Brook Lopez will be a game-time decision Tuesday night against the Manhattan/New York Knicks, the team announced today. After going through non-contact drills, Lopez practiced with the team today and participated in five-on-five drills. Avery Johnson has said that Lopez feels no pain after incurring a mild sprain on the top of his right foot.
Lopez’s recovery tomorrow is key to deciding if he’ll play. Johnson’s general rule with injuries, as shown by how he handled Wallace and now Lopez, is to see how a player works through a full practice and then recovers the day after.
With Lopez out of the lineup for the past four games, the Nets offense has gotten roughly eight points worse per 100 possessions, but weirdly enough, it’s their defense that has suffered more.