Updates & News
All signs point to Kemba Walker returning to the Charlotte Bobcats' starting lineup on Tuesday.
The team is listing him as "questionable" for the game against the Golden State Warriors, due to the left ankle sprain that cost him the last seven games. However, Walker fully participated in Monday's practice and Tuesday's shootaround. So assuming he develops no new pain between now and tip-off, he looks ready to go.
Antonio Smith may sit out practice this week.
Smith is the subject of a child abuse investigation in Texas. The case has been dragging on for some time now, with the DA sifting through the report from the Fort Bend County Sheriff since February. Even if the case is ultimately dropped by the prosecutor, Smith could still face discipline from the league as part of its effort to improve its public image, as part of the personal conduct policy under the CBA between the players union and the league. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Avisail Garcia left Monday's game with a knee injury.
Garcia left after less than two innings of action on Monday. He was coming off a knee issue that held him out two games before playing again on Sunday, where he went 1-for-2 with a strikeout. A problem significant to force him from the game, occurring with the same body part that sidelined him last week is of concern, so stay tuned for an update on his situation. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson