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Marcus Morris | Forward | #13

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (14) / HOU
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Marcus Morris handed out a season-high seven assists on Wednesday, to go along with 14 points, 10 rebounds and one 3-pointer.
Morris fell one dime shy of his career-high and it's a nice surprise from a guy who came in averaging just 1.9 assists on the season. He played 36 minutes despite the Pistons' unassailable lead, and preseason talk of limiting his playing time has proven to be overblown. He's shooting just 35.1 percent over the past month, however, and there are more appealing options on most waiver wires. Jan 19 - 12:13 AM

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Marcus Morris hit 9-of-17 shots for 21 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in Thursday’s 107-127 loss to the Warriors.

Morris led the Pistons in scoring tonight and is now averaging 34.5 minutes, 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.7 steals per game in January. Jon Leuer (knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) are dinged up and could miss time, so Morris could see an increased role. His minutes are consistent, but he tends to be inefficient at times, however, he remains a low-upside hold in most formats.
Jan 13 - 1:43 AM

Marcus Morris scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers and one block in 35 minutes on Thursday against the Hornets.

Morris recorded his first double-double of the season and this was the first time that he scored at least 20 points since Dec. 11. His minutes have been consistent, but he is averaging 42 percent from the field, the lowest since his first season in the league. He remains a low-upside hold in most formats, but this was a nice step in the right direction for the struggling forward.
Jan 5 - 10:15 PM

Marcus Morris and Jon Leuer are starting at the forward spots against the Hornets on Thursday.

Reading between the lines, that should mean the Pistons use Boban Marjanovic as the backup five. Tobias Harris has been terrific off the bench this year and should be fine tonight.
Jan 5 - 7:25 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said Marcus Morris has "really struggled."

"He’s not rebounding the ball at all," Van Gundy said. "I think there’s a lot of things going on and I think everybody has a tendency, when their offense is struggling, to let it affect other areas of their game." Morris' last seven games have been a nightmare, making just 30.7 percent from the field with very little output elsewhere. His upside isn't too high, so his owners can weigh their options.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 4 - 5:09 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) started vs. the Heat on Sunday, finishing with 11 points, two 3-pointers, one rebound and one assist in 31 minutes.

Morris went just 1-of-2 at the free throw line and he failed to contribute any defensive stats, so this was a very hollow line for fantasy owners. He's barely clinging to top-150 value in 9-cat over the past month, and is even worse in 8-cat and most points leagues. The recent lineup change hasn't helped him, and he's a cut candidate if there's a tantalizing free agent on your wire.
Jan 1 - 9:45 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Heat, sending Tobias Harris back to the bench.

Harris has actually been better as a reserve this season, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing for his fantasy value. Morris isn't the most exciting player to own, but he's worth a roster spot if you need some 3-point shooting.
Jan 1 - 4:42 PM

Marcus Morris (sore left knee) practiced on Saturday and will play against the Heat on Sunday.

He was a late scratch on Friday to miss his first game of the season and just his fourth game since the start of the 2013-14 season. Before he was scratched on Friday, he was expected to play off the bench. It sounds like coach Stan Van Gundy's decision on who to start will depend on how good the opponent's small forward is on offense with Morris going against the elite guys. Whatever the case, Morris is a borderline hold with a lower upside.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 03:13:00 PM

Marcus Morris (sore left knee) is expected to play on Sunday vs. Miami.

Morris missed his first game of the season on Friday. Tobias Harris started in his place and scored 14 points in a team-high 38 minutes. Assuming Morris returns on Sunday, it will be interesting to see if coach Stan Van Gundy decides to bring him off the bench. At this point, for Morris owners, it's best to leave Morris on fantasy benches for near future.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) will not play on Friday vs. Atlanta.

Tobias Harris was already named the starter before this news, but Morris will now sit out completely due to soreness in his left knee. With Morris out, look for the starters to play heavy minutes, while Stanley Johnson could get a slight bump off the bench as well. Morris can be dropped in most leagues.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Marcus Morris will be bumped to the bench on Friday vs. Atlanta, with Tobias Harris starting in his place.

Coach Stan Van Gundy told the media that he was seriously considering a lineup switch after the Pistons latest disappointing defeat on Wednesday, and here it is. Morris had started all 34 games for the Pistons this season, averaging 13.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31.7 minutes. However, Tobias Harris was averaging 32.5 minutes off the bench, so no need to panic if you are a Morris owner, as his overall playing time should not be impacted too significantly.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Marcus Morris scored 11 points with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in a start against the Bucks on Wednesday.

Coach Stan Van Gundy has hinted that he may play the matchups with his starters, so maybe he moves Morris around next time because the Pistons were blown out. Although, Tobias Harris has looked great in the second unit. Whatever the case, Morris will continue to be a borderline hold in standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 10:34:00 PM

Marcus Morris remained in the starting lineup on Monday and hit 6-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals in 36 minutes.

This was his highest point total since going cold after Dec. 11's game when he had 28 points. He'd scored in single digits in four of his five previous games and had hit just 4-of-27 shots over his previous three games. Maybe the move to get Tobias Harris out of the starting lineup and leave Morris there will help. If he was dropped in your league, give him a look after tonight's mini-explosion.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Marcus Morris is expected to start on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

Morris fared terribly in Detroit's new lineup vs. Golden State on Friday with just two points in 20 minutes, so those relying on him in fantasy leagues should monitor his production to see how the new Stan Van Gundy experiment shakes out.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Coach Stan Van Gundy said on Saturday that if Jon Leuer wasn’t in a minor accident on Wednesday, he would’ve moved Marcus Morris to the bench against the Grizzlies.

Interesting. The coach wanted to use Tobias Harris against the top-ranked Grizzlies defense and liked the idea of using Morris against Kevin Durant on Friday. SVG hinted that this isn’t necessarily a long-term solution, but for now it looks like a matchup-based move regarding the starters. Morris was awful in a start on Friday with only two points in 20 minutes, which shows how he’s only a borderline fantasy option.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Tobias Harris
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic