February 29, 2016, 2:40 pm
Jahlil Okafor (shin) will not play on Monday against the Wizards, but Brett Brown doesn’t expect him to miss anymore games.
Okafor was having what beat writers coined as a knee issue but now it’s being called a shin issue. Either way, he’s missing tonight’s game and we’ll be following the news on that front, but Jerami Grant gets the start for Okafor and has a nice chance to follow up Sunday’s big game with big minutes tonight. Hollis Thompson being a bit under the weather also helps on that front, and if you’re in a super deep league Richaun Holmes might be worth a look. We will also get a sense if Nerlens Noel’s leg injury is serious or not, because he’ll need to play big minutes if he’s healthy.