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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 played 40 minutes against the Thunder on Friday during a 103-87 loss, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.
He didn't do too bad of a job on Kevin Durant and coach Stan Van Gundy continues to give Morris ridiculous minutes. He's horrible per-minute in fantasy, but a guy in the top five for minutes is worth owning in standard leagues. Morris only has late-round value with all that playing time and only has a slight downward trend. Nov 28 - 2:06 AM

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Marcus Morris chipped in 14 points with six rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-3 from downtown.

The Pistons' desire to space the court with perimeter shooters hasn't exactly panned out, as they're shooting a league-low 29.3 percent from deep. Morris has been one of the worst offenders at 23.6 percent on 3.9 attempts per game -- he's a career 35.5 percent shooter from distance, so hopefully this will get him going.
Nov 25 - 10:54 PM

Marcus Morris made 2-of-7 from the field for four points during a 109-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

He was on one of his best streaks of the season, but lost all of his momentum tonight. In his 11 November games, Morris has made just 35.3 percent from the field with averages of 12.7 points, 6.2 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 treys. He's made just 18.8 percent of his treys in that span, but he still doesn't appear to be on thin ice yet. He's a low-end hold, but isn't a must-own player even with all of that playing time.
Nov 24 - 1:07 AM

Marcus Morris scored 18 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes during a 97-95 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.

He did have an airball at the end of the game to end the Pistons' comeback attempt. On the other hand, it's his best shooting game in a little while, but even the slump hasn't cost him minutes. Morris is in the top five for minutes per game and is worth owning despite being a somewhat low per-minute producer. He has eighth-round value on the season.
Nov 21 - 11:05 PM

Marcus Morris picked it up against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points on 6-of-14 from the field, 11 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes.

He did miss all five attempts from deep to drop him to 23.9 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Before tonight, he was making just 30.0 percent of his wide-open attempts from deep, so that's not going to cut it. He is still logging major minutes and is worth owning in standard leagues. He's not in jeopardy of losing playing time yet.
Nov 20 - 11:47 PM

Marcus Morris made 4-of-12 from the field for 14 points in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He's still sitting at No. 3 for minutes per game this season, but there is a slight downgrade trend in his last four. Not coincidentally, Morris has not looked good in that stretch, averaging 10.8 points, 5.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.5 treys on 28.6 percent from the field. Nobody is really threatening his playing time, so all his owners can do is just hope he starts to make shots. By the way, he is oh so close to having his minutes per game (37.7) be greater than his field goal percentage (37.8) this season.
Nov 18 - 12:24 AM

Marcus Morris played a season-low 32 minutes on Sunday, finishing with seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, seven boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (33 minutes) ranked No. 2 and 3 in the NBA for minutes played, so it's no surprise that Stan Van Gundy wanted to give them a bit more rest tonight. Both guys are obviously staples of the rotation, and their exorbitant playing time is sufficient to make them must-own players until further notice.
Nov 16 - 12:26 AM

Marcus Morris made 2-of-10 from the field for six points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 38 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

It wasn't his best game, but Morris continues to log big minutes and James Harden is actually the only player in the NBA with more per game this season. Morris has really fallen off with his efficiency in his last four, making just 32.7 percent from the field. Even though the Pistons have lost three in a row, Morris isn't quite in jeopardy of losing all that playing time yet. It's something to watch, though.
Nov 14 - 6:32 PM

Marcus Morris played big minutes once again on Wednesday, finishing a disappointing loss in Sacramento with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and five steals in 36 minutes.

Morris is averaging a team-high 38.5 minutes this year, which ranks second in the NBA behind only James Harden. He's rewarding Stan Van Gundy's faith with solid play, averaging 16.7 points, 1.3 triples, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals. Stanley Johnson played expanded minutes tonight but they came at Ersan Ilyasova's expense, which is even more good news for Morris.
Nov 12 - 1:11 AM

Marcus Morris played 43 minutes in Monday's game against the Warriors, scoring 15 points with five boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Stanley Johnson played 34 minutes on the night, but it was great to see that Morris was still able to play big minutes and it looks like Ersan Ilyasova should be more concerned about the rookie moving forward as he saw just 17 minutes. Morris is quickly becoming one of Stan Van Gundy's favorite players and he has the green light from deep, so he should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 10 - 1:54 AM

Marcus Morris scored 13 points with three boards, three assists and three steals on Sunday, but he shot just 5-of-18 from the field in Detroit's road victory.

The Morii aren't on the same team but they're still on the same wavelength, as Markieff went 7-of-20 from the field for Phoenix tonight. In spite of Marcus' struggles tonight, Detroit went on a 42-11 run in the second half to erase a big deficit and win the game. Fantasy owners can be satisfied that he's still getting big minutes and copious shot attempts.
Nov 8 - 11:46 PM

Marcus Morris scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds, two assists and two steals in Friday's road win over the Suns.

Morris getting off against the Suns was highly probable after all the acrimony between the two parties. He's currently returning top-100 value but it's highly leveraged, with Morris averaging a whopping 38.3 mpg and needing 17.3 points with 7.5 boards per game to get there. It's not a great setup for long-term value, but for now he should be owned in all standard formats.
Nov 7 - 1:49 AM

With the Pistons set to take on the Suns on Friday night, Marcus Morris said that he is ready to "disrespect" them.

"I felt disrespected the entire time I was in Phoenix,"Morris said. "I was playing well, but I still feel like I didn’t have a real opportunity to grow. Anytime a team trades you away like that, it’s a slap in the face. I still feel disrespected, and I feel like I want to disrespect them." Morris has been very solid in Detroit so far this season, and he will be a very interesting play in daily leagues because he has had this game circled on his calendar for a long time.
Nov 6 - 9:23 AM

Stan Van Gundy again heaped praise on Marcus Morris, this time for his style of play.

"He plays the game pretty well under control," Van Gundy said. "He’s not a guy that’s out of control or trying to go too fast. He’s very methodical, which helps him in terms of avoiding mistakes." SVG has been telling you since Morris' arrival that he was going to have a sizable role, and through three games, Morris is averaging 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 dimes and 1.3 triples on 47.7 percent shooting.
Nov 2 - 1:14 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that Marcus Morris is "thriving" in Detroit.

"I said this when we brought [Morris] here, we thought he was one of those guys that just if you give him an opportunity," Van Gundy said. "You know there are a lot of guys like that in this league that if they get in the right spot, right system, right opportunity, they can really thrive. We are only three games right now; he certainly is thriving." Morris is posting averages of 19.3 points, 7.7 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.3 3-pointers, and he is attempting nearly 15 shots per contest. Morris is a must-start option while he is this hot and his owners have to be thrilled with his production.
Oct 31 - 10:50 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony