Hornets' Marvin Williams: Diagnosed with non-displaced fracture
Williams (finger) was diagnosed Wednesday with a fractured left middle finger and will be reevaluated on Oct. 25.
The injury, which Williams suffered in Monday's preseason game against the Bulls, was initially deemed a sprain, but further examination revealed a non-displaced fracture to the finger on his non-shooting hand. Williams has been ruled out for the Hornets' final two preseason games Thursday and Friday, but the Hornets' won't know his status for the Oct. 26 season opener against the Bucks until he's reexamined the day before. If Williams is forced to miss any time, the Hornets would likely insert Frank Kaminsky into the lineup at power forward but could also opt to go smaller and shift Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to that spot. For what it's worth, coach Steve Clifford said that he believes there's a good chance Williams will play in the opener.