News: The Chicago Bulls are missing four starters for their game against the Milwaukee Bucks after Joakim Noah was sidelined by a bruised right thigh. Coach Tom Thibodeau did not mention Noah's injury during his pregame availability, but the Bulls announced the injury a short time later.
Spin: Noah is averaging 9.4 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds. He started each of Chicago's first 18 games. Luol Deng (left calf tightness) and Jimmy Butler (sprained right big toe) already had been ruled out for Tuesday night's game. Derrick Rose is likely out for the season after right knee surgery, making Carlos Boozer the only starter against Milwaukee who also started on opening night at Miami.
News: Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says Anthony Tolliver will start at small forward Monday night against the Golden State Warriors. Tolliver replaces Jeffery Taylor, who is out with a left heel contusion.
Spin: Taylor took over as the Bobcats starter at small forward last week after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist broke his left hand. Kidd-Gilchrist is out four to six weeks; Taylor is day to day.
News: Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Quincy Pondexter has a stress fracture in his right foot that will keep him out indefinitely.
Spin: The Grizzlies announced Pondexter underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the severity of his injury. Pondexter, who is 6-foot-6, hurt his foot Saturday night in a 108-82 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
News: Favors and Marvin Williams have been ruled out for Utah's game against the Sacramento Kings.
Spin: Favors has a sore lower back and Williams will miss his second straight game with inflammation in his right foot. Favors started each of the Jazz's first 21 games at forward or center. He is averaging 13.5 points and a team-high 9.5 rebounds.
News: Martin will miss his second straight game with an injured left ankle.
Spin: Martin, who is averaging 3.6 points, four rebounds and has made nine starts this season for the struggling Knicks, will sit out Tuesday night's game against the Cavaliers. New York coach Mike Woodson said before the game that he hopes to have Martin back Wednesday night when New York travels to Chicago.
News: Deng is not going to play against the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night because of tightness in his left calf.
Spin: Coach Tom Thibodeau said Deng has been dealing with the injury since the teams met in Detroit on Nov. 27, a 99-79 win. Chicago has lost six of eight. Chicago's leading scorer, Deng is averaging 19.4 points per game and 26.2 over his last six.
News: Kidd-Gilchrist fractured his left hand in a loss to Dallas and coach Steve Clifford isn't sure when the second-year player will be back.
Spin: Kidd-Gilchrist said he didn't know he was injured Tuesday night until he looked down and his left ring finger "was messed up." He was replaced with 4:35 remaining in the third quarter of the Mavericks' 89-82 win over the Bobcats. Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
News: Davis has broken his left hand against the New York Knicks, and the team says a timetable for his return is to be determined.
Spin: The second-year star was injured in the first half Sunday. The Pelicans said the injury was a non-displaced fracture of his hand. Davis was averaging 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds entering the game. The No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft and a member of the U.S. Olympic team that won a gold medal that summer came in leading the NBA with 3.9 blocked shots per game.
News: Farmar will be out for roughly four weeks after tearing his left hamstring. Farmar left Sunday night's game against Portland after playing just 56 seconds. He had an ultrasound examination Monday.
Spin: Farmar is off to a strong start in his return to the Lakers, where he won two NBA titles before playing in New Jersey and Turkey. The UCLA product is averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists per game for Los Angeles.
News: Redick will be out for six to eight weeks due to a broken bone in his shooting hand and a ligament tear in his right elbow.
Spin: Redick will be re-evaluated on Monday by hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin to determine what further course of treatment will be necessary. His injuries, which occurred in Friday night's 104-98 overtime win at Sacramento, complicated things even more for the Clippers with reserve forward Matt Barnes missing his sixth straight game due to an eye injury.
News: Beal has another stress injury in his right leg and will be sidelined for at least two weeks.
Spin: The team announced Tuesday that Beal felt sore and had an MRI, which diagnosed the problem in his proximal right fibula. In the spring, a stress injury to his distal right fibula caused the 6-foot-5, 203-pound Beal to miss the final eight games of his rookie season. Beal leads the NBA in minutes per game, averaging 40.2. He is also averaging 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
News: Derrick Rose isn't quite ruling out a return to the Chicago Bulls this season. The superstar point guard left the door slightly open for a comeback in the playoffs if his surgically repaired right knee is healed - even though the team has said he will miss the rest of the year.
