Justin Verlander could miss the start of the season.
JV has pitched a huge amount of innings, at a huge taxing amount of innings on his arm , as one would be expect for a pitcher who touches 100-plus in the later innings. JV will still put up great numbers but unless you get great value on draft day you may want to consider avoiding drafting him.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender