United’s depth to be tested

INJURY CLOUD: Melbourne United veteran David Andersen missed his team's match against the Sydney Kings last weekend. Picture: AAP Image/Hamish Blair

INJURY CLOUD: Melbourne United veteran David Andersen missed his team's match against the Sydney Kings last weekend. Picture: AAP Image/Hamish Blair

As Illawarra’s All-NBL centre AJ Ogilvy looks likely make his return this weekend, rivals Melbourne United could be struggling with their own big man depth at WIN Entertainment Centre on Saturday night.

Veteran big-man David Andersen (plantar fasciitis) and centre Majok Majok (groin) are both in doubt for United’s clash with the Hawks after both missed the club's 103-79 win over Sydney Kings last Saturday.

Majok will likely need 1-2 weeks to get back to full fitness while Andersen is a chance to miss back-to-back games as well.

"We need some more advice and we don't know how long it is going to be," United coach Dean Vickerman said of Andersen.

"He wasn't comfortable playing and I'm disappointed for him as he had his best game of the season last time out and was finding a little rhythm where he could play that backup [centre role].

"He is a tough guard at [that position] where he can stretch the floor and he was defending well.

"Hopefully it is not long before we get him back."

United will still have one of the most talented big-man in the league this weekend in former NBA player Josh Boone.

Boone leads the league in rebounds this season with 10.1 per game.