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Wroten to play against Nets

NEW YORK – Tony Wroten will play in Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center.

The guard had missed the last six games after spraining his right knee Nov. 26 against the Nets at the Wells Fargo Center.

"It's like a little kid at Christmas," Wroten said of being back on the court following Friday morning's shootaround. "It's been two weeks. But as many games we played, it feels like I've been out months.

"So I'm real anxious to get out there."

Prior to the injury, Wroten was in the starting lineup. His 17.9 points per game average still lead the team.

But on Friday night, he will come off the bench.

He said that won't change is approach.

"Just because I'm not starting doesn't mean anything," Wroten said. "We have been playing good basketball. I just want to come in and help any way I can. Obviously, if that means coming off the bench, that's what it is. I'm still going to play my game and still do what coach needs me to do."

Coach Brett Brown appeared excited when asked if Wroten was a 'Yea or Nay' for Friday night's game.

"Tony is a Yea and I say Yea!" Brown said.

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