The team's comments this week lean toward their star interior lineman playing in a key matchup against the Chiefs. Dareus may be counted on more than ever, with Kyle Williams unable to play until later in the season and Mario Williams in question, all while the
Alex Len will start at center Wednesday against the Pelicans, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
With Tyson Chandler ruled out with an illness, Len gets the unexpected start even though he's played a total of just eight minutes over the last two games. Look for Jon Leuer to also see considerable minutes Wednesday, while most likely eating away at Len's viability despite getting the starting nod.
Tyson Chandler (illness) will sit out Wednesday against the Pelicans, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Chandler was actually expected to play, despite missing morning shootaround, but apparently his illness didn't improve over the course of the day. Fellow center Alex Len will get the start in his place, with Jon Leuer serving as the main backup.
Jared Cunningham will start at point guard Wednesday against the Raptors, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
With Matthew Dellavedova (calf) ruled out and Mo Williams (ankle) on an undisclosed minutes limit, Cunningham will get the unexpected starting nod Wednesday. Although buyer beware, because Cunningham's season high for points is only 12, even though he's played at least 20 minutes in three games this year.
Thomas Rawls was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury, John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks ' official site reports.
Only a few short hours after Marshawn Lynch's sports hernia surgery was announced, Rawls landed on the injury report, though his ability to practice in some capacity doesn't really place a cloud over his Week 12 availability. Expected to start for the next 3-to-4 weeks, at least, in Lynch's place, Rawls has a Steelers defense on the docket that has given up 3.9 YPC but just two touchdowns to running backs this season.
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