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Marcus Morris | Forward | #13

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (14) / HOU
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Marcus Morris drained 9-of-12 shots to finish Sunday's Game 4 defeat with 24 points, three 3-pointers and one rebound in 31 minutes.
No NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven series, and the Pistons couldn't even avoid the sweep despite Morris' solid game. He played only 31 minutes due to foul trouble but that hardly excuses his inability to post a single assist, steals or block in Detroit's final game of the season. Apr 24 - 11:33 PM

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Marcus Morris posted 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists on Wednesday, making 6-of-6 free throws, but he was just 2-of-10 from the field in the Pistons' road loss.

Detroit knocked down a season-high 15 shots from downtown in Game 1, but the Cavs' defense tightened up tonight as Detroit made only four triples. Morris briefly exited tonight's game with a bloody nose but he's ready to go for Game 3.
Apr 20 - 10:59 PM

Marcus Morris briefly headed into the Pistons' locker room during Game 2, but he has since returned.

Morris had a bloody nose but he only missed a few minutes and will be fine for Game 3.
Apr 20 - 10:04 PM

Marcus Morris said that he'll ramp up the physicality when defending Kevin Love during Game 2 on Wednesday.

"He had a good game the first game," Morris said. "We definitely took it a little disrespectful. So I think we're definitely going to push up a little harder on him, maybe foul him a little harder, things like that. I think he was just too comfortable. His confidence was too high." Kevin Love lit up the Pistons to the tune of 28 points and 13 boards during Game 1, and he killed them in small ball lineups. It'll be interesting to see how Stan Van Gundy counters the Love at center lineup, but it sounds like it's going to be a physical Game 2.
Source: M Live
Apr 19 - 6:54 PM

Marcus Morris scored 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with five assists, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal and one turnover through 40 minutes of work.

Morris could not miss during the first half, scoring 19 of his 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting, but LeBron James took over the defensive assignment after halftime and held Morris 0-of-5 shooting after the half with his only bucket coming on a free throw attempt. Still, he posted a usage rate of 23.0 in Game 1, and he'll be a primary component to the Pistons' offense during their first-round series.
Apr 17 - 6:20 PM

Marcus Morris (rest) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

He will still finish in the top five for total minutes played this season. Morris has been better than expected in his 81 games with the Pistons this season.
Apr 13 - 6:51 PM

Marcus Morris struggled again on Wednesday, shooting 3-of-11 to finish with nine points, four assists, three rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Morris' poor shooting didn't prevent the Pistons from earning the win, which ensures that they'll finish above .500 for the first time in eight seasons. They're just one win away from a playoff berth and Morris continues to play heavy minutes, so owners can expect a better outcome vs. Washington on Friday.
Apr 6 - 10:18 PM

Marcus Morris missed all seven of his shots and finished Tuesday's game with one point, two steals and six turnovers in a loss to the Heat.

Yuck. This is the kind of game that can cost fantasy owners a championship and was especially surprising since Morris had scored in double figures in seven straight games, and came into this one hot. He'll bounce back, but it may take some time for fantasy owners to get over such a bad line from a good player.
Apr 5 - 11:26 PM

Marcus Morris was hot during a 98-89 loss to the Mavs on Friday, scoring a season-high 31 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and six 3-pointers.

It's hard to believe Morris could be this good and the Pistons lost, but teammates Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond were on the other end of the spectrum. The Pistons have a huge game against the Bulls on Saturday, so they will need to get it sorted out. Morris should be owned in standard leagues while he is hot like he is.
Apr 1 - 10:46 PM

Marcus Morris scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Tuesday's 88-82 win over the Thunder.

He simply couldn't miss tonight and also added seven boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes. The Thunder were resting Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant, so that certainly helped as well. The bad news is that the Pistons only play two more times this week, so Morris is still just a low-end hold in standard leagues.
Mar 29 - 10:52 PM

Marcus Morris scored 13 points with five rebounds, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers against the Hawks on Saturday.

He finally slowed down as a scorer, making 3-of-12 from the field. Morris was lighting it up over his last 10 with a 55.4 field goal percentage for 16.5 points per game. He only has three games this week, so he might not be someone to count on for the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 26 - 10:57 PM

Marcus Morris had another strong game on Wednesday, notching 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and just one turnover in 38 minutes.

Morris has been incredibly efficient lately -- he's shooting 48.0 percent in March, and over his past six games that figure jumps to 64.7 percent (33-of-51 FGs). He's racking up 3-pointers and steals with a trickle of boards and assists, making him a rock-solid fantasy option until further notice -- the only downside is that Detroit plays just eight games over the final three weeks of the season.
Mar 23 - 11:24 PM

Marcus Morris made 8-of-9 from the field for 21 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

That's good for a 111.1 effective field goal percentage. It's been an up-and-down run for Morris over his last five, averaging 15.4 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys on 62.2 percent from the field. He's a low-end hold in standard leagues.
Mar 21 - 11:58 PM

Marcus Morris scored 24 points during a 115-108 win over the Kings on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

The Kings continue to get torched on the wings as Morris had his best scoring output since October. His six treys match his career high to help the Pistons score a season-high 67 points in the first half. He's starting to get it going, but he only has late-round upside despite being 14th in the NBA for minutes per game
Mar 18 - 11:21 PM

Marcus Morris scored 20 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

He was having a horrible stretch since the break, averaging 12.4 points, 4.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.3 steals and 1.4 treys on 36.3 percent from the field in his previous nine games. Morris should be looking at minutes in the upper 30s with Stanley Johnson (shoulder) out for at least a few more games. He only has late-round upside and isn't a must-own player.
Mar 9 - 11:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Jodie Meeks
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Anthony Tolliver
3Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony
4Cameron Bairstow