Wizards news: Markieff Morris to start, play on minutes restriction tomorrow
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Report: Markieff Morris to start, play on minutes restriction tomorrow

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Through the first couple of weeks of the season, the Washington Wizards have played without the services of veteran forward Markieff Morris due to sports hernia surgery.

However, Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington is reporting that the 28-year-old is set to make his season debut on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The return of Morris should provide some lift to the Wizards, who have dropped three out of the last four games after a 3-0 start to the season. The seventh-year forward has proven to be a valuable piece to the puzzle over his brief tenure with the team.

He is coming off a campaign where he had one of most productive years averaging 14.0 points on 45.7 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 36.2 percent from beyond the arc with 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. In his absence, Kelly Oubre Jr. had been drawing the start where he averaged a career-high 11.0 points on 45 percent shooting from the field and 45.2 percent from beyond the arc.

The Wizards will likely ease Morris back into his usual workload as he plays more games over the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, this may lead to Oubre Jr. still playing in a significant amount of minutes off the bench over that span.