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Jason Terry's a starter, for now

DALLAS -- Jason Terry's campaign to win another Sixth Man of the Year award will get off to a slow start.

That's because Terry will begin the season as a starter.

How long will Terry be a starter? Coach Rick Carlisle, who won't announce his lineup until 16 minutes before tip, certainly isn't saying.

It likely depends on how long it takes Roddy Beaubois to recover from his broken foot. Beaubois remains in a walking boot, an indication that he's still weeks away from playing.

The other mystery with the starting five was at center. It'll be Tyson Chandler for the opener.