UPDATE (11:30 am): The Blazers have provided an injury update with two surprise downgrades: Nurkic and Meyers Leonard. Harkless has been upgraded.
Maurice Harkless (quad) upgraded to PROBABLE. Jusuf Nurkić (right ankle) downgraded to OUT. Meyers Leonard (illness) listed as QUESTIONABLE.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 13, 2017
Injured Trail Blazers Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless have both been upgraded questionable for the team’s game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, according to Trail Blazers Digital Reporter Casey Holdahl. Nurkic (right ankle sprain) and Harkless (left quad contusion) have each missed two games so far.
Both Jusuf Nurkić (right ankle) and Maurice Harkless (left quad) upgraded to QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday's game vs. Heat.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) December 12, 2017
Upon healthy return, Nurkic will relegate Meyers Leonard to the bench while it remains unclear if Harkless will reenter the starting lineup. Harkless most recently started against the Washington Wizards on December 5, but was deployed off the bench in each of the five preceding contests.