Marvin Williams SF CHA 1 Hr
Williams (concussion) is improving and has a chance to play against the Nuggets on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams took a hard elbow to the face against the Knicks this past Saturday and was left with a broken nose and a concussion. The broken nose isn't blocking him from a return to the court, rather the medical staff will have to make sure he's mentally well enough to get the green light for Saturday.
Nick Young SG/SF LAL 2 Hrs
Young (ankle) did some light running Friday but is still unable to cut like normal.
Young's availability for Sunday's game against the Knicks seems to be up in the air with this most recent news from coach Bryon Scott. If the small forward stays sidelined, Wayne Ellington has an opportunity for extended minutes against the Knicks.
DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 2 Hrs
Cousins (ankle) is expected to play against the Raptors on Friday, Kings' announcer Gary Gerould reports.
Cousins has been dealing with an ankle injury of late, although it's not believed to be serious as his green light for Friday's game shows. The newly elected member of the Western All-Star team is averaging 21.6 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 blocks over his last five games.
P. J. Hairston SG CHA 2 Hrs
Hairston sprained his ankle during Friday's practice but it's not believed to be serious, the Charlotte Observer reports.
The Hornets' next game comes against the Nuggets on Saturday and Hairston will likely be considered a game-time decision for that contest. Even if Hairston is unable to play Saturday, he's only averaging 14.8 minutes per game and his playing time will likely be dispersed among numerous players to fill the void.
Shelvin Mack PG ATL 2 Hrs
Mack (calf) will not be available for Friday's game against Portland, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Mack will be missing his sixth straight game Saturday with his next opportunity to get back on the court coming against the Sixers on Saturday. In his absence, Dennis Schroder will continue to see extended time off the bench behind All-Star Jeff Teague.
Taj Gibson PF/C CHI 3 Hrs
Gibson is dealing with right patella tendinitis, although he's considered probable to play against the Suns on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
This is a new injury for Gibson that won't likely pose problems for his long-term viability. The 29-year-old is spending 27.3 minutes on the court over his last four contests.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 3 Hrs
Dunleavy (ankle) is considered questionable to play against the Suns on Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Dunleavy has been off the court since Jan. 1 with lingering ankle soreness. His return seems imminent, but he'll likely be eased back into action whenever he makes his eventual return to the court.
Jimmy Butler SG/SF CHI 3 Hrs
Butler (knee) is considered probable for Saturday's game against the Suns, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Butler was hit in the knee during Thursday's game against the Lakers but the injury doesn't seem to be anything that will refine him to the bench. The 25-year-old is averaging 43.3 minutes on the court over his last three contests.
George Hill G IND 3 Hrs
Hill will continue coming off the bench against the Kings on Saturday.
Hill is still being limited by the Pacers as he works his way back into a full workload after being sidelined with a groin injury. C.J. Watson will likely see extended time on the court until Hill's minute restriction is lifted.
Shayne Whittington C IND 3 Hrs
Whittington was recalled by the Pacers on Friday and is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Kings.
Whittington was recalled to provide emergency depth off the bench Saturday. As a result, the rookie is not expected to see extended playing time against the Kings, or even at a later date this season.