There's a lot to be learned watching from the sideline, but Jason Thompson would much rather do his learning on the court.

Thompson was able to do that Saturday, returning to full participation in practice. He had been out since spraining his right ankle Jan. 29 against New Orleans.

After missing two games, Thompson is probable for Monday's contest against Utah. With Thompson back, only Francisco García (strained left calf) and Hassan Whiteside (partial tear of the patellar tendon in his left knee) missed practice.

Thompson hoped to play Friday against the San Antonio Spurs but was held out to give his ankle another day of rest. Thompson said his ankle felt fine running and jumping in practice.

Though he was eager to return to the lineup, Thompson said there was some benefit to watching the last two games.

"Just seeing guys' tendencies and even give tips to my teammates as well, stuff they didn't see," Thompson said. "So it's good definitely on the learning perspective, but I'm excited to be back, too."

Samuel Dalembert started both games Thompson missed. Thompson likely will return to the starting lineup against the Jazz with Dalembert resuming his role as defensive stopper off the bench.