NBA.com "Prior to tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Pelicans activated Anthony Davis (left hand fracture). Davis is expected to play in tonight's game. Tyreke Evans is expected to play tonight against the Clippers after missing the previous two contests." December 18
Serious talks on Boston-Houston package for Asik have included Brandon Bass, Courtney Lee and a 1st round pick, sources tell Yahoo.
ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Lakers have decided -- at least for now – that they're better off keeping four-time All-Star center Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Lakers, after weighing the idea of making Gasol available before the NBA's annual trade..." December 18
LeBron says he will play tonight.
Denver Post "Nuggets forward Jordan Hamilton was suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch and making contact with the shoulder of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, the NBA announced Wednesday. The incident, for which Hamilton was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and ejected, occurred with..." December 18
CBSSports.com "For the Bucks, their season is pretty much done. They didn't appear to be set on tanking this season, instead making moves with an eye towards at least being average. Instead, because of injuries and other factors, they're the worst team in the East. Which is saying something. So they're..." December 18
Sporting News "There appears to be a strong trade market for Houston Rockets big man Omer Asik. At least four teams — the Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers — are interested in acquring him, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, and a fifth, unidentified, team..." December 18
Woodson said Tyson Chandler will play and start tonight . Bargnani comes off the bench.
Pro Basketball Talk "The basketball gods can be cruel. The Washington Wizards were celebrating a dramatic win over the New York Knicks the other night — we focused on the Knicks’ failings but credit to the Wizards for making the right plans and knocking down the big shots. For a team with playoff dreams it was a..." December 18
Brook Lopez will be in the starting lineup tonight along with Williams, Johnson, Anderson and Garnett. #Nets
Rudy Gay will play and start for Kings. #ATLHawks
Stuckey (sore right shoulder) is out. Billups available. #Pistons
Kevin McHale back and says James will go tonight
Denver Post "The only place in the NBA where point guard Ty Lawson is more beloved than Russell Westbrook is Denver. In a nutshell, that represents the daunting challenge for the Nuggets to be taken seriously in the league. If Lawson can't blow by Westbrook, Denver will never catch Oklahoma City's elite..." December 18
Arron Afflalo is sick, Magic officials say, and will be inactive tonight.
Doctor said Farmer's hamstring was still not healed. He'll be looked at again Dec. 24, day before Lakers play Miami.
San Francisco Chronicle "Andre Iguodala played 17 minutes, 23 seconds Tuesday night at Oracle Arena and produced two points, two assists and zero rebounds. But his presence upon returning from injury made all the difference for the Warriors. A team that had been chided by its head coach for a lack of passion, effort..." December 18
The Oklahoman "Entering play on Tuesday, the Thunder's early season résumé was loaded with impressive bullet points: *19-4 record *12-0 at home *Blowout wins over the Pacers and Clippers *Relatively easy victories over the Spurs and Mavericks But more than a quarter of the way through the..." December 18
Silver Screen And Roll "It's been easy to cast aspersions on Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol as of late...but realistically, when hasn't it been? The problem in recent weeks is that it seemed to be more than just the work of message board haters. For one night at least, the Mamba and the Spaniard put those complaints to..." December 18
CSN Northwest "“He did it again,” is what Nicolas Batum said after Damian Lillard connected on a long, buzzer-beating, game-winning three that gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 119-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night. Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters did a phenomenal job..." December 18
Charlotte Observer "Big Al wasn’t doing so well with Big DeMarcus Tuesday night. So after playing mostly vanilla defense the season’s first seven weeks, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford opted for some Rocky Road. Clifford double-teamed Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins aggressively for much of the..." December 18
Spurs just announced that @tonyparker will miss next two games and then be re-evaluated after shin contusion he suffered Monday night in LA
CBSSports.com "French center Alexis Ajinca is finalizing a buyout with Strasbourg of the Euro League and is on the verge of a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. The Pelicans and Strasbourg have agreed on the standard $575,000 buyout under NBA rules,..." December 17
Bleacher Report "It's no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, and the latest update, according to two sources who spoke with Bleacher Report, is that the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers have emerged as the top two suitors. And both are realistic..." December 17
#Knicks announce K-Mart out at least 2 weeks with abdominal after MRI as expected.
Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics are reportedly talking about a multi-player deal with the Sacramento Kings where Rajon Rondo is the centerpiece, as reported by Donny Marshall of the NBC Sports Network and Comcast Sportsnet New England. There are not a lot of details here, but you can bet a mix of players and picks..." December 17
ESPN.com "The morning after is always the difficult part for LeBron James. That was the source of the frustration for James late in the third quarter of Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz as he limped off the court, dropped to his knees and pounded a stack of towels and pads near the Miami Heat's..." December 17
ABC News "San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker left Monday night's 115-92 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the second half with a right shin contusion. Parker limped off the court with 5:09 left in the third quarter after he appeared to bang his leg against Ryan Hollins' knee. He finished with eight..." December 17
New York Post "Knicks coach Mike Woodson lost track of time. And the Knicks lost a heartbreaker in the final seconds Monday night because of it. Washington’s Bradley Beal drove by exhausted backup point guard Beno Udrih — in the game only because starting point guard Pablo Prigioni was lost with a broken big..." December 17
Woodson said Amar'e's knee has swelled up. He won't play tomorrow and Woodson said he could be "out a while."
