Rondae Hollis-Jefferson missed Friday night's game against the Knicks, but he had a perfectly reasonable excuse.
The fourth-year small forward announced the birth of his baby boy on Thursday. He posted a photo with his newborn and offered him some early words of advice, noting that he will "remind you every day" to love unconditionally and dream bigger.
Welcome to the world Young King, you are Perfect and you are Wonderful. You will Rock, I will remind you everyday to Love unconditionally, Dream Bigger, Innovate Brighter, and Create Better Ways to contribute to this Earth all while being the most Positive and Happy person ever!!!! I love you, Rylen Juan Hollis-Jefferson 10/18/18
Hollis-Jefferson was sidelined throughout the preseason and missed the first game of the season with a groin injury. He was questionable entering Friday night's game.
The 23-year-old has progressed every year since his rookie campaign in 2015-16. Hollis-Jefferson averaged a career-high 13.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in 68 games last season after averaging 8.7 points per game in a 78 games in 2016-17.