Joel Freeland has missed the past 26 games for the Portland Trail Blazers with a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Freeland went through "contact" work during the Blazers' practice on Tuesday and is nearing a return. Freeland is hopeful of playing in one of the Blazers' final two regular season games.
“I felt pretty good, I was moving pretty well,” Freeland said of his Tuesday workout. “We’ve got one more week left. Four games. I’m trying to get back for either the Golden State game or the Clippers game — I would really love to get back for Golden State. That would be the ideal situation for me.”