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Injury reports are like fast-food Thanksgivings—they hurt you to do, but you have to do them anyway.
Prepare your stomach for the worst, as there are plenty of injuries ailing some of your favorite NBA teams.
Rajon Rondo (knee)
Head coach Brad Stevens says Rondo has been cleared to practice without limitations, according to The Boston Globe's Baxter Holmes. Hooray! But Stevens also admits he doesn't expect Rondo back this month. Exclamation point following "hooray" withdrawn.
Joe Johnson (illness)
Newsday's Roderick Boone reports that Johnson didn't participate in practice Sunday due to an illness. Head coach Jason Kidd is unsure of his availability for Monday's game, potentially depriving the Nets of their most clutch scorer.
Andrei Kirilenko (back)
Remember that time AK47 played? Yeah, me neither.
Brook Lopez (ankle)
According to Boone, Kidd doesn't know if Brolo will be ready to go against Philly.
"You always go with safety first," he said, via Boone. "So if he can't go, we'll go with the next guys up, and I think we've become accustomed to that. So it's not anything new.''
Playing without key players certainly isn't anything new, but the 8-15 Nets can ill afford to carry this tradition any further.
Kirk Hinrich (back)
Hinrich missed Chicago's last game against the Toronto Raptors with a sore back, according to the Chicago Sun-Times' Joe Cowley, and he could miss Monday's game against the Magic.
"Next guy get in there, get the job done,’" coach Tom Thibodeau said in typical fashion, per Cowley.
Just so you know, I read that as "All D.J. Augustin everything."
Derrick Rose (knee)
Healthy point guards, unlike good deep-dish pizza, are hard to come by in the Windy City.
Danny Granger (calf)
Indy was originally targeting last Friday as a potential return date for Granger. Now, according to the Indianapolis Star's Candace Buckner, he's prepared to return this coming Friday.
Los Angeles Clippers
Matt Barnes (eye)
Amazing that the Clippers are still defending so well without Mr. Barnes.
J.J. Redick (wrist)
ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne says Redick is ahead of schedule in his recovery and is now targeting Jan. 15 as a return date. Somewhere, Paul is on his knees, hands held high, thanking the basketball Gods.
Los Angeles Lakers
Steve Blake (elbow)
Really not fair that Blake went down. He was dishing out over seven assists a night before he injured his elbow.
Jordan Farmar (hamstring)
Point guards in Los Angeles are as scant as they are in Chicago these days.
Steve Nash (back)
Lakers Nation's Serena Winters said Nash didn't even travel with the Lakers on their current road trip. More assists for Kobe Bryant I guess, right?
New York Knicks
Tyson Chandler (leg)
The Knicks recently announced Chandler returned to practice, which is great news for a team that cannot defend without him.
Raymond Felton (hamstring)
No Felton is a good thing for the Knicks. It means more minutes for Pablo Prigioni. And more minutes for Prig means more wins for New York.
Kenyon Martin (abdominal)
Mitch Abramson of the New York Daily News says K-Mart is out indefinitely. Figures. It's been that kind of season for New York.
Michael Carter-Williams (knee)
Carter-Williams has missed the last six games for Philly and according to the Delaware County Daily Times' Christopher A. Vito, the Sixers have no plans to rush him back. Pays to be overly cautious in Philly, where mounting losses can actually be construed as a good thing.
Nerlens Noel (knee)
Move along. Nothing to see here.
San Antonio Spurs
Tiago Splitter (calf)
SportsNetwork.com reported (via USA Today) that Splitter wouldn't be with the Spurs on their current road trip. Coach Pop isn't known for flying players in—he's notorious for just the opposite—so don't expect to see Splitter until San Antonio returns home.
Bradley Beal (leg)
Despite being cleared to resume basketball activities, The Washington Post's Michael Lee says Beal will take his time returning to the Wizards. Makes sense, since Beal is young and there's no use jeopardizing his future health. Plus, the Eastern Conference is terrible anyway.
Washington is 0-6 without Nene this season. 'Nuff said.
*Injury information obtained via CBS Sports unless otherwise noted.