July 17 (UPI) — Los Angeles Clippers ahead Montrezl Harrell has left the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla., to take care of an pressing family matter.
League sources instructed ESPN and The Athletic that Harrell left the workforce Friday, however he’s anticipated to rejoin the membership at a later date. The 26-year-old ahead posted an replace on his Instagram story, indicating it was an emergency involving his grandmother.
Harrell turns into the second outstanding participant to depart the NBA bubble for family causes. On Thursday, New Orleans Pelicans rookie ahead Zion Williamson left the league’s 22-team restart in Orlando attributable to an pressing family matter.
Harrell has been a key member of the Clippers’ bench this season and is a contender for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the 12 months Award. In 63 video games (two begins) this 12 months, he has averaged profession highs in factors (18.6) and rebounds (7.1).
The Clippers maintain a 1 1/2-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the No. 2 seed within the Western Convention. The Clips play the primary of their eight seeding video games July 30 towards the Los Angeles Lakers.