New Jersey Nets: Devin Harris Will Not Miss Significant Time With Knee Injury

Ryan ComstockCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2010

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 24:  Devin Harris #34 of the New Jersey Nets drives to the basket in the second half against the Boston Celtics on November 24, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the nets 89-83. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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When Kris Humphries and Devin Harris crashed to the floor in New Jersey's game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night, resulting in Harris lying on the floor for several minutes and missing the rest of the game, one thought went through my mind.

There goes the season.

Fortunately for the Nets, according to the Star-Ledger, Harris had an MRI of his left knee on Wednesday and it revealed just a strain, not the torn meniscus that was feared.

Harris will be held out of the next two games, against Oklahoma City and at Charlotte, and will be reevaluated later this week.

It is not believed that he will miss the large chunk of time that would have spelled disaster for the team.

In the meantime, Jordan Farmar will be moved into the role of starting point guard, where he will be backed up by rookie Ben Uzoh.

Farmar has played well coming off the bench. He filled in nicely for Harris when he was ejected from a game against the LA Clippers, and did the same against New York.

Johnson reportedly said there is a third option behind Farmar and Uzoh, although he would not reveal who it is, other than making it clear that Terrence Williams would not be recalled from the D-League.

This is pure speculation here, but Anthony Morrow and Travis Outlaw are both semi-capable ball-handlers, and Morrow has directed the offense for brief spurts this season.

It is unlikely that rookie Damion James will be the one running the show.

All in all, this is good news for the Nets. They may also catch a break Wednesday with Kevin Durant being listed as a game-time decision with a left knee injury of his own.

This is Farmar's chance to shine. Hopefully he uses the opportunity as such.