NBA Player News
|3/2/2015||Jimmy Butler, G-F|
|Butler will miss three to six weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left elbow and join the injured Derrick Rose on the sideline.
Analysis: Butler, Chicago's scoring leader, was injured during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed most of the second half after he ran into a pick by DeAndre Jordan, the latest blow to a team that has shuffled players in and out of the rotation because of various ailments.
|3/2/2015||Tyson Chandler, C|
|Chandler and Chandler Parsons will miss Monday night's game against New Orleans because of injuries, leaving the Mavericks without two of their frontcourt starters for the second straight game. Chandler has a bruised left hip that kept him out of Saturday's loss to Brooklyn.
Analysis: Coach Rick Carlisle said Monday he was optimistic both could return when Dallas plays three games in four nights on the West Coast starting with Portland on Thursday night. The 7-1 Chandler leads the Mavericks with 25 double-doubles and is an important defensive presence around the basket.
|3/2/2015||Jose Calderon, PG|
|Calderon has a sore left Achilles.
Analysis: Calderon could miss a game or two.
|3/2/2015||James Harden, G-F|
|The NBA has suspended Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin.
Analysis: The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston's 105-103 victory over Cleveland on Sunday and Harden fell back to the court, then kicked his foot up into James.
|3/2/2015||Matt Barnes, SF|
|Barnes is out with a strained right hamstring.
Analysis: It's unclear how long Barnes will be out.
|3/2/2015||Kevin Martin, G-F|
|Martin is out with an illness.
Analysis: Martin is considered day-to-day.
|3/2/2015||O.J. Mayo, G|
|Mayo is out with soreness in his right hamstring.
Analysis: There's no time table for Mayo's return.
|3/2/2015||Nikola Pekovic, C|
|Pekovic has a sore right ankle.
Analysis: The injury isn't considered serious, so Pekovic is day-to-day.
|3/1/2015||Jimmy Butler, G-F|
|Butler hurt his left elbow in a 96-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday and was sidelined for much of the second half.
Analysis: Butler's status is unknown pending the results of an MRI on Monday.
|2/28/2015||Isaiah Thomas, PG|
|Thomas scored a season-high 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night.
Analysis: Thomas is averaging 22.3 points in his first four games with Boston despite shooting a subpar 39.3 percent.
|2/28/2015||Mo Williams, G|
|Williams had 31 points in a 106-98 loss to Boston on Friday night.
Analysis: Williams is averaging 23.5 points in four games since joining the Charlotte Hornets after a trade with Minnesota on Feb. 10.
|2/28/2015||Marcin Gortat, C|
|Gortat scored 16 points and added 17 rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Gortat has gobbled up 67 rebounds in his last five games so he is on a hot streak.
|2/28/2015||Hassan Whiteside, C|
|Whiteside stunned the fantasy world yet again Saturday.
Analysis: Whiteside finished with 14 points and tied a season high with 24 rebounds to give him 13 double-doubles. He's certainly not bad luck for your fantasy team.
|2/28/2015||O.J. Mayo, G|
|Mayo returned Saturday.
Analysis: Mayo missed two games with right hamstring soreness.
|2/28/2015||Nick Young, G-F|
|Young is out with a swollen left knee.
Analysis: Young hasn't played since last Sunday's overtime win over Boston in which his raucous and immature post-game celebration was shown on Jimmy Kimmel's program and frowned upon by the legendary Kobe Bryant.
|2/28/2015||Greg Monroe, F-C|
|Monroe had 28 points and 13 rebounds in Friday's double-overtime loss to New York.
Analysis: Monroe has totaled a whopping 42 boards in his last three games.
|2/28/2015||Enes Kanter, C|
|Kanter returned from a one-game absence in Sunday's 108-101 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: Kanter was not in the lineup Friday night against Portland because of a right thigh contusion.
|2/28/2015||Andre Drummond, F-C|
|Drummond had 21 points and 15 rebounds in Friday's 121-115 double-overtime loss to New York.
Analysis: Drummond is averaging 18.5 points and 15.3 boards over the last four games, up from his season marks of 13.0 and 13.0.
|2/28/2015||Tony Parker, PG|
|Parker began to break of his recent slump Friday night as he finished with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Analysis: He made 3 of 21 shots over his previous three games so exercise caution with the aging Parker.
|2/28/2015||Ray McCallum, PG|
|McCallum scored 20 points Friday.
Analysis: McCallum has talent and it is beginning to show. He entered with an effective field-goal percentage of 46.9 that needs to get better.
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