Paul Pierce won't be in the lineup Monday night vs. the Sixers in Philadelphia. He's physically fine but is sitting out of routine maintenance reports Jason Kidd. Alan Anderson will start in his place.
That means the Nets will be without Pierce, Deron Williams, Andrei Kirilenko, Tyshawn Taylor, Tornike Shengelia, Jason Terry, Jorge Gutierrez will all sit. Kirilenko, suffering from back spasms, didn't travel. D-Will did.
Kevin Garnett will play but left the minutes to his coach.
KG on how much he'll play tonight: "I’m not Jason Kidd. I’m Kevin Garnett. I don’t put myself into the game, nor do I take myself out."— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 14, 2013
Garnett also spoke about how much he likes having Reggie Evans as a teammate
Kevin Garnett said besides Pierce & Terry coming with him to #Nets, another deciding factor was "Reggie Evans had to be on the roster."— Rod Boone (@rodboone) October 14, 2013
The only player offering a prognosis on his return was Taylor, still in in a walking boot.
Tyshawn told me he's targeting a return later this week, but it's not up to him. Thinks he'll definitely be ready next week. #Nets— Rod Boone (@rodboone) October 14, 2013
As for yesterday's dust-up between Mirza Teletovic and Andray Blatche, all seems to be forgiven.
Mirza Teletovic was full of praise for Andray Blatche after their little dustup.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) October 14, 2013
Meanwhile, Garnett reacted to the NBA using him in an instructional video describing illegal picks. "Because I'm the best pick-setter in the league. I understand that," he said.
- Pierce won't play in Philly - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Starting Five: Livingston enjoys role - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- KG: I want Nets to be top-3 defensive team - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Refs won’t keep Garnett from going ‘full throttle’ - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
- Brooklyn Nets injury report, 10.14.2013 - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- Kevin Garnett: "I'm the best pick-setter in the league" - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game