A. Sherrod Blakely: Both #Celtics Marcus Morris and Kyrie Irving are expected to play tonight vs the Toronto Raptors.
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A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Kyrie Irving (right quadriceps bruise) and Marcus Morris (sore left hip/butt) are both questionable for Tuesday night game vs #Raptors.
Bill Doyle: Of the injured Celtics, Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris are the most likely to play Sunday against Portland, according to Brad Stevens. Marcus Smart and Shane Larkin aren’t as close to returning.
Bill Doyle: Celtics announce Marcus Morris has bruised left hip and won’t return tonight.
Jay King: Morris said knee feels “a lot better than we all expected” at this point. Was “totally fine” after yesterday’s practice then again during today’s game.
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Marcus Smart will start for Jaylen Brown who is out with leg injury. Also, no Marcus Morris (left knee) or Semi Ojeleye (back).
A. Sherrod Blakely: Marcus Morris said as of now, he’s not likely to be in the lineup for the #Hornets game on Wednesday. Also said there’s a chance he will get another prp injection sometime this week.
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport for tonight in NY: Jaylen Brown – QUESTIONABLE (left Achilles soreness) Shane Larkin – OUT (left knee soreness) Marcus Morris – OUT (left knee rehab)
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Daniel Theis (broken nose) is questionable for Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Heat. Marcus Morris (sore knee) is ruled out.
“Really hoping to play Christmas [against the Washington Wizards],” he said before Friday night’s game against the Utah Jazz. “Maybe a game before that just to get warmed to it. I will probably be on limited minutes.” Morris said he still doesn’t know the source of the pain, which began shortly after he arrived at training camp upon being found not guilty in his assault trial in Arizona. He said it was almost pain-free when he sustained a bruise that forced him out of the lineup.
Jay King: Marcus Morris said he hopes to play on Christmas Day against his brother, maybe before then too. Hoping for a return sometime next week.
Brian Robb: Marcus Morris said he aggravated knee injury before Spurs game with a contusion. Said he was playing at 60 percent that game.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens: Marcus Morris remains out. Will not go on trip. Doctors not advising surgery, say strengthening knee should help it heal. No structural damage.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Al Horford will sit out Wednesday vs Nuggets for rest. Kyrie Irving (quad) is probable. Marcus Morris (knee) is out again.
Shams Charania: Sources: Boston forward Marcus Morris is expected to miss extended time as he and the team work on solution for nagging left knee.
Marc D’Amico: Jaylen Brown (eye) will play tonight, according to Brad Stevens. Marcus Morris (knee) will go through his pre-game warmups with the hope of playing. #NEBHInjuryReport
Steve Bulpett: Jaylen Brown (eye) and Marcus Morris (knee) were both on the Celtics’ flight here to San Antonio. They’re listed as questionable for tomorrow night’s game against the Spurs.
Mark Followill: Besides Marcus Morris being out with left knee rehab, Celtics have announced Jaylen Brown is out tonight (right eye inflammation)
A. Sherrod Blakely: The #Celtics Brad Stevens said Morris had more soreness in his left knee than usual today. With 3 road games coming up, made sense to sit him tonight.
Gary Washburn: Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown back in the starting lineup. #Celtics #Pistons
Boston Celtics: #NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Marcus Morris (knee soreness) will not travel with he team to Indiana.
Marc D’Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Brad Stevens says Marcus Morris (knee soreness) will not travel with he team to Indiana.
Sean Grande: Marcus Morris starts for the Celtics tonight…he will likely sit tomorrow night’s back to back at Indiana.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Marcus Morris (knee) in the game for the #Celtics.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Marcus Morris will likely have his minutes continue to be restricted through the end of this month. Still no word if he will continue to not play in back-to backs. @NBCSCeltics
A. Sherrod Blakely: Marcus Morris will play tonight vs Thunder. @NBCSCeltics
A. Sherrod Blakely: Marcus Morris, who will come off the bench, will have minutes restriction tonight that’s likely around 20 or so minutes. @NBCSCeltics
Steve Bulpett: Strange that Marcus and Markieff Morris coming back from injury on same night? Marcus: “You got a better chance of hitting the lottery.”
A. Sherrod Blakely: Boston’s Marcus Morris (knee) listed as probable for tonight’s game vs the OKC Thunder. It would be his 1st game w the Celtics. @NBCSCeltics
Jay King: Marcus Morris said his knee has “come along really well.” He’s gonna play whenever the training staff believes he’s ready.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Celts Brad Stevens said Marcus Morris (knee) will not play tonight vs San Antonio.
Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris is expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season due to right knee soreness, according to head coach Brad Stevens. Stevens said Morris has been dealing with the issue since arriving to training camp. He is expected to undergo reevaluation sometime within the next 10-14 days.
With Morris out, Stevens hinted the Celtics will likely start rookie Jayson Tatum against the Cleveland Cavaliers. There could be bench minutes available in Boston’s frontcourt.
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February 21, 2018 | 9:00 am EST Update
Polk said it’s a “concern” Walker will likely have to reach unrestricted free-agency before he could be re-signed, but that’s a function of the rules. “We love Kemba Walker,” Polk said. “We would like nothing more than for Kemba to end his career here.”
It took years to fully recover from the injury and he wasn’t cleared to play again until May 2017. The rehabilitation process tested him both mentally and physically, but he found a way to reach his goal. “It was essentially a four-year process,” Okafor said. “I just took my time making sure, not only the initial injury (was healed), but to recondition and rehab everything. … (I) figured while I’m waiting for my disc to heal, I can take the time to heal other things. When I come back, (I can) feel nice and bouncy and rejuvenated.”
Charlotte Hornets rookie Malik Monk missed a portion of Tuesday’s practice, while being examined following a car accident in Arkansas over All-Star break. Monk suffered from upper-body soreness when he arrived for Tuesday’s late-afternoon practice, so a team doctor checked him out. Monk returned to practice at Spectrum Center in time to put up some jump shots after most of the other players left the practice court. “They just had to make sure he was OK,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “He wasn’t able to practice today, but he says he feels better. He’s just stiff. So, we’ll just see tomorrow how he feels and where he is at.”
Asked if he anticipates Steve Clifford, who has a season remaining on his contract, being the coach here next season, Polk responded, “I would today.” Like each of Clifford’s previous four seasons, he and his staff will be evaluated in the spring. “Once we get a new general manager on board, we’ll talk about the coaching staff,” Polk said. “Steve has brought a lot of strong organization” to the franchise, Polk said, adding Clifford’s health crisis (a six-week leave to address severe headaches) concerned everyone in management.
February 21, 2018 | 5:07 am EST Update
“He’s not [coming back to Miami]. But the fact when ESPN polled 48 players about what they thought might happen with LeBron that they even mentioned the Heat shows that, at worst, the Heat remain relevant in players’ consciousness,” Winderman wrote. “Basically, the NBA players polled still consider the Heat a desirable landing spot. And that is a good thing. But I cannot fathom, as you pointed out, the Heat having enough on their roster to attract such a level of free agent. There was a time when I thought Hassan Whiteside could have been such a lure, but with his role minimized, I don’t see that as the case anymore.”