Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Coach's Report: Sheed to practice Tuesday?
By Jared Zwerling
Before the Raptors game, Mike Woodson said he believes that Rasheed Wallace will return to practice on Tuesday after the All-Star break.
"I'm not going to stick him right away back in uniform," the coach said of Wallace, who's been dealing with a stress reaction and chronic condition in his left foot. "Tuesday, I think he should be able to do something. I'm hoping. That's what we're banking on."
As for Marcus Camby's return, when Woodson was asked about it, he put his hand to his head and didn't have an answer. The backup center hasn't played since Jan. 11, suffering from a strained left plantar.
"I don't know," Woodson said. "At this point, I really don't know right now."
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OFFENSE? Recently, Iman Shumpert discussed his role in the offense, and he said it's been an adjustment getting used to being positioned in the baseline corners for outside looks in halfcourt sets. But that's what Woodson wants being that he's been focused more on the 3-point shot this season.
Regardless, Woodson doesn't want his starting shooting guard getting wrapped up on that end of the floor.
"I'm not worried about Iman and his offense; play defense, rebound the basketball, do some dirty work," he said. "The offense will take care of itself. I'm not even going to entertain that."
TYSON'S TIME TO SHINE: This weekend, Tyson Chandler will be suiting up in his first All-Star Game. Woodson shared his thoughts on the center's impact on the team.
"I thought when he came to us last season, what he brought to the table helped us tremendously in terms of how I like to play, and we won -- I mean, all the little intangible things that he brings to the table," he said. "You don't find very many 7-footers that get on the floor, he blocks shots, he scores, he rebounds -- I mean, he does everything that you like to see in a big man."