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Date Player
2/12/2016 Carmelo Anthony, NY, F
Anthony says he hopes the owners and the players union can come to a new labor agreement without a work stoppage.

Analysis: Anthony was speaking on Friday as part of the kickoff to All-Star weekend festivities. Either side can choose to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement until Dec. 15. Last time the two sides could not come to an agreement, the owners locked out the players that shortened the 2011-12 season by 16 games.
2/12/2016 Kobe Bryant, LAL, G-F
Bryant has gone through an All-Star media day for the final time. Bryant says he would be fine playing just 10 minutes Sunday. Fans, however, are probably hoping for far more than that.

Analysis: The retiring star of the Los Angeles Lakers took questions for about 30 minutes, laughed and smiled throughout, accepted some gifts from international reporters - including a photo that said "thank you" _ and spoke in English, Italian and a little Spanish at times. He even asked a reporter from Taiwan to teach him a phrase in his language.
2/12/2016 Chris Bosh, Mia, F-C
Bosh of the Miami Heat will miss Sunday's All-Star Game with a calf injury, and has been replaced on the Eastern Conference roster by Atlanta's Al Horford.

Analysis: Bosh did not mention the injury during Friday's All-Star media day availability session. He said earlier Friday that he was looking forward to playing in Toronto, where he spent his first 7 NBA seasons. Bosh's agent, Henry Thomas, did not return messages seeking comment.
2/12/2016 Al Horford, Atl, F-C
Horford is now an All-Star.

Analysis: Horford has replaced the injured Chris Bosh in the first NBA All-Star game outside of the United States.
2/11/2016 Rajon Rondo, Sac, PG
Rondo had 14 points and 15 assists in Wednesday's win in Philadelphia.

Analysis: That marks four straight games in which Rondo has recorded at least 15 assists while averaging 15.2 with 12.5 points.
2/11/2016 Robert Covington, Phi, F
Covington scored a career-high 29 points in Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.

Analysis: Covington has scored at least 25 points three times in his last 13 games, over which he's averaging 13.9.
2/11/2016 Kawhi Leonard, SA, G-F
Leonard had 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's win in Orlando.

Analysis: Leonard, who sunk the game-winning shot, has averaged 24.2 points on 57.3 percent in the last five games.
2/11/2016 Evan Fournier, Orl, G-F
Fournier finished with 28 points in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio.

Analysis: Fournier has averaged 20.3 points on 50.0 percent in his last four games.
2/11/2016 Jahlil Okafor, Phi, C
Okafor had 26 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Sacramento.

Analysis: Okafor has averaged 20.7 points and 12.0 rebounds in his last three games.
2/11/2016 Derrick Favors, Uta, F-C
Favors scored 29 points in Wednesday's 100-96 loss at New Orleans.

Analysis: Favors was averaging 14.1 points over the previous eight games after missing 16 with back spasms.
2/11/2016 Jrue Holiday, NO, PG
Holiday scored 21 points with nine assists and six rebounds in the Pelicans' 100-96 win over Utah on Wednesday.

Analysis: Holiday's performance came two days after he had 27 points, nine assists and six boards in a win at Minnesota. He's capable of being a big contributor to New Orleans, but has shown a lack of consistency at times.
2/11/2016 Lou Williams, LAL, G
Williams scored 28 points in the Lakers' 120-11 loss at Cleveland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Williams is averaging 15.4 points on the season. He's scored at least 20 points in 13 games, but the Lakers have lost 10 of them.
2/11/2016 Kyrie Irving, Cle, G
Irving scored 35 points in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Irving is averaging 32.0 points while making 59.1 percent from the floor over the last three games.
2/11/2016 LeBron James, Cle, F
James scored 29 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds in the Cavaliers' 120-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

Analysis: James is averaging 26.8 points over the last four games.
2/11/2016 Jordan Clarkson, LAL, G
Clarkson scored 22 points in the Lakers' 120-111 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Clarkson has topped 20 points in two of the last three games. However, he only had 11 in a loss at Indiana on Monday.
2/11/2016 Archie Goodwin, Pho, G
Goodwin scored 20 points in the Suns' 112-104 loss to Golden State on Wednesday.

Analysis: Goodwin has at least 20 points in three of the last four games, including each of the past two. He's averaging 16.8 points while starting the last 11 games.
2/11/2016 James Harden, Hou, G-F
Harden scored 34 points with 11 assists and nine rebounds in the Rockets' 116-103 loss at Portland on Wednesday.

Analysis: Harden enters the All-Star break averaging 34.7 points over the last three games.
2/11/2016 Dwight Howard, Hou, F-C
Howard was outstanding Wednesday, scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds in the Rockets' 116-103 loss at Portland.

Analysis: Howard was averaging 13.2 points over his previous six games after sitting out three with a sprained left ankle. That certainly wasn't a problem against the Trail Blazers.
2/11/2016 Damian Lillard, Por, PG
Lillard scored 31 points with nine assists in the Trail Blazers' 116-103 win over Houston on Wednesday.

Analysis: Lillard continues to show why he was snubbed a spot in the All-Star game, averaging 24.3 points on the season. He's totaled 64 points over the past two games.
2/11/2016 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha, SF
Kidd-Gilchrist could miss the remainder of the season after re-tearing the labrum in his right shoulder.

Analysis: Kidd-Gilchrist, who missed the season's first four months recovering from a torn labrum in the same shoulder, suffered the injury Wednesday at Indiana. The Hornets have yet to determine whether he'll rehab the shoulder in hopes of returning later this season or if he'll undergo another surgery. Kidd-Gilchrist played in just seven games following his return, averaging 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds.
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