DeMarcus Cousins (hip) is participating in Thursday's practice.
The Kings do not play again until Saturday at home against the Celtics making it highly likely that Cousins returns to action then, so long as he does not suffer any setbacks between now and then.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Yankees grant RHP Scott Baker his unconditional release.
Baker was enjoying a serviceable career when he was with the Twins, but Tommy John surgery in 2012 derailed his career. He has yet to return to that form he exhibited when he was a starter in Minnesota and the Yankees have released the 33-year old. Baker could get signed by a team who believes that they can jump start his spiraling career. Analysis: Colby Conway