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February 28, 2015 Updates

Jason Lloyd: #Cavs say Kyrie Irving will miss Sunday's game at Houston. David Blatt was hopeful last night Irving could play against Rockets Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

K.C. Johnson: Rose will address media in coming days. But he's in good spirits, walking fine, began rehab. Very confident he'll play this season. Twitter @KCJHoop

And Derrick Rose, out four to six weeks following Friday’s arthroscopic right knee surgery, began his rehabilitation. “It’s just the initial steps,” Thibodeau said. “We’re cautiously optimistic. He’s in good spirits, on it. So that’s good. Chicago Tribune

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent medical tests before leaving the arena following Friday's game at Portland after taking a knee to the side of the face. The team did not make Westbrook available to the media after the game, and it's unclear what type of injury he sustained or what he was being evaluated for. A further update is expected to be provided by the team in the coming days. "I don't know," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said when questioned about Westbrook's status. "We'll find out more later." Oklahoman

Westbrook was seen being escorted to an evaluation room roughly 30 minutes after the game ended. Internet pictures showed a dent in the side of Westbrook's face, right around his right cheek bone. The Thunder will have an off day Saturday before ending this three-game road trip Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Oklahoman

In late October, Jackson decided against exercising the option on Larkin’s rookie deal because of the $2 million price tag. The former University of Miami stud, selected with the 18th pick by the Mavericks in 2013, will be an unrestricted free agent. “Who doesn’t want to be on the New York Knicks playing in New York?’’ Larkin said. “Phil and [the Knicks] must decide at end of the year. My job is to go out there … and show I deserve to be on this team.’’ New York Post

February 27, 2015 Updates

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