The seeding is set. The Nets will have homecourt advantage next weekend. They don't yet know who they'll play. Could be the Bulls or the Hawks. Won't know for a few days. Also, what the Nets don't know yet is who will among them face the Wizards Monday in the last back-to-back of the season.
With the goals of the third seed and 50 wins no longer attainable, the Nets will look to rest some of their rotation players. Who remains the mystery. "We'll see," is the order of the day, as Rod Boone wrote.
"We'll see," Deron Williams said. "We'll talk to Tim , talk to P.J. and see. I got kneed twice more today in two different spots, so we'll see how it goes tomorrow."
"We'll see, but obviously I've got to do what's best for myself, for my team, as far as getting healthy, getting ready for the postseason,'' Joe Johnson said. "So I will talk to our trainers and coaches tomorrow and we'll see where we go from there."
“We don’t need to get anybody hurt,” P.J. Carlesimo added. “We’re not playing for anything. Going forward now we’ve certainly got to rest some people.”
For the Wizards, it's likely to be John Wall and, and .... Nene will sit the last two games. Bradley Beal is already done. Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza may not play either. No wonder the WIz have lost four straight and seven of the last 10.
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