Josh Newman, SNYNets.comEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ??Andray Blatche tweaked his back on Wednesday morning and sat out the second half of practice as a precautionary measure. Afterward, the Nets officially declared that he was suffering from back spasms.
Both Blatche and Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson said the injury was no big deal. Coach Johnson also said he thought that Blatche would be available to practice on Thursday, while Blatche said that he hoped to be back for Wednesday's second practice. Fortunately, the big man was able to return and participate in Wednesday afternoon's practice session, so clearly, the injury isn't very serious. Still, the true test will be to see how it responds tomorrow and Friday.