NBA rumors: Yuta Watanabe will miss rest of Nets road trip

The Nets will be without rapidly developing glue guy Yuta Watanabe at least through the rest of their current road trip. The fan favorite has a strained right hamstring and won’t play at least until Sunday against the Trail Blazers at Barclays Center. “He got an MRI [exam] in Philly and Yuta has a hamstring strain,” Jacque Vaughn said before the Nets beat the Raptors 112-98 on Wednesday night, adding that he would miss that game and the game Friday at Indiana. “So we’ll reassess him when we get back home.
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Jarrett Allen returns after missing five games

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star center Jarrett Allen is back. Sources tell that Allen, who has missed the last five games with a lower back contusion, will return to the lineup Tuesday night. Allen will be back in the starting lineup, hoping to slow down Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis. The four other starters — Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Lamar Stevens and Evan Mobley — will remain the same, sources say.