Rondae Hollis-Jefferson leaves game against Celtics with upper respiratory issue

Midway through the second quarter, the Nets announced that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson would not return to the game due to an upper respiratory issue. Hollis-Jefferson, who has already missed preseason time thanks to a sprained ankle against Philadelphia, is having an undoubtedly rough rookie preseason. Hollins will likely lean on the rookie for his defense this season, so hopefully the injury is minor.

We’ll update once more details emerge on Hollis-Jefferson’s status.