The Nets’ starting backcourt should be together for the first time in tomorrow’s preseason game at the Prudential Center.
Devin Harris, who missed Sunday’s game in Boston with a sore ankle, is expected to play against the Celtics tomorrow. Courtney Lee, who returned Sunday after missing the first two games with foot issues, will play as well.
Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. game at The Rock.
About three weeks ago, there probably would have been more hype about this game being a potential preview of the Nets' future. But when Russian Mikhail Prokhorov swooped in and agreed to fund the move to Brooklyn it changed many things. Now it seems the Nets will in fact move.
There are still hurdles. One of the last being Wednesday's Eminent Domain hearing in the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. Bruce Ratner's group expects to win. They have have all previous appeals. But "Develop Don't Destroy" probably will attempt other lawsuits before the potential groundbreaking later this year.
Heard from two people that Yi Jianlian looked good yesterday in Boston, that he bounced back nicely from Friday night in Philly.
The most impressive part of his 20-point, eight-rebound game was that Kevin Garnett and Yi got into a little tussle and both said Yi didn’t back down.
Interesting to see if anything happens tomorrow, assuming both guys play.
The thing with Yi remains whether he can keep his head in the game and produce consistently.
Nets didn’t practice today, taking off for the first time since camp opened on Sept. 29.