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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Starting Five: What's D-Will's status?

By Mike Mazzeo

Where we're at: The Brooklyn Nets resume practice Tuesday. They had Monday off.

Deron Williams' injury status remains the biggest story surrounding the team right now.

Will he remain limited at practice? He's already been ruled out for Wednesday night's preseason game in Boston.

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will also miss the Celtics game. They're just resting.

Good news? Andrei Kirilenko and Tyshawn Taylor aren't on the injury report, so perhaps they'll return to the lineup. Jason Terry will make his Nets' debut Wednesday night.

Almost whole: Coach Jason Kidd's main goal during training camp was for his team to stay healthy. They've basically managed to do that -- with the exception of their franchise player.

Offense: It should be better with KG and Pierce as opposed to Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries.

Iso-no: D-Will likes that the offense isn't based on isolations. There will be some. Every team runs them or has to use them if a play breaks down. But they won't be the main focus.