Bull horns: Coach Vinny Del Negro canceled the final scheduled day of
double sessions and went with just one practice on Wednesday. – Luol
Deng sat out Tuesday’s evening practice to rest his right shin, which
is recovering from a stress fracture. He participated in Wednesday’s
Is it panic worthy? No. However, it’s noteworthy. Can we assume that he participated in both sessions on Sat-Mon? I know he did on Saturday (I was there), and no one else reported otherwise for Sun/Mon, so it’s probably fair to assume that’s true as well.
So is sitting out 1 session out of 9 possible sessions a big deal? No, it certainly isn’t. However, as my man coldfish said on realgm:
OK, by anyone’s definition of the phrase, does 100% include sitting out
practices for precautionary reasons? Is Luol 100% and everyone else who
practiced actually 125%?
Not time to worry yet as he’s still participated in the other 8 sessions through two-a-days, but it’s something to keep an eye on. I think it’s clear though that the leg isn’t 100% yet or else there wouldn’t be reports of soreness or him sitting out a session to rest it.