Deron Williams and Shelden Williams will both sit out tonight against the New York Knicks, D-Will to rest his sore right calf and Shelden to rest a hyper-extended right knee. Gerald Wallace, despite running through a rigorous test yesterday to see if he’d be able to play tonight or get shut down for the season, is a game-time decision.
The only reason Crash might play tonight is if the Nets have a strong desire of stopping Carmelo Anthony in front of all his fans. If he’s at risk of serious injury, I can’t imagine the Nets playing him. Of course, the team also can’t desire a blowout loss in their last New Jersey game against the Knicks, but without Deron playing, that may not even be a question.
For what it’s worth, Jeremy Lin also won’t play tonight, as he’s recovering from season-ending surgery on his left knee.