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Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche sit out Nets practice

Jason Miller

Brook Lopez and Andray Blatche were the only Nets not available at practice today as they prepared for their game against the Utah Jazz Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Each have been diagnosed with sprained ankles, Lopez his right, and Blatche his left. Tim Bontemps of the New York Post says that he does recall a play where Blatche could have tweaked his ankle, but doesn't really remember Lopez hurting his. Jason Kidd does believe he knows when, though.

This play was early on in the game, so it clearly didn't stop Lopez from playing. He finished with 21 points and 6 rebounds on 8-of-15 shooting in the Nets loss to the Magic.

This is just a precautionary measure by the Kidd and the Nets as they don't want Lopez to have another issue with his surgically repaired foot, but they don't believe is connected to this injury.  Both are expected to play tomorrow night despite their injuries.

  • Kevin Garnett: I need to be more aggressive for Brooklyn Nets - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
  • Practice Report: Nets get back to work, Lopez and Blatche sit out - Andy Vasquez - The Record
  • Nets rewind: Quick guards still a problem - Tim Bontemps - New York Post
  • Lopez, Blatche probable vs. Jazz - Brooklyn Nets Blog - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
  • Brook Lopez, Andray Blatche sit practice with sprained ankles - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game