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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 was solid in 37 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with six rebounds and a steal in the Celtics 96-83 win over the Cavaliers.
This was the first game of the series that Morris came off the bench, even though he played 37 minutes, the most he's played all series. Brad Stevens says that he started Aron Baynes over Morris so that he could rotate his starting wings and two reserve wings throughout the remainder of the night. It makes sense as Boston only really played seven guys tonight other than Abdel Nader and Guerschon Yabusele who both logged two minutes. May 23 - 11:56 PM

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Marcus Morris will reportedly come off Boston's bench for Thursday's Game 5 vs. Cleveland.

Brad Stevens wouldn't divulge potential lineup changes until the very last moment, but the official listing has Aron Baynes starting ahead of Morris.
May 23 - 8:29 PM

Marcus Morris stayed up until 2 a.m. reviewing film with his brother, Markieff, after a 30-point loss to the Cavaliers on Saturday night.

"I damn near couldn’t sleep last night," Morris said. "... because I thought that I could have done a way better job than what I did. I thought I was just terrible." Even though LeBron James didn't have another 40-point triple-double, he dominated the game and led the Cavs to a convincing win. Morris and all the Celtics clearly have to do better on defense in Game 4, which could be a tough test away from home as the C's are just 1-5 on the road these playoffs.
May 21 - 9:50 AM

Marcus Morris posted a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double during Sunday's Game 1 victory over Cleveland, adding three triples and one turnover across 34 minutes.

Morris caught a lot of flak for referring to himself as a LeBron James-stopper prior to Game 1, but he did a solid job of locking up The King today and was also effective on the offensive end with his 73.9 TS%. He'll assuredly remain a starter for Game 2, and it'll be interesting to see if he can keep up the productivity on offense. Jayson Tatum had a solid all-around game with 16 points, six boards, three dimes, two treys, two steals and one block in 37 minutes.
May 13 - 6:36 PM

Marcus Morris will start Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Sunday.

We'll get to see if Morris can put his money where his mouth is about being able to defend LeBron. He's getting the nod over Aron Baynes, who started every game of the Philadelphia series. This will be Morris' first start of these playoffs.
May 13 - 1:43 PM

Marcus Morris said he thinks he's the best defender on LeBron James outside of Kawhi Leonard.

Well then. Brad Stevens also hinted that Morris could start out on LeBron, which makes sense because he did make two starts against him in the regular season. The Cavs did have an effective 116.4 offensive rating in the 55 possessions with Morris on LeBron, so it didn't work out too well. Regardless, Morris should get heavy minutes, assuming he can shoot the ball better than he did vs. Philly.
May 12 - 4:03 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said it will be a "totally a collective effort" to guard LeBron James.

"Marcus [Morris] is big, strong, competitive guy, but you have to guard LeBron as a team," Stevens said. The Boston starting lineup isn't totally clear, but Morris makes a lot of sense next to Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford. During the season Morris made two starts with Kyrie Irving (knee) and Gordon Hayward (leg) being the only other starters not mentioned above. Morris also was second on the team with defensive possessions against LeBron on the year (Jaylen Brown). Expect Morris, Brown and Semi Ojeleye to be the main defenders on LeBron with some Al Horford mixed in depending on how Kevin Love is playing.
Source: NBA.com
May 11 - 5:58 PM

Marcus Morris couldn't get his shots to fall on Wednesday, going 1-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line to finish with six points and three rebounds.

Morris added one steal and one block while battling foul trouble through 25 minutes of action, and his shooting woes continue to plague him in the postseason. He came in shooting below 35.0% in the Conference semi-finals, well below his 42.9% mark for the regular season, and Boston has to be happy that they're advancing to play the Cavs despite Morris' ongoing struggles. They'll likely need him to regain his regular-season form to earn a trip to the Finals, though.
May 9 - 11:32 PM

Marcus Morris had 17 points, five rebounds and two blocks as well as an assist in Boston's Game 4 loss to the Sixers on Monday.

Morris hit three 3-pointers to have his highest scoring performance since April 17th. Morris got into with Embiid at one point, repeatedly flashing 3-0 with his hands, something that could come back to bite him if Philly were to pull off the historic comeback. Though he didn't get one for that, he did get into foul trouble with five for the game.
May 7 - 10:20 PM

Marcus Morris had a big game off the bench in Boston's Game 1 win over Milwaukee, finishing with 21 points, even rebounds, and two triples in 35.5 minutes of action.

Morris was the only member of the second unit to play more than 16 minutes, and he played starter's minutes while starter Aron Baynes (zero points, 14.5 minutes) barely saw the floor. Although Morris wasn't terribly efficient from the field (8-of-20 shooting) in this one, we'd expect he'll continue to have the green light given the Celtics need his offense off the bench.
Apr 15 - 4:23 PM

Marcus Morris (rest) is not expected to play Wednesday vs. the Nets.

Morris, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will all be in uniform, but they'll only be used in an emergency scenario. They're fine, but they obviously should be avoided in fantasy hoops today.
Apr 11 - 6:25 PM

Marcus Morris (rest) will not play on Sunday against the Hawks.

Hey, maybe he won't get ejected. Kidding aside, the Celtics are basically going to swap Jayson Tatum for Morris for this game. Al Horford being back also takes time from Semi Ojeleye and Greg Monroe.
Apr 7 - 5:52 PM

Marcus Morris was ejected in the third quarter on Friday.

Hey, make it two Morris brothers getting tossed today with Markieff getting ejected in the first half. Marcus has now been ejected twice in the last six days. On Saturday, he was chatting with C.J. Miles and touched a ref after, but this time it was Bobby Portis that upset him. The Celtics are going to be really shorthanded at forward to finish this one.
Apr 6 - 9:13 PM

Marcus Morris was ejected on the last possession of Saturday's win over the Raptors.

C.J. Miles fouled Morris with 10 seconds left and the Celtics up 10, so Morris had some things to say. They were split up, but Morris kept talking moments led to eventually lead to the ejection. He was ejected between free throws, so Jabari Bird had to take the second one, so that's a fun fact. Before that, he was outstanding with 25 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer. He's worth owning in most leagues right now, but beware of some rest on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Mar 31 - 10:16 PM

Marcus Morris (ankle) will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

He should see a good amount of minutes at small forward tonight with the Celtics likely having to play bigger because of their lack of guards. Morris is a little risky to use and his ankle issue is more legit than some guys getting the night off because he rolled it on Monday.
Mar 31 - 5:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Robert Williams
3Aron Baynes
4Greg Monroe