The Brooklyn Nets have been dominated in the paint during the past two games with Brook Lopez out and there is little question that Friday’s loss was a direct result of him sitting out with a sprained ankle. They Nets may not be getting relief Monday night as Jason Kidd told reporters on Sunday that the center is still questionable for Monday.
“He’s questionable,” Kidd told Fred Kerber of the NY Post. “You always go with safety first. So if he can’t go, we’ll go with the next guy up. We’ve become accustomed to that.”
Lopez has missed eight games this season all with a sprained ankle. When he has played, he’s been the Nets best with an average of 24.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per 36 minutes with an Effective Field Goal Percentage of 56.8 in 15 games. The Nets have been a huge disappointment so far this season, but in the few games where both he and Deron Williams were healthy and effective, they looked like a completely different team.