A sign-and-trade deal is being finalized to send Lakers Pau Gasol to the Chicago Bulls.
Should this deal finalize between the Lakers and the Bulls that likely seals the deal that Carmelo Anthony will be returning to the New York Knicks. And on a deeper level, that means forward Taj Gibson will not be a starter this upcoming season as Chicago said he would earlier this offseason.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Update: Nene (calf) will not play Saturday.
The Wizards are thin in the forecourt, now with Hilario out as well as Kris Humphries. He was a game-time decision earlier, but the pre-game shootaround appear to have shown his lack of capacity to play on Saturday. Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden will be asked to carry on in place of the injured Wizards. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson