Nets C Brook Lopez did not practice on Monday and will not play against the Raptors on Tuesday so that he can play in the back-to-back with Golden State and Cleveland on Thursday and Friday, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Head coach Kenny Atkinson has already sat Lopez twice during back-to-backs for Brooklyn this season, a plan in which the two say they are on the same page about.
Lopez played 30-plus minutes and scored 20-plus points in each of the last four games, with Brooklyn going 1-3 in that stretch. The three losses were by a combined 12 points.
The 28-year old center is averaging 20.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game this season.