Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem took part in shooting drills on the Heat’s practice court Tuesday as he continues his recovery from foot surgery. The eight-year veteran expressed an eagerness to return to full-contact practice with the Heat, but also said he appreciates the delicate nature of the recovery process. Basketball scores.
Udonis claimed that he wants to be at least at 80 to 85 percent when he returns to the court. Haslem also admitted that probably won’t be 100 percent until summertime or somewhere close to next season. Haslem tore a ligament in his left foot on Nov. 20 in Memphis after a play against with Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, then falling backward onto the court. The Heat have maintained a target date of late March to early April for Haslem’s return.
As he works toward returning before the playoffs start, Haslem described a daily regimen that includes weight training, cardiovascular conditioning as well as light shooting repetition. He’s been reported to be focusing on getting it on with his teammates and attending little by little to the team’s practices while trying to recover his conditioning and getting his rhythm back. Basketball odds.
Haslem has missed nearly all season since tearing his knee’s ligament. Before the injury, he was averaging 8.0 points, 8.1 boards and a had a Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 12.81 in 26.5 minutes per game. Coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s gradually pushing him forward by making him have a 50-shot limit today. Udonis said he would like to shoot 300, but has to be very cautious early on right now to make sure he is doing it at a proper rate. Basketball spreads.
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