One of the most unexpected things about the 2020-21 NBA season is how well Nicolas Batum has been playing. No one could have imagined that he would have earned himself a starting spot while playing on the veteran's minimum. It's left the Clippers with a problem, a good problem.
When Marcus Morris finally returned, he found himself in a conundrum. Batum had done so well with the Clippers starting lineup, it would have disrupted the chemistry a bit if he came back. So he volunteered to come off the bench. This is what he told coach Ty Lue:
Moving forward, the plan is to keep Marcus Morris coming off the bench, and he's okay with it. For Morris, he's all about team first.
Morris said it wasn't a situation where he wanted to come off the bench, it was that he "wanted to help in any way possible." He saw how well the guys were gelling in the first unit, and thought he could help the second unit.
For as much as people were worried about Morris potentially ruining the chemistry and culture of the Clippers, he proved the exact opposite today. He proved he wants to win at all costs, even if it means coming off the bench. It's a good problem to have.