Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Notebook: Kirilenko 'most likely' out
By Ohm Youngmisuk
CLEVELAND -- Andrei Kirilenko likely will have to wait to make his Nets debut.
"Kirilenko is most likely out," Jason Kidd said at the morning shootaround.
Kirilenko was wearing an ice wrap around his back to try to calm down back spasms that have sidelined him recently. Alan Anderson is expected to see more minutes off the bench.
No Kidding: Kidd did not reveal who will be his replacement for tonight's game against Cleveland while he serves the first of a two-game suspension.
"I have talked to Billy [King and] I don’t have to name anyone," Kidd said of his talk with the Nets GM. "I have to just appoint someone to talk to (the media)."
The expectation is that Lawrence Frank will pretty much guide the Nets in Kidd's absence. Kidd said he will watch the game from the team's hotel in Cleveland.
"I don't think it changes anything," Kevin Garnett said of Kidd not being on the sideline. "This is his system. Anything that will be done will obviously be reported back to him. Lawrence is going to probably hold us down until he gets back and we will adjust accordingly."