|Date of Birth||9/2/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'9", 235 lbs|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 1|
Morris finished with 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes during Tuesday's win over the 76ers.
Morris resumed his efficient scoring in Tuesday's pivotal win over Philadelphia, making more than 50 percent of his shots for the first time since returning from a one game absence on February 5th. Despite the Celtics' apparent lack of effort this season, Morris is thriving in his second season in Boston, scoring a career high 14.6 points per game, with career-best splits of 47.6 percent from the field, 41.1 percent from three and 87.4 percent from the line.
Morris (knee) will play Thursday against the Lakers, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Morris missed Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers due to knee soreness, but he will make his return Thursday and is expected to rejoin the starting five. Over his past seven appearances, Morris is averaging 14.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 29.4 minutes.
Morris has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers due to right knee soreness.
It doesn't appear to be anything serious for Morris, and may just be a night off for the veteran. The last time Morris missed a game, the Celtics elected to go smaller with their starting five, shifting Jayson Tatum to the four and putting Jaylen Brown in the lineup. Chances are Boston goes that way again, but Gordon Hayward should also see extended minutes in Morris' absence Tuesday.
Morris manufactured 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 31 minutes in Monday's 112-104 home win over the Nets.
That's yet again another very solid stat line from the eight year veteran. Remember when he started the season relegated to a supporting bench role? That's a distant memory now, as he's started his last 29 games, averaging 15.0 points, 5.7 boards and 2.2 made treys per contest over that span. Next up is another home matchup Wednesday versus the Hornets, with Morris yet again expected to start and play a key role for Boston.