Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless may be ready to return to the lineup as the Blazers face the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their first-round NBA playoffs series. Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Harkless has been listed as “questionable” for the contest. The starting small forward has been out since March 27th, recovering from surgery to remove debris from his left knee.
The Blazers have upgraded Moe Harkless (left knee) to questionable for Game 2 vs. the Pelicans.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) April 16, 2018
Sean Michael Meagher, also of The Oregonian, has video of Harkless practicing today.
Here's Moe putting in some light work at practice Monday: pic.twitter.com/FM0ayj8K4S— Sean Michael Meagher (@sean2m) April 16, 2018
According to an article by Freeman, Harkless has worked out three times since gaining clearance to resume basketball activities last week.
Harkless averaged 6.5 points on 49.5% shooting, 41.5% from the three-point arc in 59 appearances for the Blazers this season.