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 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -Jason Kidd attended the New Jersey Nets shootaround Friday and is expected to play against the Houston Rockets.
Barring a change in his health, coach Lawrence Frank said Kidd would play. Kidd did not talk to the media.
Kidd sat out Wednesday's loss to the New York Knicks because of a migraine, which fueled speculation that the eight-time All-Star was staging a personal one-day strike to induce a trade or force a new contract.
On Thursday, Kidd said the migraine prevented him from playing.
``I didn't miss a game due to unhappiness, that's the first thing to clear up,'' he said, adding he was hit in the mouth Tuesday night in a game against Cleveland, and he later developed a migraine.
Kidd said he never asked to be traded, noting his only disappointment was with the inconsistent play of the Nets (9-10).
Kidd is under contract through the end of next season, making $19.7 million this year and $21.3 million next. He and Nets president Rod Thorn refused to discuss any current contract talks.
The 13-year veteran is currently second in the league to Steve Nash, averaging 10.4 assists. He is averaging 11.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.67 steals.
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