Pau Gasol may have a precautionary MRI on his knees once the Lakers return to L.A. on Saturday and while he's been ruled out for Tuesday, he doesn't sound likely to play on Wednesday against the Hornets, or Friday against the Thunder, either.
Erik Spoelstra said he'd like to keep Goran Dragic's minutes in the low-30s this season due to Miami's new uptempo pace and style.
Derrick Favors (left knee) was spotted going through an "intense" full court workout following Tuesday morning's shootaround.
George Hill, Rodney Hood, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's regular-season opener against Portland.
P.J. Tucker (back surgery) has been cleared to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Kings.
Luke Walton confirmed on Tuesday that both Luol Deng (left leg) and Timofey Mozgov (tailbone) will be good to go for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Rockets.
Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery) has returned to on-court work and is targeting a late-November, early-December return.
Patrick Beverley underwent successful surgery on his left knee on Tuesday, and he expects to miss the first three weeks of the regular season.
Nerlens Noel underwent successful surgery on his left knee on Tuesday.
Miles Plumlee has been practicing with the starting unit, so it looks like he'll be Milwaukee's starting center for Wednesday's regular-season opener against Charlotte.
Kyle Anderson will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Warriors with Danny Green (thigh) unavailable.
Tony Snell (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday and is questionable to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against Charlotte.