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Follow the Nets' return to New York with Newsday's Rod Boone.

Nets eager for tomorrow's opener

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Gerald Wallace summed the Nets' feelings up rather easily.

"It feels like we haven’t played in two months," the swingman said following Friday's practice at the Barclays Center. "We are anxious to get out on the court and just play against somebody other than ourselves." 

Due to the effects of superstorm Sandy, the Nets' opener scheduled for Thursday at the Barclays...

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Deron Williams' ankle feeling better, expects to practice Sunday

Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets being interviewed

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams proclaimed his left ankle is feeling just fine and the All-Star point guard plans to practice Sunday.

Williams, who's been diagnosed with synovitis, missed his second straight practice Saturday, as expected. But he said the cortisone shot he received Thursday has worked wonders and he can already sense a noticeable difference. 

"It already...

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Deron dealing with ankle injury

Deron Williams sits on the bench during practice

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deron Williams missed practice Friday as he deals with a ankle injury that coach Avery Johnson said isn't serious.

The All-Star point guard was sent to the doctor and was diagnosed with left ankle synovitis, meaning some tissue in the area is inflamed. He received an injection to help alleviate the issue, and Johnson expects to hold Williams out of Saturday's...

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Nets prepping for first date with 'rival' Knicks

Avery Johnson and Deron Williams talk on court

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If Avery Johnson wasn't initially aware of the back-and-forth that goes on between Nets and Knicks fans, he sure is now.

"I’ve been asked about this quote-unquote rivalry in the last four to five months more than I had my first two years," the Nets' third-year coach said following practice Tuesday at the PNY Center "So, I feel it. I feel it more when...

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MarShon Brooks possibly out 7-10 days

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- MarShon Brooks isn't the least bit worried about the tendinitis in his right foot.

The shooting guard sat out of Thursday's practice and was sporting a walking boot after feeling some pain near the end of Wednesday's session. The Nets are being precautionary and want to do whatever they can to prevent the injury from lingering.

"It's not something I couldn't...

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Nets 2012 preseason schedule announced

Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson, left, and

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It's official: The Nets are coming to Long Island for a night. And they're bringing the Knicks with them.

The Nets announced their preseason schedule Thursday, confirming an Aug. 3 Newsday report that the two New York teams would play a preseason game at Nassau Coliseum. The teams are scheduled to play each other on Oct. 24 in the Nets' preseason finale. The Nets will be the home team.

The...

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