Nets’ Lopez injures foot
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will miss the next two games with a mild sprain of his right foot. The Nets said Thursday that X-rays were negative, but the injury could be a concern given Lopez’s foot problems last season.
He missed 32 games after breaking that foot in the preseason, and an ankle injury after he returned aggravated the foot injury. Lopez ended up getting limited to just five games before the Nets shut him down.
He is off to a strong start this season, averaging a team-high 18.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while helping the Nets open 10-4 in their first season in Brooklyn. Lopez will sit out games at Orlando on Friday night and Miami on Saturday.
Mavericks sign Fisher
Veteran point guard Derek Fisher has signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks after passing a physical. To make room on their 15-man roster, the Mavericks waived Troy Murphy, who had averaged 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14 games. Fisher, 38, was a free agent after playing last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City.
Around the league
The Phoenix Suns assigned first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA’s Development League. … The Oklahoma City Thunder assigned rookie Jeremy Lamb to their NBA Development League affiliate in Tulsa. … David Courtney, the veteran public-address announcer for the Los Angeles Clippers, Kings and Angels, died Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 56.