7-time All-Star Joe Johnson out Monday with knee tendinitis

Feb 3, 6:05 PM

The Brooklyn Nets will be without All-Star guard Joe Johnson when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

The seven-time All-Star is dealing with tendinitis in his right patella, an issue the team hopes to re-evaluate on Tuesday. Playing in all those All-Star games certainly takes it's toll.

Unfortunately for the Nets, you can't replace an All-Star. Alan Anderson may re-enter the starting lineup and try, but he has seven fewer All-Star appearances than Johnson - large shoes to fill.

In 44 games this season, Johnson, an Eastern Conference All-Star, is averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and one All-Star appearance.

He has made seven All-Star Games in his career.

All-Star.

Feb 6, 6:25 PM

7-time All-Star Joe Johnson to return from knee injury Thursday

Feb 6, 6:25 PM

The Brooklyn Nets will have Joe Johnson in the lineup on Thursday night when they take on the shorthanded San Antonio Spurs.

Johnson missed the team's 108-102 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night due to tendinitis in his right knee. The Armadillo Cowboy will move right back into the starting lineup, where All-Stars belong.

In 44 games this season, Johnson is averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 33.7 minutes. He's shooting 44.4 percent from the floor and 38.9 percent from beyond the three-point stripe. 

Feb 5, 6:16 PM

7-time All-Star Joe Johnson expected to return Thursday

Feb 5, 6:16 PM

The Brooklyn Nets will host the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, and it sounds like they'll be able to match the Spurs, All-Star for All-Star.

Yes, while the Spurs boast Tony Parker on the Western team, the Nets will be able to counter with Eastern Conference All-Star Joe Johnson. Johnson, an All-Star, missed Monday's game due to tendinitis in his right knee, likely caused by the wear-and-tear of playing in so many All-Star Games during his career.

Johnson's knee is reportedly feeling better and he is expecting to play in Thursday's game. The league can thank their lucky stars that a nationally-televised game will have his All-Star presence.

In 44 games this season, Johnson, who was named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, is averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and one All-Star appearance.

He has seven All-Star appearances in his career, not a single one of which can be called into question.

All-Star.