News traveled fast via twitter today that Samuel Dalembert might make it back for the Kings' second game of the season in New Jersey. While this is exciting news, it also appears to be overly optimistic for a player the Kings medical staff ruled out for 4-6 weeks a little over two weeks ago. Here is Dalembert's comment in its entirety to remove some of the confusion:
"I'm excited, it's feeling much better. It's feeling much better. I don't feel as much pain as before. It's healing. I'll try to shoot sometime to do more tomorrow and then keep going."
"We are about to find out, I'm about to get on the treadmill right now. So I'm about to run on the treadmill and I'll let you guys know tomorrow. That's the real test you know, run on the treadmill and see how you feel after that. And then tomorrow, if I feel good, if nothing is really bugging me, I'll try to do more and then hopefully, I'll be out there in New Jersey."... More
- Dalembert is still out, BUT he made reference to possibly being ready to go against New Jersey the second game of the season. I'm not sure this is a reality at this point, but he is working hard everyday to get back. The adductor injury Dalembert sustained is one of those err on the side of caution type injuries. Once Dalembert thinks he's ready, I would then give him another week.
- Samuel Dalembert (adductor)- Out, but he did come out and work with Coach Carril and Pooh Jeter on setting screens.
- Hassan Whiteside (patella tendon)- He's back! Hassan is still not cleared for full practice but he did partake in 5 on 0 drills. He should be cleared for full contact soon. Go here for more details.