When the Brooklyn Nets host the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, they will have to do it without all-star shooting guard Joe Johnson.
Johnson will miss the game because of tendinitis in his right knee.
“It’s been bothering him for some time, but Joe is one not to complain,” Nets head coach Jason Kidd told Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. “This is for him to get some rest and we’ll re-evaluate him tomorrow and see how he feels.”
Johnson admitted the injury has been bothering for some times and believes there is only one thing that can help him heal.
“We’ve done X-rays. Everything’s good. The doctors told me the only thing that’s gonna help me is rest,” Johnson said. “And I’m just doing the necessary things I need to do to stay on top of it, to calm this tendinitis down so I can get back out there as soon as possible.”
Johnson is averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
The Nets are 76ers will tip-off at 7:30 pm EST.