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Morrow Out 2-3 Weeks with Hamstring Strain

It could have been worse. The Nets feared that Anthony Morrow had torn his hamstring which might have required surgery and long layoff. Instead an MRI showed the Nets starting shooting guard only strained it. Still that will keep him out 2-3 weeks.

Avery: Murphy "50-50" vs. Bobcats

Tuesday's practice is over and so Troy Murphy has worked out enough to meet Avery Johnson's requirements. Will he play vs. the Bobcats on Wednesday night? Johnson says it's "50-50". Might there be a change in the starting lineup at power forward? Johnson reports it could be Murphy, but it also could be Kris Humphries.

Murphy's Back But Avery Warns Don't Expect Early Returns

Troy Murphy did some light practicing today, his first since shut down before the Nets went on the world tour two weeks ago. So far so good, but Avery Johnson says don't expect much any time soon...like the first two games. He thinks the 6'11" PF will need at least three practices and today counted as a half.

Harris Not Playing Tuesday

Devin Harris says he's not worried about aggravating his sore foot by playing Tuesday against the 76ers, but he does admit that he's having trouble changing direction. Describing the problem as "pretty much a bruise", Harris said he wants to play but will defer to Tim Walsh, the Nets trainer.

Can Outlaw Come Back From Injury?

Can Travis Outlaw come back from injury? The Nets certainly think so. They've agreed to pay Travis Outlaw $7 million a year over the next five. So does Hoop Daily,which puts him high on their list of potential comebacks.

Lee Won't Play vs. Wizards

He hurt his ankle, then made two free throws before heading to the locker room, but Courtney Lee won't play Sunday vs. the Wizards. Lee said after the Celtic win that his ankle...

Hollinger: Health Big for NBA's Best and Worst

John Hollinger looks at why the NBA's biggest surprises, the Thunder, Grizzlies, Hawks and Rockets, have done so well. Good health among the top six players on each team is the...

Harris OK as Kiki Defends Yi

Devin Harris sprained his knee Friday and didn't practice Saturday, but he'll play on Sunday, calling the injury minor. Meanwhile, Yi Jianlian (shoulder and back) got another...

Loughery Knows Nets Highs and Lows

The year before the New York Nets hired him as their coach in 1974, Kevin Loughery had played on--and coached--the worst team in NBA history...so far. The 1972-73 Sixers were so...

Is The Yi Experiment Over?

Yi Jianlian looked good on return from his knee injury last month. But he has once again regressed, looking somewhere between awkward and awful. Now the Nets think he may need...

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