Marshon Brooks showed up at Thursday morning’s practice in a walking boot because of tendinitis in his foot. This has been a recurring problem for Brooks, although it is not serious. Avery Johnson expects him to miss most if not all of the preseason, but be 100% for opening night against the Knicks. There is also a chance he can play in the last preseason game against the Knicks in Nassau Coliseum. Marshon says that he is “day-to-day with a little inflammation”.
In other Nets injury news, Tyshawn Taylor got his first minutes in practice today after being held out of practice with a quadriceps strain the last week or two. He probably will not play in the Nets first preseason game vs. Philadelphia on Saturday.
Josh Childress also came back to practice after missing a few days with a sore achilles. His injury is not serious. Jerry Stackhouse also returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday while getting acupuncture in Atlanta.
None of these Nets injuries are serious and expect every player to be healthy on opening night.