Tyreke Evans
Pelicans' Tyreke Evans: Out for season
Tyreke Evans, PG, NO
2/11/2016
News: Evans underwent successful surgery on his right knee Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Evans had a second opinion taken on his knee injury, but the result was the same and he was encouraged to undergo surgery. That surgery occurred on Thursday and was successful, which rules Evans out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Evans has one year left on his current contract and will be back with Pelicans next year with a cap hit of just over $10 million. A concrete timetable has yet to be determined, so it remains unclear if he'll be ready to go come training camp.

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Kris Humphries
Wizards' Kris Humphries: Will sit out Thursday
Kris Humphries, PF, WAS
2/11/2016
News: Humphries (illness) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Bucks.

Humphries is dealing with an illness and will be forced to sit out Thursday, which could open up a few more minutes for Nene Hilario or Drew Gooden (illness) off the bench. Considering it's just an illness, it shouldn't cost Humphries an extended absence and he should be healthy by the time the All-Star break is completed. The Wizards' next game will be Feb. 18 against the Jazz.

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Nerlens Noel
76ers' Nerlens Noel: Withdraws from Rising Stars Challenge
Nerlens Noel, PF, PHI
2/11/2016
News: Noel will not participate in All-Star weekend's Rising Stars Challenge in order to rest his right knee, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I would have loved to play in this great game, but my health comes first. I will just get ready for New Orleans," said Noel.

After missing Wednesday's game due to tendinitis in his right knee, Noel has opted to skip the All-Star weekend's festivities in order to give himself extra time to heal up for the second half of the season. The 76ers will return to action on Feb. 19 against the Pelicans at the Smoothie King Arena.

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Gary Neal
Wizards' Gary Neal: Ruled out Thursday
Gary Neal, PG, WAS
2/11/2016
News: Neal (leg) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Milwaukee.

Neal's lingering right leg injury will keep him on the shelf Thursday, marking his second consecutive missed game and fourth missed game in the past three weeks. The Wizards will likely lean on Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple at shooting guard Thursday as they close out the first half of the season and head into the All-Star break. Neal's next chance to play will come Feb. 18 against Utah.

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Hornets' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Tore his right labrum against the Pacers on Wednesday
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA
2/11/2016
News: Kidd-Gilchrist's MRI revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Kidd-Gilchrist injured his shoulder in Wednesday night's game against the Pacers. Though team officials say he will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, the severity of the injury likely means that Kidd-Gilchrist will be out indefinitely.

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Hassan Whiteside
Heat's Hassan Whiteside: Has been suspended for one game
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA
2/11/2016
News: Whiteside (suspension) has been suspended for one game by the NBA and will be held out of Miami's game against Atlanta next Friday, Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Whiteside was suspended for an elbow he threw that connected with Boban Marjonovic's head when the Heat played the Spurs earlier on Tuesday. He was given a flagrant two foul in that game and ejected. Whiteside should return to the starting lineup after the suspension is served.

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Noah Vonleh
Trail Blazers' Noah Vonleh: Doesn't play in loss to Rockets
Noah Vonleh, PF, POR
2/11/2016
News: Vonleh (ankle) didn't end up seeing the court in Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

Though the Blazers announced that Vonleh would be active and available to play in the contest, coach Terry Stotts chose not to call the second-year big man's number, as Maurice Harkless earned the start at power forward. It was likely just a measure to give Vonleh some additional time to heal up with the All-Star break on tap, so he's probably not dealing with any sort of setback. Expect Vonleh to be available for the Blazers' next game Feb. 19 against the Warriors, though it's not clear if he'll be used in a starting role after Harkless shined in Wednesday's game with season highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds.

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Bryce Dejean-Jones
Pelicans' Bryce Dejean-Jones: Won't play Thursday due to contract dispute
Bryce Dejean-Jones, SG, NO
2/11/2016
News: Dejean-Jones isn't expected to play in Thursday's game against the Thunder due to a contract dispute, Scott Kushner of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

Dejean-Jones' second 10-day contract with the Pelicans expired following Wednesday's 100-96 win over the Jazz, during which the rookie put up nine points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT). While he's since taken hold of the starting role at shooting guard while Tyreke Evans (knee) has been sidelined, Dejean-Jones is only averaging 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 0.8 steals over 19.9 minutes in 11 appearances, production that might make the Pelicans reluctant to sign the 23-year-old to the two- or three-year deal he appears to be seeking, according to Kushner. The Pelicans will continue to negotiate with Dejean-Jones and his agent over the break to see if an agreement on a new deal can be reached.

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Patrick Beverley
Rockets' Patrick Beverley: Will skip skills competition due to ankle issue
Patrick Beverley, PG, HOU
2/11/2016
News: Beverley tweaked his left ankle in Wednesday's 116-103 loss to the Trail Blazers, and the injury will prevent him from defending his title in the skills competition at this weekend's NBA All-Star festivities in Toronto, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The injury didn't force Beverley to exit Wednesday's game prematurely, as he played 32 minutes and finished with seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four assists, and one rebound. Still, because the left ankle has bothered him at various points this season, Beverley isn't inclined to risk further injury in a meaningless competition. He's expected to be good to go for the Rockets' first game out of the break Feb. 19 against the Suns.

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Trey Burke
Jazz's Trey Burke: Misses Wednesday's game with flu
Trey Burke, PG, UTA
2/11/2016
News: Burke (illness) was held out of Wednesday's 100-96 loss to the Pelicans.

It's the third straight game that Burke missed due to a case of the flu, but with a full week off to recover from the illness during the All-Star break, Burke figures to be back to full health for the Jazz's next game Feb. 18 against the Wizards.

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