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Bobby Marks ESPN 

Malcolm Brogdon has now met the starter criteria in his contract. The Milwaukee guard has now started 41 games and is eligible to receive a $3M Qualifying Offer this off-season. The 2019-20 $1.9M cap hold for Brogdon will be adjusted to $3M.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Houston makes it official on the 10-Day Contract of James Nunnally. The signing will cost the Rockets $226K in combined salary and projected luxury tax costs. The contract will expire after the Jan. 25 home game vs. Toronto.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle says Dennis Smith Jr. is "still sick" and not available tonight. Smith tweeted this afternoon about meeting a fan while out for lunch. Carlisle declined to say whether he had talked to Smith.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni says that Eric Gordon will make his comeback from injury tonight, and will be in the starting lineup.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has been cleared to practice starting next week. As ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported, James will not travel with the team on its upcoming two-game trip.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel remains in concussion protocol, but did some light non-contact work on the court today and is getting closer. Alex Abrines (personal matter) also did some work on the floor.