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Marcus Morris still out of lineup Tuesday vs. Bucks [UPDATE]

Knicks frontcourt looking like it’ll be thin again for matchup against New Orleans.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Jerome Robinson guards New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. — Morris and Dennis Smith Jr. will remain out of the lineup Tuesday vs. the Milwaukee Buck.

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 5:32 p.m. — Morris is also listed as out vs. the Pelicans.

UPDATE: Jan. 10, 11:29 a.m. — Morris is now doubtful to play Friday vs. the New Orleans Pelicans and Julius Randle remains out due to personal reasons.

So it looks like the Knicks will be without both Randle and Morris again, so that means Portis should start and see a bigger role again. Mitchell Robinson is probable to play, but he’s also a candidate for additional minutes.

UPDATE: Jan. 8, 7:35 p.m. — Morris has been ruled out along with DSJ. Bobby Portis and Reggie Bullock will start vs. the Jazz.

UPDATE: Jan. 8, 1:32 p.m. — Morris is listed as doubtful again Wednesday vs. the Utah Jazz.

Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson are also on the injury report, though both appear OK to play tonight. If that’s the case and Morris is out, we should see a lot of both Robinson and Knox, plus Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis with Julius Randle already ruled out for personal reasons.

UPDATE: Jan. 7, 8:49 p.m. — Morris has been ruled out vs. the Lakers. DSJ is also out.

New York Knicks PF Marcus Morris has been downgraded to doubtful for Tuesday night’s game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Elfrid Payton is available and Dennis Smith Jr. is questionable.

Morris had been listed as probable for tonight’s game, but now it looks like he’s unlikely to play. Payton had been out due to personal reasons but will return to the lineup, while DSJ has also been sidelined. No Morris would be a big blow for the Knicks, who have played better recently — mostly thanks to Morris. He scored 38 points against the Los Angeles Clippers last game, so that scoring void will need to be filled.

Julius Randle ($7,300) is now looking like a top GPP play and even cash-game play on tonight’s six-game main slate on DraftKings. He should see more usage and offensive touches, plus was already playing a ton and pretty well recently. Mitchell Robinson ($5,300) and Taj Gibson ($3,100) both get a nice boost with Morris out as well.