The Washington Post (Ivan Carter) reports: Etan Thomas won’t test himself in an NBA game until October, but yesterday the veteran center took an important step in that direction by going full speed in a practice session with the Wizards’ summer league squad. Even better, Thomas said he felt great afterward. That’s excellent news considering that Thomas missed all of last season after undergoing surgery to repair a leak in his aortic valve. His heart is fine, but Thomas had to allow his sternum to fully heal after it was separated during the surgery.