REPORT: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ruled out against Pacers
Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will not be making his season debut Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers.
The Nets forward has missed the first two games of the season due to a lingering hip issue, which has been bothering him since preseason.
According to Rotoworld, Hollis-Jefferson will miss the game, this time, due to personal reasons. He’s reportedly going to become a father, per Nets Daily, so congratulations are in order for the Hollis-Jeffersons.
The Nets split their first two games of the regular season. They dropped their first game of the season against the Detroit Pistons 103-100. Despite the loss, the young Nets hang on throughout the game but just did not execute down the stretch to pull out the win.
Caris Levert converted a game winning layup to seal the 107-105 win over the New York Knicks. Levert redeemed himself after fumbling the ball in the final seconds of their first game against the Pistons.
Nonetheless, Levert has been a revelation for the Nets this season. In two games so far, the 6-foot-7 guard has averaged 27.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists on 58.1 percent shooting.
The emergence of Levert will probably not eat up into Hollis-Jefferson’s minutes. The 23-year old lefty forward averaged 28.9 minutes for Brooklyn last season, and there’s no reason for his playing time to trend down as the Nets are focused on developing their young guys.
Hollis-Jefferson will probably target Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers for his season debut.