Lakers forward Xavier Henry may have torn his left Achilles tendon
in practice Monday.
Henry will be getting an MRI on the injury.
Henry missed the entire preseason with a knee injury and missed time last season with a wrist injury.
Henry is averaging 2.2 points per game.
Hornets forward Jeff Taylor
told the media Monday that he will not be appealing his 24-game suspension.
Reporters said that he accepted full responsibility for his actions and accepts the punishment.
Taylor was suspended by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge. Taylor is eligible to return Dec. 17 against the Suns.
Wizards forward Otto Porter was able to return to practice
Monday, but is being listed as questionable for Tuesday against the Hawks.
Porter reiterated that his hamstring injury, which kept him out of Saturday's game against the Bucks, isn't a strain.
Porter is averaging 6.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.
Thunder small forward Kevin Durant
participated in "most
" of Oklahoma City's practice on Monday, which included contact drills, reports the Oklahoman
. Durant has made some progress in his recovery from foot surgery and could be back in the starting lineup as early as the end of the week.
The Thunder will play the Jazz on Wednesday, followed by the Knicks on Friday.
Because the Thunder applied for a 10-day hardship waiver, Durant won't be eligible to play on Wednesday even if he's healthy. The hardship ends on Thursday, which could set up for a Friday return, if he's fully recovered.
Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young returned to practice
Monday. Young missed the last three games following the death of his mother.
Minnesota returns to action Wednesday against the Bucks. Young is averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.
Stuckey is averaging 10 points and 2.0 assists per game, while Miles is averaging 7.7 points and 1.8 assists per game.
Thunder power forward Mitch McGary
returned to practice on Monday and is nearing a return to the lineup
, reports the Oklahoman
. McGary has been sidelined for six weeks with a fractured foot. Coach Scott Brooks wouldn't reveal if the rookie will be on a minutes restriction once he returns.
"He's just an unknown," Brooks said. "He hasn't played, he hasn't practiced, so I don't know. That's going to work itself out. So I don’t know how many minutes are going to be there. But I love his energy, love his enthusiasm for his teammates."
The Spurs have announced Monday they have recalled
forward Kyle Anderson
from the Austin of the NBA Development League.
Last year's first-round pick has appeared in seven games this season, averaging 13.7 minutes per game. He has totaled six points, seven assists and 17 rebounds.
76ers power forward Nerlens Noel
and point guard Tony Wroten
eached missed morning shootaround
on Monday due to stomach viruses. However, the 76ers have listed him as probable for Monday's clash against the Trail Blazers, the Philadelphia Daily News
Magic coach Jacque Vaughn told reporters small forward Tobias Harris did not take part in morning shootaround
, but will warm up prior to Monday's contest against Cleveland. According to the team's official website, if Harris is cleared by the medical staff he will play.
Harris suffered a calf strain on Friday against the Hornets, which caused him to sit out Saturday's game against Miami. He is averaging 18.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists through his first 14 games played.