Monday, December 3, 2007

Brief Practice for Sonics

The Sonics practiced for about an hour Monday, stretching, lifting weights and doing some shooting during that span. Today was originally scheduled as an off day, but Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo decided to get some light work in after the Sonics lost last night to Golden State.

"I just think we needed to be together," Carlesimo explained. "Getting some shots and getting a lift is always a good thing. I thought we needed being together more than we needed a day off today."

Because the session was so light, Carlesimo wasn't able to get an idea of how the team responded to the loss to the Warriors.

"Tomorrow will be a good test," he said, "we'll have a legit practice tomorrow and we'll see how we respond. But, more importantly, we'll see Wednesday night how we respond."

There was good news on the status of big man Nick Collison, who has missed the last three games after suffering a fracture of his right nasal wall last Wednesday in Los Angeles. Collison, who went through the non-contact portions of practice on Saturday, will be able to return barring any setback going through a complete practice tomorrow.

"He's going to practice tomorrow," said Carlesimo, "and if he's OK after practice, he'll be available Wednesday."