The Nets will be out west for a week and their walking wounded all hope to be back within that same time frame. Josh Boone, who has missed five straight games because of an ankle injury, says he expects to return during the trip. Stromile Swift, already practicing, thinks he’ll be ready within a week and Chris Douglas Roberts may be back by Thanksgiving, according to Lawrence Frank.
What if we start both Boone and Lopez? Is this a possibility in Lawrence Frank's dictionary?
I hope not. Essentially, they're both pure Centers. To play the four-spot, an NBA player needs a certain amount of speed and agility and a floor-spacing jumper to boot - even if its range is only 15 feet. Josh and Brook just don't fit that bill - though Brook's jumper is reasonable.
Boone Sent Back to NJ
November 29, 2008, 3:29 pm
Josh Boone won’t be playing in Utah or Phoenix. He was sent home by the Nets to get an MRI on his ankle, seven games after he injured it. Once described as a contusion (aka bruise), the injury has been resistant to treatment. Eduardo Najera, who the Nets hoped could join them, won’t. On a positive note, Chris Douglas Roberts progressed enough to warrant playing time in Phoenix…but he gave Keyon Dooling his cold.
only good news so far is CDR! and Najera ;)