Webber shoots in practice

January 25, 1995|By Jerry Bembry | Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer

BOWIE -- Injured Washington Bullets forward Chris Webber briefly shot around with the team during yesterday's practice at Bowie State.

Center Kevin Duckworth practiced at full speed, showing few effects from the sore Achilles' tendon that has forced him to miss the past 10 games.

And the Bullets, slowly but surely, are finding the pieces of their team coming together.

After suffering a separated shoulder last month at Golden State, Webber indicated that he would return by Feb. 1. That he shot around briefly yesterday was an indication that he might be on target.

"He has been working out, so he looks physically fit," coach Jim Ly- nam said of Webber. "That's the first time he's really shot the ball. It depends on how he feels and what the doctor says about when he returns. We're looking at between the first of February and the All-Star break."

Webber's workout was brief, and he left halfway through yesterday's practice. Duckworth got up and down the floor reasonably well during practice and said he is ready to play tomorrow against Golden State.

"I anticipate playing," Duckworth said. "I guess right now it's all up to the coaches."

Lynam said he has yet to decide whether Duckworth will play. The 7-foot center took an injection in the foot Jan. 9.

"I think he'll be physically ready. That's the first he's played in a good stretch," Lynam said. "His timing is off. That's to be expected. I want to talk to him first."

The Bullets will be seeking their first three-game winning streak of the season tomorrow.

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