Fantasy News

Aleksej Pokusevski

Pokusevski suffered a small right humerus fracture on May 31 and will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks, Clemente Almanza of the Thunder Wire reports. Pokusevski has had some tough injury luck lately, as he missed over half of his third NBA season with a total of 34 games played. Fortunately, he still has a lot of time to recover in advance of training camp with the Thunder. With an improved three-point shot and a knack for blocking shots, Pokusevski has the potential to play a big role for the Thunder.

Tyler Herro

Herro (hand) has a possibility of returning for Sunday’s Game 2 against the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Herro has missed practically the entirety of Miami's playoff run after undergoing right hand surgery due to an injury he suffered in Game 1 of the Milwaukee series. If the 22-year-old guard is unable to return for Game 2, he is expected to suit up for Game 3 barring a setback. Herro started in all 67 of his appearances this season, so he could replace Max Strus or Caleb Martin in the starting lineup upon his return.

Malcolm Brogdon

Brogdon said Monday after the Celtics’ 103-84 loss to the Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals that he may require offseason surgery to address a partial tendon tear in right elbow/forearm, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. Brogdon reportedly suffered the injury in Game 1 of the series and proceeded to shoot 20 percent from the field while averaging 3.0 points per game in his remaining five appearances against the Heat. He ended up sitting out the Celtics' Game 6 win and was available only in a limited capacity for Game 7, playing just seven minutes. The injury resulted in a disappointing finish to what was a successful season overall for Brogdon, who took home the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award after averaging 14.9 points, 4.2 boards, 3.7 assists and 2.0 three-pointers in 26.0 minutes per game over 67 appearances during the regular season. He's on the Celtics' books for two more seasons and carries cap hits of $22.5 million for both years.