Zaza Pachilia has returned to the Milwaukee Bucks' practice and is nearing a return from a stress fracture in his right foot.
Pachulia has missed 26 straight games due to the injury. He signed a three-year contract with the Bucks in the offseason.
"That was the plan (to return to practice Tuesday)," Pachulia said. "I don't know how ready I was but I did my best to prepare mentally, first of all. Physically, I've been doing a lot of things with the coaches and with Hack (strength coach Robert Hackett).
"I didn't know how it was going to go but it went well. I'm going to get stronger and I can't wait to come back."
Pachulia was not exactly certain when he will return.