Hornets guard, former UConn star Jeremy Lamb out 1-2 weeks with strained hamstring

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb (3) looks to pass under the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lamb (3) looks to pass under the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets backup guard and former UConn national champion Jeremy Lamb has a strained left hamstring and will be out for this week’s games.

The team announced Monday that the 6-foot-5 Lamb will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks.

Lamb suffered the injury in the second quarter of Charlotte’s home loss Saturday night to the Boston Celtics. The fifth-year NBA player is averaging seven points and four rebounds per game in three appearances this season.

The Hornets host Philadelphia on Wednesday and travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets on Friday night.