Jeremy Lamb will miss one to two weeks with a hamstring strain he suffered in the Charlotte Hornets’ game against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, the team said on Twitter.
OFFICIAL: @hornets guard Jeremy Lamb is listed as OUT with a strained hamstring. Will be reevaluated in one to two weeks.— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) October 31, 2016
Lamb appeared to tweak his hamstring going for a rebound on Saturday and a few possessions later re-tweaked it chasing a loose ball.
The Hornets also said that center Roy Hibbert did not practice today. He’s dealing with lingering knee soreness. Being patient with someone his size, especially with something like a leg injury, is the best move.
This is a major blow to the Hornets, who have been dealing with a plethora of injuries since early October. Steve Clifford said during the preseason, for example, that he had no interest in playing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at power forward. He’s now doing that out of necessity.
With Lamb out for the next week or two, Marco Belinelli will likely see upwards of 20 minutes per game. Steve Clifford might also look to play Ramon Sessions and Kemba Walker together.
Lamb is averaging seven points, four rebounds, and one assist in 13.7 minutes per game. He’s failed to make a single 3-pointer this season but has contributed in other ways, primarily on defense.