Continuing the process of rehabbing the right wrist he broke in November, Delonte West had X-rays Monday and saw a hand specialist, who cleared him to work out without the brace he had been wearing and begin strengthening the wrist.
He dribbled the basketball with his right (non-shooting) hand, although he was tentative about using the hand to catch passes.
ďIím still a little timid, but Iím getting there,Ē West said. ďAs far as dribbling and doing whatever I can with the right hand, Iím permitted to do that.Ē
West has missed 25 games because of the injury, but he expects to return to practice in 2-3 weeks. He has a CT scan scheduled for next Tuesday.
ďEverythingís on schedule,Ē West said. ďAs far as dealing with the pain and the rotation, Iím actually ahead of schedule. Iím happy about the progress.Ē