Brook Lopez said he believes he is ready to return to practice whenever the Nets practice next, which could be as soon as Monday.
"I don't really think there's anything (left to do)," Lopez said after shooting jump shots prior to the Nets' game against the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. "We just have to keep putting it together and keep trying to get into shape and the next opportunity at practice, hopefully I'll be able to participate."
Lopez, who has been out the entire season after breaking a bone in his foot in the Nets' final preseason game Dec. 21, said he went through this morning's shootaround and afterwards head coach Avery Johnson gave him a personal workout.
"We got some shots up, a lot of running — up and backs, up and backs; jump shots; post moves — it was good stuff," Lopez said.
He added he did some offensive moves where he had some token defensive pressure applied by reserve big men Johan Petro and Jordan Williams. He said he and Petro worked on their post moves together during an extensive workout Thursday with assistant coach Tom Barrise, and added that he worked out Wednesday, Thursday and today — the first time he has worked out on three consecutive days.
Johnson didn't want to talk too much about Lopez' situation. He called his work with Lopez a "light workout."
"Just a light workout. Just wanted to kind of let him get up and down the floor a little bit, and see him move around," Johnson said. "So we'll just try to keep him moving forward."
Brook Lopez says he is ready to return to practice
Newark Star-Ledger | Feb 11