Malik Allen will get his first start as a Net Wednesday night in Portland, and he'll be joined by Jason Collins in the frontcourt. Vince Carter's status is still up in the air. He participated at shootaround and said that he wouldn't know if he could play "until tonight," but Dave D'Alessandro thinks Carter will be on the floor because he knows how much his team needs him right now. Meanwhile Jason Kidd says "I'm happy in New Jersey, happy being a Net."
- Back From Shootaround @ Rose Garden - Matt McQueeny - New Jersey Nets
- VC - Dave D'Alessandro - Nets Blast
- Kidd Likes NJ, VC Likely to Play, 'Nother New Lineup - Fred Kerber - Nets Chat