TNT’s Craig Sager returns to action tonight after cancer battle

SagerAutoThe NBA returns tonight with a new crop of rookies battling for cardboard superiority — more on that to come after they play some real games — but there’s one other season debut that might create a little buzz tonight.

When the New Orleans Pelicans take on the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the late game tonight on TNT, veteran reporter Craig Sager will be there. It marks his return — make that a second return — from an extensive cancer battle that’s  documented here.

While the new rookies have plenty of cardboard to come, Sager appears on just a single autographed card limited to 499 serial-numbered copies. He can be found in the 2014-15 Panini Threads Voices of the Game set — a 20-card release focusing on the broadcasters who help bring the game to those of us watching at home.

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