Head coach Hue Jackson released a statement Wednesday saying that Kizer will start Saturday's preseason game in Tampa Bay and is positioning himself to enter Week 1 as the starter, Andrew Gribble of the team's official site reports. "We are very excited about seeing DeShone in the role of starter for this week, as he is certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season," Jackson said.
McLemore suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a pick-up game in Los Angeles and will be sidelined for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery Tuesday, Chris Herrington of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Gallinari was diagnosed with a fractured right hand Sunday after suffering the injury while throwing a punch during an exhibition game with the Italian national team, EuroHoops.net reports. He's expected to require a 3-to-4 weeks to recover from the injury.