It's been a long time between games...or it just seems that way. Since the Nets lost to the 76ers Tuesday, they've traded two players, picked up another (and in the process, acquired two first rounders and traded away two second rounders), accelerated their pursuit of one of the game's biggest stars and lost a starter for two to three weeks to injury. There was also a players-only meeting.
Now, they play the Wizards with 12 healthy bodies, Anthony Morrow and Damion James being out for two weeks and two months respectively. Sasha Vujacic was expected to arrive in New Jersey for his physical Wednesday night, but for him to play, he, Terrence Williams and Joe Smith all have to pass physicals by game time Thursday.
John Wall, Washington's rookie point guard, is questionable...and there's some indication his problem, right knee tendinitis, is not going away. He's already missed eight games. Here's coach Flip Saunders: "I don’t think, with his situation, having tendinitis, that he’s ever going to be pain free." Not good. Andray Blatche, who always seems to play well in New Jersey, is likely but coming off treatment for a sore left knee. Yi Jianlian is out 2-4 weeks with a right MCL knee sprain. Shocking. The Wizards have yet to win a road game this season.
- New Jersey Nets Game Notes - New Jersey Nets
- Washington Wizards Game Notes - Washington Wizards
- Getting Inside - New Jersey Nets. - Sports Xchange
- Getting Inside - Washington Wizards - Sports Xchange
Wizards-Nets Preview - Stats LLC
Morrow out 2-3 weeks - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Sasha Vujacic to play both guard spots for Nets as team juggles lineup after Anthony Morrow injury - Kristie Ackert - New York Daily News
Wall's latest frustration is knee ailment - Michael Lee - Washington Post
- Flip Saunders has chilling words about John Wall - CBS Sports
- Yi Jianlian to miss next two to four weeks with sprained MCL - Michael Lee - Washington Post
- Rookies must grow up quickly - Craig Stouffer - Washington Examiner
Nets Practice Report - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets