NBA Player News
|3/25/2015||Hassan Whiteside, C|
|Dwyane Wade, Whiteside and Chris Andersen have been ruled out for the Miami Heat's game at Boston.
Analysis: Whiteside received 10 stitches on his right hand after he was cut in the second quarter of Tuesday night's 89-88 loss at Milwaukee, and Andersen was out with a bruised left calf.
|3/25/2015||Bradley Beal, SG|
|Beal left the game against the Indiana Pacers late in the first quarter Wednesday night with a right ankle sprain. The Wizards said he would not return.
Analysis: Beal was driving to the basket on a fast break then he he slipped and fell in the lane, ending up underneath the basket. He was able to get to his feet and walked unaided to the locker room.
|3/25/2015||Dwyane Wade, G|
|Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen have been ruled out for the Miami Heat's game at Boston.
Analysis: Wade was sidelined Wednesday by a swollen left knee. Wade is averaging a team-high 21.6 points per game. He had 21 points in the loss to the Bucks.
|3/25/2015||Thaddeus Young, F|
|Young left the Nets' game Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets because of a hyperextended knee. He was ruled out for the next game.
Analysis: The injury occurred late in the third quarter when Young collided with Gerald Henderson in the lane after a sudden change of possession.
|3/25/2015||Paul Millsap, F-C|
|Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's win in Orlando.
Analysis: He's averaging 20.7 points and shooting 50.0 percent over his last six games.
|3/25/2015||Austin Rivers, G|
|Rivers scored 21 points in Wednesday's win over New York in just 19 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Rivers was 9 of 10 from the field and 2 of 2 from the foul line, marking the best shooting night of his career.
|3/25/2015||George Hill, G|
|Hill scored 29 points in Wednesday's win over Washington.
Analysis: He was a point off a season high that came less than two weeks ago on March 14. Hill is averaging 22.0 points over seven games, but the Pacers are 1-6.
|3/25/2015||John Wall, PG|
|Wall's 34 points weren't enough Wednesday in a loss to Indiana.
Analysis: On an individual level, an 11-of-21 shooting night broke him from a 31.8 percent shooting line over his previous three games.
|3/25/2015||Jimmy Butler, G-F|
|Butler shot the ball just fine in his second game back from an elbow injury Wednesday, scoring 23 points while connecting on 7 of 8 to help defeat Toronto in a key clash for Eastern Conference playoff seeding.
Analysis: Butler is averaging 21.0 points and shooting 46.4 percent in his return.
|3/25/2015||Chris Andersen, F-C|
|Andersen missed Wednesday's game in Boston.
Analysis: He's dealing with a left calf contusion.
|3/25/2015||Patrick Beverley, G|
|Beverley missed Wednesday's game against New Orleans because of a wrist injury, and this could be just the beginning.
Analysis: Beverley is dealing with torn ligaments in his left wrist and will soon be making a decision on whether to have season-ending surgery.
|3/25/2015||Chris Kaman, F-C|
|Kaman is out with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He's missed three games.
|3/25/2015||Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, F|
|Mbah a Moute is sidelined with a sore shoulder.
Analysis: The injury isn't considered serious.
|3/25/2015||Nick Collison, F-C|
|Collison is expected to miss at least 10 days with a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: The Thunder are already dealing with several injuries, so this certainly hurts.
|3/25/2015||Toure' Murry, SG|
|Murry missed Wednesday's game because of an ankle injury.
Analysis: There's no word on his status going forward.
|3/25/2015||Gary Neal, G|
|Neal is out with a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: After missing four games and returning for one, he's missed the last two.
|3/25/2015||J.J. Barea, G|
|Barea has suffered an ankle injury and might miss some time.
Analysis: For now, coach Rick Carlisle said he's day to day.
|3/25/2015||Travis Wear, PF|
|Wear is out with a sore lower back.
Analysis: The injury has cost him two games, and there's no word on a timetable.
|3/25/2015||Brook Lopez, C|
|Lopez stayed on a tear Wednesday with 34 points and 10 rebounds in a 91-88 win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Lopez is averaging 30.8 points and 9.0 rebounds over his last four games. He's also shooting 65.8 percent from the field and 19 of 20 from the line over that span.
|3/24/2015||Blake Griffin, F-C|
|Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor case stemming from a man's complaint that Griffin slapped him and grabbed his cellphone at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub last October.
Analysis: Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday that new information obtained since a battery charge was filed in November made it clear that the allegations couldn't be proved. The 26-year-old Griffin didn't appear in court.
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