Monday Asset Watch: February 13th

Bojan Bogdanovic 

Bodganovic had two games this week, one on the 9th and one on the 11th.  On Friday, Bojan shot 5-9 with 15 points in the Fener.Ulker loss to Panathinaikos.  Sunday, Fener.Ulker lost again to Bandirma Kir. and Bogdanovic shot 2-4 with 9 points.

Bojan did have the play of the game on Friday, however, with a monster jam here.

The Barclays Center

The construction on the Barclays Center has been delayed by a week, now set for a date on September 5 for completion.  This gives the contraction crew three weeks of leeway before Jay-Z opens the arena on September 30.  Next on the list for putting the arena together is the scoreboard and ice rink.

Another concern about the completion date of the Barclays Center is the parking structure.  As of right now, no parking lot or garage has been built and a last minute “stacked” parking garage could cause more delays to the arena.  It is hoped that most fans attending games will use public transportation to get there.

Injuries

MarShon Brooks returned from his toe injury on Friday.  He looked rusty, as expected.  Hopefully Brooks returns injury-free with issues to his achilles and toe cleared and he can only continue to improve his game in his time back.

Keith Bogans suffered a complete tear of his deltoid ligament and a broken ankle on Wednesday and is out for the season.  He had successful surgery and should be ready to go by training camp.

Brook Lopez will start practicing this week.  The Nets are hoping he will be back after the All-Star break.  Based on the post-play of New Jersey so far this year, we can all hope he will be back as soon as possible.

DeShawn Stevenson had his knees re-spun.  Apparently, this is a process that takes the blood out of a players knees and spins it with hormones before injecting it back into the knee.  This sounds like an incredibly painful and gross procedure, but it’s sworn on by Kobe Bryant and Stevenson said his knees haven’t felt this good since 2004.

Draft Picks

The Nets currently hold an 8-21 record, which puts them at third-to-last in the Eastern Conference.  They hold the NBA’s fifth-worst record and Chad Ford’s lottery mock draft gives them a 10.3% chance of the first pick.  He has Perry Jones in that fifth slot.

The Rockets are ranked sixth in the West with a 16-12 record, which would give the Nets the pick if they stay in playoff contention.  The pick is only protected if the Rockets make it to the lottery.

 

That’s all for today! Stay tuned for more asset news next Monday.

 

 

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