The Nets haven’t been able to build true team chemistry yet without forward Gerald Wallace, who suffered a sprained ankle in the season opener against the Toronto Raptors.
Although he was limited, Wallace practiced Monday for the first time since he rolled his ankle 27 seconds away from an opening win against Toronto. He’s scheduled to be available for Thursday’s game against the Celtics.
“He was limited in practice, did just as much as he could tolerate. He was just in and out of practice, but he did nothing substantial where in terms he’s ready to play in a game,” Johnson said. “We’ll see how he recovers, because this is the most he’s done in a while. We’ll see how he recovers.”
Wallace limped off the court after practice, declining to speak with reporters. His presence is heavily underrated, but the heart of the team Deron Williams knows exactly how valuable he is.
“He’s a big part of what we want to do this year,” point guard Deron Williams said. “Part of (building) that chemistry is having him out there, so we are missing him right now.”
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