Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe is expected to miss two weeks of action with a left calf injury according to coach Jason Kidd.
Monroe, who had not missed a game yet this season despite having issues with the calf during training camp, was held out of Sunday’s 117-106 win over the Atlanta Hawks because of the injury.
“He’s had a calf problem and I think he might have just hurt it again in that Boston game,” Kidd said.
With Monroe out, the Bucks opted to lean on centers Thon Maker and John Henson. Maker started and logged 20 minutes, scoring three points to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.
Arron Afflalo Suspended Two Games for Throwing Punch
The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at Cleveland on Thursday and at Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James, Steph Curry Selected as All-Star Team Captains
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN