Andrea Bargnani missed only a half-game this summer in 14 Eurobasket games -- exhibition and tournament games -- but didn't play a minute in the Nets six preseason games. So which Bargnani will the Nets get next Wednesday when the Nets play the Bulls --the healthy FIBA Bargnani or the injured NBA Bargnani? Or will they get either?
"I can’t say I’m positive, but I think we’re doing pretty good," said Bargnani, talking about the prospects. "Tomorrow, I’m going to do even more."
The Italian seven-footer (hamstring) had a light practice Wednesday as did Markel Brown (oblique strain)
Bargnani said that while it was reported he had gone through a full practice on October 13, that wasn't completely accurate.
"I was never fully, like, 100 percent, complete," Bargnani said. "It wasn’t full, it was kind of half-practice."
In any event, Wednesday was the first time he'd been on the court in any capacity since October 17.
Meanwhile, Brown was happy about his first time on the court in weeks.
"It is nice to finally get out there on the court, move around, get into the plays a little bit," Brown said. "Just watching on the sidelines, it looks like you got it, but actually being out there on the court you’ve got to react a different way."
Two Nets big men -- Chris McCullough (ACL tear) and Willie Reed (thumb ligaments) -- won't be available until at least December.
- Bargnani, Brown return to practice - Andy Vasquez - The Record
Banged-up Andrea Bargnani iffy for Nets’ season opener - New York Post