Joe Johnson OUT vs. Suns tonight

After suffering a quad contusion Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson will sit out against tonight his former team, the Phoenix Suns. Nets guard Keith Bogans will start in his place.

Though I’ve touted Bogans here many times as the preeminent fourth-fifth option on this team, I’m concerned about playing him with two other offensive liabilities in Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace. Bogans is best when he’s able to hide away from the team’s most effective scorers and get open threes; with Wallace struggling to score and Evans struggling to dribble, Bogans might be forced to create more of his own offense than usual.

That said: the Nets playing the 23-47 Phoenix Suns.

Johnson is unsure of his status beyond tonight, telling Stefan Bondy when asked about the possibility of playing Wednesday “I couldn’t even tell you right now.”