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Report: Monte Morris cleared to join team in Orlando

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With Morris’s arrival, Denver’s roster is almost complete

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According to Ryan Slocum, and confirmed by Kendra Andrews of the Athletic, guard Monte Morris has been cleared to join the rest of the team in Orlando. He will fly over on Friday, then begin the mandatory quarantine upon arrival at the NBA bubble.

Also of note is that Keita Bates-Diop has joined the team as well, arriving Thursday.

Of course, all of this is great news for the Nuggets, which will now have basically the full roster in Orlando. With Michael Porter Jr.’s arrival to the bubble earlier this week and now the welcome additions of Morris and Bates-Diop, 15 of the 17 players on the roster will be there and presumably available when Denver restarts the regular season against the Miami Heat on August 1. Only reserves PJ Dozier and Vlatko Cancar have not been confirmed to be in Orlando yet.

Morris has played a key role on the second unit, averaging 8.4 points and 3.5 assists this season. Bates-Diop has only seen the court twice after joining the Nuggets via trade earlier this year and will look to break his way into the rotation.