--F Damion James, the rookie who is expected to return to the starting lineup after the All-Star break, is scheduled to go through a full-contact practice on Tuesday and then even play a few minutes off the bench in Boston on Wednesday. Coach Avery Johnson said that over the All-Star break the team will determine whether James will do a stint in the D-League. "If coach wants me in the rotation, it means a lot," said James, who broke his foot in his only start, Dec. 9 in Dallas.
--C Brook Lopez had 11 rebounds Friday. Then he had just four Saturday. "It was all in terms of aggression," said coach Avery Johnson. So even though the Nets were walloped Monday night at home by the Spurs, Lopez showed an aggressive demeanor in his 30 minutes and ended up with 11 points and 10 rebounds -- just his third double-double of the season but second in three games.
--G Devin Harris saw enough of Tony Parker while in Dallas as part of the Mavs-Spurs rivalry. He got another painful reminder of how tough Parker can be Monday night. "He's one of the leading guards scoring in the paint for a reason. He's always been tough. Even in my Dallas days, it's hard to keep him in front," said Harris, who had 10 points and four assists to Parker's 13 points and seven assists. "You have to try to make him shoot jump shots. When he doesn't want to and he's got his mind made up getting in the lane, he's tough."
--F Damion James (broken right foot) is expected to play Wednesday in Boston for the first time since he was injured Dec. 9.
--Point guard Devin Harris
--Shooting guard Anthony Morrow
--Small forward Travis Outlaw
--Power forward Derrick Favors
--Center Brook Lopez
--Center Johan Petro
--Forward Kris Humphries
--Guard Sasha Vujacic
--Guard Jordan Farmar
--Forward Quinton Ross
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