The Brooklyn Nets announced today that guard MarShon Brooks did not practice today because of a sprained right wrist. It’s unknown at this point how the injury occurred but one can speculate that Brooks’s hard drive and eventual crash landing in the first half of Tuesday’s 101-97 win vs. the Hornets may have been the cause. No announcement has been made on Brooks’ status for Friday nights tilt against the Mavericks.
Also not at practice: Nets veteran guard Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse has yet to play since Brooklyn’s 106-119 loss in Houston on January 26th, but Friday’s loss to New Orleans was the first time that Stackhouse was listed as “NWT” (“not with team”) for personal reasons. There has been speculation that Nets GM Billy King has suggested that Stackhouse remain inactive for the time being in order to allow MarShon Brooks to get more playing time and be further evaluated. Though inactive, Nets head coach P.J. Carlesimo is hoping for a Stackhouse return in the playoffs as Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News reported Tuesday.
Also coming out of Nets practice; Joe Johnson feels “optimistic” that he will play tomorrow night:
Joe seems optimistic about playing but wouldn’t say definitely #Nets
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) February 28, 2013
Here is the official tweet from Nets PR about Marshon Brooks and Jerry Stackhouse:
MarShon Brooks did not practice today (sprained right wrist).Stackhouse NWT (personal).
— Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) February 28, 2013