Andrei Kirilenko is a game time decision after left toe bruise

The Nets are 21-5 when Andrei Kirilenko plays at least 14 minutes. AP Photo.

The Nets are 21-5 when Andrei Kirilenko plays at least 14 minutes. AP Photo.

This has not been an easy season for Andrei Kirilenko health-wise this year as he has missed 31 of 65 games so far. In fact, they just got him back after an ankle injury caused him to miss a couple of games last week, but it appears that he could miss even more time after he sat out practice on Tuesday with a bruised big toe in his left foot.

Officially, Kirilenko is a “game time decision” so he could play against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, but we’ll have to wait and see. They certainly could use him with Kevin Garnett out with back spasms.

Kirilenko has averaged 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per 36 minutes with a true shooting percentage of 56 in 34 games this season. Those stats don’t stand out as amazing, but he has been a huge presence on the Nets as they have gone 23-11 with him in the lineup and 21-5 when he plays at least 14 minutes.


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