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Rusty Simmons: Festus Ezeli and Shaun Livingston missed Thursday's practice, according to the Warriors. Twitter @Rusty_SFChron
Festus Ezeli, confirmed Monday morning to be on the Warriors Summer League roster, was directed back to the sidelines on Monday night. The 6-foot-11 center, who spent the season rehabbing his surgically reconstructed right knee, was diagnosed with inflammation in his right shin and "most likely" will not play when the games begin this weekend in Las Vegas, the Warriors announced. CSNBayArea.com
Warriors center Festus Ezeli will not play in NBA Summer League games due to right shin inflammation, the team announced Monday on the eve of its first workout in Las Vegas. Ezeli after missing all of last season recovering from right knee surgery will have his return delayed because of precautionary reasons, according to the Warriors, who believe the latest injury is “nothing serious.” Contra Costa Times
Vanderbilt forward Rod Odom will join the Warriors’ NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas, Commodores assistant coach Tom Richardson tweeted Sunday. The 6-foot-9, 212-pound Odom is expected to reunite with Festus Ezeli, who played for two seasons in the same Vanderbilt frontcourt. Contra Costa Times
Warriors center Festus Ezeli said Monday he has been cleared to play after spending all of this season recovering from right knee surgery and that he expected to be in action at the Las Vegas Summer League next month. “They think it’s a good idea, so I probably will,” Ezeli said of the Warriors at the team’s basketball camp for children at Sonoma Day Country School. “Just go to Vegas, get some touches and get my rhythm back. Just get back to playing. Get back to being comfortable on the court.” Contra Costa Times
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