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."
June 25, 2021 | 9:00 am EDT Update
The candidacy of Jacque Vaughn as head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans is “gaining traction”, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Vaughn was previously head coach of the Orlando Magic and has been an assistant coach with the Brooklyn Nets since 2016.
“I’m not saying he’s going to get his job because Charles Lee on the Bucks’ staff is also going to be a strong candidate. The word coming out of Chicago at the draft combine is that Jacque Vaughn, who is close to Trajan Langdon… Jacque Vaughn is going to get a real serious look and has interviewed I believe with the Pelicans.”
According to several sources, tension arose between both coaches and Griffin when management tried to incorporate its preferences into player evaluations, rotations and general strategy. The strain led to a recognition of differing philosophies between the coaching staff and front office, pulling the Pelicans away from the “shared vision” Griffin so commonly refers to when addressing franchise goals.
Rick Carlisle endorsed Jason Kidd for the head coaching job of the Dallas Mavericks upon his hiring with the Indiana Pacers, which indirectly was an omission for his assistant coach Jamahl Mosley. “Let me be delicate in my wording here,” said Tim MacMahon on The Hoop Collective Podcast. “I think Rick understood the perception of how that might impact who he didn’t endorse.” “Right, that’s what I was getting at,” replied Tim Bontemps.
“Screw it, I’m going to stop being delicate. I think it got to a point where Rick perceived Jamahl Mosley’s close relationship with Luka Doncic as a threat to him. I don’t think those guys will necessarily send each other Christmas cards. And look, who’s right? Who’s wrong? Whatever. I do know this: players I’ve talked to… Luka’s not the only guy on that team who is extremely close to Jamahl Mosley. [He’s] developed great relationships with players throughout his career.”
“If there was any question whether last year’s decline was primarily due to the bubble, the fan-less environment, the months-long delay, if there was any question as to whether or not that was true, it’s been answered by the fact that the ratings for a postseason where Steph Curry didn’t make it to the playoffs and LeBron didn’t make it out of the first round are up dramatically from last year, just by default,” Sports Media Watch’s Jon Lewis, an expert on the subject, told Yahoo Sports. “It’s obvious that 99% of why the ratings were so bad was because of the circumstances. Now, were there also people who tuned out because of seeing ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the court? Maybe, but I can tell you it’s painfully obvious that last year’s results were primarily because of being in the circumstances that the league found itself late last summer.”