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Marcus Morris | Forward | #13

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (14) / HOU
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Marcus Morris scored 12 points in a start against the Warriors on Thursday with four rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and two 3-pointers.
Now that he doesn't have a minute limit, Morris seems to have found himself. In his last five, he's averaged 14.6 points, 5.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.0 treys. He doesn't have much upside and doesn't do much on defensive stats, so he's only a borderline hold. Nov 16 - 11:41 PM

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Marcus Morris hit 8-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 21 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

Morris has been a bit hit-or-miss, but is playing pretty well for the Celtics. He caught fire in the fourth quarter tonight and scored 11 points in the decisive quarter. He's a decent add in 12-team leagues, despite the presence of Jayson Tatum.
Nov 14 - 10:01 PM

Marcus Morris will replace Aron Baynes in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving (face) will be back in the lineup tonight, so the Celtics will return to their standard starting five of Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Morris and Al Horford. Morris has played much better as a starter this year with averages of 14.7 points, 5.0 boards and 1.7 triples per contest on 45.7 percent shooting, so feel free to get him active. Baynes might not play much tonight against the small-ball Nets, so he's not a great target in most settings.

Marcus Morris will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

The Celtics continue to mix up their starting lineups based on the matchups, so they will go Aron Baynes and Al Horford in the frontcourt. With Jayson Tatum playing really well, Morris is more of a deep-league asset this season.
Nov 12 - 1:57 PM

Marcus Morris returned from a rest day to finish Wednesday's win in Boston with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting, three 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and one rebound in 25 minutes.

The Celtics will play it safe with Morris' minutes, given that he missed significant time with a knee injury and is still regaining his conditioning. This was only his third game of the season, and he looked very good, but even at full strength he's a low-end fantasy play -- he's never cracked the top-100, per game, in his six-year career.
Nov 8 - 11:42 PM

Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris and Aron Baynes will start against the Lakers on Wednesday.

This lineup combination has only been used for one minute all season, but Baynes has played next to Tatum, Brown and Kyrie with Terry Rozier for eight minutes and Marcus Smart for seven. Morris may not have a formal minutes cap, but he probably won't get over 30 minutes in just his third game back. Expect to see a good amount of Semi Ojeleye and Daniel Theis along with these aforementioned guys.
Nov 8 - 6:19 PM

Marcus Morris (rest) will not suit up for Monday's matchup with the Hawks, as expected.

It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so head coach Brad Stevens will hold Morris on the sidelines, which will queue Aron Baynes return to the starting five. Morris should be back in action for Wednesday's game against the Lakers, but he basically only has value as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Nov 6 - 6:08 PM

Marcus Morris moved into Boston's starting lineup on Sunday and had 12 points (4-of-10 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in 23 minutes.

Even when Morris' conditioning improves, he may not play big minutes thanks to Brad Stevens' revolving rotations -- Aron Baynes and Jayson Tatum in the mix at PF, and even Semi Ojeleye has made a case. Morris has already been ruled out for Monday's game and it's unclear when the back-to-back restriction might be lifted, which is another reason to view him warily.
Nov 5 - 8:54 PM

Marcus Morris will replace Aron Baynes in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Magic.

Brad Stevens' had indicated that he'd be mixing-and-matching his starting five throughout the season, and it makes sense to give Morris the start against the small-ball Magic. Al Horford will shift back to center, and Baynes might see his playing time reduced to the teens. The Celtics are on a back-to-back set, so Morris will sit out Monday's game in Atlanta. In terms of fantasy hoops, he could be good for a few triples tonight, but that's about it.
Nov 5 - 4:35 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) finished with nine points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 18 minutes off the bench in his return Friday at Oklahoma City.

Morris misfired on 3-of-8 from the floor, including 0-of-2 from the perimter, but at least he managed just one turnover. Head coach Brad Stevens correctly left Jayson Tatum in his starting five, as the rookie has been playing very well. The biggest loser with Morris back was Semi Ojeleye, who was limited to 14 minutes off the pine.
Nov 4 - 12:37 AM

Coach Brad Stevens confirmed that Marcus Morris (knee) will play Friday vs. the Thunder, but will be limited to approximately 20 minutes off the bench.

After missing the first eight games of the season, Morris will make his season/Celtics debut. "He's ready to roll," said coach Stevens. "He's been antsy to play now for a little bit." After Friday, Boston plays a back-to-back on Sunday at Orlando and Monday at Atlanta. Stevens stated that Morris would only play in one of those two games. Jayson Tatum, Aron Baynes and Semi Ojeleye will see their minutes scaled back with Morris in the mix.
Nov 3 - 12:50 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. OKC.

Jayson Tatum will likely remain in the starting lineup on Friday, as he has started each of the C's first eight games and has played very well as part of the Celtics first five. However, it will be interesting to see if Boston chooses to bring Morris off the bench permanently. Either way, Morris' return will reduce the minutes available for Tatum, limiting his fantasy upside. Aron Baynes and Semi Ojeleye will also likely see their playing time cut with Morris in the mix.
Nov 3 - 10:59 AM

Marcus Morris (knee) is targeting a return to action on Friday vs. the Thunder.

"Personally, I’m looking at Friday playing against OKC," Morris said. "I want to come back for the tough game when we play against some guys. It’s a great game. I know if I miss that game and come back [Sunday] — no disrespect to Orlando — but if I miss [OKC] people will be like: ‘You wanted to sit out that one.’" Jayson Tatum is off to a great start in Boston, so we'd be surprised if coach Brad Stevens took him out of the lineup in favor of Morris.
Nov 2 - 10:02 AM

Marcus Morris (knee) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

He said he was confident to play, but apparently the medical staff had other ideas. Morris is likely going to be brought along slowly, and it'll be interesting to see how many minutes he gets after Jayson Tatum's impressive start. Besides Tatum getting locked in to more minutes, Aron Baynes, Semi Ojeleye and Terry Rozier can get more run. Morris isn't the strongest stash, but he's hopeful to get out there for Friday's game against OKC.
Nov 1 - 5:41 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) is confident that he'll be able to make his regular-season debut Wednesday vs. the Kings but acknowledged that the decision will ultimately be up to the medical staff.

Morris got in a good practice with Boston's G-League affiliate on Monday, and if he can get in another practice on Tuesday that will greatly improve his odds of making his season debut on Wednesday night. He could be good for a handful of triples, but he'll likely be eased into things and it's tough to see him usurping Jayson Tatum in the rotation. This is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues.
Oct 31 - 2:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Marcus Smart
2Jabari Bird
3Abdel Nader
SF1Jaylen Brown
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Jayson Tatum
2Marcus Morris
3Daniel Theis
4Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes