Monday , Dec , 06 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kidd to make season debut versus Raptors

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – New Jersey guard Jason Kidd was
activated from the injured list and is expected to make his season debut
Monday, when the Nets host the Toronto Raptors at Continental Airlines Arena.

Kidd practiced with the team for the first time last week since undergoing
knee surgery on July 1. The All-Star has spent the entire season on the
injured list for the Nets, who are off to a 4-12 start.

The 31-year-old California product 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.

New Jersey then placed forward Awvee Storey on the injured list with a
strained right hamstring. He has played in nine games this season.

Meanwhile, Raptors guard Vince Carter did not practice on Sunday and could
miss Monday’s contest against the Nets. The All-Star did not play on Saturday
because of food poisoning.

Carter is averaging 16.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the
7-12 Raptors.