Iguodala (hamstring) traveled with the team on its three-game road trip that begins Friday in Houston, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Iguodala still hasn't been able to practice, but his presence on the trip is an encouraging sign.
Thursday, December 5
12/05/13 - 5:05PM ETDwyane Wade
: (Ilness) Out Thursday
Wade (illness) will not play Thursday against the Bulls, Heat.com reports.
Wade has been dealing with an illness for the past couple of days. He isn't expected to miss much time with it, but owners are undoubtedly disappointed, as Wade had missed his last game due to soreness. Expect James Jones to possibly start in his place.
Randolph (toe) will play Thursday against the Clippers. He may have limited minutes.
This comes as good news as Randolph had missed two games due to an ingrown toenail. While he is expected to have limited minutes Friday, Randolph can be inserted in most lineups on a day with only three games.
Carter-Williams did not join the team in their trip to Charlotte for Friday's game against the Bobcats, Yahoo! Sports reports. He is listed day-to-day with knee soreness.
Carter-Williams has been excellent over his last five games, averaging 20.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 4.2 steals during that span. It appears he will be unable to go against the Bobcats on Friday. This comes as a major blow to owners, but his injury does not appear to be too serious, and he is not likely to miss significant time because of it.
Cousins will return to action Friday against the Lakers.
Cousins missed one game due to a sprained ankle that was announced shortly before the game. It appears he will not miss more time, and should continue to play well for owners this season.
12/05/13 - 2:39PM ETDerrick Rose
: (Knee) Possible He Could Return During Playoffs
Rose (knee) could be back for the playoffs, the South Florida SunSentinel reports. Rose stated that, "If I'm healthy and the situation is right, I'm going to be back playing."
Rose spoke to the media for the first time and hinted that under the right circumstances, he would be back to play for the playoffs. Even though this information is not useful for his fantasy value this year, it does show that he should be completely ready for next season.
Williams (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Knicks, The Record's Andy Vasquez reports.
Williams has not played since Nov. 20 and will miss his eighth consecutive game Thursday. Brooklyn is floundering without him, and the Nets have not set a date for when they think their point guard might return. His next opportunity to take the court will be Saturday at Milwaukee.
Durant had 33 points (11-23 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT) and grabbed seven rebounds in 39 minutes, but it wasn't enough to beat the red-hot Blazers.
It's hard to believe, but Durant's actually off to a pretty cold start from the floor by his standards. His field goal percentage is down 5.5 points from a year ago, but he's still averaging 28 per game. Along with his rebounds and assists noticeably up, he could be on his way to an MVP season, if he finds his usual shooting stroke.
Wednesday, December 4
12/04/13 - 6:58PM ET
Wednesday's game between the Spurs and Timberwolves in Mexico City has been postponed due to excessive smoke in the arena, Wolves' television commentator Dave Benz reports.
The NBA's foray into Mexico did not go as planned, as an apparent generator malfunction produced considerable smoke inside the arena. Everyone inside was evacuated and waited outside the arena for nearly an hour before the decision was made to postpone the game. The league is yet to announce a make-up date, but the game will likely be played in Minnesota (the official home team).
12/04/13 - 5:05PM ETKobe Bryant
: (Achilles) Won't Play Friday
Bryant (Achilles) says he will not play Friday versus the Kings, CNBC Los Angeles reports.
There was plenty of speculation that Bryant would make his highly anticipated return Friday, but it now appears more likely that will happen Sunday against Toronto. Bryant practiced Wednesday and fully participated in the team's full-court scrimmage Tuesday, so it's likely he's just taking an extra couple of days to ensure he's ready for game action. Bryant has not played since suffering an torn Achilles back on April 12.
Kidd-Gilchrist will miss four-to-six weeks with a fracture in his left hand, the team's official site reports.
Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging just 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 26.7 minutes of action so his fantasy value won't be missed too much. In Kidd-Gilchrist's absence, expect Jeff Taylor to see an increase in minutes at the small forward position for the Bobcats.
Jackson has thrived coming off the bench behind Russell Westbrook, especially in his last five games.
During his last five games, Jackson has averaged 26 minutes of action, which is two more minutes than his season average of 24. In that same time frame, he has been shooting 58.5 percent from the floor (48.7 percent on the season) and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc (25.7 percent for the season). Jackson is also averaging 14.4 points per game, more than three points higher than his season average of 11.2. He has pushed himself towards fantasy relevance, especially if he continues to see an increase in minutes and field-goal percentage.
12/04/13 - 10:57AM ETJimmy Butler
: (Toe) Not Close To Returning
Butler (toe) is still not close to returning according to coach Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler was initially given a two-to-three week recovery frame back on Nov. 20. It appears that it could take a little bit longer than that. Tony Snell will continue to start in his place, with Mike Dunleavy also picking up extra minutes.
Parsons (back) participated in Wednesday's shootaround but is still experiencing back tightness and is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Phoenix.
Parsons' back is improving, but it sounds like he's very much questionable for Wednesday still. The Rockets have good depth in the three and four spots with the likes of Francisco Garcia, Terrence Jones and Omri Casspi performing admirably, so they really don't need to rush Parsons.
O'Neal said he has a torn ligament in his left wrist that will require surgery, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The backup center is going to try to delay the procedure for as long as possible.
There's no word as to when O'Neal was first diagnosed with the torn ligament, or how long he can realistically put off the surgery. The veteran big man has averaged 22 minutes (9.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG) in the past five games and is coming off an 11-point/eight-rebound outing in 23 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Raptors. He's managed to be productive despite the injury.