No word on when these two will return to the court. (AP)

No word on when these two will return to the court. (AP)

Speaking to reporters before Monday night's Brooklyn Nets game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Nets head coach Jason Kidd addressed reporters about the injuries to Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, saying there was "no" timetable on their return.

Williams has received cortisone shots and platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment on his ankles since joining the Nets. He landed awkwardly on his left ankle in the second quarter of Friday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.

Lopez injured his ankle on a fall in the fourth quarter of the same game. Lopez returned on the next play, but neither he nor Williams have played since. Forward Andrei Kirilenko was also inactive for the sixth straight game, recovering from back spasms. Kirilenko originally incurred the spasms in preseason and has shuffled on and off the inactive list since.

"Hopefully they recover quicker," Kidd said of the trio. "They're younger, so we'll see how that plays out."


The Brooklyn Nets sat five players Saturday night in their 110-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, and it looks like they may have the same lineup tonight.
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The Brooklyn Nets are in Philadelphia tonight to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in the third game of the #WeTalkinBoutPreseason tour, and seven of the team's players (six guaranteed) will sit out.

Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry, Andrei Kirilenko, Tyshawn Taylor, Tornike Shengelia, and Jorge Gutierrez will all sit for the Nets tonight. Pierce is on a scheduled rest day, while the rest are dealing with various injuries. Williams, Taylor, and Gutierrez are resting sprained ankles, Shengelia and Terry are both dealing with knee issues from offseason surgery, and Andrei Kirilenko is dealing with back spasms.

None of the injuries are expected to be long-term issues, though Kidd opened a small window of possibility that Williams will miss the beginning of the season. (Barring a setback, he won't.)

Shaun Livingston and Alan Anderson will start in place of Williams and Pierce. The rest of the team is active.


On a conference call with reporters Thursday morning, Jason Kidd gave updates on player injury statuses heading into Saturday's preseason game against the Detroit Pistons:
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