Matt Moore (elbow) could begin a throwing program soon.
Moore underwent Tommy John surgery in April. Even if he started a throwing program at some point soon, he won't be ready for spring training. That would put it at less than a full year for recovery which is just ludicrous. In fact, given the number of injuries that have occurred to guys trying to come back too soon, it wouldn't surprise anyone if the Rays played it extra safe and targeted something like mid-season as opposed to trying to rush him back. Tommy John himself took two years to make it back. Yes, medical science has evolved since then, but the human body is still the human body and we didn't suddenly evolve in 35 years to develop the ability to heal faster from this procedure. Leave that for the Wolverine movies.ANALYST: Howard Bender
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz