Bargnani Could Miss Extended Time With Strained Calf
Andre Bargnani has missed eight consecutive games with a strained left calf muscle. His return is still unknown.
“His timeframe is extended, whether it is two weeks or three weeks, whatever it is,” coach Dwane Casey said Thursday. “We’re not putting a day on it. Extended is beyond day to day, I think.
“We’re not [spending] each day waiting on him. … He’s back when he’s back. That’s the same message we gave to the team. We’re not going to rush him back. We need him back. But we’re not going to rush him.”
Bargnani was averaging career highs in points, rebounds, field goal percentage and free throw attempts.