Markieff Morris Returns After Four Month Recovery From Jokic Hit

It was back in November when the Miami Heat's Markieff Morris and the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic got into it at center court. Morris delivered a bodycheck to Jokic, and the MVP followed by driving into Morris after he turned his back. The resulting hit left Morris with whiplash, keeping him out of action since then. He returns Saturday night. 

Morris missed 58 games after the hit, which nearly caused an international incident when his twin brother Marcus took to social media to threaten Jokic, while the Nugget center's two bruising brothers shot right back at the Morrises on Twitter. 

In January, Morris got a little vocal once again, calling Jokic a "sloppy fat boy". The name-calling hasn't affected Jokic much, as he still runs neck-and-neck with Joel Embiid for MVP honors again this season. 

Morris was recently deemed “medically able and medically fit to practice and play” by a panel of NBA doctors. 

He's back in the lineup vs. the Timberwolves Saturday night.