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Graham Relishes Stopper Role

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Stephen Graham was the last player to join the Nets this summer, barely a week before training camp.  He didn't even sign a fully guaranteed deal, but what he did get was a call from Avery Johnson promising an challenging role. "That was the phone call I got: ‘we’re bringing you in to put you on the best player on other teams.’ I took that as a personal challenge and I like doing that," Graham said.

Wednesday, after doing nice jobs on Joe Johnson and Rudy Gay, he'll be up against the Durantula: Kevin Durant. His coach thinks he's up to it, but compares Durant to a more athletic George Gervin and he's a Hall of Famer. Johnson also spoke of how he wished that Brook Lopez, like Durant, could have experienced the World Championships.