Updating a previous item, Greg Monroe (left ankle) says he expects to play against the Mavericks on Friday.
Monroe, who tweaked his ankle in practice Tuesday, is being labeled a game-time decision after he missed Wednesday's game against the Knicks. He was unable to put pressure on the ankle last night, so this would be a pretty rapid improvement. Interim coach Brian Hill said he also expects Charlie Villanueva (hamstring) to play Friday after sitting out against the Knicks. We'll have to wait to see how both players look during shootaround tomorrow morning.