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December 19, 2014 Updates

The Trail Blazers' starting small forward did not practice Thursday night, when the team went through a brief workout at the AT&T Center, and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. His availability will be determined Friday night after -- and if -- Batum tests his ailing body during the Blazers' pregame warmup. If Thursday offered any indication, it's hard to envision Batum stepping on the court any time soon. He has a bruised left knee and a bruised right wrist and he said Thursday he couldn't bend his knee or move his wrist, byproducts of that nasty Wednesday night tumble. "Better," Batum said, when asked how he was feeling. "My head is better. I land on my face, but I'm OK. My left knee, my right wrist are the most painful spots." Oregonian

Furkan Aldemir's right-foot injury is worse than the 76ers originally thought. The new power forward missed practice Thursday because of plantar fasciitis and is doubtful to play Friday against the Charlotte Hornets at the Wells Fargo Center. Aldemir sat out the end of practice Wednesday because of a sore right heel. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder, who signed with the Sixers on Monday, had experienced foot pain in his native Turkey. "It's not as bad as it sounds," Sixers coach Brett Brown said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "He's come over here, and all the physicals, MRIs didn't reveal anything." Philadelphia Inquirer

December 18, 2014 Updates

The Warriors set no timetable for Bogut’s return. Bauman compared the Bogut situation to Houston’s Dwight Howard, who missed a little more than three weeks after receiving platelet-rich plasma therapy on his strained right knee. "Thank God it’s nothing major,” said agent David Bauman, whose Relativity Sports agency also represents Howard. “It’s a temporary setback. I’m not going to say two, three, four weeks, but that’s probably a reasonable assumption if all goes well, and then he’ll return sometime in January.” Contra Costa Times

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