Charlotte Bobcats power forward Byron Mullens has a sore right knee that caused coach Mike Dunlap to sit him for all but the first three minutes of Monday's 122-105 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

Mullens said post-game he does not consider the injury a long-term concern. However it limited his mobility, which caused Dunlap to shut him down quickly in Monday's game.

"It was sort of buckling. I could tell in warm-ups," Mullens said. "I couldn't get a good warm-up in because it felt weak. It led over to the game and I couldn't move that well, couldn't cut off of it.

"Coach made a decision to take me out. I never asked to come out."