David Lee
Warriors C David Lee (hamstring) expected to return Monday
David Lee, C, GS
9:45 PM
News: Warriors center David Lee is expected to return to the lineup Monday against the Kings, the Contra Costa Times reports. On Saturday, Lee went through his first full practice since reinjuring his hamstring in early November.

"He looked good, he was moving really well, his hamstring's fine," coach Steve Kerr said. "He told me everything else is sore now, which is a good sign. He's getting back into basketball shape and running a lot of sprints. But this was the first time he's scrimmaged full court, which was a good step."

"It's never easy to come back off an injury to a team that's winning," Kerr added. "It's tricky. It's a human nature thing, where you don't want to screw up what's going on, but at the same time, you want to make an impact. David's been an All-Star, a 20-and-10 guy his whole career, so it's tricky. I respect that. We're going to talk about that as a team (Sunday), not just in terms of David's situation but the impact it's going to have on everybody."

Lee played just seven minutes in his only appearance this season. He averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds in 69 games for the Warriors last season.


John Henson
Bucks C John Henson (foot) remains sidelined Saturday
John Henson, C, MIL
9:29 PM
News: Bucks center John Henson (foot) will not play Saturday against the Clippers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Henson tested his injured foot Friday but still experienced pain. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated Monday. The Bucks don't play against until Tuesday at home against the Hornets. Henson has averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 14 games.


Darrell Arthur
Nuggets PF Darrell Arthur remains out Saturday
Darrell Arthur, PF, DEN
8:44 PM
News: Nuggets power forward Darrell Arthur (leg) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Pacers, the Denver Post reports.

Arthur is missing his second straight game with a leg injury after sitting out Friday. He has averaged 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 24 games.

The Nuggets are a 3-point favorite at home against the Pacers.


C.J. Watson
Pacers PG C.J. Watson out Saturday
C.J. Watson, PG, IND
7:52 PM
News: Pacers point guard C.J. Watson will not play Saturday against the Nuggets as he continued to deal with a sinus infection, the team announced. Watson has averaged 11.3 points and 4.4 assists in 11 games.

Raymond Felton
Mavericks PG Raymond Felton unlikely to play before Christmas
Raymond Felton, PG, DAL
7:26 PM
News: Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton is unlikely to make his season debut before Christmas, MavsOutsider.com reports.

Felton will miss Saturday's game and likely Monday and Tuesday as well. The team's first game after Christmas will be Friday against the Lakers. Felton is expected to fill a limited role once 100 percent healthy after the Mavericks acquired Rajon Rondo this week.


Jeff Teague
Hawks give Jeff Teague the red-light vs. Houston
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL
7:09 PM
News: The Hawks have ruled guard Jeff Teague out for Saturday’s game against the Rockets, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Teague will now have missed back-to-back games because of a hamstring injury. Dennis Schroder will get the start in his place.

Atlanta is a 5-point road underdog at Houston.


Deron Williams
Report: Nets, Kings discussing Deron Williams trade
Deron Williams, PG, BKN
6:54 PM
News: The Nets and Kings are discussing a trade built around Nets point guard Deron Williams, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The talks have centered on Kings guard Darren Collison and forwards Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson as part of a package for the impact point guard. The Kings want Nets center Mason Plumlee to be a part of the deal as well, but the Nets consider him a key piece for the future, according to the report.

Deron Williams is owed more than $43 million through the end of the 2017 season. He has averaged 15.6 points and 6.8 assists in 25 games.


Martell Webster
Wizards G Martell Webster on track for late-December return
Martell Webster, SG, WAS
6:01 PM
News: Wizards guard Martell Webster appears on track to make a late-December return, according to Comcast SportsNet Washington. Webster has not appeared in a game this season and is working his way back from a third back surgery this offseason. Washington has six games remaining in December. He'll likely be on a minutes restriction once he returns.

Nicolas Batum
Trail Blazers F Nicolas Batum set to return at New Orleans
Nicolas Batum, SF, POR
5:54 PM
News: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum (wrist, knee) will return to the floor Saturday night against New Orleans, per the Oregonian. Batum sat out Friday's game against the Spurs after getting injured in a nasty spill Wednesday night. He's averaging 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 22 games.

Portland is a 5 1/2-point road underdog on Saturday.


Tyreke Evans
Pelicans G Tyreke Evans gets the green light vs. Portland
Tyreke Evans, PG, NO
5:27 PM
News: Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans will play Saturday night against the Trail Blazers, according to the team's official website. Evans is dealing with a sore knee which caused him to miss Thursday's game against the Rockets. He will wear a protective sleeve over his right knee. In 24 games, Evans is averaging 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists.

The Pelicans went from a 5 1/2-point to a 6-point home favorite vs. Portland.


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