Former Boston Celtic Leon Powe will play for the Chicago Bulls Las Vegas Summer League
team, CSNNE.com has learned. This could change should he sign with a team before the league
begins on July 13.
Powe, 28, did not play in the NBA last season. The 6-8 power forward played for Atlticos de San Germn in Puerto Rico in March.
Powe played his first three NBA seasons with the Celtics and was a member of the 2008
championship team. He has also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and, most recently, the
Memphis Grizzlies. Powe has a career average of 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics are used to this playing without a key starter thing, so tonight’s game at Orlando won’t be all that different than most of their games this season.
Isaiah Thomas will not play tonight against the Magic due to a right groin injury he suffered in Monday’s 107-106 loss at Houston.
Thomas flew back to Boston Tuesday night.
Head coach Brad Stevens told reporters he is leaning towards having Marcus Smart, who filled in earlier for an injured Jae Crowder, start in place of Thomas.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Rockets game, but Thomas continued to play on as he knocked down a 3-point shot just moments after he first began grimacing while holding the groin.
Following the loss, Thomas acknowledged the injury did bother him for the rest of the game as he finished with 20 points on 7-for-18 shooting.
“A few drives I didn’t have the lift,” Thomas told reporters. “It is what it is. I’ll figure it out.”
Thomas, who was named to his first all-star team last season, has been even more dynamic offensively this year.
He leads the Celtics with a career-high 26 points per game and has been ranked among the NBA’s top 10 scorers most of this season.
It is too soon to tell if the injury will sideline him for one game, or whether he’ll be out for an extended period of time.
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