Brook Lopez is out tomorrow.

The Nets' starting center won't be able to attempt a full practice until the scheduled one Saturday, and even then, his status against Milwaukee will depend on a clean recovery by Sunday's shootaround.

Coach Avery Johnson explained the team's outlook in a Thursday conference call: "The one thing you don't want to do is put him out there too soon, and then maybe he over-compensates in another area because he's still not confident in the foot."

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, rehabilitating a sprained right foot, will be out for Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors and return at the earliest on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks, coach Avery Johnson said in a Thursday conference call. With the Nets not holding practices either Wednesday or Thursday, Lopez joined a few others in workouts; his consisted of light, straight-ahead running and lots of shooting, all without contact.

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