Mirjam Swanson: The Clippers’ deal tomorrow vs. Denver: All these guys are OUT: Paul George (right foot soreness), Pat Beverley (right knee soreness), Serge Ibaka (lower back tightness), Rajon Rondo (right adductor soreness). Marcus Morris Sr is questionable (right calf contusion).
Mirjam Swanson: Ty Lue on Marcus Morris' status, "I think he's gonna go through his routine" and then decide. And Terance Mann is starting in Kawhi's spot.
Andrew Greif: Kawhi Leonard is questionable to play vs. Washington, Clippers say, because of back spasms that sidelined him vs. Boston. Marcus Morris (concussion) is doubtful. Patrick Patterson (personal reasons) is out.
Jamie Hudson: Clippers Injury Report: Kawhi Leonard (mouth; laceration) is questionable; Marcus Morris Sr. (right knee; soreness) is out vs. Blazers tonight
LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris is listed as out for Tuesday's season opener against the Lakers because of right knee soreness. Morris did not play in any of the Clippers' three preseason games this month, and coach Ty Lue had previously seemed pessimistic about Morris' chances to be ready for the regular-season opener.
Mirjam Swanson: Clippers report: Marcus Morris Sr. is the only one listed as out tomorrow (right knee soreness).
Mirjam Swanson: Ty Lue in his Zoom seat, on Marcus Morris Sr.'s status: "No timetable as of right now. Just taking it day by day. Every day our sports science team see what's best for Marcus."
Chris Iseman: Knicks say Marcus Morris (sore left Achilles) is doubtful for tonight. Taj Gibson (illness) is questionable. Wayne Ellington is still out.
Mark Murphy: Trainers told Brad Stevens they weren't comfortable clearing Brown to play tonight. Morris apparently felt better after extra shooting, and according to Stevens will be a game-time decision.
Jared Weiss: Celtics upgrade Marcus Morris to questionable for a seeding smack down tonight in Indy.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics say Marcus Morris (knee soreness) is OUT, while Jaylen Brown (back spasms) is DOUBTFUL vs Pacers. Al Horford is probable with knee soreness.
John Karalis: No Kyrie Irving or Marcus Morris on the injury list so they seem to be available against the Lakers tomorrow. Baynes is out. Robert Williams is questionable
Scott Souza: Al Horford and Marcus Morris both officially back in #Celtics starting lineup tonight. Gordon Hayward & Semi Ojeleye coming off the bench.
Matt Velazquez: Brad Stevens confirms Al Horford, Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes are all out tonight. Those three have all spent time guarding Giannis in the past, leaving Semi Ojeleye as one of the only C’s left with experience regularly covering him. Should make things interesting tonight.
John Karalis: Brad on Marcus Morris: he went through stuff this morning, he didn't feel great, so he's not going to play today
John Karalis: Marcus Morris says his knee issue is probably tendinitis but he won't get any imaging. He'll be reevaluated tomorrow
Jared Weiss: Marcus Morris has been upgraded to questionable (illness) for tomorrow night’s game against the Raptors.
Jared Weiss: Stevens: “We’re better with Marcus (Morris), there’s no doubt about it. We need him back A-S-A-P.” Yes, he spelled out ASAP. pic.twitter.com/fvdi5UwuRY
Candace Buckner: Markieff Morris has cleared the concussion protocol and as Scott Brooks points out, the #Wizards have their "entire roster ready to play" for the first time this season.
Mark Murphy: Marcus Morris said he's playing tonight. Had been questionable because of knee soreness.
Sean Grande: Marcus Morris and Al Horford will both return tonight. Jaylen Brown (toe) will play. Shane Larkin (ill) is out.
Marc D'Amico: #NEBHInjuryReport: Jaylen Brown is back and will start tonight against the Kings. Marcus Morris is out with a sprained ankle but should “be back sooner rather than later,” says Brad Stevens.
A. Sherrod Blakely: Both #Celtics Marcus Morris and Kyrie Irving are expected to play tonight vs the Toronto Raptors.
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.
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.
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 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, 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
September 24, 2021 | 5:26 am EDT Update
Former EuroLeague center Tarik Black is back in the NBA. According to a tweet from the player’s agency Priority Sports, Black signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets to return to the league after spending the last three seasons in Europe.
Grizzlies PR: The @memgrizz today announced the team’s 2021 training camp roster. Memphis converted Yves Pons to a two-way contract and signed Shaq Buchanan and Sean McDermott. In addition, the Grizzlies waived Carsen Edwards and Daniel Oturu.
Kristaps Porzingis is entering his third full season with the Dallas Mavericks and is hoping for a fresh start under Jason Kidd after the team parted ways with Rick Carlisle. “I’ll say this: at the end of last year Porzingis wanted to be traded,” said Tim MacMahon on The Hoop Collective Podcast. “My understanding is he feels like he has a fresh start with the coaching change. He’s had the healthy offseason. He’s been able to work, not just on his game but on his body some more. That he’s coming back with a refreshed feel. “At the end of last year, he wasn’t going to come out and ask for a trade. He’s smart enough to understand the optics.”
“He’s already done that once,” replied Brian Windhorst. “But at the end of last year when he stood in the corner and checked the wind for an entire playoff series, he was hoping to be traded,” added MacMahon. “From what I gather, he’s coming back optimistic now.”
The team themselves have never addressed those reports, but during his customary preseason media availability, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka did push back on the sentiment of them nonetheless, disputing the premise of a question about whether keeping Talen Horton-Tucker or Caruso was “an either/or decision” for the team. “We made an aggressive attempt to re-sign Alex Caruso, and we made an aggressive attempt to keep Talen,” Pelinka said on Thursday. “That’s the thing with unrestricted free agency is that you can be in the mix, but players control the ultimate choice.”
“Alex was tremendous here as a championship player, and we’ll be forever grateful for his contributions and his growth,” Pelinka said. “Seeing him go from a G Leaguer, to a two-way (player), to an elite player was something we’ll always be proud of. But he had choices and he chose another team. We pursued him and wanted to keep him, same with Talen, and obviously came to a deal with Talen, and Alex moved on.”
The 6-9 James was listed as weighing 250 pounds last season. Entering his 19th season in the NBA and turning 37 in December, James felt he needed to make a change. “I think the thing that stands out is his fitness level, and he’s slimmed up,” Pelinka said on a videoconference call with reporters Thursday afternoon. “I think … we all know LeBron studies the greats and he adds things into his game and I think going into this stage of his career he’s made a decision to come back a little bit leaner and I think that’s going to translate in explosiveness and quickness.”