Nene (foot/Achilles/leg) will not play Monday, the Washington Post reports.
Nene is dealing with a myriad of injuries and recently said that he wants to be smart and allow them all to heal before he ends up hurting himself further by trying to play through everything. It's possible we could see Nene sit out for a few more games, but the fact that the team hasn't announced any long-term plan for his recovery makes him officially day-to-day.
Carter-Williams (knee) will not play Monday, the Sixers' official site reports.
Carter-Williams remains day-to-day with an infection in his knee that is still causing him some soreness. He was not allowed to dress, and there's no specific timetable that's been announced for his return. While it may sound like a minor issue, there's no telling how quickly the infection will subside, leaving MCW's status for the Sixers' games Thursday, Friday and Saturday in question.
12/09/13 - 2:26PM ETTyreke Evans
: (Ankle) Out for 1-2 Weeks
Evans will miss the next one-to-two weeks with the sprained left ankle he suffered in last Friday's game, the Times-Picayune reports.
Evans had a severely sprained left ankle in the preseason that kept him sidelined from October 5 to October 25. If his latest injury is in anyway as severe, it's possible we won't see Evans back on the court until December 27, but the two-week timetable has him returning on December 21, just one game before what would be his first game playing in Sacramento as a member of the Pelicans.
12/09/13 - 11:47AM ETSteve Nash
: (Soreness) Return Date Uncertain
Nash (general soreness) is still unsure as to when he will return to action, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Nash has failed to log a minute of action since Nov. 10. It's unclear exactly when he will be able to play a significant amount of minutes again, so it's best to keep him on your bench for the time being.
Williams (ankle) expects to play in Tuesday's contest against the Celtics, The Record reports.
It appears that Williams will finally make his return Tuesday after missing the past nine games due to an ankle injury. Make sure to check back before Tuesday's game to ensure that he's in the lineup.
12/09/13 - 9:53AM ETPaul Pierce
: (Hand) May Return Tuesday
Pierce (hand) could play in Tuesday's contest against the Celtics, the Boston Herald reports.
Pierce appears to be way ahead of schedule. If everything goes well in Monday's practice, he could end up seeing the court Tuesday. If he does end up playing Tuesday, don't expect a huge stat line from him as the Nets will likely play it safe and ease him back into the rotation.
Pierce (broken hand) was surprisingly able to practice Monday, The Record reports.
Pierce somehow returned to practice just one week after being diagnosed with a broken hand. It looks like he has a good chance to return towards the beginning of his original 2-4 week timetable, if not sooner.
Carter-Williams (knee) was released from the hospital Sunday and is considered day-to-day, the Delaware County Times reports.
Carter-Williams did not participate in Monday's morning shootaround, indicating that he probably won't be able to suit up against the Clippers on Monday. Tony Wroten made the most of his additional minutes over the weekend, scoring 20 points in both of Philadelphia's games. While Monday may be pushing it, Carter-Williams is seemingly poised to return before the end of the week. The 76ers face Minnesota on Wednesday and Toronto on Friday.
Gay has been traded from the Raptors to the Kings, Yahoo! Sports reports. The seven-player deal has been agreed to in principle but still needs league approval.
Gay has played in 18 games so far this season, averaging 19.4 points, 7.4 boards and 2.2 assists in 35.5 minutes per game. The Kings plan to use him as a stretch four, which would give him the potential to earn a few more rebounds and blocks. He could play as early as Monday, but it's likely that he won't make his debut for the Kings until Wednesday.
Parsons (back) will take the court Sunday against the Magic, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Parsons has had acupuncture treatments performed the last two days, which will allow him to participate in some capacity Sunday. His workload is undetermined, but if he's healthy enough to play, he'll likely enter the starting lineup at small forward.
Wade is sitting out Sunday at Detroit in order fit in a day of rest.
Wade will miss his third game in the past four, the first two due to an illness. In his brief return to the court Saturday, he contributed 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 32 minutes. The Heat's next tilt pits them at Indiana in a showdown of the Eastern Conference's two best squads, for which Wade should be active and ready to contribute.
