The Portland Trail Blazers continue to practice short of full strength in the 2019 NBA Preseason. Casey Holdahl of the Blazers reported today that Damian Lillard, Hassan Whiteside, and Zach Collins did not practice today.
Lillard (hamstring), Whiteside (ankle) and Collins (middle finger) did not practice today.— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 4, 2019
Whiteside’s injury persists from earlier in the week.
Injury news: Coach Stotts said Hassan Whiteside tweaked his left ankle in practice yesterday. Whiteside sat out today.— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) October 2, 2019
Blazers forward Pau Gasol is also recovering from a long-term injury and hopes to see the court before the season starts.
Pau Gasol says he wants to play in a preseason game but isn’t sure when he’ll be able to get out there. He has been participating in all non-contact drills— Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS) October 3, 2019