One of the Jazz’s best defenders could be returning to the court soon.

Thabo Sefolosha, who was a valuable combination forward for the Jazz last season, expects to be fully cleared for basketball activities within six weeks, league sources told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Sefolosha missed the second half of the season with an MCL injury that required surgery.

Currently, Sefolosha is home in Switzerland, working out and awaiting free agency, where the Jazz will have to make a decision to guarantee his contract for next season.

He spent the first part of the offseason in Salt Lake City, working out at the Jazz facility. Sefolosha can do some shooting, a bit of cutting and some movement. He’s progressing on schedule and is expected to be healthy for training camp.

Sources say Sefolosha wants to return to the Jazz for next season. He is one of three veterans with guarantee dates in their contracts. The other two are Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh.

The NBA’s free agent period kicks off on Sunday.