Markieff Morris Available To Play On Saturday

After missing the past 58 games with whiplash, Markieff Morris will be available for tonight’s contest against Minnesota, the Heat announced (via Twitter).

Morris has been out of action since a November 8 incident with Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, who hit him from behind in retaliation for what Jokic considered to be an excessive foul. Both players were ejected following the exchange.

Morris has been practicing with the team and traveling to road games for several weeks in anticipation of his return. He recently received clearance from the NBA’s Fitness-to-Play Panel, which proclaimed him “medically able and medically fit to practice and play.”

An offseason addition in free agency, Morris played just 10 games for Miami before the injury. He was used off the bench and averaged 7.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per night.

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