The Brooklyn Nets prepare to face the Golden State Warriors Saturday without DeAndre Jordan, according to head coach Steve Nash, as reported by ESPN’s Malika Andrews.
Nash claimed Jordan could follow the team in the West coast next week if he continues testing negative. Jordan is out due to personal reasons.
Norvel Pelle is expected to receive most of the minutes in the center position, while recently-signed Noah Vonleh could also be an option.
Furthermore, Jeff Green is expected to be used in the ‘5’ as a small-ball center against the Warriors small-ball lineups. Golden State is also limited in the center position with James Wiseman and Kevon Looney out.
The Nets will face the Warriors on Saturday as Kevin Durant will face his former team for the first time since he signed with Brooklyn.