Injured Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland has been upgraded from “game-time decision” to “questionable” for tomorrow night’s contest against the Golden State Warriors.
Portland C-F Joel Freeland (right knee) is upgraded to questionable. He’ll be a game-time decision for Sun. game vs. Golden State. #RipCity
— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) April 12, 2014
The news is certainly something Portland fans should find exciting. Freeland has missed the last 28 games due to a knee injury he suffered in February, but Portland coach Terry Stotts says the big man has played well during the team’s most recent scrimmages:
“He moved well, it didn’t look like he was favoring it. His conditioning wasn’t too bad. Today he went full court a little bit. I think he’s made good progress. This is the first time I’ve really seen him play. He’s done a lot of drills and things, but I thought he looked good.”
With playoff series against the Houston Rockets coming up, Freeland’s return, even if it is in a limited capacity, should provide Portland center Robin Lopez with some valuable moments of rest.
[Source: Oregon Live]