Randy Foye, who seemingly was locked in as the Brooklyn Nets starting shooting guard for opening night against the Boston Celtics, will now miss Wednesday’s game with a mild hamstring injury.
Randy Foye strained his hamstring in practice. It's mild but he's out tomorrow in Boston. #nets— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) October 25, 2016
Kenny Atkinson has yet to name a replacement for Foye in the starting lineup, but you can probably guess it will be between Sean Kilpatrick, Joe Harris and Bojan Bogdanovic, all who are capable of providing a little offense for the Nets at the ‘2’ guard position.
The news also likely means that Isaiah Whitehead, who was listed as inactive along with the rehabbing Caris LeVert, will get a chance to suit up in Brooklyn, his hometown.
Foye’s situation came up during the Nets last preseason practice. Wednesday’s action is likely to be limited to a pre-game shootaround.
Players were optimistic about the season, as the Nets series of tweeted videos showed. How optimistic? The Nets were comparing themselves to last year’s NBA surprise, the Trail Blazers who were picked for the Western Conference basement but made the playoffs.
Wednesday’s game starts at 7:00 p.m. at TD Garden. The Nets open at home Friday.