Rondae Hollis-Jefferson may be trying just a bit too hard to get himself reintegrated into the rotation.
In two brief appearances since returning from his second adductor strain of the season, RHJ has been out of control for the most part on the offensive end.
His rebounding has been solid, but his wild runs to the rim are essentially turnovers that get scored as field goal attempts.
A couple of days off this weekend could do some good to get Hollis-Jefferson back under control, if nothing else.
It did not take long for Rodions Kurucs to land at the end of coach Kenny Atkinson’s bench. A couple of glaring defensive lapses, including letting Jonathan Isaac get behind him for an easy fast-break basket made for a very short night for the rookie.
Kurucs did not play the final 18 minutes of the game, with the six minutes he played in the thrid quarter marking his longest stint of the game.
Kurucs will have a game like this now and again, just serving as a reminder that he is a 20-year-old rookie with very little experience. He’ll be OK.
- Allen Crabbe (sore right knee, 18th straight game missed, 19th overall)
- Jared Dudley (left hamstring strain, 4th straight game missed)
- Caris LeVert (subtalar dislocation, right foot; 33rd straight game missed)
- Dzanan Musa (left shoulder subluxation, 16th straight game missed, 30th overall)
- Theo Pinson (two-way, Long Island Nets, 31st game missed)
- Alan Williams (two-way, Long Island Nets, 38th game missed)
Did not play
- Kenneth Faried (34th DNP-CD in 46 games dressed)