Jusuf Nurkic will make his season debut on March 15th against the Houston Rockets.

“I’m ready to help my team make the playoffs,” Nurkic told Yahoo! Sports. “It’s time.”

Nurkic suffered a compound fracture of his left tibia and fibula in a March 25, 2019 game.

Nurkic returned to practice on Jan. 23.

“I worked my ass off to be in position to get back on the court and help my team, but game speed is going to be different,” Nurkic told Yahoo Sports. “I’m not going to be playing 40 minutes. But for me, mentally, I need to get these reps in before I can play [extended minutes]. Physically, I’m good. I had a calf strain recently, which is normal for the injury I had. I’ve been pleased with where my rehab is going. I never doubted I’d be back, but I had to make sure I was 100 percent. I can’t wait for [March 15].”