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Blazers' Nicolas Batum questionable for Friday against the Spurs
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:37 pm ET) Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum was unable to practice Thursday and is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

Batum, who took a hard fall in Wednesday's game but was able to stay in the game, is averaging 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

If he is unable to go, Dorell Wright and Victor Claver would assume the small forward duties.


Bulls' Taj Gibson ruled out on Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:28 pm ET) Bulls forward Taj Gibson will not play Thursday night against the Knicks, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Gibson is dealing with an ankle injury, and came into the game listed as questionable. Gibson has been battling the injury for some time now, but was able to play the last five games despite the issue. Gibson is averaging 12.6 points in 17 games. 


Pelicans' Tyreke Evans to miss Thursday's game against the Rockets
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:28 pm ET) Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans is out for Thursday's game against the Rockets with a right knee injury.

Evans, who is averaging 17.0 points, 5.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game, has not missed any time prior to this game because of the injury.

Austin Rivers will get the start in his place.


Rockets SG Jason Terry expected to return Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:09 pm ET) Rockets shooting guard Jason Terry is expected to return to action Saturday, the team announced.

Terry has been with his wife to attend the birth of their first child. He missed Wednesday's game and will remain out Thursday before potentially resuming action Saturday. Terry has averaged 8.7 points on 40.6 percent shooting in 23 games.


Rockets SF Kostas Papanikolaou will play Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7:06 pm ET) Rockets small forward Kostas Papanikolaou will play Thursday against the Pelicans, the team announced.

Papanikolaou has missed five games while recovering from an MCL sprain. He has averaged 6.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 19 games.


Knicks' Carmelo Anthony out Thursday against the Bulls
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:40 pm ET) Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony will not dress for Thursday's game against the Bulls with a sore left knee, the team announced. 

Anthony, who is averaging 23.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, appears to be getting rest as this will be New York's third game this week and sixth in the last nine days. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. is likely to start in place of Anthony Thursday. 


Bulls' Derrick Rose out for Thursday's game against the Knicks
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:26 pm ET) Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will miss Thursday's game against the Knicks due to an illness. Rose missed shootaround early Thursday.

Rose also may not travel with the team to Memphis for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks will likely take over point guard duties for Chicago against the Knicks. 


Report: Mavericks, Celtics have agreement in principle for Rajon Rondo
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(6:15 pm ET) The Celtics and Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas, according to CBSSports.com Basketball Insider Ken Berger.

The deal would send Rondo and Dwight Powell to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, 2015 first-round pick and a future second round pick, according to multiple reports. 

Reports also say the deal could be completed as early as Thursday night. 


Report: Mavericks emerging as front-runner to land Rajon Rondo
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:04 pm ET) The Mavericks are emerging as the front-runner to land Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, according to Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Rondo was rumored earlier Thursday to be open to re-signing with Dallas after this season.

Sources also told Wojnarowski the Lakers and Knicks declined to be a part of a three-way deal that would have included Rondo.

The 28-year-old is averaging 8.3 points, 10.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game.


Lakers' Jordan Hill misses second straight practice, probable for Friday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4:37 pm ET) Lakers center Jordan Hill missed his second consecutive practice Thursday with an upper respiratory infection, but is still considered probable for Friday's game against the Thunder. 

Hill, who is averaging 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, has not missed any time due to the illness. 

If Hill was unable to go, Robert Sacre would likely get the start for Los Angeles. 


 
 
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