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Let's take a quick look at notable players that could be held out of Saturday night's action due to injury.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Hand)
The Charlotte Bobcats' defensive stopper is expected to be out for the rest of the month with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.
Luol Deng (Achilles)
While Jimmy Butler returned from a toe injury on Friday, Luol Deng sat against the Milwaukee Bucks with a nagging Achilles injury. According to Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, Deng had hoped to return for Wednesday's bout with the Knicks, so he should be back sooner rather than later.
Los Angeles Clippers
J.J. Redick (Hand, Elbow)
Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick is out indefinitely with a fractured right hand and a torn ligament in his right elbow. The original prognosis was that he would miss six to eight weeks. The good news is that the injury won't require surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.
Los Angeles Lakers
Jordan Farmar (Hamstring)
He's out until January with a tear in his left hamstring. Just the beginning of the Lakers' point guard woes.
Steve Blake (Elbow)
The Lakers announced on Friday that Steve Blake will be out a minimum of six weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Steve Nash (Back, Hamstring)
According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Nash says that he could return at any point, but wants to make sure that his return to the starting lineup is "sustainable." Nash is taking the cautious route, and rightfully so, given his age and the number of injuries he's sustained over the past two seasons.
Michael Beasley (Hamstring)
The Heat announced on Friday that Michael Beasley will miss Saturday's game with the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a left hamstring strain.
Larry Sanders (Thumb)
It's unlikely that Bucks center Larry Sanders will return to the lineup on Saturday against the Dallas Mavericks, considering he just had the pin removed from his surgically repaired thumb, according to the Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times (Racine, Wisc.).
A more realistic return date for Sanders will be somewhere toward the end of the month.
New York Knicks
Tyson Chandler (Leg)
The Knicks' big man is inching closer toward a return, as he is now participating in all non-contact drills during practice. Don't expect him to be out there against the Atlanta Hawks, but if his timetable holds true, Chandler could be back before the New Year.
Raymond Felton (Hamstring)
Raymond Felton pulled his hamstring on Tuesday, and head coach Mike Woodson said he could be out "a little while," according to ESPN New York's Ian Begley. In his absence, Pablo Prigioni will continue to draw the start at point guard while Beno Udrih slides into the primary backup role.
Michael Carter-Williams (Knee)
The Sixers' rookie point guard hasn't played since Dec. 3 with an infection on his knee. There currently is no timetable for his return, although it isn't believed to be a long-term injury.
Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (Foot)
Portland's 2013 lottery pick has been cleared for participation to play 3-on-3 but remains without a timetable for return, according to the Blazers.
Bradley Beal (Leg)
According to J. Michael of CSN Washington, it's unlikely that Beal will play in the Washington Wizards' back-to-back this weekend, as he continues to rehab from a stress injury to his right leg.
All injury information courtesy of CBS Sports unless noted otherwise.