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James to start Thursday night vs. Bulls

NEWARK, N.J. -- Damion James will start for the New Jersey Nets at small forward on Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls, head coach Avery Johnson announced before the game.

James, who missed the last three games with a concussion, will play about 16 minutes, Johnson said.

"I feel great," James said. "I'm ready to go. I'm just happy to be back out there."

Sasha Vujacic, who had started in place of James, will return to his reserve role.