“We certainly hope so,’’ general manager Jason Licht said Monday.
Nicks missed all but two games last season while dealing with a toe injury and a bout with MRSA.
“He’s moving along pretty good,’’ Licht said. “So far, we’ve been pleased with his progression. He’s continuing the rehab and we’ll see where that goes.’’
Nicks’ progress might be part of the reason the Bucs traded away center/guard Jeremy Zuttah to Baltimore on Sunday. A healthy Nicks would fill one guard position.
“I think that’s going to be an open competition,’’ Licht said. “I think we’re going to go with who the best player is.’’