"It makes sense for us not to push the envelope," Gentry said of Hill.
Gentry also said he refuses to call Monday night's game a must-win game. "I think it sends the wrong message to your team," he said.
For the Blazers, coach Kaleb Canales said G Raymond Felton won't play, though he is with the team, and Jonny Flynn will start at the point. Also, F Nicolas Batum (quad injury) will go through his pregame routine to see if he can play, but if he is ruled out, Luke Babbitt will get the start.
UPDATE: Batum ruled out.