Larry Sanders went to Chicago to get a second opinion on what has been called a deeply bruised back, and coach Jim Boylan sounded like a guy who will be starting Samuel Dalembert in Wednesday's game against the Sixers.
"There's no magic formula to it," Boylan said about dealing with injuries. "Sam will continue to be the starter and Ekpe will play behind him." This comes in a Wednesday morning piece about tonight's game, and neither the writer of the report nor the coach seem to be planning for Sanders to come back tonight. The larger issue is whether or not the injury is serious, as the second opinion has been called "precautionary," and the timing of the All Star break won't add any clarity. Owners shouldn't panic, but stay on your toes.