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Tony Wroten wasn’t the only player to get a little banged up during practice on Monday (see story). Fellow Seattle-ite and University of Washington star, Spencer Hawes, twisted his knee doing defensive slides during a drill.
Brown said Hawes didn’t seem to have a serious injury and kept him out of the scrimmage. When Hawes went down, Brown said it kind of put a damper on the practice session until Wroten stepped up.
“Any time one of your better players goes down, it puts water on a practice from a coach’s point of view,” Brown said. “The players are looking around and Spencer is going to be fine. … But then the gym got going and Tony Wroten resurrected the gym and there was a spark because of him.”
Meanwhile, Lavoy Allen was back in the fullcourt scrimmage after taking a few days to nurse a sore knee.
“This was his day to come back and we’re going to just inch him a long,” Brown said about Allen.
Center Kwame Brown still has not participated in scrimmages because of a hamstring injury.