News: Delfino is out for the rest of the playoffs because of a bone fracture in his right foot that will require surgery.
Spin: Delfino missed the second half of Game 5 against Oklahoma City because of a sore right foot. A CT scan performed Thursday revealed the fracture, and Delfino will have surgery in the offseason. Delfino has averaged nine points, 2.4 rebounds and two assists in the playoffs this year. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says Delfino will be ready for the start of next season.
News: The Bulls will be without Hinrich on Monday night against Brooklyn because of a bruised left calf. His absence might give Game 4 star Nate Robinson a chance to start in the potential clincher for Chicago.
Spin: Hinrich was hurt during Saturday's 142-134 triple-overtime victory, playing through the injury to finish with 18 points and a playoff career-high 14 assists in 60 minutes. But he was wearing a walking boot Monday, walking with a noticeable limp.
News: Westbrook will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and be out indefinitely. Westbrook has never previously missed a game in his four NBA seasons.
Spin: Westbrook was hurt in Game 2 of the Thunder's playoff series against Houston on Wednesday night. Rookie Patrick Beverley lunged into him trying for a steal in the second quarter and his hip collided with Westbrook's knee.
News: Washington Wizards center Emeka Okafor is sitting out Wednesday's season-finale against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained right ankle.
Spin: He was hurt in Monday's loss to Brooklyn, joining Bradley Beal (stress injury, right fibula), Nene (sore left foot), Martell Webster (strained abdomen), Trevor Ariza (sore left knee) and Leandro Barbosa (torn left ACL) with injuries. Okafor averaged 9.7 points and 8.8 rebounds this season.
News: Evans, the Kings' second-leading scorer, did not return after grabbing at his troublesome left knee following a drive to the basket late in the first quarter in a 104-95 loss at Oklahoma City on Monday.
Spin: Evans' status for the season finale is in serious doubt.
News: Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother from auctioning off mementoes from his high school days in Pennsylvania and his early NBA career. A southern New Jersey auction house is suing for the right to sell the stuff after the NBA star's lawyers wrote the firm to say it could not.
Spin: Bryant contends that his mother, Pamela Bryant, doesn't have the right to sell the collectibles including his Lower Merion High School letters, a 2000 NBA championship ring and hundreds of other items. Berlin, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions says Bryant told his mother years ago that he didn't want the items. Legal papers say Pamela Bryant intended to use her $450,000 advance to buy a new home.
News: The New Orleans Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury.
Spin: The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Sacramento. The Hornets say Davis was diagnosed Thursday with a sprained medial collateral ligament and bone bruise in his knee and that further evaluation and an MRI showed no additional structural damage.
News: Matthews was helped off the court with a right ankle injury against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Spin: Matthews appeared to roll his ankle with 8:27 left in the second quarter and he did not return. The extent of the injury was not immediately known. The three-year NBA veteran was averaging 15 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists going into the game.
News: The Denver Nuggets will be without Gallinari for the rest of the season after tests Friday showed he tore his left ACL against Dallas the previous night.
Spin: The team said Gallinari will have season-ending surgery soon and ``a prognosis for a full recovery is excellent.'' Gallinari planted his left leg awkwardly while driving past Dirk Nowitzki for a layup in the first half of Denver's 95-94 win. His knee buckled and he went down, screaming in pain.
News: Beal will miss the rest of his rookie season with a right leg injury. The Wizards announced before their game at the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday that Beal has a stress injury in his right fibula and is expected to resume basketball-related activities in about six weeks.
Spin: Beal, the No. 3 overall pick in last year's draft, averaged 13.9 points, 3.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds this season. He earned Eastern Conference rookie of the month honors in December and January.
News: Batum was out of the lineup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night because of an injured right shoulder.
Spin: Batum has a labral tear in his shoulder, causing him decreased strength and sensation. He apparently sustained the injury on Monday in Portland's 112-102 loss to Utah. Batum is averaging 14.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists this season for the Trail Blazers, who are effectively out of the playoffs.
News: The Bobcats announced that Haywood will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot.
Spin: The 7-foot Haywood missed three of the team's last four games due to left ankle soreness. He had an MRI on Wednesday and a CT scan ordered by foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson confirmed the stress reaction. Haywood will be in a walking boot for the next four weeks.
News: Sessions will miss two to four weeks with second degree MCL sprain in his left knee. The team said Thursday that Sessions' meniscus and ligaments are intact and he won't need surgery.
Spin: Sessions played 20 minutes in Wednesday night's loss 99-78 loss to the Brooklyn Nets and didn't appear to be hurt. However, Sessions complained of pain after the game and an MRI on Thursday revealed the injury. Sessions, acquired as a free agent this offseason from the Los Angeles Lakers, has been a valuable reserve for the Bobcats and is averaging a career-high 14.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.
News: Rivers injured his right hand during Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and he was unable to return for the second half.
Spin: Rivers, the 10th-overall pick in last June's NBA draft, had 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting in the first half, helping the Hornets building lead that grew as large as 25 points in the second quarter. Later in the period, Rivers jammed his hand on teammate Greivis Vasquez's body after making a steal that started a fast-break.
