UPDATES & NEWS
Suns beat writer Paul Coro said ESPN radio that he expects PG Goran Dragic (ankle) to play Saturday night vs. the Mavericks.
Phoenix is just barely hanging on to the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference over Memphis and with just three games left, one of which comes against the Grizzlies, they need to win these games against non-playofff contenders to secure their place in the playoffs. Dragic is too important to this team's success to sit out here at the end, so he will play through the pain in his ankle to help lead his team. Over his last two games, Dragic is averaging 23.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday.
Manziel has completed his rehab program and is looking to be the team's starting quarterback in 2015. There has been speculation about the Browns drafting a quarterback in this draft, but we will have to wait and see. Their selections in the draft will give us a glimpse of what the organization thinks about Manziel, as well as how they feel about him as their starting quarterback. The draft will be a big indicator to us, and to Johnny Football, about his status in Cleveland. Analysis: Colby Conway
Joe Nathan (elbow) threw a full bullpen session Monday.
Nathan was able to throw off a mound on Saturday, but today was his first full bullpen session since suffering the elbow injury. Joakim Soria has been dynamite as the team's closer, and it is quite possible that he returns from the DL as the team's set-up man, not the closer. This is worth monitoring, especially if you own Nathan or Soria. Analysis: Colby Conway