David Stern on Tuesday defended his $250,000 fine against the Spurs for sending Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green home before a game against the Heat.
Nene (shoulder, ankle, foot) will start vs. the Raptors on Saturday.
Tyler Hansbrough will continue to start over Amir Johnson against the Wizards on Saturday.
Jerryd Bayless (sore neck) and Jared Dudley (back) will play vs. the Bulls on Saturday.
Kirk Hinrich (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Bucks, and it is unclear if he will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday.
Derrick Rose (knee), Joakim Noah (hamstring) and Taj Gibson (shoulder) are good to go for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.
Chandler Parsons (knee) is expected to be in the starting lineup vs. the Rockets on Sunday.
Joel Embiid was reportedly fined thousands of dollars for showing up late and missing multiple rehab sessions this season.
Head coach Terry Stotts said that Allen Crabbe could get the nod over C.J. McCollum in the first unit because of his defense.
Larry Sanders was reportedly in Milwaukee this week, but sources close to him say that he doesn't have any desire to play professional basketball again.
Jeff Green (back) is questionable for Game 1 against the Blazers on Sunday.
David Lee (back) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.