After missing the team’s Friday practice, Brook Lopez will not play Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons as he continues to rest his right midfoot sprain.
“He just has pain,” coach Lionel Hollins said. “He was having pain before and looked like he was going better, but now he can’t. It’s not my call of when he does practice or when he doesn’t, so when (the trainers) say he’s not going today, okay.”
There is currently no timetable for Lopez’s return, and it’s the first time Lopez did not do non-contact drills since returning to non-contact following the team’s open practice on Sunday, October 26th.
“I was optimistic every day, (but) when he doesn’t come out and practice, I’m not optimistic any more,” Hollins added.
Sources: Steph Curry to Undergo MRI After Exiting Game with Left Knee Injury
Golden State’s Steph Curry will undergo an MRI on his left knee Saturday, league source tells ESPN. Curry left game tonight with what Warriors are calling a strain.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 24, 2018
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Sources: Celtics to Petition NBA for Hardship Exemption
With Kyrie Irving joining Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis and, of course, Gordon Hayward on the shelf for a while due to injury, source says the Celtics will petition with the NBA for a Hardship Exemption. If granted, Boston will be able to add an additional player to the roster.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 23, 2018
Source: Keith Smith on Twitter
Celtics’ Irving to Undergo Procedure on Left Knee
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on his left knee on Saturday, according to the team. The procedure is described as minimally invasive, to relieve irritation. Further information will be provided following the procedure.
Source: Boston Celtics