Andrei Kirilenko was all-in Tuesday, going hard in a 5-on-5 practice, but afterwards, AK-47 said that while he's traveling to Cleveland, he's unlikely to play before the Nets home opener vs. the Heat Friday.
Andrei Kirilenko, on his health: "Right now, it's too early to say anything. But I'm aiming for Friday. Tomorrow's game is unlikely." #Nets— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 29, 2013
Other than Shaun Livingston, who's nursing a sore neck, all the Nets were on the court Tuesday, apparently including Toko Shengelia. As the Nets prepared for their quick trip to Ohio, Kirilenko and Kevin Garnett gave their assessment of the team, remarking on what they say is extraordinary chemistry.
KG: "This has been one of the better locker rooms I've ever been a part of." And he made sure to include Minnesota '03-04 & Boston '07-08.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 29, 2013
However, Garnett did reveal a potential conflict that's been brewing between him and Brook Lopez
Kevin Garnett on #Nets center Brook Lopez: "He's a big Batman guy, I'm a Wolverine guy. So sometimes we clash, but I respect him."— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) October 29, 2013
Monday, the Nets listed both Kirilenko and Shengelia as inactive for the opener. One point still not confirmed: whether Lawrence Frank will take Jason Kidd's place as head coach.
- Garnett, Lopez only disagree on one thing - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Brook Lopez: 7 feet tall and under the radar - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Deron Williams will play in Brooklyn Nets' season opener - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Practice updates: Andrei Kirilenko practices full, Shaun Livingston sits out - Brian Erni - SNY New York