Wallace back, Thomas out tonight
Charlotte Bobcats co-captain Gerald Wallace should be back for tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but forward Tyrus Thomas is likely out.
That was the word from coach Paul Silas after shootaround. Wallace has missed the past five games with a left ankle sprain and bone bruise. Thomas sprained his right wrist and was feeling pain trying to shoot this morning.
Silas plans to start Wallace, but will closely monitor his minutes. Thomas said he’d like to make this a game-time decision, rather than scratching him now, but Silas said he told Thomas he’s too valuable long-term to risk aggravating the injury.
Thomas has missed three games previously this season – one for a family funeral and two due to a quadriceps strain.
I predict Najera will come off the bench for 20.