Avery Johnson is still unsure of his starting lineup vs. the Wizards, at least as of Monday morning's shoot around. A couple of things do appear certain (beyond Deron Williams and Anthony Morrow): Kris Humphries will start at power forward and Damion James will start at the other end of the front court. But who starts at center?
Johnson would like to start Mehmet Okur, the Brook Lopez replacement, at center but he's only had one practice. If not, Johan Petro will get the nod. Shawne Williams, who lost a week to the flu, and DeShawn Stevenson, who didn't quite show up in shape, are available but only for limited minutes. With teams able to carry 13 active players early in the season, only Jordan Williams will be inactive.
- Game 1: Nets at Wizards, tonight - Andy Vasquez - NJ Nets Nation
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- Game 1: Nets at Wizards - Tim Bontemps - New York Post Nets Blog