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March 2, 2015 Updates

Jimmy Butler will miss an extended period of time and be evaluated on a week-to-week basis after Monday's MRI exam confirmed a sprained left elbow, league sources said. Butler suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Clippers when he ran into a DeAndre Jordan screen in the third quarter. He didn't return. Chicago Tribune

March 1, 2015 Updates

All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has been released from a South Florida hospital following a weeklong stay for treatment after blood clots were found on one of his lungs. Bosh was hospitalized for just over a week and still will be monitored closely, but simply being released is a major step on his road back to health. "That was his first goal," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He's been very anxious to get out of there. It was driving him nuts." ESPN.com

There is no timetable for when Bosh -- who averaged 21.1 points and 7 rebounds this season -- is expected back at games, even if only home ones. "We'll get there when we get to that point," Spoelstra said. "Right now, the big thing is he's at home and we'll take the next step when we get there." ESPN.com

Derrick Rose began his third rehabilitation after a knee surgery in the last 34 months Saturday and displayed full confidence he will return to action this season. Though Rose won't address the media formally for a while, he roamed the Advocate Center hallways in good spirits, walking fine, openly vowing to overcome his latest setback to play down this season's stretch. Chicago Tribune

Given that this expected inconsistency followed Rose's two-season period in which he played in just 10 games, it's fair to wonder what another four to six week layoff will do to Rose's game. "He'll get past this hurdle," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He has made it through two tough rehabs. This one will be much shorter, and he'll get back to being who he is." Chicago Tribune

Wolves forward Robbie Hummel missed his 15th consecutive game Saturday because of a fractured hand. Saunders said he hoped Hummel would be playing by now and that doctors will take a further look at it this week. Saunders also said forward Anthony Bennett probably is two weeks away from returning from a sprained ankle. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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