After practice, Kirilenko, who has been suffering from back spams, told reporters that he is unlikely to play tomorrow against the Cavs, but he is preparing to play in the Nets’ home opener against the Heat on Friday.
However, Kirilenko did tell Newsday’s Rod Boone that he will make the trip to Cleveland with the team.
Last night, the Nets declared Kirilenko inactive for the season opener, but teams can change a player’s status up until one hour before tip off.
Shaun Livingston (stiff neck) was the only player who sat out of practice. Yesterday, he attributed his neck discomfort to sleeping on it the wrong way on Sunday night.