JRUE HOLIDAY SITS OUT THURSDAY'S PRACTICE, MIGHT NOT TRAVEL WITH SIXERS TO INDIANA
Holiday sat out with soreness of the left-foot longitudinal arch, a pain he didn't experience the night before, said Sixers coach Doug Collins, but rather something he felt pain in when he woke up Thursday morning.
X-rays on Holiday's left foot were negative and he was undergoing an MRI on it while the Sixers' practiced at PCOM. A team official said the Sixers would provide an update on Holiday later Thursday afternoon.
“Hopefully, it's just precautionary, but his foot is a little sore," Collins said. "The X-ray was negative and I think they're just doing an MRI to make sure he's OK. Until I see him and know he's OK, it's a little disconcerting."
Holiday likely sustained the injury Wednesday night, in a loss to Chicago.
Should the Sixers have to go a lengthy period without him, they could be in trouble. They already lack Andrew Bynum. Removing their best backcourt player -- and a potential All-Star -- from the mix would be devastating. Holiday is averaging 18.4 points and 8.9 assists per game for the Sixers (12-10), who visit the Pacers (11-11) Friday.
Collins said Evan Turner would be his starting point guard and Nick Young would handle the ball some off the bench Friday if Holiday did not make the trip.
"I sure hope I don't have to think about that option," Collins said.