Clippers' Marcus Morris Sr. enters NBA's COVID protocols

Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8) brings the ball up court.
Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. brings the ball upcourt during a game. (Rick Bowmer / Associated Press)

Clippers starting forward Marcus Morris Sr. entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols Saturday, hours before the team’s road game in Oklahoma City.

Amid a spike in cases throughout the NBA in recent days that has depleted numerous rosters, Morris is the only Clipper who has entered the league’s protocols related to COVID-19, according to the team.

Center Serge Ibaka did not travel with the team during its two-game road trip to Utah and Oklahoma but that was out of precaution because he was exposed to someone who had tested positive, the team said earlier in the week. Ibaka had tested negative Monday and Tuesday, coach Tyronn Lue previously said.

Morris scored at least 20 points in five of his last seven games to provide a badly needed offensive boost because of injuries to Paul George (right elbow) and Nicolas Batum (right ankle), who will return after missing 12 of the oast 13 games.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.