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Brook Lopez out two games (at least) with foot sprain

Nov 29, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

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Andray Blatche, it’s time for your close-up.

Blatche will become the Nets starting center the next two games because Brook Lopez will be out with a mild sprain of his right foot, tweets Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

This could be a bigger blow if Kris Humphries is suspended for his part in the fight with Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics that spilled into the stands Wednesday night. That would remove the entire starting front line of the Nets.

They should be okay for the first game against Orlando. The second game against Miami could be more of a challenge. Even if they had all their players.

While you have been busy mocking his new max contract, Lopez has been busy having a career year and helping get the Nets off to a fast 10-4 start. He is averaging 18.5 points a game on a career best 53.4 percent shooting. But he was always smooth on the offensive end, it was his defense and rebounding that were the knocks. Well he is more focused on rebounds, not putting up great numbers but grabbing the highest percentage of available rebounds he has in three seasons. In addition his blocked shots are at an all-time high of 2.5 a game. He’s improved. And the Nets will miss him.

But we’re all excited to see Blatche start. Because he is fully capable of either playing brilliantly or being a train wreck. And either will be entertaining to watch.

  1. totallyuselessme - Nov 29, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Errrrgh.

    With Lopez out, Hump’s gonna have to do some serious balling for our boys to hang with the Heat. Hopefully we can slow the game down and beat them up – er… not literally – in the post. In that kind of game, I give us a good shot.

  2. xmos1234 - Nov 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    I believe that this going to be very hard for the nets . 1. They don’t have kris humphries and Wallace because of that whole ejection. Tbh I think it was all rondos fault he started the pushing and shoving after kris fouled Kevin hard , but I see why Wallace and kris should b ejected. Kris was just standing up for himself against rondo but y ejected its a bit stupid the ruling system . And for Wallace he was already on his first technical foul arguing with the ref so he had to go because too technical fouls is an ejection. But he was just supporting kris . If anyone that should have for the ejection the most it should have been rondo and Wallace that’s all. 2. The nets will Miss their superstar brook Lopez for two games which will be a huge upset as they have to face Miami later on and will be huge miss

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