According to the Brooklyn Nets, shooting guard MarShon Brooks and small forward/power forward/point forward/everything forward Gerald Wallace are listed as out for Tuesday night’s contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers, after both running through a practice Monday afternoon and a shootaround Tuesday morning with the Nets at Barclays Center.
Coach Avery Johnson has previously said he wanted to evaluate Wallace after a full practice as well as a recovery before feeling comfortable playing him in a game, and said today that Wallace did “as much as he could tolerate” and that “we’ll see how he recovers.”
Wallace, who is one of three Nets nursing an injured left ankle, hasn’t played since opening night against the Toronto Raptors. The team has started Keith Bogans in his place, which is kind of like replacing a spark plug with a packet of Ramen noodle seasoning. But with a matchup with the Boston Celtics looming on Thursday, it’d be silly to rush Wallace back for just the sixth game of the season.
Though he wanted to play, Brooks went through a non-contact practice and was ruled out.