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Date Player
12/18/2014 Carmelo Anthony, F
Anthony is again bothered by knee soreness.

Analysis: Anthony has been playing hurt all season and expect him to gut it out and take the court Thursday against the Bulls.
12/18/2014 Mike Miller, G-F
Miller will miss his seventh straight game with a concussion.

Analysis: David Blatt said Miller still has some stiffness in his neck area and will be held out one more game as a precaution. Miller participated in practice Tuesday.
12/18/2014 Tyreke Evans, G-F
Evans will miss the Pelicans' game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee.

Analysis: Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they'd re-evaluate him Friday.
12/18/2014 Larry Sanders, F-C
Sanders was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket.

Analysis: The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks' 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2. Sanders is expected to sit out the Bucks' game Thursday night in Sacramento.
12/18/2014 Derrick Rose, PG
Rose is sitting out Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks because of an illness. Kirk Hinrich is starting in Rose's place.

Analysis: Rose had played in 11 consecutive games as he works his way back from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game for Chicago, which lost Monday in Atlanta to end a three-game winning streak. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says he doesn't know if Rose will travel with the team to Memphis for a game on Friday.
12/18/2014 Carmelo Anthony, F
Anthony will sit out the Knicks' game Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left knee.

Analysis: Anthony is averaging 23.4 points in 24 games for the Knicks.
12/18/2014 Taj Gibson, F-C
Gibson is out Thursday night due to a right ankle injury.

Analysis: It's uncertain at this point how long Gibson will be out.
12/18/2014 Rajon Rondo, PG
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

Analysis: The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet.
12/18/2014 Jae Crowder, F
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

Analysis: The Celtics will get Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet.
12/18/2014 Brandan Wright, F-C
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

Analysis: The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet.
12/18/2014 Jameer Nelson, PG
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks.

Analysis: The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet.
12/18/2014 Reggie Evans, F-C
Evans is out for the Kings on Thursday night with knee and hip injuries.

Analysis: Evans had been starting with DeMarcus Cousins out. With Cousins back, he probably isn't much of a fantasy option.
12/18/2014 James Young, SG
Young remains out with a separated shoulder.

Analysis: His return is uncertain, though he is part of the team's rebuilding plans.
12/17/2014 John Wall, PG
Wall had 21 points and 17 assists in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.

Analysis: Wall is averaging 13.2 assists in nine games this month.
12/17/2014 Thaddeus Young, F
Young scored a season-high 29 points in Tuesday's loss at Washington.

Analysis: He did it on 12-of-19 shooting and is hitting 58.5 percent over his last three games.
12/17/2014 Enes Kanter, C
Kanter scored 29 points in Tuesday's loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: The fourth-year center has posted some impressive numbers lately. Kanter also grabbed seven rebounds against the Pelicans.
12/17/2014 Anthony Davis, F-C
Davis scored 31 points and added nine boards and three blocks to New Orleans' win over Utah on Tuesday.

Analysis: Davis showed no signs of rust in his return to the court. He had missed the Pelicans' previous game with a chest injury.
12/17/2014 Ryan Anderson, F-C
Anderson scored 28 points and drilled six 3-pointers Tuesday against Utah.

Analysis: Anderson has proven himself capable of huge games like Tuesday's. The forward is shooting 41.8 percent from the field this season and is averaging 15.6 points per game.
12/17/2014 Vince Carter, G-F
Carter scored 16 points Tuesday in Memphis' win over Golden State.

Analysis: It was Carter's first big game as a member of the Grizzlies. He made four of seven 3-pointers and grabbed four rebounds.
12/17/2014 Kevin Love, F-C
Love, who missed the team's morning shootaround with flu-like symptoms, will play against Atlanta.

Analysis: Love is averaging 17.8 points and 10.5 rebounds in 23 games. He grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds and scored 22 points in Monday's win over Charlotte. Love has 13 double doubles this season.
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