Sources: Boston forward Marcus Morris is expected to miss extended time as he and the team work on solution for nagging left knee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 11, 2017
Morris has missed 13 games this season so far due to a sore left knee. He has usually missed the second leg of back-to-backs, but the Celtics will pull him out completely to ensure his knee can heal all the way.
The timeline for his return is uncertain as of now, but Steve Bulpett said that it could be a few weeks until Morris returns to the rotation. In the meantime, the Celtics’ reserves will have to step up their game while the second unit’s best scorer is sidelined.
Marcus Morris told me he could miss a couple of weeks as he tries to get his left knee healthy. Waiting to speak with Stevens for further word. Guessing a plan won't be in place until he returns to Boston and is examined further Tuesday.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 11, 2017
The Celtics are set to take on the Chicago Bulls without Morris, as well as Kyrie Irving, and possibly Al Horford. Rookie forwards Semi Ojeleye, Daniel Theis, Guerschon Yabusele, and Abdel Nader should have plenty of opportunity to get solid minutes over the next few weeks.