Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 Hrs
Young is expected to play Sunday against the Kings.
Young was issued a flagrant-2 and ejected from Friday's game after hitting Steven Adams with an elbow, but the league has not handed down a suspension, so the Lakers expect to have the charismatic guard available off the bench Sunday. Young has scored at least 10 points in 11 of his last 12 games but offers little in terms of rebounds or assists.
C. J. Watson PG IND 5 Hrs
Watson (illness) will return and start Sunday against the Timberwolves, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reports.
An illness kept Watson out of action Saturday in Denver, but he's feeling better and will get the start at point guard Sunday evening. The veteran has seen increased minutes in the absence of George Hill (quad), averaging11.9 points and 4.6 assists in nearly 27 minutes per game in the month of December. He's currently riding a streak of four straight double-digit scoring games.
Jeff Adrien SF MIN 5 Hrs
Adrien was added to the Wolves' roster on a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, Alan Horton of Wolves' Radio reports.
Adrien's most recent 10-day contract expired Friday, but with a roster spot open, the team has decided to keep him around on a more permanent basis. The undersized forward has played well in limited minutes and flashed the ability to rebound at an elite level. That said, his role is too inconsistent to warrant rostering in most formats.
Norris Cole PG MIA 5 Hrs
Cole will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Celtics.
Cole was moved to the bench Friday against Washington, but he'll return to the starting five with Dwyane Wade (knee) sidelined. Mario Chalmers will join him in the backcourt, so it's not immediately clear which of the two would have come off the bench were Wade healthy.
Kendrick Perkins C OKC 5 Hrs
Perkins (knee) is considered a game-time call for Sunday's game against the Pelicans, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
After missing Friday's game with a knee bruise, Perkins will test out the injury during pregame before a final call on his status is made. If he's held out again, expect to see more of Nick Collison, who played 22 minutes Friday.
Perry Jones F OKC 5 Hrs
Jones will make another start in place of Kevin Durant (ankle) on Sunday against New Orleans, The Oklahoma's Anthony Slater reports.
Jones got the start Friday against the Lakers but played just 12 minutes, as coach Scott Brooks instead relied heavily upon Reggie Jackson (36 minutes) and Anthony Morrow (16) instead. Brooks stated that he'd like to see more from Jones on Sunday, so it's quite possible he receives a greater minutes load.
Troy Daniels G HOU 5 Hrs
Daniels will be available to play Sunday.
Acquired from Houston in the Corey Brewer deal on Friday, Daniels will be in uniform and available off the bench for Flip Saunders. The former D-Leaguer, who broke out in the playoffs last season, is averaging just 2.7 points per game this season while shooting a disappointing 31.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Dwyane Wade SG MIA 5 Hrs
Wade (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Celtics, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN reports.
Wade, who was considered questionable coming in, will register his eight DNP of the season as he deals with soreness in his knee. In his absence, Miami will go with a starting backcourt of Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers. Consider Wade questionable for Tuesday's meeting with Philadelphia.
Kevin Durant SF OKC 5 Hrs
Durant (ankle) will miss a second straight game Sunday against the Pelicans, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.
Durant sprained his ankle during a 30-point first-half performance against Golden State on Thursday and was held out of action Friday in Los Angeles. While X-rays on the ankle came back negative, Durant is still hobbled, and the Thunder certainly won't take any chances with their superstar forward. Perry Jones will make another start at small forward, with Durant's next opportunity to play coming Tuesday versus Portland.
Ramon Sessions G SAC 5 Hrs
Sessions (back) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Sessions is battling a lower-back strain, but he'll likely be given the green light to play Sunday. The veteran has played 22 minutes in each of the Kings' last two games, going for 11 points and four assists against the Thunder on Tuesday and nine points and five assists against the Bucks on Thursday.