November 12, 2017, 4:05 pm
Rudy Gobert (knee) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks with a bone bruise according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Gobert suffered the injury on Friday against the Heat when Dion Waiters dove for a loose ball, making contact with his knee. He’s been a top-30 value guy this season so losing him is a big blow. Derrick Favors got the start at center on Saturday and posted 24 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes. Favors has been a little quiet this season but the fact that he played a season-high 35 minutes against the Nets points towards what may be in store for him moving forward. He’ll be a high-usage guy and will receive a solid boost in minutes so he’s the obvious beneficiary here.