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October 19, 2014 Updates

Scott said he hasn’t talked with Lakers trainer Gary Vitti about Kelly’s timetable, but it seems likely he will not play in any preseason games. The Lakers have three other exhibitions on Tuesday (vs. Phoenix at Staples Center), on Wednesday (vs. Portland in Ontario) and on Friday (vs. Sacramento in Las Vegas). Los Angeles Daily News

Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani will miss his third straight preseason game Monday against Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks with a hamstring injury. “No, he hasn’t been able to practice the last few days so it wouldn’t be smart to jeopardize him by putting him into game action [Monday],” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said Sunday at practice. “We’ll continue to evaluate his hamstring and how he’s feeling. It’s a long season so we don’t want any of our guys including Andrea to have to go in and out of the lineup trying to rush back so hopefully in the next few days we’ll get enough distance bewteen the injury and him feeling better that he can join us for practice this week and hopefully start to ramp it up for Oct. 29th [the season-opener].” The Knicks Blog

The 23-year-old starter at small forward likely will miss the remainder of the pre-season schedule and the regular season opener against the Dallas Mavericks would appear to be up in the air, according to a timetable for his recovery set forth by Coach Gregg Popovich. “Kawhi Leonard is still out, for 10 more days,” Popovich said before tipoff of Saturday’s game. “(The infection) is going back and forth between the two (eyes). It’s crazy.” San Antonio Express-News

October 18, 2014 Updates

A full offseason to recover proved not enough for Lakers forward Xavier Henry to heal from a surgically repaired right knee. So Henry will travel to New York City and Germany for additional treatment, ensuring that will stay sidelined for the Lakers’ four remaining preseason games. The Lakers estimate Henry will return Oct. 24, four days before the Lakers’ season opener against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. Henry will see Dr. Keith Pyne in New York City for a second opinion. Henry will then see Dr. Jens Hartmann in Dusseldorf, Germany sometime next week and undergo Regenokine treatment, a non-invasive procedure that Kobe Bryant has undergone numerous times in recent seasons. The treatment will entail blood being removed from Henry’s knee and spun in a centrifuge. Doctors will then create a serum and inject it back into his knee to fight off proteins and molecules that cause inflammation. Los Angeles Daily News

"I expected things to happen. It's inevitable with everything I've gone through that there's going to be issues adapting back to the game," Nash said before practice at the team's facility. "On the other hand, I did get through seven or eight hard days well, which I didn't do last year. So there is some improvement, and if I can adapt continually once I heal up here, I'll be back on course." Coach Byron Scott ruled out Nash for the Lakers' exhibition game Sunday against Utah. "I really don't know what the future holds for Steve right now," Scott said. "The one thing I do know, like I said, in talking to him, [is] he wants to play. He wants to play badly." ESPN.com

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