Friday, October 5, 2007

Injuries Adding Up

Still nothing serious, but no fewer than five players were on the sidelines by the end of this morning's non-contact practice.

Joining Robert Swift (patella tendinitis, right knee), Kurt Thomas (left quad contusion) and Delonte West (toenail removed, left big toe) were Mickael Gelabale, who strained his left hamstring, and Chris Wilcox, who has a left quad hip flexor contusion (that's a mouthful).

Wilcox went for a while early in the practice, but since the Sonics were just running drills anyway, it didn't make much sense to keep him out there. It remains to be seen how many guys will be available tonight, when the Sonics have their practice with contact.

During the portion of this morning's session open to the media, the Sonics went through some drilling on a zone look as well as working on how to defend screen-the-screener situations (when a player sets a pick, then receives one to try to get open) and the "UCLA cut" from the perimeter to the post.

SPU Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Hironaka watched from the balcony during practice.