Injuries, injuries, injuries. The Nets got lucky through the first month of the season with minimal injuries, but now they have two of their starting players out. Saturday afternoon, the Nets provided updates on Deron Williams' calf injury and Brook Loepz's back strain.
Lopez has begun light basketball activity. He's out tomorrow and is day to day until he returns #Nets— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) December 20, 2014
Deron Williams had an MRI today that revealed a low-grade right calf strain. He's listed as DOUBTFUL for tomorrow's game, the Nets announce.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) December 20, 2014
So, in simpler terms, the two are day-to-day. Both are unlikely to play Sunday against the Detroit Pistons, but they could be available for the Nets' following game, at home against the Denver Nuggets.
As Lenn Robbins points out, it could have been worse for DWill, who missed the second half of Friday's game with a calf injury.
MRI on @DeronWilliams right calf reveals a strain. He is doubtful for Sunday game @barclayscenter vs #pistons #nets it could have been worse— Lenn Robbins (@LennRobbins) December 20, 2014
In other news, Lionel Hollins was non-committal about where he thinks Lopez will fit on return.
Interesting from Ohm: Hollins politely declined to comment on whether Brook would return as starter given Plumlee's recent play.— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) December 20, 2014
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