REPORT: Pacers’ Jeremy Lamb (hip) ruled out vs. Cavs
According to reports, Lamb underwent individual tests following the Pacers’ Saturday morning shootaround. He was actually listed as a game-time decision before officially being ruled out.
Final injury report for our matchup with the @cavs:
Victor Oladipo – out (right knee surgery rehab)
Jeremy Lamb – out (bruised right hip)
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) October 26, 2019
Edmond Sumner and Justin Holiday will be playing more minutes against the Cavs.
The 27-year-old guard suffered a hip pointer in the team’s 119-110 loss against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. He was then held out of Thursday’s practice as Indiana was being cautious about his injury,
Lamb struggled in the Pacers’ game against the Pistons, as he scored 10 points on 4-11 shooting. He did have four rebounds and three assists. He was expected to help Indiana on the offensive end as they continue to wait for Victor Oladipo’s return.
Lamb averaged 15.3 points on 44 percent shooting as a member of the Charlotte Hornets last season.
Although he didn’t have a good start, Lamb will still have plenty of time to bounce back. Oladipo is not expected to return until December or January, so he still has around two months to prove his worth to the Pacers. If he can replicate his performance from last season, Indiana will have someone who can come off the bench and score once Dipo returns,
But if they want to win games, they will need Lamb to do better moving forward.