"Just a lot more stretching, got a lot of cardio in on the bike," Williams said of what he did yesterday. "That was really it. Today was a light day. [Saturday] was pretty rough. I had to swim for 15 or 20 minutes, I think. Stretch all of these cords, all this fancy stuff, some more cardio and stretching and exercise. It was just a long day."
It could be a long playoff series for Collins' club should it not have the services of Williams, though the diminutive guard thinks he should be ready.
"It feels good actually. I feel really confident that I'll be able to play come playoff time," Williams said. "I was feeling good. It's a lot of good stuff that I do to get back on the court and then, hopefully, once I'm back on the court, I can continue to do the things I was doing before that.
"I think I've made a lot of progress. I'm happy where I am. With all the rehab and stuff, I'm able to run and shoot a little bit, get some movement, which has given me a little confidence. I feel good about it."
The workouts, for now, are very limited, but Williams hopes to increase his work in preparation for the weekend.
"Just shot, one-dribble pull ups, two-dribble pull ups," said Williams of his workout. "That's as far as I've pushed it so far. That's my goal [to be back for playoffs]. That 3- or 4-day gap in between when the season ends and the playoffs start I would hope to get a couple days of full contact."
As much as the team needs Williams, Collins was convinced that rest and a little getaway was key to regrouping his team that had lost three in a row before Friday night's win against the Toronto Raptors.
"It was really good," Collins said of the off day. "[Saturday] was a sunny day, gave everybody a chance to get away. We played so many games, the five [games] in 7 [days], the six in 9. We haven't had much practice time, we've been together, it's been such a competitive time for us the last 15 games. I think [Saturday] was good for us. We're fresh, we had a good practice. What we're incorporating in now is a good contact day today. What we have to start thinking about is we could be in a playoff game [this Saturday]. So now we have to start working on the things that we'll be working on in the playoffs, doing some things that maybe we haven't done in a while. Our guys were really good today, I was really pleased. I think seeing the sunshine helps."
And having Williams at his disposal will, too.
"He had a good day yesterday," Collins said. "[Trainer] Kevin Johnson texted me yesterday around 1 and said Lou got his swim in and felt really good about that. He did some conditioning, lightly, felt good about that. I think Lou was excited [Saturday], that was a very positive for us."
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