Atlanta Hawks guard Marcus Morris, who played for the Atlanta Hawks for six seasons, will play his first game this season in the season opener on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers, sources have confirmed to Breitbart News.
Morris was drafted by the Hawks in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
Atlanta is expected to have a game scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m.
“He’s a big part of our future, and it’s going to be great to get him out there,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said on Tuesday.
“We’ve got a great locker room, great group, a great group of guys.
Marcus is a guy that has a great chance to be a really good player.”
Morris has been dealing with hip and knee issues since February of this year.
The team’s injury report listed him as questionable for Wednesday.
Morris is expected back in Atlanta on Thursday, but no timetable has been announced for when he will return to the court.
Atlanta will be without reserve forward DeMarre Carroll, who has missed the past two games with a left hamstring strain.
The Hawks were without guard Justin Holiday, who was dealing with a right knee contusion.
Holiday was listed as questionable Wednesday.
Atlanta’s bench is a very talented one.
Atlanta was expected to start the season with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-1.
However, the Hawks fell to the Pacers, 88-80, in the opening round of their first round series in Indianapolis.
The loss dropped Atlanta to 14-16 on the season and left the team in the cellar of the NBA playoff race.
Atlanta, which has a bye in the playoffs, is just a game behind the seventh-place Cleveland Cavaliers for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.