Seattle SuperSonics: Dec. 7 can't come fast enough for head coach Nate McMillan. That's when Ray Allen will supposedly return to the team after ankle surgery has kept him sidelined so far this season. "It has crossed my mind once," McMillan said in the Tacoma News Tribune, "but it is so far from now, I can't even really think about that. My main thing right now is to continue to figure a way for these guys to play, develop and get opportunities. It will only be a better team when Ray comes back. Then it will work itself out."
New York Knicks: The Knicks won't have Keith Van Horn to kick around anymore. At least not for the next game or so after the forward popped his ankle in Tuesday's practice. "I think he just came down on someone's foot, I'm not too sure," Kurt Thomas said in the N.Y. Post. "It looked bad and it sounded bad." He listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Clippers.