NBA playoffs injury tracker: Which players are out? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The NBA playoffs are more than halfway done, but not every team is at full strength.
Marquee players across the NBA dealt with injuries to end the regular season. Some have already been ruled out for their teams’ playoff runs, while others are in line to return on the big stage. In some cases, the player’s injury status remains up in the air.
Which players are dealing with injuries, and how long will they be out for?
Here’s a team-by-team guide to injuries for the teams that are still standing:
Marcus Smart: Day-to-day (ankle)
Robert Williams III: Day-to-day (knee)
Sam Hauser: Out (shoulder)
Smart and Williams played in Friday’s Game 6 loss against Miami. Both of them are listed as questionable for Game 7, while Hauser is still out with a shoulder issue.
Golden State Warriors
Gary Payton II: Day-to-day (elbow)
James Wiseman: Out (knee)
Andre Iguodala: Out (neck)
Otto Porter Jr.: Day-to-day (foot)
Payton is expected to return for the NBA Finals, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Payton has been out since Game 2 of the second round on May 3 when a Dillon Brooks’ Flagrant 2 foul left him with a fractured elbow. There is optimism that Payton will return for Game 1 of the Finals on June 2.
Porter did not play in Thursday’s Game 5 against Dallas.
Wiseman was shut down for the season on March 25. The No. 2 pick of the 2020 NBA Draft did not play for Golden State at all this year after tearing his meniscus last April.
Iguodala has not played since Game 4 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Nuggets.
Tyler Herro: Out (groin)
Kyle Lowry: Day-to-day (hamstring)
P.J. Tucker: Day-to-day (knee)
Gabe Vincent: Day-to-day (hamstring)
Max Strus: Day-to-day (hamstring)
Lowry, Tucker, Vincent and Strus all played in Friday’s Game 6 in Boston. Herro, however, did not after also missing Games 4 and 5 with a groin issue.