Gerald Wallace Brooklyn NetsBrooklyn Nets small forward/power forward/everything forward Gerald Wallace is a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks with bruised ribs, the team announced today. Wallace has missed the last two games with the injury after sustaining it midway through the first quarter Friday night against the Phoenix Suns.

The Nets have continued their roll without Wallace, winning 97-86 against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night and 113-106 over the surging Toronto Raptors Tuesday night.

Should Wallace be unavailable, expect Keith Bogans to start again in his place.

 

Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will miss his second straight game after suffering bruised ribs Friday night vs. the Phoenix Suns, the team announced today. Wallace took a hard fall going up for a dunk when he was hit by P.J. Tucker.

Tonight will mark Wallace's tenth game missed this season; Wallace suffered a sprained ankle in the final minute of the team's opening night game against the Toronto Raptors and missed a chunk of the season with the injury.

Additionally, the Nets announced that backup center Andray Blatche is a game-time decision with an illness.

 

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Gerald Wallace will return to the starting lineup after missing Monday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Brooklyn Nets announced today. Wallace had been nursing a bruised right knee, and before the San Antonio game had told reporters, in apropos Crash fashion (Crashion?) he was "definitely" going to play.

The Nets may continue to roll out their small-ball lineup, pairing Wallace with Brook Lopez in the frontcourt and flanking the three with Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, and Keith Bogans. Though overall the lineup has proven successful, it has come with mixed results on a game-by-game basis, and with the Nets facing the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight (with Kevin Durant at small forward, Serge Ibaka at power forward, and Kendrick Perkins at center), it may behoove the Nets to return to a more traditional look.

Additionally, Nets backup point guard C.J. Watson is a game-time decision, also nursing a bruised right knee. backup shooting guard, inventor of palindromes, and infomercial addict Jerry Stackhouse will sit out to rest a sore right hamstring.

 

Kris Humphries' mild abdominal strain, originally expected to keep him out until the new year, may have healed faster than expected. The Nets announced today that Humphries is probable for tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio.

P.J Carlesimo said before Saturday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers that Kris Humphries' injury would keep him out for a couple more days, and that he expected his first practice to be on New Year's Day after tonight's game.

Along with Humphries, the Nets unexpectedly put Gerald Wallace on the injury report, listing him as questionable for tonight with a bruised left knee.

 

Gerald Wallace Brooklyn NetsStarting small forward Gerald Wallace and backup shooting guard/torturer of terror Jerry Stackhouse are inactive for tonight's game against the Golden State Warriors, the Brooklyn Nets announced tonight. According to Stackhouse, both are getting the night off for rest, and are not facing health issues.

Wallace missed five games this season before returning Sunday night with a left ankle injury, and Coach Avery Johnson has noted that Stackhouse will be dealing with knee issues all this season. Tonight's rest seems more precautionary than anything else.

Keith Bogans, who started in Gerald Wallace's place during Wallace's ankle injury, will start again tonight.

 

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The Brooklyn Nets announced that Gerald Wallace, who's missed the past six games with a sprained left ankle, will return to the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings.

Wallace injured the ankle in standard Crash Gerald Wallace fashion, on a big chasedown block on Kyle Lowry against the Toronto Raptors, in a game that the Nets were just putting out of reach. The Kings don't really have a true small forward -- they have Travis Outlaw, who any New Jersey Nets fan will tell you is not a true small forward, or professional basketball player -- so this is a good game for Wallace to come back and test his ankle and abilities. I imagine he won't be at full strength and won't play a full game, but we haven't heard anything certain about his minutes limit (if any) from Avery Johnson or the Nets.

CRASH BACK!

 

...aaaaaaaaaaaaand cue the last two weeks. The Brooklyn Nets announced today that starting small forward Gerald Wallace is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Sacramento Kings. The Nets start their three-game west coast trip tomorrow before playing the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday and Golden State Warriors on Thursday.

Coach Avery Johnson has said on numerous occasions that the Nets will bring Wallace back when he's ready, regardless of opponent, but Sacramento is not a dominating opponent and I imagine they'll want him healthy for Tuesday against the Lakers. Even if he does play Sunday, I presume it'll be in limited minutes.

 

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According to a conversation Gerald Wallace had with Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork, Wallace will not be playing in tomorrow's game against the Boston Celtics. The team officially announced his status as out today. MarShon Brooks is listed as a game-time decision.

The Brooklyn Nets officially announced today that Gerald Wallace will not play tonight against the Boston Celtics. Gerald Wallace was aware of this yesterday, from ESPN New York:

Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace will miss his sixth straight game Thursday against the Boston Celtics due to a sprained left ankle.

"I'm not playing tomorrow," Wallace told ESPN NewYork.com at a TopSpin charity event Wednesday in Manhattan. "I'm basically day to day. I'm just doing what they tell me. I'll be re-evaluated in the morning and then we'll go from there."

Wallace has been out since initially suffering the injury late in Brooklyn's season-opening victory over the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 3.

Coach Avery Johnson had earlier told reporters that Wallace was 50-50, and without Wallace's first declarative statement, the rest of his quote would seem to indicate that he's still uncertain. But, from his mouth, he's not playing tomorrow. So presume that the Nets will start Keith Bogans in his place, until they're comfortable enough to play C.J. Watson for the rest of that time.

Brooks, dealing with a similar (albeit less severe) left ankle injury to Wallace, was listed as a game-time decision for tonight by the club.

Read more: ESPN New York -- Gerald Wallace won't play Thursday

 

With Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics looming, the Brooklyn Nets announced the injury status of MarShon Brooks (probable) and Gerald Wallace (day-to-day) today. Both have been out with left ankle sprains. According to Avery Johnson, Gerald Wallace is 50-50 for tomorrow night's game.

50-50 is about as encouraging as any Crash update has been to this point. Though Avery has said before that the opponent doesn't factor at all into their decision-making when returning players from injury (as it shouldn't), having Wallace available against the team that's been the class of the Atlantic Division since 2008 would be quite helpful, particularly when matching up against Paul Pierce.

 

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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.

Read More: New York Daily News -- Gerald Wallace back practicing with Brooklyn Nets after spraining ankle in season-opener vs. Raptors

 

via Nets PR:

An optimistic timetable for Crash's return is Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a more likely return would come against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, according to a source close to Marc Spears..