Jason Kidd told the media at practice that Andrei Kirilenko, who has missed the last six games due to an ankle injury, will return on Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.
Andrei Kirilenko will play tonight vs. Detroit. Kevin Garnett is out for the 19th straight game.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 4, 2014
Kidd also confirmed that Kevin Garnett will not play against the Pistons, which was expected since the Nets are targeting his return on April 8th or 9th when the team heads to Florida to take on the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic.. In fact, Kidd said KG will travel with the team and Kirilenko said the two victims of back spasms worked out together Thursday.
Kirilenko said he had a "great one-on-one workout" with Kevin Garnett yesterday. Jason Kidd said KG will travel to Philly, Miami & Orlando.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 4, 2014
Kidd said he's happy about the progress Garnett is making on returning from back spasms.
Jason Kidd on if he's happy with Kevin Garnett's progress: "We're ecstatic."— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 4, 2014
Kidd is also "ecstatic" to have Kirilenko back in the lineup.
Jason Kidd on what it means to have Andrei Kirilenko back in the lineup: "We're all ecstatic."— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) April 4, 2014
Everyone is ecstatic. Everyone.