Andrei Kirilenko will NOT play, Deron Williams will continue to come off the bench tonight vs. the Thunder

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Kidd said that they are holding Andrei Kirilenko out of tonight's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of his sore right calf. Kidd said that they are being "cautious" with the injury, and it's not expected to be serious, so to speak.

Kidd also said that they will reevaluate Kirilenko "tomorrow morning" and see how he feels, to determine whether or not he'll play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

With Kevin Durant and Paul George on the docket over the next 24 hours, it's a tough loss for the Nets. But, again, as Kidd notes it's better to be on "the safer side" of things when dealing with injuries. With this team, they've had to deal with

Also of note, Kidd will continue to start Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson in the backcourt alongside Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. That starting lineup is 8-1 this year, and it means that Deron Williams will once again be coming off the bench.

Kidd said earlier in the week that he expects to move Williams back into the starting lineup, but that won't happen tonight against the Thunder.

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