Patty Mills hopes to return again to Brooklyn after the All-Star break as champion of the 3-Point Contest. Could the Nets be getting a former 3-point champ again shortly after that as nicely?
Joe Harris has been sidelined since Nov. 14, and his agent advised The Post there was an opportunity he may wish a second left ankle surgical procedure. But coach Steve Nash stated it’s possible that Harris may very well be able to return to the courtroom in some style for apply after the break, to guage whether or not that process could be prevented.
“We’ll see. It’s possible,” Nash stated. “I couldn’t say so right now.”
Harris had arthroscopic surgical procedure on Nov. 29, involving the elimination of a free physique by crew orthopedist Dr. Martin O’Malley.
Mills had 22 factors and hit 5 of seven from deep in Thursday’s 117-103 loss to the Wizards.
Mills stated he spoke to the previous champ Harris about what to anticipate within the 3-Point Contest. Mills is taken into account a betting favourite on this weekend’s occasion and is trying ahead to the expertise.
“I think it’s going to be totally different, so I’m going to have to feel it out and see how it goes,” Mills stated. “From what I’ve been hearing, it is a different beast, I guess, from what you’re used to in a game but looking forward to it. I’m just going to have some fun and try to enjoy the process.”
After a dominant effort on the glass Wednesday towards the Knicks, Andre Drummond had six factors and 9 rebounds in 18 minutes on Thursday.
He and Nash have stated a secret’s getting the veteran middle’s conditioning on top of things so he can deal with starter’s minutes. Drummond had been using the bench behind Joel Embiid in Philadelphia.
“Tired. Tired. Coming from a different situation, coming off the bench and playing limited minutes, to playing the minutes I normally used to play, just get myself back in that playing shape again,” Drummond stated. “From the second I’ve acquired right here, I situation within the morning and I situation after the sport. So by the point the break is over, I needs to be again to regular once more. Just getting myself again in that pace and that mode once more.
“Before shootaround I do conditioning on the treadmill, run or get on the bike. After games like after this I’m going back on the treadmill again. So just getting back in that mode like I said earlier, and being able to play those minutes everybody knows I can.”
James Johnson, Kevin Durant, Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving had been all out.