News: New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward and center Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is slated to have surgery early next week.
Spin: Smith has played in 51 games this season, averaging 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in a little more than 17 minutes per game. He's shot 49 percent (167-for-341), giving him the third-best shooting percentage on the club.
News: Turkoglu of the Orlando Magic has been suspended by the NBA for 20 games after he tested positive for steroids. The NBA announced the penalty Wednesday. Turkoglu tested positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid.
Spin: Turkoglu will begin serving the suspension Wednesday night in Orlando's game against the Atlanta Hawks. Turkoglu will begin serving the suspension Wednesday night in Orlando's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
News: Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Richardson will soon undergo surgery on his left knee. It will be performed by Dr. Jonathan Glashow of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Spin: Richardson started 33 games for the Sixers this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.21 steals across 28.4 minutes per game. He had 40 steals, but missed the past eight games with the injury before the team ultimately decided on the surgery.
News: Sullinger had back surgery Friday and will miss the rest of the season.
Spin: Sullinger had been tabbed as a lottery pick before health concerns dropped him to 21st overall in the draft. He appeared in 45 games, averaging six points and 5.9 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game.
News: The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Davis will miss eight to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery for a broken left foot.
Spin: The loss is a big blow to the Magic as Davis Davis was averaging career highs of 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds this season. He suffered his injury in a 113-97 loss to the New York Knicks on Jan. 29. He played 4 minutes, 20 seconds and scored the Magic's first basket before being taken out of the game. It was not clear how he was injured.
News: Rondo has torn his anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the rest of the season. The team made the announcement during Sunday's game against the Miami Heat. The Celtics had lost six in a row heading into the nationally televised game despite back-to-back triple-doubles by the point guard who had been elected to start for the East in the Feb. 17 All-Star game in Houston.
Spin: Rondo injured his knee in Friday night's double-overtime loss in Atlanta, a game in which the Celtics blew a 27-point lead. He reported to the TD Garden on Sunday for a pregame shootaround but was taken to a hospital after complaining of knee pain. The initial report was a hyperextended knee but tests showed the ACL tear, an injury that usually takes up to a year for recovery.
News: Williams, the Atlanta Hawks' third-leading scorer, will miss the remainder of the season with a right knee injury.
Spin: The Hawks announced before Saturday night's game against San Antonio that Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee in Friday night's game at Brooklyn. The tear was found when Williams was examined on Saturday by Dr. Michael Bernot in Atlanta.
News: Varejao, the NBA's leading rebounder, is missing his second straight game with a bruised right knee.
Spin: Varejao was kept out of Friday night's game against Indiana and coach Byron Scott said the 6-foot-11 big man will likely rest Saturday night when Cleveland plays in Milwaukee. The Cavs will try to end a five-game losing streak without Varejao against the Pacers, the league's top rebounding team. Scott doesn't want to take any chances with Varejao and said it's better for him to miss three games "than 33 games or 40."
News: Lee will be out indefinitely with an injury to his right knee.
Spin: The Wolves announced Friday they're in the process of further evaluating Lee's condition to determine the next steps for treatment on what they called a chondral (KAHN-druhl) injury, or cartilage damage. Lee was hurt in the second quarter of Wednesday's win over Denver. The initial diagnosis was a hyperextension. Lee has started 12 of 16 games for the Wolves. He's averaging 4.9 points, 1.3 assists and 18.1 minutes per game.
News: The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Brandon Roy, likely bringing an end to an All-Star career that was shortened by knee problems. The second season of the two-year contract Roy signed with the Wolves was not guaranteed, making his release inevitable. The 28-year-old Roy was a three-time All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Spin: The Timberwolves announced the move Friday. Roy retired before last season due to knee issues, then attempted a comeback with the Timberwolves this season after going through a procedure that gave him hope that the chronic pain in his knees would be reduced. But after a promising training camp, Roy's knee issues returned early in the regular season. He played just five games.
News: Rush's agent, Mark Bartelstein, says Saturday that an MRI exam on the Golden State Warriors' top reserve revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Rush will have season-ending surgery.
Spin: Rush leaped in the air for a dunk when Zach Randolph fouled him from behind in the first quarter of Golden State's 104-94 loss to Memphis on Friday night. Rush landed awkwardly, and his knee bent badly as he tumbled to the court. He held back tears and had to be helped to the locker room.Rush signed an $8 million, two-year deal in July after coming over in a trade from Indiana last season. He tore the ACL in his right knee at Kansas in 2007.
News: White is back with the Houston Rockets' developmental league affiliate, five days after he left the team.
Spin: White announced on Twitter that he had returned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and that a ``miscommunication'' with the Rockets had been cleared up. He said last week that he had left the team and returned to Houston on the advice of a team doctor. The Rockets had no comment on White's departure last week or his return.
News: Frye had surgery Wednesday on his right shoulder.
Spin: Dr. Lewis Yocum performed the procedure in Anaheim, Calif. Frye was injured April 21 against Denver and missed the final two games of the season. He averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds in 64 games.