The Lakers announce that Xavier Henry's surgeries on his wrist and knee will both occur on Friday.
With no playoffs this season, it's best to get the surgeries out of the way now and start gearing up for next season. Henry's progress should be monitored over the next couple of weeks, but there shouldn't be any issues with this affecting him next season.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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