Spin: Rose suffered a medial meniscus tear in his right knee in a game at Portland on Nov. 22. He had surgery in Chicago three days later, cutting short his long awaited return after he sat out last season recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
News: Gasol says he will have to be off his sprained left knee for three to four weeks before he can begin rehab.
Spin: Gasol sustained a grade two sprain of the medial collateral ligament in a game against San Antonio on Friday night. He said Monday that he will try to fast-track his return but there is no timetable until the team sees how he responds to treatment. Some estimates have Gasol missing as much as two months. Kosta Koufos, obtained in an offseason trade with the Nuggets is expected to fill most of Gasol's minutes.
News: The New Orleans Pelicans say reserve center Greg Stiemsma has a left knee injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks.
Spin: The club, which announced the injury on Friday, says an MRI showed a grade-2 sprain of Stiemsma's medial collateral ligament. The injury occurred during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
News: McGee is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his lower left leg.
Spin: Team spokesman Tim Gelt said X-rays revealed the stress fracture in McGee's left tibia on Sunday. McGee has been chronically bothered by soreness in the tibia, the inner and typically larger of the two bones between the knee and the ankle.
News: Nash will be out of the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup for at least two weeks with nerve root irritation.
Spin: Nash played just 13 minutes in the Lakers' loss to Minnesota on Sunday night before sitting out with pain in his back and hamstrings. He consulted with a specialist Monday. Nash is the NBA's oldest player at 39. He has struggled with injuries since shortly after joining the Lakers in summer 2012.
News: Chandler is expected to miss 4-6 weeks because of a broken bone in his right leg.
Spin: The team said Wednesday that tests showed no ligament or nerve damage and surgery is not required. Chandler left in the first quarter of a 102-97 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday. He has a small fracture in the fibula in his lower leg.
News: Turiaf is out indefinitely with a fractured right elbow.
Spin: Turiaf was injured Friday night in Minnesota's victory over Oklahoma City when he took a nasty spill after getting tangled up with Nick Collison. The Wolves initially called it a contusion. But an MRI on Saturday revealed the fracture.
News: Granger told reporters he was hopeful he could make his season debut Friday night against Charlotte.
Spin: Granger has missed all 21 games because of a strained left calf as his teammates grabbed the top spot in the Eastern Conference and entered Tuesday's game with the league's best record. Granger's comments came shortly after coach Frank Vogel said there was no timetable for Granger's return.
News: The Bobcats announced Thursday that backup center Brendan Haywood will miss at least 12 weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot. He will have surgery next week to repair the problem.
Spin: Haywood has been struggling with the ankle in recent days and had an MRI and CT scan on Wednesday. The team says the test results revealed a stress fracture in the navicular bone. Haywood played in 61 games last year for Charlotte and averaged 3.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
News: Landry will have hip surgery Tuesday and probably miss much of the season. Landry tore a left hip flexor muscle during a recent practice and is expected to miss three to four months. The team said Monday that Dr. William Meyers of Philadelphia will operate.
Spin: Landry signed a $26 million, four-year contract in July. He averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds in 23.2 minutes off the bench to help the Golden State Warriors reach the second round of the playoffs last season.
News: Wright has a small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder.
Spin: The Mavericks said Thursday that surgery for the injury, which happened Tuesday in practice, is not anticipated at this time. The team gave no timetable for his return and said he will be reevaluated weekly.The 6-foot-10 Wright joined the Mavericks as a free agent in December 2011. He signed a 2-year deal with Dallas this summer. He averaged 8.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks a game while shooting 60 percent from the field last season.
News: Budinger has rejoined his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates for light workouts at practice while he works his surgically repaired left knee back into shape.
Spin: Budinger likely remains a month or more from playing in games after offseason surgery to remove a portion of the meniscus in his knee. Budinger was doing some individual shooting drills after practice on Monday. He says he's not putting a specific timetable on his return, only that he's taking things "week by week."
News: Ezeli has a bruised right knee and will miss the Golden State Warriors' game at the Atlanta Hawks.
Spin: Ezeli banged his knee in Friday night's loss at Orlando. The Warriors initially listed Ezeli as active against the Hawks before announcing minutes before the tipoff he would not play. Andris Biedrins made his first start of the season in place of Ezeli on Saturday night.