The LA Clippers have two games left in their seeding-game schedule before the playoffs begin. Once that takes place, they may have a key rotation player back in the mix.
Forward Montrezl Harrell posted early Monday on Twitter that he is back on the NBA campus. He left the Walt Disney World campus on July 17 because of a personal matter. Per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmiskuk, Harrell also posted a video on his Instagram account of the view outside his hotel window with the location of Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) August 10, 2020
Clippers teammate Patrick Beverley, who also left the NBA campus for a period of time because of a family emergency, posted a heart emoji in response to Harrell’s tweet.
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) August 10, 2020
Harrell will have to quarantine for at least four days. The league has said quarantine for those who leave the bubble can last as much as 10 days or more if those individuals are not tested daily while they are away.
The Clippers take on the Nuggets on Wednesday (9 ET, ESPN) and close out their seeding games on Friday vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA League Pass). After a loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday — which took place without Beverley (left calf strain) — Clippers star Kawhi Leonard said he’s looking forward to the team being fully whole soon.
“Guys have been in and out of the lineup, key guys,” Leonard said. “Still waiting on Trez to get back, so you know what I mean, it’s going to be like that some days when you’ve got your best players out.”
One of the top reserve players in the NBA this season, Harrell is averaging career highs in minutes (27.8), points (18.6) and rebounds (7.1).
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.