Danilo Gallinari
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari said he will play Friday
Danilo Gallinari, SF, DEN
1:37 PM
News: Despite leaving Wednesday’s game against the Suns with left knee soreness, Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari said his knee is fine and he will play Friday against the Suns, reports the Denver Post.

Gallinari is trying to recover from knee surgery and played only nine minutes Wednesday before leaving the game. For the season, he is averaging 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds.

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C.J. Watson
Pacers guard C.J. Watson expected to play Friday
C.J. Watson, PG, IND
1:29 PM
News: Pacers guard C.J. Watson is expected to make his season debut Friday against Orlando. He has yet to play this season while dealing with a bruised right foot.
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Kemba Walker
Hornets expect guard Kemba Walker to play Friday
Kemba Walker, PG, CHA
1:19 PM
News: The Hornets announced guard Kemba Walker will be available for Friday’s game against Golden State.

Walker injured his thigh Wednesday against the Blazers, but was able to return after leaving the game. For the season, Walker is averaging 14.7 points and 5.4 assists.

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Thabo Sefolosha
Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha to miss Friday's game
Thabo Sefolosha, SF, ATL
1:14 PM
News: The Hawks will be without forward Thabo Sefolosha for Friday’s game against the Pelicans, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sefolosha is suffering from an illness which also caused him to miss Wednesday’s loss to the Raptors.
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Gary Neal
Hornets rule Gary Neal out Friday, P.J. Hairston expected to play
Gary Neal, SG, CHA
12:54 PM
News: The Hornets announced guard Gary Neal will not play Friday against the Knicks because of a shoulder injury. The team also said guard P.J. Hairston will play after returning Wednesday from an ankle injury.
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Jameer Nelson
Mavericks guard Jameer Nelson will not play Friday
Jameer Nelson, PG, DAL
12:45 PM
News: The Mavericks have ruled guard Jameer Nelson out for Friday’s game at Toronto, reports the team’s website.

Nelson is suffering from back spasms which will cause him to miss his second straight game. For the season, Nelson is averaging 7.6 points and 4.6 assists.

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Kevin Durant
Thunder F Kevin Durant not expected to make season debut Friday
Kevin Durant, SF, OKC
12:34 PM
News: While the Thunder are expected to have guard Russell Westbrook back from injury Friday, forward Kevin Durant will not make his season debut Friday, reports The Oklahoman.

Durant  has not played this season after undergoing foot surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot, but he has begun practicing with the team.

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Roy Hibbert
Pacers rule center Roy Hibbert out Friday
Roy Hibbert, C, IND
12:21 PM
News: Pacers center Roy Hibbert is expected to miss his third straight game Friday against Orlando, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Hibbert sprained his ankle Saturday against the Spurs and has missed the last two games. Hibbert is averaging 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds this season.

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David West
Pacers forward David West to make season debut Friday
David West, PF, IND
12:15 PM
News: Pacers coach Frank Vogel said forward David West will make his season debut Friday against Orlando, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

The Pacers listed West as probable and he is expected to start the game after not playing this season while recovering from an ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason. For his career, West averages 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds.

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Russell Westbrook
Thunder coach Scott Brooks: Russell Westbrook will start Friday
Russell Westbrook, PG, OKC
12:04 PM
News: Thunder coach Scott Brooks said guard Russell Westbrook will return to the starting lineup Friday night against the Knicks, reports the Oklahoman. Westbrook was sidelined since late October because of a fractured right hand. He took part in morning shootaround with a brace on his right hand and is expected to use it during the game.

Westbrook averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds through the first two games of the season before picking up the injury. Reggie Jackson will come off the bench for the Thunder.

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