Kris Humphries, who made the Knicks frontcourt look ill on Monday, will be out with a sore calf Wednesday when the Nets battle Dwight Howard at Prudential Center. Also, the Nets reported that Sundiata Gaines (toe) is questionable but probably will play. On the other side of the ledger, Hedo Turkoglu didn't travel to New Jersey because of illness. Earl Clark and Jason Richardson are questionable.
But the big news out of Wednesday morning was the mystery surrounding the star of the evening, Howard. The object of the Nets affections avoided the media, quickly dashing past them at Prudential Center. And when the Nets beat writers asked Deron Williams if he and Howard had their traditional meal before playing against each other, D-Will responded, "I don't know. Did I?" Meanwhile, Stan Van Gundy just said "No" a lot.
The Nets are also planning a pyrotechnic show for pre-game.
- Nets' Kris Humphries sits out - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Dwight Howard avoids media - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Kris Humphries out for New Jersey Nets against Orlando Magic - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
Humphries will miss game against Orlando with calf strain m - Colin Stephenson - Nets Blast
Gearing up for Dwight Night - Andy Vasquez - NJ Nets Nation
New Jersey readies itself to welcome Dwight Howard with a bang - Kelly Dwyer - Ball Don't Lie
- Dwight Howard zips by media and doesn't speak as Nets plan to impress him with arena atmosphere - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
- The Nets Must Really Want to Impress Dwght Howard Tonight - Joe DeLessio - New York Magazine
Stephen A: D-Will out if Nets don't get D-12 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York