Devin Harris
Mavericks rule guard Devin Harris out Friday
Devin Harris, PG, DAL
12:54 PM
News: The Mavericks will be without guard Devin Harris for the second straight game Friday, according to the team's website.

Harris will not play Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers because of soreness in his right lower leg which also caused him to miss Wednesday’s win over the Wizards.

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Courtney Lee
Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee indicates he will play Friday
Courtney Lee, SG, MEM
12:46 PM
News: After missing Wednesday’s game against the Raptors with an illness, Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee said he will play Friday against Boston, reports the Boston Globe.

Lee is averaging a career-high 14.9 points and 2.3 assists through nine games.

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Andrei Kirilenko
Nets F Andrei Kirilenko leaves team for weekend
Andrei Kirilenko, SF, BKN
11:58 AM
News: Nets veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko will not accompany the team to its next two road games due to personal reasons. The Nets play at Oklahoma City on Friday and San Antonio on Saturday.

Kirilenko has played sparingly this season, averaging just five minutes on the court in seven games.

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DeMarre Carroll
Hawks will have F DeMarre Carroll back in action vs. Detroit
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL
11:47 AM
News: The Hawks will have forward DeMarre Carroll active and likely in the starting lineup Friday night against the Pistons, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Carrol was back at practice this week after missing four straight games with a groin injury. He is averaging 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds through his first six games played this season.
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LeBron James
Cavaliers superstar James: Mediocrity testing my patience
LeBron James, SF, CLE
11:31 AM
News: Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has indicated that his team's 5-5 start is testing his patience.

"I have a low tolerance for things of this nature so it's something I'm working on as well," he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "I'm a winner and I want to win and I want to win now. It's not tomorrow, it's not down the line. I want to win now."

James is coming off a disappointing performance against San Antonio in which his turnover with five seconds remaining prevented him from attempting a game-tying or game-winning shot.

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Evan Fournier
Magic SG Evan Fournier (heel) could return Friday
Evan Fournier, SG, ORL
11:00 AM
News: Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier told reporters he "thinks he can play" Friday night against Charlotte, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Fournier sat out Wednesday's game against the Clippers because of a heel injury. He is averaging 17.3 points, 2.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds through his first 12 games of the season.
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Quincy Acy
Report: Knicks' Quincy Acy received cortisone shot for injured wrist
Quincy Acy, SF, NY
10:57 AM
News: Knicks small forward Quincy Acy recently had a cortisone shot, but is still not fully recovered from a sprained right wrist, reports the New York Post. Acy returned to action Wednesday against the Pistons, but had a hard time catching passes because of the injury.

Acy is averaging 5.0 points and 5.9 rebounds through his first 10 games, including five starts for New York.

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Michael Carter-Williams
76ers fiddling with backcourt combo of Wroten, Carter-Williams
Michael Carter-Williams, PG, PHI
10:48 AM
News: Though the 76ers have moved high-scoring guard Tony Wroten to the sixth man role to accommodate 2013-14 Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams in their starting lineup, Brett Brown is seeking ways to get both on the court simultaneously, but he wants at least one of them on the court throughout games.

"I think for balance purposes, that's how it needs to be," Brown told NBA.com in regard to bringing Wroten off the bench. "Because they are two of our best players, they need to be on the court. ... Inevitably it's the direction we're going to have to grow it."

Wroten and Carter-Williams have improved their outside shooting this season. They combined to hit a meager 24 percent from three-point range last season but are up to a more respectable 31.4 percent this year.

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Corey Brewer
Timberwolves' Flip Saunders: Corey Brewer too valuable to trade
Corey Brewer, SF, MIN
10:07 AM
News: Although the Cavaliers and Rockets are reportedly interested in landing Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer, coach Flip Saunders doesn't appear ready to make a trade. According to the Associated Press, Saunders told reporters that Brewer is "too valuable" to trade at the moment.

Brewer is 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists through his first 10 games, including two starts. He's shooting 48.7 percent from the field over that span.

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Kirk Hinrich
Bulls G Kirk Hinrich dealing with chest contusion
Kirk Hinrich, PG, CHI
1:39 AM
News: Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich had X-rays on his chest after Thursday's loss to the Kings, but the tests came back clean, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hinrich has been diagnosed with a chest contusion, and he's likely day-to-day moving forward. However, the Bulls have a quick turnaround, playing in Portland Friday, and it's possible the guard misses at least that game. He scored nine points on 3 of 11 shooting while kicking in seven assists in 29 minutes Thursday.

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