Jahlil Okafor has played in just one game for 23 minutes in Brooklyn back on Dec. 15, since then both he and the team agreed to keep him on the sidelines to work on conditioning and his game. Starting Wednesday, Okafor will get back in the rotation — and the free agent to be will get the chance to prove he has a role in the NBA. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson made the announcement, via Nets Daily. “He’s close. I’d expect to see him against Minnesota,” Atkinson said before Monday’s game. “I think we’ll start to get him some minutes. He’s been doing a phenomenal job getting ready physically with our assistant coaches learning what we’re doing. Collectively we feel like he’s ready to get some minutes…. “It’s not going to be 48 minutes right off the bat,” Atkinson adds, regarding how much we’ll actually see Okafor.