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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry said the Pelicans' recent struggles sting more than their 0-8 start to the season because the team felt like it was going in a positive direction with the return of Jrue Holiday and because of their dwindling playoff chances. Gentry said Anthony Davis was "very vocal" in team video sessions this morning. Davis did not speak to media today after practice despite requests.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said the chances of Jrue Holiday (left turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (right toe contusion) playing tomorrow in Los Angeles against the Clippers is "probably not good." Gentry said Holiday is less likely than Moore. The New Orleans guards have missed the past two games

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

I just don't think Steven Adams looks like this anymore.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

The Suns celebrate Eric Bledsoe's 27th birthday after morning shootaround. They play the Lakers tonight on ESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz center Rudy Gobert has matched his career total of 20-10 performances in the last two games. He followed a career-high 22-point, 11-rebound outing in Tuesday's win over the Suns by putting up 20 and 17 in Thursday's loss to the Warriors. Gobert, 24, has career-best numbers across the board: points (11.6 per game), rebounds (11.3), blocks (2.7), field goal percentage (66.4) and free throw percentage (66.4).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks say that Derrick Rose is most likely out for tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings due to his back injury. An MRI on Rose's back revealed no structural issue, so the team must be taking a cautious approach with Rose at the moment.

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Tonight on ESPN, Russell Westbrook has a chance for his 7th straight double-double, which hasn't been done since... es.pn/2gtcEHr

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden said the faster Donatas Motiejunas can get to the Rockets the better.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources tell @justinverrier and me: New Orleans is in the process of waiving swingman Anthony Brown. The Pels' roster will drop to 14.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tristan Thompson says he likes the idea to put the center position back on the All-Star ballot, but cares more about playing in June.