Reggie Jackson and Blake Griffin have been cleared to play, but head coach Dwane Casey isn’t tipping his hand regarding his plans Monday against the Brooklyn Nets.
Griffin and Jackson are both key starters, with both shouldering the responsibility of making Detroit’s offense work. Jackson is still working his way back from a severe ankle injury suffered last season.
There doesn’t seem to be any injury concern for Griffin, with Detroit seeming to be more concerned about limiting his workload and ensuring he is 100 percent for the start of the regular season.
Leuer, meanwhile, is returning from a knee injury and is seen as a key backup at power forward and provides additional center depth.
Jackson and Griffin only got to play four games together last season after Blake came over in a trade from the Los Angeles Clippers. Leuer played only eight games all of last season.