December 21, 2018, 1:30 pmMarcus MorrisF, Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (right knee) has been ruled out of Friday's game with the Bucks.
Morris was able to go through some workouts this morning but his knee isn't where it needs to be for clearance from the medical staff. With Morris out on Wednesday the Celtics started Jaylen Brown alongside Marcus Smart, and while that's the likely path of action tonight they could also choose to start Semi Ojeleye. Brad Stevens always uses Ojeleye to help defend Giannis Antetokounmpo and may just try and start the game off with that matchup. Gordon Hayward is probably the big winner in terms of fantasy value tonight, as neither Brown nor Ojeleye is worth using in most leagues. This also gives Daniel Theis (and Robert Williams by extension) some more room to operate at the frontcourt spots.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter