Report: Gary Harris likely to return today for Nuggets
NBA.com Global on Apr 10, 2018 07:40 AM
DENVER, CO - MARCH 11: Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets dunks against the Denver Nuggets on March 11, 2018 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Denver Nuggets are staying in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase with wins in eight of their last 11 and six straight wins overall. However, they are in a fight with four other teams (the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans) to just make the playoffs.
Denver has made do without Gary Harris, one of its best scorers/playmakers, over the last 11 games. Harris has been out with a right knee sprain since March 15 (Mar. 16, PHL time), but the Nuggets received good news on his injury today as his status has been upgraded to questionable against the Portland Trail Blazers today and he's likely to play, according to media reports.
Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (right knee sprain) is likely to return vs. Portland tonight, league sources tell ESPN. He's missed 11 consecutive games with injury.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 9, 2018
#Nuggets G Gary Harris has been upgraded to questionable for tonight's game vs. Portland. The team's medical staff will monitor his pregame workout and activity and a decision on his availability will be made pregame.— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) April 9, 2018
Harris' move to questionable comes just hours after the team upgraded him from out to doubtful, writes Gina Mizell of The Denver Post.