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Hollins' hope versus C's is 'to not be hurt'

NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets wrap up the preseason Wednesday night in Boston.

So what exactly does Nets coach Lionel Hollins want to get out of his team’s final dress rehearsal before the regular season begins exactly one week later in the same city?

“Nothing,” Hollins said Monday. “Just to not be hurt.”

The Nets will not have Deron Williams (rest), Kevin Garnett (stomach virus), Markel Brown (stomach virus) or Brook Lopez (foot sprain). It would be a surprise if Joe Johnson plays much.

If nothing else, Wednesday night’s game at least provides Bojan Bogdanovic and Mirza Teletovic an opportunity to feel good about their respective shots before the games start to matter.

Bogdanovic has hit one of his past 12 3-pointers as he tries to adjust to the NBA game, while Teletovic is 4-for-24 from the field in his past two games.

Presumably, this game also provides a chance for non-guaranteed players Jerome Jordan, Cory Jefferson, Willie Reed and Jorge Gutierrez to make one final impression on their potential employer.

The Nets have 13 players with guaranteed contracts. They can have a maximum of 15 on the team, which means at least two of Jordan, Jefferson, Reed and Gutierrez aren’t going to make it.

It appears Jordan has done enough to merit a spot. Meanwhile, Reed and Gutierrez have been seeing plenty of did not play-coach’s decisions, which doesn’t appear to be a good thing when your future is hanging in the balance. As for Jefferson, the Nets invested to acquire his rights on draft night, but would they prefer to carry, say, 14 with a roster spot open?

Decisions, decisions.

At least the Nets will have plenty of time to get their body clocks reset to Eastern Standard Time.

So there’s that.