Sonics' forward Rashard Lewis has a bum wheel, and he could miss half the season. Ouch.
Rashard Lewis has missed three practices and two preseason games in the week since he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
He was out again yesterday and still doesn't know when he might be able to play again. In fact, no one does, which is precisely what makes it such a difficult situation, said Sonics coach Nate McMillan.
"That's exactly what is hard about it," McMillan said. "What I've experienced with that injury is you don't know how long it will take to get better."
Lewis went through a shooting workout on Monday and said his foot was sore and tender afterward. He was told yesterday by Mike Shimensky, the team's trainer, that he probably won't be ready to play on Saturday against San Antonio, and McMillan said it wouldn't be a problem if Lewis missed the remaining four preseason games.
Plantar fasciitis kept Wally Szczerbiak out the first 3 1/2 months last season as he missed 44 games. The injury bothered Mateen Cleaves for half a season in Sacramento, getting so severe he couldn't walk without limping.
Read the rest in the Seattle P.I.
Call me crazy, but putting Murray at the 2 and Allen at the 3 isn't the worst lineup the Sonics could have. Allen's rebounding isn't any worse than Lewis'. And really, isn't it a matter time before we start calling him Vlaimir Ramanovic because he really doesn't have any D in him? With Murray and Allen together, the Sonics have 2 proven offensive players who enjoy filling the hoop. Plus, they're both athletic and willing to play D (note that I said willing, not able).
Worth a try?
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