New York Post "Knicks owner James Dolan may need to use the roaming function on his cell phone and call Canada again to ask about point guard Kyle Lowry of the Raptors. Already without starting point guard Raymond Felton, interim starter Pablo Prigioni is down for at least two weeks after suffering a hairline..." December 17
ESPN.com "The Toronto Raptors began their journey in the NBA in November 1995. The feelings of inferiority among the fan base were born just two and a half seasons later. Damon Stoudamire was the first draft pick ever made by the franchise and the face of NBA basketball in Canada up to that point. But..." December 17
Terry and Kirilenko sat out today. Brook Lopez -- who then practiced -- is again listed as questionable for tomorrow.
Nerlens Noel said on Sirius radio it's possible he plays this year. Bigger question: how come he talks to them and not Sixers beat reporters
Not only is Chandler Parsons dealing w/ a sore back he says he had to have an ingrown toenail removed from the little toe on his right foot.
Coach Woodson says Kenyon Martin will be out "probably a little while."
Jordan Farmar said postgame the earliest he might play again is Friday if he's given clean bill of health, and feels OK after practices
CBSSports.com "Sometimes, physical activity can be very tiring and you need to make sure to pace yourself so you don't overdo it. I think that's what Philadelphia 76ers' point guard Tony Wroten was doing against the Toronto Raptors when he took a 3-pointer and decided to lounge a little bit on the ground. He..." December 17
Los Angeles Times "The "great teams" find a way to win games when they return home tired from a grueling trip. The Clippers may not be able to call themselves one of those great teams just yet, but they demonstrated some resolve to overcome the fatigue a two-week trip can cause to pull out a 115-92 victory over..." December 17
Detroit News "Indiana Pacers all-world swingman Paul George cradled the basketball on the floor while laying on his back before Kyle Singler coyly tried to kick it away after play stopped, prompting Pacers guard Lance Stephenson to have a not-so-friendly chat with Singler in a crucial moment of a close..." December 17
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James lost his head(band). That actually worked out quite well. He then lost his balance, and that created concern with the Indiana Pacers up next for the Miami Heat. Evoking the same type of headband-less ire that sparked him during Game 6 of last season's NBA Finals against the San..." December 17
Boston Herald "The NBA’s consummate big forward was at the other end of the floor – a player who has been mentioned as a professional model for Jared Sullinger. But Kevin Love, despite scoring a fairly typical 27-point, 14-rebound double-double, had nothing for one night on his young opponent. Sullinger..." December 17
New York Post "Joe Johnson should consider getting sick more often. Playing through a cold, Johnson turned Barclays Center into his own personal shooting gallery Monday night, scoring a season-high 37 points — including 29 points in the third quarter alone — to lead the Nets to a runaway 130-94 victory over the..." December 17
Washington Post "In a building where the franchise hadn’t won since Bradley Beal was in seventh grade, in a game John Wall deemed a “must-win” and with Brazilian big man Nene again resting his ailing right heel, the Washington Wizards finally put to rest some unsettling trends Monday night with a 102-101 victory..." December 17
Orlando Sentinel "As the Orlando Magic's losses have increased this season, Arron Afflalo has kept a lid on his disappointment. The losses have worn on him, but he never has singled out teammates even though he has played at an All-Star level. On Monday night, Afflalo channeled any lingering frustrations onto..." December 17
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For all the Los Angeles Lakers residual marquee value, in the cold, hard light of the standings, Monday’s meeting with the Hawks amounted to No. 3 in the East vs. No. 12 in the West. Granted, L.A. plays in a much, much tougher neighborhood. But still, for a night, the result almost spoke..." December 17
#Twolves Kevin Martin will not play tonight at Boston due to left knee soreness. Hummel to start.
New York Post "Monday night’s game against Washington might be the Knicks’ final one sans Tyson Chandler. Chandler, as of Monday morning, has not ruled out returning Wednesday in Milwaukee. Chandler is supposed to be reevaluated Monday and must be cleared by the medical staff. The next game after Milwaukee is..." December 16
CSN Washington "Bradley Beal said he will try to play for the first time since Nov. 23 when the Wizards face the New York Knicks here Monday night (CSN, 7:30). Beal, who last played vs. the Knicks at Verizon Center, practiced fully for the first time since he was cleared a week ago to resume basketball-related..." December 16