto Raptors. (Source: John Denton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Isaac takes only a little value from Aaron Gordon but Isaac presents a tough matchup for Pascal Siakam because of his defensive prowess. Isaac is only a punt play in DFS.

Allonzo Trier (calf) will not play in Wednesday's game vs the Pistons. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Trier hasn't played since March 18 so this is no surprise. He ends the year averaging 10.9 points with a 44.8 FG%, 3.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 22.8 minutes per game across 64 games (3 starts).

Josh Richardson will sit out the last game of the season against the Nets on Wednesday night. (Source: Miami Heat Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Not too much of a surprise here, especially since the Heat are now eliminated from the playoffs. Though some small injuries throughout the year, Richardson had a career year while playing in 73 games. He had career high's in points (16.6), assists (4.1), and rebounds (3.6) (ESPN Stats). He has a bright future and big role to play for the Miami Heat, who should be expecting a roster changes, with some unproductively large contracts in Whiteside, Dragic, and Anderson, to name a few.