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Rotowire: May 30 / 12:27p ET
News: Ezeli didn't practice Saturday due to an illness, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Ezeli ramped up his workload during the Western Conference finals due to Marreese Speights' strained calf and occasional foul trouble from Andrew Bogut, earning at least 10 minutes in all five games of the series. During that stretch, Ezeli averaged 6.8 points (on 60 percent shooting), 6.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.8 blocks in 16 minutes. Speights is displaying signs that he may be available for The Finals, which start Thursday, but Ezeli has shown himself capable to produce when called upon.
Rotowire: Apr 24 / 6:52a ET
News: Ezeli has played a total of 10 minutes through the first three games of the playoff series against New Orleans.
Impact: Ezeli is barely within coach Steve Kerr's postseason rotation as he comes off the bench in relief of Andrew Bogut. The Warriors often use Draymond Green and Marreese Speights at center as well, so there's little hope that Ezeli will all of a sudden be forced into a larger role at a later date.