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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 made 1-of-8 from the field for four points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 22 minutes against the Magic on Friday.
He just hasn't been good lately. In his last five, Morris made just 32.1 percent from the field with averages of 10.0 points, 3.8 boards, 1.6 assists and 0.8 treys. Most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere, especially with the Pistons possibly looking at Stanley Johnson more. Mar 24 - 9:27 PM

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Marcus Morris snapped out of his two-game funk with 16 points on Sunday, making 6-of-9 shots with two 3-pointers in 36 minutes vs. Phoenix.

Morris was a horrid 4-of-28 from the field in his previous two games, and inconsistent shooting has been the story of his season. He's shooting 41.5 percent from the field, his lowest since 2012-13, but he continues to hover around late-round value in standard formats.
Mar 19 - 7:27 PM

Marcus Morris made just 1-of-13 from field for three points with five rebounds and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

He is cold again with a 3-of-15 shooting line coming on Wednesday. Morris has gone through a ton of shooting slumps before, so this isn't a surprise to see him miss so many this evening. He's not the strongest player to own in standard leagues, especially when he's struggling.
Mar 17 - 10:33 PM

Coming off a blowout loss the Cavaliers, the Pistons fell at home on Wednesday with Marcus Morris contributing just eight points on 3-of-15 shooting, two assists and one rebound.

Morris still played 33 minutes, which is encouraging since Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson were held to 20 minute each. He's ice-cold from the field over his past six games, which is nothing new for the streaky scorer -- he shot 46.2 percent in February, but was at 40.8 percent in January and just 39.2 percent in December.
Mar 16 - 12:42 AM

Marcus Morris scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 25 minutes during a 109-86 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.

After a career-high 37 points on Tuesday, he had nowhere to go but down. Morris missed both his attempts from the free throw line with the Pistons somehow making just 3-of-17 from the charity stripe in this loss. That 17.6 percent from the line is the worst percentage in basketball history among teams with at least 10 attempts in a game. Morris has been hanging around top-100 value in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 11:15 PM

Marcus Morris hit 13-of-23 shots and three 3-pointers for a career-high 37 points to go along with eight rebounds and six assists in 42 minutes of Tuesday's 120-113 overtime win against the Blazers.

Wow. Morris went off against the Blazers, who tend to give it up to opposing forwards on a nightly basis, but it was hard to see this coming. Teammate Jon Leuer had his worst game of the season (0-for-8, zero points), which helped Morris and he even hit 8-of-9 free throws in the win. A steal or block would have been nice, but no one is going to complain about this game from the twin. He scored in double figures in 10 of his 12 February games and set two career highs in scoring this month, so make sure he's not available in your league.
Feb 28 - 10:42 PM

Marcus Morris hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds and three assists in 40 minutes for the Pistons on Monday.

Morris has hit double figures in scoring in seven straight games, but this was his first 20-point games in his last six. He's averaging 16 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five, and is locked into the starting lineup for the Pistons. He didn't have a steal tonight, breaking a six-game streak with at least one, but is playing well and worth owning in most leagues right now. He came in averaging 33.4 minutes per game in February, and that number will jump slightly after this one.
Feb 13 - 10:43 PM

Marcus Morris made 9-of-16 shots to finish Monday's home win with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 39 minutes.

Morris is showing some consistency in February after an up-and-down first half of the season. He dropped a season-high 36 points on Friday and has scored 19 points in each of his past two games, with strong supporting stats and a relatively mild 1.7 turnovers. His owners will look for more of the same during Wednesday's game vs. the visiting Lakers.
Feb 6 - 11:09 PM

Marcus Morris caught fire for a career-high 36 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 38 minutes during a 116-108 win over the Wolves.

He made 12-of-19 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for this big win. Morris didn't make any free throws in any of his previous three games while those five treys are more than he's had in his previous four combined, so clearly this is an uncharacteristic line. He's always been a minutes monster at 33 per game this year, but Morris is only a fringe guy in standard leagues.
Feb 4 - 12:50 AM

Marcus Morris had a game-winning tip at the buzzer against the Wizards on Saturday, scoring 25 points with 11 rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

Marcus tipped it in over Markieff off a Tobias Harris miss to pull off the thrilling win (video in link below). As you might expect, his twin brother, Markieff, had a laugh with him after the game despite the Pistons snapping the Wizards' winning streak. Marcus is actually in one of his best grooves on the year, averaging 18.8 points, 8.0 boards, 3.0 assists and 2.0 treys over his last five. Even with those numbers, Morris is still only a seventh-round player in that span. That's pretty close to his peak value.
Source: NBA
Jan 21 - 9:34 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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