Avery Johnson first told beat reporters that his power forward would be a game time decision, then a half hour later, changed his mind and told WFAN Joe Smith would start. Johnson also said he would play all three power forwards tonight: Smith, Kris Humphries and Derrick Favors.
After a vote of their teammates, the Nets named Devin Harris as captain and their second youngest player, Brook Lopez, as co-captain. The two of them had dinner Tuesday with Johnson, which he called the "captains' dinner." Meanwhile, Favors told the beat reporters it will be his first NBA regular season game, not just the first he's ever played in but the first he's ever seen as well! Favors, at 19 years, 104 days old, will be the Nets youngest player ever and the youngest NBA player since Kevin Durant in 2007.
- And Away We Go - Al Iannazzone - In the 'Zzone
- Nets will start Joe Smith at power forward for season opener - Colin Stephenson - Nets Blast
Nets Opener a Favors First - Fred Kerber - New York Post Nets Blog
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- Stefan Bondy - The InterNets