CLEVELAND — The Nets are inching nearer towards well being, with Kevin Durant and Paul Millsap again and accessible Monday. Joe Harris and Bruce Brown are each out towards the Cavaliers and might be evaluated later, however they’re progressing.
Durant sat out Friday’s win over Orlando to relaxation his proper shoulder sprain, whereas Millsap missed the final 4 video games for private causes, final taking part in Nov. 12 in New Orleans. Each practiced Sunday and might be accessible. Contemplating Millsap’s layoff, nevertheless, it stays to be seen if he performs.
“Kevin is nice. I believe it served his shoulder nicely to overlook a recreation,” coach Steve Nash mentioned.
“Paul is obtainable. Whether or not we go to him or not might be decided. He hasn’t been within the gymnasium all week. So I don’t know if he’ll play or not, however he’s accessible.”
Brown was compelled out of Friday’s win with left hamstring tightness. He received’t play towards the Cavaliers, however hasn’t been dominated out for Wednesday’s tilt in Boston.
Harris’ sprained ankle might be given off each video games of the highway journey, and reassessed on Friday.
“Bruce, we’re nonetheless evaluating as we go. However he’s going to overlook [Monday] and we’ll see after that,” Nash mentioned. “Joe, I believe, continues to be out for these subsequent two video games, and we’ll consider after Thanksgiving.”
Harris has missed the final three video games. He performed simply 13:38 within the Nov. 14 win at Oklahoma Metropolis.
“I really feel good, however I don’t actually know what precisely the timeline was. I mainly return once I’m feeling wholesome or simply in a position to play actually, to be trustworthy,” mentioned Harris, who mentioned he hadn’t mentioned a timetable with Nash. “Mainly it’s simply at any time when I really feel like I may rise up and down.”
For the time being, Harris mentioned he’s not sporting a boot, however nonetheless hasn’t carried out any working but.
“Simply totally different stuff within the weight room, anti-gravity treadmill, like blood-flow restriction biking. Issues like that, the place its not like tremendous load bearing,” mentioned Harris, who has but to be reexamined.
Nic Claxton continues to be out with a non-COVID-19 sickness. The massive man advised The Submit on Saturday that he was “a few weeks” away from a return. When advised of that evaluation, Nash didn’t disagree.
“We’ll need to see how he can get in form. That’s the massive factor. He’s constructing himself again up, and at any time when that’s, that’s. If he says two weeks, perhaps that’s. I don’t know. He positively wants a while,” Nash mentioned, including a stint with G-League Lengthy Island might be within the playing cards.
“It’s not out of the query. No matter it takes to get him again as much as the place he was earlier than.”
The Nets recalled Day’Ron Sharpe and Cam Thomas from Lengthy Island after each first-round picks had sturdy G-League outings.