Trail Blazers news: Shaedon Sharpe's return appears imminent

The sophomore guard is set to play again soon.
Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trail Blazers
Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trail Blazers / Alex Goodlett/GettyImages

Shaedon Sharpe exploded at the end of his rookie season, averaging almost 24 points and shooting 38 percent from three on more than eight attempts a game over his final 10 games. That propelled him to a strong start this year when he scored 18.8 points per game along with 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in more than 37 minutes a night through the first 22 games.

Then an adductor injury slowed him down and eventually required surgery. The 20-year-old hasn't played since Jan. 11.

That seems like its about to change, though. And soon.

Shaedon Sharpe joins Trail Blazers on road trip, eyes early return

Sharpe took a step in the right direction in his recovery when he was assigned to the Rip City Remix, Portland's G League affiliate, earlier this week. He was expected to practice and ramp up his recovery with a potential return to the big show coming on April 9 after the Blazers got back from their two-week road trip.

Shaedon's time with the Remix didn't last long, though. Portland recalled their star two-guard from the G League and he'll join the Trail Blazers on their road trip and likely on the court in one of the team's next few games.

Getting Sharpe back and on the floor playing alongside Scoot Henderson and (hopefully, maybe, potentially) Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant and Deandre Ayton, even for a few games, would help build a foundation heading into the offseason and 2024-25.