NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/4

May 4th 2024

Justin Phan

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

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Minnesota Timberwolves News

Confirmed Lineup: Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert

Denver Nuggets News

Confirmed Lineup: Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Nikola Jokic

  • Jamal Murray (calf) — Available

  • Vlatko Cancar (knee) — Injured

Murray was considered questionable with the same calf strain heading into the Nuggets' Game 5 win over the Lakers and ended up playing over 40 minutes. With four full days off in between games, this appears to be more of a precautionary "questionable" tag than anything—it would be hugely surprising if Murray were even limited, let alone didn't play. Coach Malone said Caldwell-Pope fully participated in Denver’s two practices this week after dealing with an ankle issue in Game 5.