Confusion, confusion, confusion.
In an email to season ticket holders and other fans at 11:12 a.m. the Nets put out a "Game Day Alert" that both Deron Williams AND Brook Lopez are out Saturday vs. the Clippers
Brooklyn will need to bring that same intensity to the Staples Center against a Clippers team that is off to a 6-3 start behind perennial MVP candidate Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, and they will need to do so without the services of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams who are both out tonight with ankle injuries.
Then, a little less than two hours later, a representative of Nets marketing called NetsDaily to report that the email "was a mistake," that they "don't know if Lopez is playing or not." The email alert was not updated as of 1:30. Sounds like a management issue.
Just before the call to NetsDaily, Stefan Bondy tweeted that it's still uncertain, that basketball operations in Los Angeles hadn't spoken yet.
Brook Lopez hasn't even met with the trainer yet this morning, so a gameday alert that he is out tonight is very unofficial— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) November 16, 2013
That being said, Lopez may sit tonight. The Nets just don't know yet.— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) November 16, 2013
Then around 4:30 p.m., Fred Kerber tweeted that Lopez is hopeful.
At #Knicks v #Hawks but this from #BrooklynNets Brook Lopez re: sitting 2nite w/bum ankle: "I rolled it a little I'm hoping to play tho"— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber) November 16, 2013
Williams hurt his left ankle in the first quarter and left the game. Lopez and Kevin Garnett collided in the fourth quarter and Lopez came up limping but remained in the game through the end of the quarter and overtime. Lopez also hurt his left ankle.