- Guard Derrick Rose (11/23, right knee surgery) is expected to
miss the remainder of the season. *Guard Kirk Hinrich (12/18, strained back)
missed Wednesday's game against Houston.
- *Guard Kobe Bryant (12/18, stiffness in left knee) is
probable for Friday's game against Minnesota. Guard Steve Blake (12/11, torn
ligament in right elbow) will miss at least six weeks. Guard Jordan Farmar
(12/2, torn left hamstring) is out indefinitely. Guard Steve Nash (11/11,
strained back/hamstrings) is out indefinitely.