Brook Lopez, who injured his ankle on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers and missed Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons, is "questionable" to play on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
#BrooklynNets Jason Kidd said Brook Lopez (ankle) is questionable for Monday— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber) December 15, 2013
On the bright side:
Lopez is questionable vs. Philly, say Nets, but "questionable" is better than "doubtful" and "doubtful" is better than "out."— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) December 15, 2013
In other injury and health-related news, Joe Johnson and Mirza Teletovic both missed practice with an "illness," but Andrei Kirilenko did get some shots up, which is promising.
Brook Lopez (ankle), Joe Johnson (illness) Terry (knee), Kirilenko (back) and Mirza Teletovic (illness)all sat out practice today.— Rod Boone (@rodboone) December 15, 2013
AK on the court rehabbing today. pic.twitter.com/4SfdVOxWIT— Billy King (@bkdefend) December 15, 2013
Another note from practice, Jason Kidd told the media that Paul Pierce will continue to come off the bench for the Nets. This is something that Kidd seems to be confident in, as the Nets have been 2-1 with Pierce coming off the bench, giving the second unit a leader and a number one scoring option.
Pierce will continue coming off the bench "for now" Kidd said. Lopez is questionable #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) December 15, 2013
The Nets play the 76ers at home on Monday, followed by a home game against the Wizards on Wednesday.
- Brook Lopez questionable for Monday - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Kidd makes decision on Pierce's bench stint - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Nets 'family' rallied around recent injuries - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Practice Report: Two Nets out with illness, Brook Lopez questionable for Monday’s game - SNY Nets