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Date Player
1/26/2015 Brendan Haywood, C
Haywood has a knee injury.

Analysis: Haywood is day-to-day.
1/26/2015 C.J. Miles, G-F
Miles has a left groin strain.

Analysis: Miles is considered day-to-day.
1/26/2015 Amar'e Stoudemire, F-C
Stoudemire has a knee injury.

Analysis: It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, so consider him day-to-day.
1/26/2015 Justin Hamilton, F-C
Hamilton has a concussion.

Analysis: There's no time table for his return.
1/26/2015 Chris Paul, PG
Paul scored 23 points as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 120-100 on Sunday night.

Analysis: The Clippers point guard had a combined 15 points in his prior two games.
1/26/2015 D.J. Augustin, PG
Augustin scored a career-high 35 points in a 114-110 loss to Toronto on Sunday night.

Analysis: Augustin was making his first start in place of Brandon Jennings, who is out for the season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
1/26/2015 DeMar DeRozan, G-F
DeRozan broke out of a slump by scoring 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting in a 114-110 win over Detroit on Sunday night.

Analysis: DeRozan totaled 14 points and missed 28 of 34 shots in his prior three games.
1/26/2015 Monta Ellis, G
Ellis scored 36 points in Dallas' 109-106 loss to New Orleans on Sunday night.

Analysis: Ellis, scoring a team-leading 20.3 points per game, averaged 13.6 and shot 35.1 percent in his previous five games. He matched a season high Sunday by making 16 shots on 27 attempts.
1/26/2015 Bismack Biyombo, C
The Hornets announced Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee and will miss about 10 days and forward Marvin Williams has a broken nose and a concussion.

Analysis: Biyombo took over as the temporary starter after Al Jefferson injured his groin. He'll be re-evaluated in 10 days.
1/26/2015 Marvin Williams, F
Williams has a broken nose and a concussion.

Analysis: Williams took an elbow to the face against the Knicks on Saturday and did not return. He cannot return to practice or game action until he passes the NBA concussion protocol.
1/26/2015 Kemba Walker, PG
The Hornets have announced that Walker will undergo surgery on Wednesday in New York to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The team said in a press release Monday that a timeline for his recovery will be determined following surgery.

Analysis: The fourth-year point guard is Charlotte's leading scorer this season, averaging 18.8 points per game and is tied for sixth in the NBA in assists per turnover ratio (3.1). Walker flew to New York to have a second opinion on his knee. The Hornets say that Dr. David Altchek confirmed team orthopedic physician Marcus Cook's previous diagnosis, although the team previously only listed Walker as having a cyst on the knee.
1/26/2015 Kevin Durant, F
Durant is sitting out the Thunder's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night with a sprained big toe on his left foot. According to a team spokesman, Durant was injured Sunday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is considered day-to-day.

Analysis: Durant, last year's league MVP, is averaging 25.6 points. He already had missed 23 games this season with a broken bone in his right foot and a right ankle sprain.
1/26/2015 Michael Carter-Williams, PG
Philadelphia coach Brett Brown says Carter-Williams is sick and unable to play at New Orleans. Carter-Williams, last season's rookie of the year, has an upper respiratory infection.

Analysis: He is averaging 15.3 points, 7.1 assists and six rebounds per game this season and was instrumental in the 76ers' victory over New Orleans in Philadelphia on Jan. 16, scoring 22 points. Brown says Carter-Williams' absence on Monday means he has "a bunch of young guys who are going to get to play more."
1/26/2015 Avery Bradley, G
Bradley had 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting Monday at Utah.

Analysis: It's been a couple of bad nights in a row for Bradley, who is 9 of 28 over his last two games with four turnovers and two assists.
1/26/2015 Tayshaun Prince, F
Prince had 19 points Monday against Utah, one shy of his season high, in his fifth game for the Celtics.

Analysis: Though Prince had a nice game, going 7 of 10 from the field and adding five assists, he's simply too far into the twilight of his career to be relied upon on a consistent basis.
1/26/2015 Gordon Hayward, G-F
Hayward continued his hot shooting ways, going 4 of 5 from deep with 26 points in Monday's loss to Boston.

Analysis: Hayward is 14 of 25 from beyond the arc over his last six games, scoring 24-plus four times in that span.
1/26/2015 Enes Kanter, C
Kanter had another nice game with 20 points and six rebounds Monday against the Celtics.

Analysis: Kanter is averaging 19.3 points and 10.8 rebounds over his last four games. He has played 31-plus minutes three times in that span, so he should be a fixture in your lineup until his usage goes down.
1/25/2015 Damian Lillard, PG
Lillard scored 20 on 5-of-13 shooting with seven assists in Saturday's win over Washington.

Analysis: Lillard has scored 20-plus in six straight, his longest such streak of the season, though he's shooting 33.0 percent in his last five while going 11 of 40 from 3-point range.
1/25/2015 John Wall, PG
Wall had 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting with nine assists in Saturday's loss to the Trail Blazers.

Analysis: Wall had been 15 for 41 over his previous three games, so perhaps his brief shooting slump is over.
1/25/2015 Paul Pierce, F
Pierce became the fourth player in league history with 2,000 career 3-pointers Saturday, going 3 of 4 from deep and scoring 19 points at Portland.

Analysis: Pierce's 38.9 3-point percentage this season is his highest since 2009-10 when he shot a career-high 41.4 percent for Boston.
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