Browns are matching Jacksonville's offer sheet for C Alex Mack. Cleveland keeps Mack, per source.
If the Browns are matching the offer, be on the lookout for a rare football sign-and-trade. The Browns would like to keep him, but Mack has already been vocal about wanting out of Cleveland, so by matching the offer, the Browns can either force him to play or deal him to the Jags. The price tag will be high though as Mack is widely considered one of the best centers in the game right now.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