Alexander is going through live 4-on-4 contact play, Casey Holdahl of reports.

The forward missed the entirety of the Trail Blazers' preseason and continues to struggle with a bone bruise on his left knee. Although Alexander is participating in contact play, it is still unlikely that the he will see much playing time because five fellow power forwards -- Meyers Leonard, Mason Plumlee, Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh, and Chris Kaman -- all stand ahead of him on the depth chart.

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