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Eric Gordon

Gordon is on a path to start at small forward ahead of Jae’Sean Tate, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports. Iko notes that while Gordon will likely start for the Rockets, Tate still figures to be a big factor and will see a good chunk of minutes with the starters. The staff will likely tinker with the lineup options during training camp before figuring out how it wants to deploy it when the regular season fires up Oct. 19 versus the Hawks.

Seth Curry

Coach Steve Nash relayed Wednesday that Curry (ankle) could log action late in the preseason and should be available for the Opening Night on Oct. 19 versus the Pelicans, Nick Friedell of reports. Curry will miss the first three preseason tilts and would likely log limited action in the preseason finale if he makes a cameo. When healthy, Curry should log minutes for the Nets, though he has plenty of competition for playing time in Joe Harris, Cam Thomas and Patty Mills, among others.

T.J. Warren

Nets head coach Steve Nash said Wednesday that Warren (foot) is unlikely to play until at least November, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. Warren has appeared in just four games over the past two seasons due to two stress fractures in his left foot. He inked a one-year deal with the Nets this offseason, but he's already off to a rocky start and facing a lengthy absence. When available, Warren can be a potent scorer off the bench for Brooklyn, but it's unclear when exactly he'll be able to contribute.

Al Horford

Horford said Monday that he plans to play back-to-backs this season after preparing for that role this offseason, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports. The veteran forward has seen his minutes decline slightly over the past several years and only played both games of a back-to-back set a few times last season. However, after offseason surgeries for Danillo Gallinari (knee) and Robert Williams (knee), the Celtics don't have much frontcourt depth, which may force Horford into an expanded role to start the 2022-23 campaign. Nonetheless, Boston has championship aspirations again, so while Horford is confident in his conditioning, the Celtics will continue to monitor him closely to avoid any late-season regression.