Dekker (back) took part in a full-contact practice Wednesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It was Dekker's first practice since undergoing back surgery in November. The rookie appeared in just three games and wasn't a regular member of the Rockets' rotation before requiring the procedure. Though he could be cleared to return to the court before the end of February, Dekker may be forced to spend time with the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the second half.

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