Tuesday , Nov , 02 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kidd to start season on injured list for Nets

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – New Jersey guard Jason Kidd will begin
the season on the injured list while recovering from surgery on his left knee.

Kidd, who began running Monday, hasn’t practiced with the team this season.
The 31-year-old averaged 15.5 points, 9.2 assists and 6.4 rebounds over
67 regular-season games last year for New Jersey. He then posted
averages of 12.6 points, 9.0 assists and 6.6 boards in 11 playoff contests.

The Nets, who were ousted in seven games by the Detroit Pistons in the
Eastern Conference semifinals, also placed center Jabari Smith (left ankle
sprain) and Awvee Storey (left ankle sprain) on the injured list.

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