LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Great Los Angeles Clippers player Montrezl Harrell will miss the highly anticipated restart matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday and it is unclear when he will return to the NBA’s Disney bubble, sources said. links to Yahoo Sports.
The sixth-man-of-the-year candidate has been out of the team since last week while dealing with a personal matter in an excused absence.
Each time the striker rejoins the bubble at Walt Disney World, he will have to be quarantined for two days before receiving authorization to join the Clippers.
It’s been negative for COVID-19 every day he’s been away, sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Clippers will also be without guard Lou Williams, who is currently under quarantine for 10 days after visiting an Atlanta strip club during his excused absence to attend a funeral.
Williams is expected to miss the Clippers’ first two games.
The Clippers’ second game in the restart is Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Harrell, 26, is averaging 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds as one of the league’s top reserves.
The Clippers, +325 favorites to win it all at BetMGM, enter the game resumption second in the Western Conference standings at 44-20 – 5 1/2 games behind the Lakers.