Zeller (hip) said he expects to be back Monday for a Martin Luther King Day matinee against the Knicks. “Yes definitely hopeful. We’ll see what happens [Sunday] morning,” Zeller said. “It’s nothing major. It’s just a lot of soreness, trying to move, not moving the way I want to. I just needed a day to hopefully get it to all calm down and I’ll be back soon. “I probably did something awhile back but it’s become worse. I was hoping over time it’d go away, and over time it’s kind of built.”
Atkinson said whenever Russell does return, he’ll likely ease back in at first. “D’Angelo will come back progressively, so what does that look like? Really, I’m looking at what’s best for him. Is it best to start him? Those are discussions to be had going forward,” Atkinson said, who hasn’t talked to Spencer Dinwiddie about how Russell’s return will impact him.
Storyline: D'Angelo Russell Injury