With Kenyon Martin (ankle) out of the lineup, Hardaway will step in for his first career start, as Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani move up to the four and five spots, respectively. The 21-year-old Hardaway has provided a much-needed spark for the Knicks over the past week, scoring 48 points and going 12-for-21 from three-point land in his last three games.
Martin (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Celtics.
Martin's ankle evidently didn't hold up well to playing in back-to-back games Thursday and Friday, so he'll get a day to rest up Sunday. Andrea Bargnani will get the nod at center, with Carmelo Anthony moving over to the No. 4 spot, opening the door for Tim Hardaway to make his first career start.
Carter-Williams has a right knee infection and will stay overnight at UPenn Hospital, the Delaware County Times reports. There is no timetable for his return.
Originally MCW was out with a typical injury after knocking knees, but word that he has an infection is not what his owners wanted to hear. He has been at the hospital for three nights now, which is not encouraging. Make sure he's out of your lineups, and we would expect Tony Wroten to be a pretty useful fantasy option in his absence.
12/07/13 - 1:02PM ETNene (Foot)
: Wants To Take His Time Recovering
Nene wants to take his time with his barrage of injuries (leg/foot/Achilles), the Washington Post reports. "I need to step back and I need to walk away a little bit," Nene said. "I been suffering with this thing, the last few weeks... suffering, playing in pain, that's no fun."
It certainly seems unlikely he'll take the court Monday against the Nuggets, and it sounds like he wants to be shut down for a stretch of games. For a traditionally injured big man like Nene, this is not surprising, but it is disappointing considering how well he had been playing.
Parsons said his back is "more sore than it's ever been" after undergoing another round of acupuncture treatment Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I'm just trying to do what I can to play," Parsons said. "I'm definitely not 100 percent."
While coach Kevin McHale sounded positive earlier on Saturday about Parsons' chances of taking the court for Sunday's game, Parsons certainly doesn't sound like a lock to take the court. Continue to monitor the situation, as this is something that could linger for a while.
Bryant (Achilles) will likely see between 20 and 30 minutes in his return to action Sunday, the Lakers' official site reports. "Somewhere in the twenties, but not more than that," coach Mike D'Antoni said.
This should still be enough time for Bryant to contribute a useful stat line, so owners who have been stashing Vino should feel comfortable deploying him Sunday against the Raptors.
Olynyk (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game, the Celtics' official site reports. "He told me he's feeling a little better but I don't know exactly what that means," coach Brad Stevens said. "I know he won't be playing tomorrow."
Brandon Bass and Jared Sullinger have emerged as the two fantasy options in Boston's frontcourt, so Olynyk's value upon return isn't likely to be very high.
Williams (ankle) made the trip to Milwaukee with the team and will go through a workout before Saturday's game, and according to coach Jason Kidd, he remains "on track" to make his return on Tuesday, The Record reports.
Hopefully there will be a more concrete stance out of the Nets' camp before weekly lineups lock, but it would appear that, barring a setback, Williams will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Celtics.
12/07/13 - 9:57AM ETLuol Deng
: Could Sit Saturday With Calf Injury
Deng is a game-time decision Saturday because of a calf injury, ESPN Chicago reports.
Deng didn't go through shootaround and has some stiffness, according to coach Tom Thibodeau, so this sounds like he is a little closer to doubtful than questionable. Mike Dunleavy would be the likely starter if Deng does not play.
Douglas (leg) participated in the morning shootaround Friday, but did not play in that evening's game in Houston, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Douglas has been lobbying to return to action, but head coach Mark Jackson wants "to make sure that he's 100 percent" because he wants to avoid any setbacks. At any rate, Douglas is now a day-to-day proposition.
Parsons got relief from back spasms in part with the help of an acupuncturist, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I was so glad to be out there and to be playing," Parsons said. "Obviously, I'm still a little rusty. I missed a lot of easy ones that usually I am going to make, but that's going to take some time with coming back. I'm definitely sore but it felt good to be back out there."
The treatment helped to reduce the pain in time for Friday's game, but even though Parsons played, it's unclear whether he's out of the woods.