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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blazers Injury Update: Thomas Robinson has begun contact practices

By on 9/30/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers approach training camp coming off a season in which they lost in the Western Conference Semifinals to the San Antonio Spurs. After an excellent 2013-2014 season, the Trail Blazers look for several young players to improve in training camp to make an impact in the 2014-2015 season. One such player is power forward Thomas Robinson, who averaged 12.5 minutes in 70 games last season. Robinson is recovering from a thumb injury he sustained in mid-July and started contact practices.

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Robinson played well in the Summer League, averaging 13.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game prior to a thumb injury which occurred July 15 during Portland's NBA Summer League game against Atlanta. His thumb had a torn ligament, which required surgery

Joe Freeman, who covers the Trail Blazers for The Oregonian, tweeted the following update on Robinson.
Robinson looks to compete for more playing time this season, backing up LaMarcus Aldridge.

Robinson, who was drafted by the Sacramento Kings fifth overall in the 2012 NBA draft,  has played for the Rockets, Kings and Trail Blazers.  He averaged 4.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season.

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