By Joe Becker
Blazers Forward Nicolas Batum is listed as probable for tomorrow night's game wth New Jersey and Rudy Fernandez is listed as questionable. Batum strained his right shoulder last night when he tangled with Dirk Nowitzki during the Blazers loss against Dallas. Batum told me after the game he thought he would get an MRI today, but apparently he didn't get one.
Rudy was injured during the win over the Lakers when he was fouled hard by Trevor Ariza at the end of the third qtr. Fernandez was on the bench during last night's game with the Mavericks. Before the game he spoke to reporters and said that he felt lucky that nothing was broken.
"I need to rest," said Fernandez, "and maybe play in a couple of days and I'll feel better."