Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris has missed time sporadically throughout the season due to a pesky knee issue that has bothered him throughout the 2018-19 campaign, and on Friday night, he will miss his second straight game in an important clash against the Indiana Pacers.
With the playoffs starting in just over a week, one might assume that Morris' knee may give him some problems moving forward, but the veteran does not seem too worried about it, stating that he has “zero” concerns about his knee heading into the postseason, according to Jay King of The Athletic.
Morris has been huge for the Celtics this season, averaging 14 points and 6.1 rebounds over 27.9 minutes per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the floor, 37.8 percent from three-point range and 83.5 percent from the free-throw line.
This has probably been the best year of Morris' career, which comes at a perfect timing with the 29-year-old set to hit free agency this summer.
Morris is in his second year with the Celtics after coming over in a trade that sent guard Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons during the summer of 2017.
The Philadelphia native, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Kansas with his twin brother, Markieff, was originally selected by the Houston Rockets in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
He spent just one-and-a-half seasons with the Rockets before being dealt to the Phoenix Suns, where he resided for two-and-a-half years. Morris then made his way to the Pistons, where he played two seasons before ending up in Boston.