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Wizards’ Markieff Morris to serve suspension tonight vs. Suns

Markieff Morris

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will make his return to the team after sitting out with a sports hernia to start the season, it just won’t be on the court quite yet. The lanky stretch four will serve his one-game suspension tonight against the Phoenix Suns, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.

Morris was this suspension after he left the bench during a scuffle in the second quarter of the game against the Golden State Warriors last Wednesday.

The 6-foot-10 forward has worked his way to five-on-five workouts and now has been deemed “available” to play, which enables him to serve the suspension.

The Wizards will face the 3-4 Suns, who have won three out of their last four games after the firing of coach Earl Watson and sending point guard Eric Bledsoe home for good.

Washington has gotten the most out of Kelly Oubre, who has filled in admirably for Morris, becoming the team’s best outside shooter during his absence.

Morris is expected to regain his rightful starting spot next to Otto Porter and Marcin Gortat on the frontcourt when he makes his return against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. He averaged 14 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season through 76 games.