Paul Milsap has been dropped from Brooklyn’s injury report, cleared to travel to Philadelphia and play Monday’s preseason game at the 76ers.
“I don’t know how much discussion I’m allowed to have, but I think we have positive news. So hopefully he won’t be out for a long time,” Nets coach Steve Nash told Milsap’s upgrade official First said carefully.
Milsap had a double-double on his Nets debut at the Lakers, but missed a pre-season win over Milwaukee due to health and safety protocols. This is the NBA’s catch-all phrase for COVID-19 issues, which applies not only to positive tests, but to simple contact tracing. Milsap appears to have avoided wasting much time.
Kyrie Irving certainly won’t face the 76ers, or travel to Philadelphia. This opens the door not only for sixth man Patty Mills, but also for backup point guard Jevon Carter.
But Carter – acquired from NBA finalist Phoenix in the off-season – insists he doesn’t see Irving’s absence on Monday or a possible absence for upcoming home games as the New York City vaccine mandate gives him a chance to show what he is doing. could.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say that,” said Carter. “All I will say is that I have got another chance. Whenever I go out there, I feel I have got a chance whether he is playing or not. … His position really has nothing to do with me We’re just like that as a team. We definitely love him. We need him, we need him. We have to fight now. We have to come play every night.”
Blake Griffin is not only a starting center for the Nets, but is also an aspiring comedian. And over the weekend he reached the pinnacle for any comic: a spot on “Saturday Night Live.”
“It was cool, it was fun,” Griffin said. “I’ve been a fan of that show for a long time, so it’s good to get the credit.”
Griffin appeared in a skit with host Kim Kardashian West doing a spoof of “The Bachelorette.” He was one of the potential contenders along with Chris Rock and John Cena.
“Power forward for the Brooklyn Nets, Blake G. I’m going to be honest, your behavior at Luo Barbecue was unforgivable,” Kardashian West said before adding him, “but you’re also a six-time NBA All-Star, and that’s me. intrigues.”
Devontae Cacok (right groin pain) is out for Monday. The Nets signed 24-year-old Bryce Brown and 28-year-old Josh Gray. However, the two guards are unlikely to actually join Brooklyn, and are more likely to land with G-League affiliate Long Island.
If they display 10 contracts, they can receive up to $50,000 if they stay with Long Island for at least 60 days.
The Nets pardon Edmund Sumner. Guard was acquired on 6 October in a trade with the Pacers. He is out for the season with an Achilles injury.