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Monday, December 28, 2009
Ron Artest to miss tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns
By Andy Kamenetzky
It's being reported by two of the local outlets that
a concussion sustained by falling down the stairs
, hasn't been cleared to play in
tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns
. While his condition has improved, there hasn't been enough progress to throw on a uni.
So who will start in Ron Ron's place? Well, as the O.C. Register's
Phil Jackson was anything but complimentary of the "triple towers" as a starting unit against the Kings
, which doesn't provide a huge vote of confidence for
getting another nod. The Press-Enterprise's
strong performance against Sacto will bump him from reserve to temporary starter.
I also expect that to be the case (and would likely make the same move), unless
decides to go with
to better match Phoenix shooting guard
height and leave the typical rotation as intact as possible. In any event, someone out of the ordinary will be announced among the first five.
Thoughts on the matter?
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