NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Deron Williams #8 of the New Jersey Nets drives against Anthony Carter#25 of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Knicks defeated the Nets 120-116. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
FINALLY! The Nets will take the court for the first time in eight long months Saturday as the Knicks come crashing across the Hudson for the first of five meetings between the two teams this season, two in preseason and three in regular season.
For the Nets, who are still waiting on Kris Humphries and Andrei Kirilenko (and Otis Smith), it will mark the start of the franchise's last season in New Jersey and second one in Newark. All but one of the 16 Nets in camp should take the court, the 11 who have fully guaranteed contracts (minus Jordan Williams) plus Stephen Graham, Ime Udoka and the three Springfield Armor players.
For MarShon Brooks, Dennis Horner, and Jerry Smith, it will be their first time in an NBA uniform. Shelden Williams and Shawne Williams will be going up against their old teammates. The game will be seen locally on YES and MSG and nationally on NBA TV.
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- New York Knicks Game Notes - New York Knicks
- Getting Inside - New Jersey Nets - Sports Xchange
- Getting Inside - New York Knicks - Sports Xchange
- "Circus" atmosphere returns with rumors swirling - Sports Xchange
- Nets at tipping point - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Damion James wants Nets to sign Andrei Kirilenko - Fred Kerber - New York Post
Nets have two top 3-point shooters - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
- Donnie Walsh loves Knicks’ Tyson Chandler trade - Marc Berman - New York Post
- VIDEO: Berman at Knicks camp - Mark Hale & Marc Berman - New York Post
- D’Antoni: Knicks ring ‘reasonable’ this season - Marc Berman - New York Post
Amnesty victims Davis, Outlaw eyed for bench - Marc Berman - New York Post
Knicks careful about workload - Al Iannazzone - The Record
- Knicks-Nets Could Be One Trade From New Rivalry - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Off the Wall: Al Iannazzone (Audio) - Chris Shearn - YES Network
- Nets still have time to get Dwight, please Deron - Al Iannazzone - The Nets Insider
- So What Should the New Jersey Nets Do Now? - Alex Raskin - Wall Street Journal
Chandler not enough to contend in the East - Charley Rosen - Hoopshype
- NY Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni says his team can win NBA title in 2012 - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
First chance to see what Knicks are about - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday