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
Kenneth Faried (ankle) remains questionable Saturday.
Faried has missed the last three games but had been upgraded from out to questionable for Friday. Despite the fact that he didn't play, there was enough improvement to give the team hope for a quick return to the court. He'll test his ankle at pre-game warm-ups and should be considered a game-time decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Marlon Brown (back) is not practicing Saturday.
Brown is dealing with a back issue and hasn't practiced all week. He is unlikely to suit up for Monday's game against Cleveland which really won't impact fantasy or reality too much. Brown has seen a whopping two targets over the last three games and even with a depleted receiving corps for the Ravens, he gets no work. Analysis: Howard Bender
Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to talk with the Twins.
With a $12.85M winning bid, the Twins now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Park and his agent. If they don't, they will be refunded the money and Park will return to the KBO. The Korean slugger batted .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs last season for the Nexen Heroes and hit 52 the year before. The KBO is notoriously hitter-friendly, so take those numbers with a grain of salt. He should still be able to hit for power, but given the dimensions of Target Field, 25 home runs is more of a realistic expectation. Analysis: Howard Bender