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Harris To Play vs. Boston

Avery Johnson tells beat reporters than barring unexpected setbacks between now and game time, Devin Harris will play against the Celtics. However, Troy Murphy (groin) will sit another day, as will Brian Zoubek (back). Johnson said Murphy will "definitely" play Saturday afternoon vs. Philly...just before the team embarks on their round the world tour. 

Johnson also suggested that the team may carry only 14 players, giving Billy King some flexibility, as in making trades that bring back more than one player. The Nets have normally carried 14 players. Right now, the team has 13 guaranteed contracts and three players with partial guarantees: Zoubek, Ben Uzoh and Stephen Graham. One of the guaranteed deals, that of Quinton Ross, is an expiring vets' minimum contract.