NBA Player News
|4/15/2014||Rajon Rondo, PG||Rondo finished with eight points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds Monday.
Analysis: He's probably glad this season is ending.
|4/15/2014||Trevor Ariza, G-F||Ariza scored 25 points Monday to lead the Wizards, who shot 59 percent and made 14 3-pointers and remain one game ahead of the Bobcats in the race for the No. 6 seed.
Analysis: He totaled 23 points in the previous four contests.
|4/15/2014||Jameer Nelson, PG||Nelson is out for the third straight game with a strained left groin.
Analysis: Nelson will be back in 2014-15.
|4/15/2014||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C||Cousins has been suspended for the season finale after picking up his 16th technical.
Analysis: It's a mandatory suspension without pay, something he's grown used to.
|4/15/2014||Al Jefferson, F-C||Jefferson had 27 points and 15 rebounds Monday in a win over Atlanta.
Analysis: He has eight straight double-doubles and is averaging 29.3 points in his last three.
|4/15/2014||Tyreke Evans, G-F||Evans scored a career-high 41 points in Monday's win over Oklahoma City.
Analysis: He's averaging 19.7 points per game this season as a starter.
|4/15/2014||Reggie Jackson, G||Jackson has a stiff neck.
Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
|4/15/2014||Carmelo Anthony, F||Anthony will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.
Analysis: Anthony had an MRI Tuesday. The Knicks said he would not require surgery at this point and would be evaluated in about a month. Anthony will miss the playoffs for the first time in his 11-year career. He has said he plans to become a free agent in July.
|4/15/2014||Luol Deng, F||Deng has won the J. Walter Kennedy Award, given annually to an NBA player for community service.
Analysis: Deng has had a long commitment to philanthropic work in his native South Sudan. His recent public service announcement for EnoughProject.org urges peace in his homeland. Deng also established a charitable foundation in Britain, which granted his family political asylum. Cavs coach Mike Brown says Deng's award is ''well-deserved. He has an amazing story.'' Deng says he's honored to receive the award, which is named after the league's second commissioner and has been handed out since 1975.
|4/15/2014||Alan Anderson, G-F||Anderson has an abdominal strain.
Analysis: Anderson's status is not known.
|4/15/2014||Andre Iguodala, G-F||Iguodala has a sore knee.
Analysis: Iguodala should be OK for the playoffs.
|4/15/2014||Kawhi Leonard, G-F||Leonard returned Wednesday from dealing with a sore hand.
Analysis: He's ready for the postseason.
|4/15/2014||Ronny Turiaf, F-C||Turiaf is dealing with a sore knee.
Analysis: It's uncertain if he'll play Wednesday.
|4/15/2014||Rudy Gay, F||Gay is dealing with a sore back.
Analysis: It's uncertain if he will play Wednesday.
|4/14/2014||DeMar DeRozan, G-F||DeRozan scored 30 points in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: DeRozan has been the catalyst for the Atlantic Division-champion Raptors, averaging a career highs of 22.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists.
|4/14/2014||Tim Hardaway Jr., SG||Hardaway came off the bench to score 20 points on Sunday night, helping New York to a 100-89 victory over Chicago.
Analysis: The rookie had been in a slump, making just 4 of 18 shots over his past three games.
|4/14/2014||Stephen Curry, G||Golden State's Stephen Curry scored a season-high 47 points on Sunday night, but it wasn't enough as the team fell to Portland in overtime.
Analysis: The guard was hitting shots from all over the floor, going 7 of 14 from 3-point range in the game.
|4/14/2014||DeMarcus Cousins, F-C||Cousins keeps rolling, and he had another monster game on Sunday night, putting up 35 points and 15 rebounds in Sacramento's 106-103 win against Minnesota.
Analysis: The center, making a push for All-NBA honors, has recorded a double-double in eight straight games.
|4/14/2014||Marc Gasol, C||Gasol is helping keep Memphis in the playoff race with a 18-point, 15-rebound performance on Sunday versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: Because of Gasol's work down low, Memphis held a 48-34 edge in points in the paint in the victory.
|4/14/2014||Pau Gasol, F-C||Gasol will miss the remainder of the regular season because of vertigo, the team announced on Sunday.
Analysis: A free agent this offseason, Gasol may be done in purple and gold. He finished the year averaging 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds.
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