Around the Atlantic: Lopez is '90 percent'
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Here's a couple injury updates around the Atlantic Division:
Lopez near 100 percent
In terms of health, saying Brook Lopez's season last year was a disappointment would be an understatement.
After playing all 82 games in 2010-11 and averaging a career-high 20.4 points per game, Lopez sustained injuries to his foot and ankle in 2011-12, resulting in him seeing the floor for only five games.
Now, he's signed for four years with the Nets and he's almost fully healthy, according to philSTAR.com
, via ProBasketballTalk
“I’m probably around 90-percent okay but I’m pretty sure I’ll be back in full shape entering the NBA season,” Lopez said.Shumpert hoping for more work
New York guard Iman Shumpert is itching to ramp up his rehab for his torn ACL, according to Newsday
, via Sporting News
. He's currently on pace for a predicted December return.
"I have a steady rehab and we mix it up," Shumpert said. "There's a little bit more I can do every day, but it's definitely not the same thing being on the court sweating. I can't wait until I get back."
The Knicks think highly of the 22-year-old Georgia Tech product, evidenced when the team was in talks for Steve Nash
, but were reportedly hesitant because they wanted to retain Shumpert, who was discussed in the deals.