Markel Brown out for preseason

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The Nets announced Tuesday that Markel Brown will not play in preseason –a total of six games over three weeks– because of a strain in his left oblique muscle. He will be reevaluated at the start of the regular season. Brown strained it last Thursday in what he has called a “freak accident.” He flew home on the weekend and was evaluated by Dr. Riley, J. Williams, the team medical director. Brown missed some time last preseason due to a severe stomach flu.

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“Yes I can. You’re not trying to hurt them, but you’ve got to take somebody out,” Barkley repeated. “When a team is just embarrassing you shooting 3s when the game is way over just trying to set a record … if you keep shooting 3s, I’ve got to take you down one time really hard.” Lue disagreed with Barkley. “I don’t think there’s any place in our game to take someone out because they’re playing well,” Lue said. “I think you can get yourself to play harder to stop a team from playing well, but when it gets to the point of trying to hurt guys or take guys out, that’s just not right. … I don’t believe in taking guys out or trying to hurt guys because a team is playing well.”
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