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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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Stan Van Gundy praised Marcus Morris' ability to be a post-up threat.
"(Marcus Morris has) got good post-up abilities, because he can face up and shoot the jumper, he can back you down, he can turn over either shoulder, and he can make passes out of the post," SVG said. The Pistons have gushed about Morris since his arrival, and with the current edge to start at small forward, he's shaping up to be an interesting flier at the end of your draft. Just keep in mind that Stanley Johnson is going nowhere. Oct 5 - 12:00 PM

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Marcus Morris has a slight edge over rookie Stanley Johnson to be the Pistons starting small forward.

I’ll do whatever I think is best for the team," Stan Van Gundy said. "I’m not really settled in on anything right now. But certainly headed into it I would look at Marcus, but we’ll see how it goes." Johnson has done everything possible in order to try and force the Pistons into other plans, but Morris has also been very good since his arrival from Phoenix. No matter who starts, Morris and Johnson are likely to split time at the position.
Oct 5 - 10:49 AM

Marcus Morris had one of his toenails ripped off during Saturday's scrimmage.

This is obviously nothing serious and he should be fine in a couple days. Morris played some stretch four next to Stanley Johnson at the three, but that was mainly because Ersan Ilyasova was out with a sore hip. Currently projected to start at small forward, Morris is worth a look in the late rounds for owners in need of 3-point shooting, but Johnson is a legitimate threat to his minutes moving forward. Adonis Thomas is also dealing with some Achilles soreness, but it's not considered serious.
Oct 3 - 1:38 PM

Marcus Morris said that he thought he should have started at small forward on the Suns.

"In Phoenix, I thought I should have started at the three. The guy that’s there now (P.J. Tucker) might have been a better defender, but as an all-around three, I thought I was the best we had. And I thought a lot of players thought that, too," he said. For a guy who continues to say the past is behind him, Morris continues to spend a lot of time talking about his former team. In Detroit, Morris will spend time at both forward positions, but it's yet to be determined exactly how many minutes he'll get on a regular basis.
Sep 28 - 9:34 AM

Marcus Morris said that he believes he can play alongside Stanley Johnson this upcoming season.

"We’re big together, playing at the same time. I also love him at the two," Morris said of Johnson. "That’s an advantage to have a big three and a big two. I think it’s going to be real interesting to see how Coach mixes us in there together. I think he’s going to be a big thing in the league. I’m excited to see how good he’s going to become." Marcus will likely begin the year as Detroit's starting small forward, although Johnson could eventually push him for minutes. Both Johnson and Morris are worth a late-round selection on draft day.
Sep 26 - 9:42 AM

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

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

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3Steve Blake
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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