NBA Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Ball (ankle) has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain and is expected to remain out for 4-to-6 weeks, Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated reports.
Impact: Ball suffered the ankle injury during Saturday's contest, and although X-rays came back negative, he'll be sidelined for at least the next month. Updates on his status will be provided as he makes progress in his recovery. With Ball on the shelf, expect Josh Hart and Rajon Rondo (who is doubtful for Monday) to take over at point guard.
News: Teague has been cleared to play and will start Sunday against Phoenix, Kyle Ratke of the Timberwolves' official site reports.
Impact: Teague was listed as questionable a few hours before tip due to an illness, but it appears he feels good enough to take the court. He's expected to take on his usual workload, especially with Minnesota thin at point guard.
News: DeRozan (ankle) will play Sunday against the Clippers, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Impact: With DeRozan expected back in the lineup, the Spurs' star missed only one game nursing his ankle injury. San Antonio understandably took the precautionary route ensuring DeRozan's long-term availability would not be compromised. With DeRozan back, the injury is likely completely in the rearview mirror.