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Jusuf Nurkic a Full Participant at Blazers Practice

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Caleb Swanigan even said of the injured big man: “Nurk looked like Nurk.”

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trail Blazers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was a full participant at Wednesday’s practice, according to Damian Lillard. Lillard said Nurkic went through drills at full speed and with contact, a positive sign on the big man’s recovery journey after his leg injury last March. Caleb Swanigan noted that Nurkic looked like his old self and even dunked, per The Athletic’s Jason Quick:

Terry Stotts said that Nurkic went through halfcourt 5-on-5, but also pointed out there’s no set date to expect his return just yet:

Additionally, Zach Collins went through an individual workout, as captured by Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest:

CJ McCollum, who’s missed two games with a sprained ankle, took part in a shooting workout, per Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl.