If you've been waiting for the MarShon and Tyshawn Show, tonight's the night. MarShon Brooks is a game-time decision, but likely to make his Brooklyn Nets debut after sitting three games with a sore achilles. Tyshawn Taylor, who played his first game Tuesday in Boston, will likely see more minutes at Barclays Center with C.J. Watson taking a (well-deserved) rest.
Brooks will be the Nets sixth man while Taylor will spell Deron Williams. Meanwhile, Jerry Stackhouse will most the rest of pre-season with right knee tendinitis and hamstring issues. Stackhouse played Tuesday vs. Boston, scoring four points on 2-for-6 shooting in nine minutes. Stackhouse has said he sees this season as a transition between playing and coaching in the NBA.
Meanwhile, Courtney Lee spoke about the transformation of the Nets from the time he played for the 12-70 Nets of 2009-10. “I think they’ve improved a lot with the ownership, Jay-Z doing concerts here. I think they’ve done a complete 180,” Lee said Thursday. “I was in the Meadowlands and the Izod Center, and this is totally different.”
- MarShon expected to make Nets preseason debut - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Three things to watch in Nets-Celtics - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- MarShon a game time decision tonight - Rod Boone - Newsday
- Avery: Nets need to get better on D - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Nets shootaround: Lee sees Brooklyn's edge - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Stackhouse out at least a week with sore knees. Stunning - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports