Seth Curry
Mavericks' Seth Curry: Questionable for Wednesday's game
Seth Curry, SG, DAL
4:35 PM
News: Curry (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's tilt with the Kings, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

After Curry was sidelined for his third straight contest Monday against the Hornets, coach Rick Carlisle intimated that the reserve guard would probably be doubtful for Wednesday's game, but the questionable designation implies Curry is coming along better than anticipated from the sprained right knee. Curry was able to see some involvement in Tuesday's practice, so he'll likely be reevaluated after Wednesday's morning shootaround before the Mavs make a ruling on his status for the contest. Though Curry had been averaging 31.9 minutes per game in his last 10 contests prior to missing time, he'll likely notice a more reduced role upon returning to action since Deron Williams is no longer facing any restrictions following a bout with a calf injury.

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Andrew Bogut
Mavericks' Andrew Bogut: Has bone bruise in knee, could miss two weeks
Andrew Bogut, C, DAL
4:25 PM
News: Bogut was diagnosed Tuesday with a minor bone bruise in his right knee and is expected to return in about two weeks, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports.

Coach Rick Carlisle suggested that Bogut, who had suffered what was labeled as a hyperextended knee in Monday's loss to the Hornets, would miss at least three games, so this latest report helps put a more specific timeline on the length of the big man's absence. While it's not the most encouraging news for a Mavericks squad that's already without starting power forward Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) for an indefinite time period, Bogut's recent MRI appears to have at least cleared him of a long-term setback. While Salah Mejri has started the last two games at center that Bogut had sat out and could receive those honors again, it's expected that Dwight Powell will be the main beneficiary. Powell finished with 15 points and seven rebounds over 32 minutes Monday after Bogut exited in the first quarter, while Mejri only picked up eight minutes on the evening.

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Derrick Favors
Jazz's Derrick Favors: Out Tuesday
Derrick Favors, PF, UTA
4:16 PM
News: Favors (knee) has been ruled out Tuesday against the Suns.

Not all too surprising considering Favors didn't travel with the team to Minneapolis for Monday's contest. The power forward does not have a clear timetable for a return, propelling veteran Boris Diaw into the starting rotation for the immediate future. Look for more updates to come later in the week, as the Jazz begin a five-game homestand Tuesday.

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D'Angelo Russell
Lakers' D'Angelo Russell: Cleared for on-court workouts
D'Angelo Russell, PG, LAL
4:10 PM
News: Russell (knee) has been cleared to resume on-court workouts, but he won't travel with the team to Houston for Wednesday's matchup with the Rockets, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

With Russell hitting the end of the two-week break for rest that the Lakers had prescribed for him to heal up from the sore left knee, doctors determined Tuesday that the point guard had shown enough improvement with his condition to begin testing things out again. While it amounts to encouraging news for Russell, coach Luke Walton acknowledged that the Lakers still don't have a definitive timetable for the second-year player's return, and it's "not probable" that he'll return to action Friday against the Suns or Sunday against the Knicks, according to Medina. That would leave the Dec. 12 game against the Kings as the earliest possible date for a Russell return, though it should become more clear as the week wears on if that's a realistic target.

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George Hill
Jazz's George Hill: Out Tuesday
George Hill, PG, UTA
4:05 PM
News: Hill (toe) has been ruled out for Tuesday's tilt with the Suns.

Hill will miss his fourth straight contest due to a sprained left toe. Look for Dante Exum to continue to start at point guard in his absence with Shelvin Mack also likely to see an uptick in minutes. Hill's next opportunity to take the court will come Thursday against the Warriors.

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Marvin Williams
Hornets' Marvin Williams: Probable for Wednesday
Marvin Williams, PF, CHA
3:55 PM
News: Williams (knee) has been ruled probable for Wednesday's tilt with the Pistons.

The veteran has missed the past six games due to a hyperextended left knee. The Hornets have off Tuesday, so look for a decision on his status to be made either once Williams goes through shootaround Wednesday morning or warmups right before tip off.

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Tarik Black
Lakers' Tarik Black: Does not participate in practice Tuesday
Tarik Black, C, LAL
3:00 PM
News: Black (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday.

Black sprained his ankle 12 minutes into playing in Monday's tilt against the Jazz before exiting the game. The center has appeared in 23 games during the 2016-17 season, averaging 5.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 0.6 assists. If he's unable to see the floor Wednesday against the Rockets, it's likely that Ivica Zubac and Julius Randle could see a boost in minutes.

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Isaiah Thomas
Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: Sitting out practice
Isaiah Thomas, PG, BOS
2:55 PM
News: Thomas (groin) sat out practice Tuesday, Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports.

Thomas pulled his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, and while the issue isn't considered overly serious, it could still cost him a game or two in the short term. The All-Star's status for Wednesday's game against Orlando likely won't be clarified until the team can evaluate him at shootaround, but if he's ultimately held out, both Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart would stand to benefit.

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Larry Nance Jr.
Lakers' Larry Nance: Practices Tuesday
Larry Nance Jr., PF, LAL
2:55 PM
News: Nance (knee) participated in practice Tuesday.

Nance suffered a right knee contusion during Friday's loss to the Raptors, causing him to be sidelined Saturday against Memphis and Monday against the Jazz. Since Nance was able to practice Tuesday, he appears on track to play Wednesday against the Rockets, although an official decision likely won't be made until after shootaround.

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Tony Parker
Spurs' Tony Parker: Won't play Tuesday against Timberwolves
Tony Parker, PG, SA
2:15 PM
News: Parker (knee) won't play Tuesday against the Timberwolves.

Parker has been battling a left thigh contusion, which has kept him out of two of the Spurs' past three contests. The veteran was able to participate in Monday's tilt against the Bucks, but he aggravated the injury and was therefore restricted to only 18 minutes, in which he put up six points and five assists. The Spurs probably want to play it safe and sit Parker in the back-to-back set, so expect Nicolas Laprovittola to replace him in the starting lineup.

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