(AP) — While some teams may have lost a step, the long NBA layoff because of the coronavirus has helped the Portland Trail Blazers. That’s because two key pieces of the team, Jusuf Nurkic and Zach Collins, are healthy and ready to play. Nurkic broke his leg last season and hadn’t played since. Collins injured his shoulder earlier this season. Nurkic and Collins will likely be in a starting lineup for the NBA re-start, along with  that Carmelo Anthony and Portland’s solid backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.

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