By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
The Brooklyn Nets in what has been a major off-season of change, are getting good news when it comes to the health of two of their best players in Deron Williams and Brook Lopez. They are both coming off of surgeries, and this season if either one aren’t at 100% it could be a long season for Brooklyn.
Their new coach Lionel Hollins seems very pleased about where they both stand coming back from surgery right now. “You can't be where you want to be unless you're healthy,” And you can't get in shape unless you're healthy. If you are injured all summer, there's no way you can work out”. "Deron is healthy, Brook is healthy and they are both able to work out."
“Conditioning is something they both will be able to work on as they move forward,” Hollins said. “And when you are in shape you can go out, and try things, and do things because naturally if you are successful, your confidence rises. That's the only way I look at it and that's my approach."
Training camp is about a month and a half away for the Nets, and after undergoing surgery on both his ankles on May 27th, Williams is expected to be healthy and ready to go. For Lopez, he said that he was cleared and ready to play about a week ago after foot surgery in December and ankle surgery in March. With a new coach will come a new system for the Nets, so having two of their main players in camp will be important toward whatever success the Nets may have this coming season.