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Marcus Morris | Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
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Marcus Morris scored 25 points off the Suns' bench against the Heat on Tuesday, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
Morris has pretty much vanished since being replaced in the starting lineup by P.J. Tucker, so this was likely a fluke. We'll let you know if he can muster up a few more performances like this, but for now he belongs on the waiver wire in anything but the deepest of leagues. Dec 10 - 12:03 AM

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Marcus Morris said he doesn't mind coming off the Suns' bench after being replaced in Monday's starting lineup by P.J. Tucker.

Morris played 23 minutes to Tucker's 31 during Monday's loss as head coach Jeff Hornacek attempted to put Morris with a unit that would get him more shots. "For me as a basketball player, it should come natural," Morris said. "If I go to a different unit, I still have the same mindset. I still am going to compete. I still want to win. It's the same for me." While Morris holds some deep league value, he can be safely left on the waiver wire in standard fantasy leagues.
Dec 9 - 1:03 PM

Marcus Morris came off the Suns' bench on Tuesday for seven points and six rebounds in 23 minutes.

P.J. Tucker took Morris' spot in the starting lineup, but Marcus still logged the most minutes of any reserve. That's encouraging enough to hold him in deep leagues, but he belongs on the waiver wire in standard fantasy formats.
Dec 2 - 11:57 PM

Marcus Morris will shift to the Suns' bench on Tuesday, allowing P.J. Tucker to start at small forward vs. the Pacers.

Morris has been struggling offensively while Tucker has played well since returning from his season-opening suspension, so this isn't a surprising move. Hopefully the demotion will light a fire under Morris.
Dec 2 - 8:08 PM

Marcus Morris hit just 2-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for five points and on rebound on Wednesday.

He got off to a hot start, but has cooled off, scoring 5, 13 and 3 points in each of his last three games. He might still hold some deep-league value, but you can probably do better off your waiver wire in standard ones.
Nov 20 - 12:58 AM

Marcus Morris played 32 minutes against the Celtics on Monday with 13 points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

The assists are a career high and he rebounded nicely off a 1-of-10 game from Saturday. Morris has been better in the games sans P.J. Tucker, so he might be a solid asset should the Suns keep Tucker out of the lineup. You can leave him on the wire in standard leagues for now.
Nov 17 - 11:53 PM

Marcus Morris hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers in the Suns' 103-95 loss to the Hornets, adding seven rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes before fouling out.

Morris is like a lot of his teammates with low-end value in 12-team leagues but consistency issues are going to be a constant. He's much better in deeper leagues where the swings can be more tolerable.
Nov 15 - 3:14 AM

Marcus Morris was big down the stretch in a win against the Warriors on Sunday, finishing with 17 points, nine boards, and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

Owners are breathing easy after it was thought that he might lose his starting gig to P.J. Tucker, but he looks safe for now. Morris will continue to provide plenty of 3-pointers and boards for standard league consideration, but it would be nice for him to start providing some defensive statistics before calling him a must-own player.
Nov 9 - 10:48 PM

Marcus Morris is making a concerted effort to improve his defense.

"I watched film in the summertime a whole lot to see what I was doing wrong. I was standing up and not being ready." Morris said. "So in the summertime, I worked on my stance mainly, being low and having wide hands and not fouling — dumb reach-ins." It's good to see Morris making strides on the defensive side of things, but it will be interesting to see if he can hang on to the starting small forward job now that P.J. tucker is back. Morris did start on Tuesday, scoring 12 points while adding six boards and four assists, so this is an encouraging sign for his owners.
Nov 5 - 12:39 PM

Marcus Morris will remain the Suns' starting small forward on Tuesday, despite the return of P.J. Tucker.

Morris is averaging 12.3 points and 2.3 three-pointers through the first three games of the season, and it'll be interesting to see just how long he can maintain his starting position. He doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers, so he should be considered more of a 3-point specialist in standard leagues.
Nov 3 - 3:29 PM

Marcus Morris played just 22 minutes on Friday against the Spurs, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

The defensive stats keep this from being a total loss, but any momentum from his 21-point effort on Wednesday are stalled by this outing. P.J. Tucker returns after next game and things aren't getting any easier for Morris, and owners should be willing to move on a hot free agent given the depth in Phoenix.
Nov 1 - 1:33 AM

Marcus Morris caught fire against the Lakers on Wednesday with 21 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and five 3-pointers as the starting small forward.

He owned the Lakers last season and got it going tonight in the blowout. In the post-game interview, Morris said he was practicing 200-300 attempts from beyond the arc per night, so it paid some immediate dividends. P.J. Tucker is still out for two more games, so fantasy owners should consider Marcus a near must-start option until further notice.
Oct 30 - 3:31 AM

Marcus Morris has been playing well through the preseason, and he's been the Suns' best 3-point shooter going 8-of-19 from beyond the arc.

"It's good to see Marcus very confident when he gets an open 3," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "He's done a nice job rebounding. He obviously worked hard in the summer on things. We're going to need him." Morris will be the teams' starting small forward for the first three games of the season as P.J. Tucker will be serving a suspension, but depending on how he plays, he could end up supplanting Tucker in the starting lineup. Morris is deserving of a late-round flier for owners seeking some 3-point shooting, and he could be a steal if he nabs the starting job.
Oct 24 - 1:20 PM

Marcus Morris started at SF again and hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block.

He's been playing as well, if not better, than his brother and is in line to start at least the first three games of the season. P.J. Tucker is suspended for those games, and by the time he returns, it's possible Marcus could have the job full time. And if that happens, it's also not great news for Gerald Green.
Oct 23 - 1:29 AM

Both Markieff and Marcus Morris are in the starting lineup for the Suns on Tuesday, along with Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Miles Plumlee.

We could see this lineup for the first three games of the regular season with P.J. Tucker suspended. And if Marcus continues to play well alongside his brother, it could stick even after Tucker is ready.
Oct 21 - 9:18 PM