Plumlee is starting Wednesday's preseason game against Dallas. Plumlee missed the last two contests due to COVID-19 protocols, but he'll be back in the starting five for Wednesday's preseason finale. Once the regular season begins, coach James Borrego could switch between Plumlee and P.J. Washington as starters in the frontcourt based on matchups.
Plumlee cleared health and safety protocols and returned to practice Monday, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports. Coach James Borrego said Tuesday that he expects Plumlee to get some playing time in the Hornets' preseason finale against the Mavericks on Wednesday. Plumlee started the preseason opener but missed the next contests, so it's unclear where, exactly, he stands in the battle for the starting center spot. It's very possible coach James Borrego could switch between Plumlee and P.J. Washington based on matchups during the regular season.
The Hornets list Plumlee (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) as out for Monday's exhibition game against the Heat. Both Plumlee and Gordon Hayward will sit out the penultimate game of the preseason due to health and safety protocols. Head coach James Borrego suggested earlier Sunday that he thinks the Hornets will have more clarity on the statuses of Plumlee and Hayward soon, and both are expected to rejoin the team by the end of the week. That being said, consider both Hayward and Plumlee doubtful for Wednesday's preseason finale against Dallas.
Plumlee (health and safety protocols) is not expected to play Monday against the Heat, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports. Head coach James Borrego wasn't optimistic about Plumlee's chances of playing against Miami, and he said he's hopeful to get clarity on the two players dealing with the COVID-19 diagnosis -- Plumlee and Gordon Hayward -- soon with an eye towards having both back later this week. With that in mind, his next chance to play would be next Wednesday in the preseason finale against the Mavericks.
Plumlee is out for Thursday's preseason game against the Grizzlies due to health and safety protocols. Plumlee and Gordon Hayward (COVID-19 protocols) are both out Thursday, and Kelly Oubre is doubtful. As a result, we'll see plenty of the Hornets' bench.
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