The Wizards are 4-0 when Porter starts this season.
The Wizards look to snap a five-game losing streak against the Nets at Verizon Center.
The Wizards withstood a Nets rally Saturday.
Washington is thrashed, 102-80, after beating the Bulls and Spurs earlier in the week.
Hollins: "When I think of the Washington Wizards, I think of John Wall."
Pierce and James have met in the postseason five times.
Nets General Manager Billy King said in Monday's editions of the New York Post that the future Hall of Famer was too expensive to re-sign.
Wizards big man Nene is back after missing the previous four games with tendinitis in his right Achilles' but Trevor Booker will remain in the starting lineup as the team attempts to win two in a row in Brooklyn.
Andray Blatche has moved on from Washington, but his jersey number - zero - serves as a reminder of where he has been and hopes to overcome in Brooklyn.