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Marcus Morris | Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
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Marcus Morris lit into the Suns for trading him to the Pistons, but he's happy to be in Detroit.
"I wouldn't say stunning, but in Phoenix, I would say I didn't have a great opportunity," he said. "Everybody knew how bad I wanted to play with my brother. Phoenix knew. For them to trade me without consent or telling me was like a slap in the face, because of the contract I took from those guys and the money I took from them. I'm happy to be here. I'm a Piston. I'm a Bad Boy. I'm ready to get started.'' Morris is expected to battle rookie Stanley Johnson for the starting small forward spot. Jul 13 - 9:11 AM

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Marcus Morris said he's not worried about his felony assault charge affecting this upcoming season.

"Hell no," Morris said when asked to address the issue. "I’m not going to speak on the case or anything, but I will be here. I will be playing this season and that will be over soon." The Suns broke up the Morrii and Marcus now has a great chance to start at small forward. Although, he had a horrible finish last season when the Suns needed him and rookie Stanley Johnson was a revelation at Orlando Pro Summer League. Coach Stan Van Gundy will want his small forwards to take treys, so Morris is on the radar in all leagues.
Jul 10 - 3:41 PM

Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock have been traded to the Pistons for future draft picks.

The Suns will receive a 2020 second-round draft pick, so this is obviously a salary-shedding move for Phoenix, as they set their sights on LaMarcus Aldridge. The Pistons reportedly made this move to insert Morris into the starting lineup at the small forward position, so he should see a bump in fantasy value in Detroit. However, Morris isn't a great rebounder, and doesn't bring a lot to the defensive categories, so he likely won't be much more than a 3-point specialist. Additionally, Morris' arrival really hurts the value of Stanley Johnson.

Marcus and Markieff Morris plead no guilty to two felony assault charges on Thursday.

The Morris twins will next appear in court on June 30 on the charges stemming from an altercation with a man they said sent an inappropriate text to their mother. If found guilty, the both Markieff and Marcus would likely face discipline from the league, but we'll update this situation after their next court date.
May 7 - 12:24 PM

Marcus Morris (flu) will not play vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.

The Suns are exceedingly short-handed with an injury report that includes Morris, Brandan Wright, Alex Len, Marcus Thornton and Brandon Knight. Morris' absence opens up more playing time for Gerald Green, P.J. Tucker and T.J. Warren.
Apr 14 - 8:51 PM

Marcus Morris scored eight points on 3-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and two treys in Friday's loss to the Hornets.

The Morris twins have off-the-court stuff that may or may not be impacting their on-court performance and the Suns are in a prime spot for a letdown to finish the season. Though they play in San Antonio on Sunday and they'll have more than enough time to get there, they experienced a massive delay getting out of New Orleans and that just adds to the stale flavor. Morris hasn't been great lately, but he has still held late-round value this past week.
Apr 11 - 2:21 AM

Marcus Morris hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss to Dallas.

Morris has struggled recently, but been a nice pick up off the waiver wire this season. Next year may be a different story, but he's been pretty fun to own this season.
Apr 9 - 12:35 AM

Marcus Morris' struggles continued on Tuesday as he made only 3-of-10 shots to finish a blowout loss vs. the Hawks with eight points in 24 minutes.

Morris' playing time has bounced around from the low-20s to the high-30s over the past week, but the bigger issue is his inability to make shots. He's a combined 18-of-48 in the Suns' past five games (37.5 percent), though he at least aided owners tonight with four rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal.
Apr 7 - 10:08 PM

Marcus Morris didn't make any of his three shots from the field against the Jazz on Saturday, making four shots at the line with six boards, two assists, three steals and one block.

He played 39 minutes and some of that was due to T.J. Warren not having it because of foul trouble. Morris will be at risk of losing playing time to Warren and Gerald Green, so he's a questionable player to own right now.
Apr 5 - 2:45 AM

Marcus Morris is listed as the probable starter to face the Jazz on Saturday.

T.J. Warren is outplaying Morris in a big way and Warren's off-ball skills are a better fit next to Eric Bledsoe. Marcus played just 24.0 minutes per game in his last two, which is down from 40.5 in his two games before that. He'll likely be closer to 24 tonight.
Apr 4 - 5:00 PM

Marcus Morris made 5-of-14 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He lost some playing time to T.J. Warren and there's absolutely a chance that is going to continue based on how this week is going for Warren. The Suns really don't have any power forwards besides the Morris brothers and Earl Barron, so Marcus can still get some run there, too. He's worth owning in standard leagues while Brandon Knight (ankle, heel) is out.
Apr 3 - 1:33 AM

Marcus Morris played 22 minutes against the Blazers during a 109-86 loss on Monday, scoring 11 points with one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

The Suns were blown out, so Morris didn't play in the fourth quarter. He should be a safe bet for around 30 minutes, but the Suns losing ground in the standings could change their rotation to favor the young guys. Morris is still worth owning in standard leagues until Brandon Knight (ankle) gets back. As a side note, the Suns have been a complete disaster in the third quarter in their last four, posting a putrid 71.1 offensive efficiency rating in those four quarters combined.
Mar 31 - 1:49 AM

Marcus Morris scored 19 points in 44 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with 12 boards, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He's been very busy on the glass with four double-digit board games in his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 boards, 3.6 dimes, 1.4 steals and 1.8 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. Brandon Knight (ankle) was very close to a return yet again tonight, so Marcus will likely be losing playing time in the near future. He's worth owning in standard leagues until Knight can actually make it through a warmup, though.
Mar 28 - 2:18 AM

Marcus Morris scored 19 points with three rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers on 7-of-11 from the field against the Kings on Wednesday.

Perhaps he's earned more playing time now that he's playing well, averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys on 48.3 percent from the field in his last five. Brandon Knight could be back soon, so Morris owners might want to start planning for his value to dip.
Mar 26 - 3:08 AM

Marcus Morris flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's 98-92 win over the Mavericks, scoring 11 points with 11 boards, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Brandon Knight (ankle) has a chance to return from injury on Wednesday vs. the Kings, but Morris has shown what he can do with extended minutes. Morris has posted averages of 13.6 points, 8.8 boards, 3.8 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he certainly gave head coach Jeff Hornacek something to think about after this performance. Even though Knight's return would likely see Morris shift to the bench, he is simply too hot to let go of right now.
Mar 22 - 11:47 PM

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PG1Reggie Jackson
2Brandon Jennings
3Steve Blake
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
4Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Adonis Thomas
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony