According to, Springfield Armor forward and Nets rookie Toko Shengelia is out for Sunday's game vs. Maine with concussion-like symptoms:

"Toko Shengelia has wowed the faithful in Springfield this week but is out Sunday with concussion-like symptoms and will be re-evaluated by the Nets on his return from the Armor. He traveled with the team to Portland."

Shengelia has been lighting up the D-league in his three games this season. He is averaging 28.3 PPG, 13.7 RPG, 7.0 APG, 3.0 SPG, 1.7 BPG, shooting 64.6% from the field and 46.2% from three. He has averaged over 40 minutes per game as well.

Not only is Nets management excited with Toko's performances in Springfield, but so is the Armor's website. They have a special page devoted to Toko called the "Toko Shengelia Hub." The page features Toko news, stats, facts, media and highlights.


Brooklyn Nets starting center Brook Lopez will miss the next two games with a mild right foot sprain, the team announced today. That means Lopez will miss the Florida trip, marked by two away games against the Orlando Magic & Miami Heat.

Lopez injured the foot during last night's game against the Boston Celtics. He played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble and did not show any immediate signs of injury, though Rod Boone reported that the Nets requested a walking boot last night.

Andray Blatche will presumably start in his place.


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.


Avery Johnson announced during his post-game press conference that an MRI on Gerald Wallace's injured left ankle came back negative. Wallace has an ankle sprain and is listed as day-to-day.

Wallace, who put up 10 points, six rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes, injured his ankle near the end of the game chasing down Kyle Lowry and blocking a fast-break layup.

The Nets are already without their backup small forward Josh Childress, and an injury to Wallace would leave them without a "natural" healthy small forward.