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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 was a healthy scratch on Wednesday vs. the Magic.
The Pistons had no reason to play him tonight, so they gave Stanley Johnson a look. Morris is under contract for a couple more seasons and it doesn't look like Johnson is quite ready for a larger role, so Morris could be looking at a similar workload next season. Morris will barely finish the year as a top-150 player in standard leagues with averages of 14.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.5 triples on 41.7 percent shooting, so he won't be a recommended target in 12-team leagues. His head coach sure does love him, though. Apr 13 - 12:00 AM

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Marcus Morris is not expected to play on Wednesday, according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

The Pistons are going to give their young players more minutes in an otherwise meaningless game tonight. Tobias Harris is expected to play but his minutes will be held in check, and he'd likely also be a DNP but Van Gundy wants to let him appear in all 82 games.
Apr 12 - 7:26 PM

Marcus Morris will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against Orlando.

Morris might not play at all tonight with this game being meaningless and Stan Van Gundy wanting to get an extended look at some of the younger guys on the roster. With 14 games on the slate tonight, you should be able to do significantly better than Morris.
Apr 12 - 2:09 PM

Marcus Morris returned to action on Monday vs. the Wizards and scored 12 points with four rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes.

He finished 6-of-14 from the field and was back in the starting lineup after a rest day on Sunday. The Pistons will probably rest more players in the season finale on Wednesday, so there's a pretty strong chance that Morris will pick up another maintenance day so the Pistons can take a look at Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock.
Apr 10 - 11:24 PM

Marcus Morris is starting on Monday vs. the Wizards.

He was rested on Sunday, but he's probably not going to see a full workload tonight. It's youth movement time in Detroit, so you should have better options on your wire.
Apr 10 - 6:47 PM

Marcus Morris (rest) is not expected to play on Sunday.

Tobias Harris is starting in the frontcourt alongside Jon Leuer and Andre Drummond, and Morris isn't likely to take the court unless those guys get into serious foul trouble.
Apr 9 - 5:56 PM

Marcus Morris scored two points with one rebound, one assist and no turnovers in 16 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

It's looking like youth movement time, so Morris could even be a DNP-CD in his next game. Drop him.
Apr 7 - 11:16 PM

Marcus Morris played only 19 minutes vs. Toronto on Wednesday, scoring 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with three 3-pointers, one rebound and one assist.

Morris averaged 36.5 minutes in his previous two games, but his role shrank tonight as coach Stan Van Gundy leaned heavily on Tobias Harris (16 points in 34 minutes) and Stanley Johnson (three points in 29 minutes). With the playoffs fading from view, expect more lineup experimentation in Detroit's final five games.
Apr 5 - 10:32 PM

Marcus Morris exploded for 28 points during a 90-89 win over the Nets on Thursday, adding 13 rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

Those 13 boards matched a season high in what was arguably his best game of the season besides his 37-point game against the Blazers on Feb. 28. Morris' shot distribution was unusual with only four attempts from the line, one shot at the rim and that one 3-pointer, so he had some success on two-point jumpers. Morris has been alternating duds with 20-point games over his last four, so maybe he can't crack 10 against the Bucks on Friday. He's only a borderline player to own.
Mar 30 - 10:35 PM

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

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

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