July 23, 2020, 3:44 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (Achilles) will sit out of the Blazers’ first scirmmage vs. the Pacers on Thursday.
This is likely a precautionary measure by the Blazers in the hopes that they will have the league leader in blocks by the time the games count for real. Fans of the Blazers will get their first look at Jusuf Nurkić and Zach Collins as both bigs have returned from injury. Continue to monitor Whiteside’s status as he will have another opportunity to take part in the team’s next scrimmage on Sunday vs. the Raptors. Their first regular season game will be on July 31.
Source: Jason Quick on Twitter