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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
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Morris (knee) returned to action on Wednesday with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting, seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.
Six of Morris' attempts came from downtown, which is worth remembering for a guy who shot 36.2 percent from deep last year. He doesn't have huge fantasy upside and the Pistons reportedly want to trim his playing time (from 35.7 minutes last year), which makes him more of a late-round pick. Oct 19 - 10:22 PM

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Marcus Morris (knee) and Stanley Johnson (foot) will play in Wednesday's preseason finale against the Raptors.

Both guys were able to go through a full practice on Tuesday, so they should be on the court for some extended minutes on Wednesday night. Morris can score and hit some triples, but his minutes and workload will likely be trending down this season with Stan Van Gundy looking to give more developmental minutes to Johnson.
Oct 18 - 2:17 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) will not play vs. the Bucks on Monday.

He was slated to return on Monday, but the Pistons want to give him an additional day off. Morris will practice on Tuesday and is expected to play in Wednesday's preseason finale. His workload should trend down this season, so he's not a recommended fantasy target.
Oct 17 - 12:14 PM

Marcus Morris (knee) will not play on Saturday.

He's resting his knee and the plan has been for him to return on Monday. The Pistons went with Tobias Harris at small forward and Jon Leuer at the four without Morris on Thursday. After he played a whopping 35.7 minutes per game last year, Morris should see his playing time drop with Harris and Stanley Johnson taking time from him. Owners in standard leagues can probably do better at the end of drafts.
Oct 14 - 5:43 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that he's planning on having Marcus Morris (knee tendinitis) return to action Monday vs. Milwaukee.

Morris is simply dealing with a sore knee, but Van Gundy wanted to give him a full six days off before letting him return to the court for some meaningless games. Morris should begin the year as Detroit's starting small forward, and is someone to consider swooping up with a late-round selection if you're in need of some 3-pointers.
Oct 13 - 6:49 PM

Marcus Morris (knee tendinitis) will not play against the Hawks on Thursday.

Jon Leuer and Aron Baynes will start on Thursday with Morris and Andre Drummond (illness) out, so we'll see a bit of a different starting lineup for the Pistons. Morris' knee shouldn't be an issue for the regular season, and he continues to be a late-round target in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 13 - 1:16 PM

Ish Smith, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris and Andre Drummond will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's preseason game against the Nets.

Stan Van Gundy said that he'll put a 24-30 minute limit on his starters for Thursday's preseason game. Morris recently dealt with a minor right ring finger injury, and also sat out of Wednesday's practice with mild knee tendinitis, but the fact that he's suiting up for a meaningless preseason game is a pretty good indication that this will not be an issue moving forward.

Marcus Morris was limited during Thursday's practice with a minor right ring finger injury.

X-rays came back negative on Morris' finger, so it sounds like he's dealing with nothing more than a sprain. He sat out the five-on-five work during Thursday's practice, but it would be surprising to see such a minor issue linger into the regular-season. Morris is good for some points and triples, but he could take a step back this season as Detroit looks to give some more run to Stanley Johnson. He's a low-upside, late-round target.
Sep 29 - 2:34 PM

Marcus Morris said that he has never felt more comfortable and confident than he is now.

"For sure. Most comfortable I’ve been. The most confident I’ve been since I’ve been in the league," Morris said. "I’m just trusting in my work, trusting in Stan Van Gundy. He’s been straight up and down with me since I’ve been here and I’ve been straight up and down with him." Morris had a massive role in Detroit last season with 35.7 minutes per game, but SVG wants to reduce his workload in order to give Stanley Johnson a larger role. Morris' upside is low, so he's not worth a look until the later rounds.
Sep 16 - 10:53 AM

Stan Van Gundy said that he would like to reduce Marcus Morris' workload this season.

Morris surprisingly played 35.7 minutes per game last season, but the Pistons added a lot of depth this summer and Stanley Johnson is ready to take on a larger role. Morris returned 11th-round value in standard leagues last season with averages of 14.1 points, 5.1 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.4 treys on 43.4 percent shooting, but this report makes him a low-upside pick in the later rounds. On the other hand, Johnson's dynasty stock is on the rise.
Aug 29 - 10:22 AM

Marcus Morris said he wants to be more efficient next season.

"Toward the end of last season, I feel like I fell off a little bit on defense," Morris said. "I’ve been watching a lot of film and breaking down my shot a lot more. Improving my handle." Morris was a pleasant surprise last season with averages of 14.1 points, 5.1 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.4 treys, earning Stan Van Gundy's trust in the process. He also averaged 35.7 minutes per game, but that will be very hard to duplicate if Stanley Johnson shows some improvement this summer.
Jul 2 - 10:43 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic