Brook Lopez thinks he’ll play vs. Sixers

via Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record:

Even if Lopez wants to play, he knows it’s not up to him but the team’s training staff. He has said before that he’d wanted to play in some games that the team eventually sat him in, and the Nets have been conservative with injuries so far this season.

The Sixers don’t really have an answer for Lopez defensively, so if he does play, it’ll be a huge leg up for the Nets’ chances at winning.

The Nets have not officially listed Lopez’s chances at playing yet today.

UPDATE: The Sixers will be without standout rookie Michael Carter-Williams for the seventh straight game. Not coincidentally, the Sixers have lost six games in a row since Carter-Williams last played. In 15 games, the surprising Carter-Williams has averaged 17.7 points, 7.3 assists, 5.8 rebounds, and a league-leading 3.1 steals in 36.7 minutes per game, winning NBA Player of the Week in the first week of the season.