...As expected, Seattle SuperSonics center Robert Swift was cleared for full contact Monday, and he should be ready when training camp begins in September.
Team spokesman Tom Savage confirmed Swift has been cleared by doctors. Swift won’t have his first official practice until training camp begins.
Dr. Steven Lombardo of California, who operated on Swift’s knee, gave him the final OK.
More than likely Swift will come back to Seattle in the near future to continue workouts, and will participate in scrimmages with other Sonics players in town at the Furtado Center until the start of camp.
Swift has been diligently rehabilitating a season-ending, right knee injury suffered just before the 2006-07 regular season began, and has made steady progress toward a full recovery. The 7-footer was in Las Vegas a week ago for the team’s participation in summer league play but did not compete. He worked out with Seattle strength coach Dwight Daub.
Swift said he has gained 40 pounds in the past two years and is up to 280 pounds. He is expected to help anchor Seattle inside along with centers Johan Petro and Mouhamed Sene....