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Tim Bontemps: Billy King spent about 10 minutes talking to reporters after practice about the Nets and the upcoming season. King essentially said because Andrea Bargnani & Markel Brown were healthy, Nets didn’t need to keep either Justin Harper or Dahntay Jones. King said he didn’t look at Bargnani’s injury history as a factor in roster decisions. Said team would deal with injuries as they come.
The Nets announced Tuesday that Markel Brown will not play in preseason –a total of six games over three weeks– because of a strain in his left oblique muscle. He will be reevaluated at the start of the regular season. Brown strained it last Thursday in what he has called a “freak accident.” He flew home on the weekend and was evaluated by Dr. Riley, J. Williams, the team medical director. Brown missed some time last preseason due to a severe stomach flu.