Darren Collison PG SAC 1 Hr
Collison (quad) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Collison sat out the Kings' last two games, but he will have a chance to return to action Friday. The Kings will provide an update on his status sometime prior to Friday's game.
Rudy Gay SF SAC 1 Hr
Gay (Achilles) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Gay's status for Friday's game remains uncertain, but the Kings are hopeful he will be able to suit up. Expect an update on his status sometime Friday.
Raymond Felton PG DAL 8 Hrs
Felton (ankle) will travel with the Mavericks on their four-game road trip beginning Friday in Toronto, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Felton would still seem unlikely to play Friday after aggravating his ankle injury earlier this week during practice, but the Mavericks are apparently optimistic that he might be able to suit up at some point during the trip. The veteran point guard has yet to play this season and might not be able to carve out a large role for the Mavericks with all of Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea vying for minutes.
Jameer Nelson PG DAL 8 Hrs
Nelson (back spasms) is questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The back issue forced Nelson out of Wednesday's game against the Knicks, but his questionable listing would seem to suggest a long-term absence isn't in store just yet. The Mavericks should have more information on Nelson's status following Friday's morning shootaround. Devin Harris, who logged 40 minutes in place of Nelson against the Knicks, would likely be tabbed for the start again if Nelson is unable to go.
James Young SG/SF BOS 9 Hrs
Young (illness) will be available for Friday's game against the Bulls, the Boston Globe reports.
After missing practice a day earlier with the illness, Young was able to get in a workout Thursday to make himself an option off the bench for the Celtics' next game. That being said, Young has yet to crack coach Brad Stevens' rotation with just three appearances on the season, so expect him to remain unused despite the fact he's now healthy.
Derrick Rose PG CHI 10 Hrs
Rose (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday but is uncertain to return to the court Friday against the Celtics, ESPN Chicago reports.
Coach Tom Thibodeau noted that he was happy with how Rose practiced, but given his inability to stay healthy over an extended period of time this season, the Bulls could be cautious with returning him to the lineup right away Friday. Expect the team to make a decision on his status following Friday's morning shootaround.
Joakim Noah PF/C CHI 10 Hrs
Noah (knee/eye) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, ESPN Chicago reports.
Noah indicated after the session that both his knee and eye issues aren't inhibiting him much anymore, creating hope that he might be able to give it a go Friday versus the Celtics. The Bulls will likely make a final call on his fate following the team's morning shootaround Friday, but things seem to be trending in the right direction for the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.
Carmelo Anthony F NY 10 Hrs
Anthony (back) is officially being listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Thunder, the New York Post reports.
It amounts to a status upgrade for Anthony, who had been initially ruled out entirely for the game. The doubtful tag still puts the odds against him playing Friday, but if his back spasms don't prove problematic during the team's morning shootaround, the Knicks may give stronger consideration to using him in the contest. If he's not able to go, expect J.R. Smith to take another turn as the Knicks' starting small forward.
Cory Joseph PG SA 10 Hrs
Joseph (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.
Joseph had previously been listed as doubtful before not playing in Wednesday's game against the Pacers, so the status upgrade should offer him a better shot at returning to action Friday. The fourth-year guard is averaging 7.8 points on 50.7 percent shooting over his 12 games on the campaign.
Tiago Splitter PF/C SA 11 Hrs
Splitter (calf) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings.
Splitter continues to battle tightness in his right calf and doesn't seem to be especially close to a return. Injuries have limited him to just one game this season.