December 19, 2018, 2:08 pmJoakim NoahC, Memphis Grizzlies
Joakim Noah (right heel soreness) did not play in Wednesday’s matchup with the Blazers.
Noah is actually averaging 14.4 minutes per game for the Grizz this season, so his absence will leave a small hole in the rotation. He’s not a great stylistic fit against Portland anyway, however, so it wouldn’t be the end of the world if he couldn’t play. We’ll probably see Jaren Jackson Jr. and JaMychal Green soak up all the frontcourt minutes that Marc Gasol can’t, although Omri Casspi could be an option given the matchup and his 20 points on Monday.