In Orlando tonight, the 1-2 Brooklyn Nets take on the 2-2 Orlando Magic. Here are a few things to watch for.
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Gerald Wallace (sprained left ankle) and Josh Childress (sore left ankle) are both OUT tonight vs. Miami
— Nets PR Dept. (@Nets_PR) November 7, 2012
Coach Avery Johnson would not say who is starting in Wallace's place. Keith Bogans was the starter on Monday.
Wallace's presence will be sorely missed against the Heat, a team that sends out enormotron LeBron James. Though most anyone has trouble stopping James, Wallace held at least a modicum of possibility. Childress's continued injury is also hardly encouraging.
Gerald Wallace's status beyond tonight is unclear. The Nets play the Miami Heat in Miami Wednesday night, and Wallace's defense would be useful against basketball thundergod LeBron James.
Backup small forward Josh Childress will also sit out tonight, also nursing an ankle injury.
Avery Johnson confirmed at practice today that small forward Josh Childress's sore left ankle will keep him out of Saturday's opening night game against the Toronto Raptors. "Towards the end of practice (yesterday), he felt something," Johnson said to reporters. "Tim (Walsh, team trainer) examined him after practice. He came out and did some non-contact stuff today, but he's not ready to play in the game."
Childress is 50-50 for Monday.
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The Brooklyn Nets have waived forwards Carleton Scott and James Mays, according to the New York Post.
These were both expected; Scott & Mays had little hope of making the team over Josh Childress & Andray Blatche, the other two non-guaranteed contracts on the roster. The Nets now officially have a fifteen-man roster, the one they'll likely take into opening night.