March 2, 2016, 2:23 pm
Jahlil Okafor (shin) will not play on Wednesday against the Hornets and he has no timetable for return.
“It hasn’t responded. We’re going to be smart with it,” said Brett Brown. This is the same drill as Tuesday’s game. Jerami Grant is in line for big minutes and he’s worth a hard look even on a busy night. Nerlens Noel was in foul trouble last night and Brown said he’s expecting big things from him tonight, so we’re less worried about his leg injury from two games ago.
Richaun Holmes left last night’s game late with an undisclosed injury and there hasn’t been any reporting on it, so presumably he’s ready to go but if not then Grant and Noel get even more minutes. As for Okafor, we thought this might have a long term component to it and we’re not convinced his knee is out of the equation. Owners should probably consider Grant a must-own player for the chance he gets 30-plus minutes for a longer stretch.