Rangers GM Jon Daniels said goal is to have Jurickson Profar ready to play this offseason.
Cross another late-season stash off your list as Profar won't be playing another game during the regular season. He'll spend the rest of the year recovering from his shoulder injury and the club will have him playing winter ball to get himself ready for next spring. With the emergence of Rougned Odor, it should be interesting to see if there's a a heatred job battle next year.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