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Markieff Morris | Forward | #5

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (13) / PHO
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Markieff Morris scored 21 points with seven boards, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.
That game off for the minor calf issue on Feb. 8 seems to have got him going again. In those three, Morris averaged 23.3 points, 7.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and whopping 3.0 treys per game. The Wizards have ditched the Morris stagger move with Morris playing just 4.4 minutes per game without John Wall compared to 27.5 with him in those three. In his last 15 active games, he's held second-round value per game. He's having a monster season, but can be considered a sell-high guy because he's not this good. Feb 16 - 9:51 PM

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Markieff Morris scored 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting in Monday's blowout win over the Thunder.

This was his second game back after returning from a minor calf issue, and considering he scored a season-high 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting in his previous game, it's safe to say he's fine. Morris added six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 32 minutes, and he also hit all three of his triples and finished 4-of-5 from the line. Morris was once referred to as a "team cancer" back in his Phoenix days, but Marcin Gortat said he sees him very differently. "I see a guy with incredible talent, with very good work ethic. He’s a great, great teammate." Gortat calls himself and Morris the "Phoenix Outlaws," and their chemistry in the frontcourt is one of the many reasons why the Wizards are 17-5 since the new year.
Feb 13 - 11:03 PM

Markieff Morris (calf) returned from a one-game absence in style in Friday's 112-107 win over Indiana, scoring a season-high 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting.

Welcome back! Morris logged 31 minutes and his calf wasn't an issue, as he racked up 10 rebounds with three assists, one steal and three triples. "Really [it was] precautionary reasons," Morris said of being a late scratch on Wednesday vs. the Nets. "It was just super-tight." He was averaging 18.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 3-pointers in his previous five games, so expect another solid game against the Thunder on Monday.
Feb 11 - 12:13 AM

Markieff Morris (calf) says he will play Friday night vs. the Pacers.

It appears it will be just a one-game absence for Morris. He had been playing at a high level prior to sitting out Wednesday's game vs. the Nets. Over his previous five contests, Morris was averaging 18.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 3-pointers per game. Kelly Oubre will get bumped back to the bench on Friday night.
Feb 10 - 12:26 PM

Markieff Morris (calf) will not play against the Nets on Wednesday and Kelly Oubre will start in his place.

Morris did have some calf issues in March last season, but there's not enough to make a connection from that injury. He played 30 minutes on Monday, but foul trouble looked like the reason why. Morris should be considered questionable for Friday against the Pacers. Oubre should be able to make an impact in the starting lineup and is worth a look in DFS. In fact, Oubre with the other four starters this year has a net rating of +26.5.
Feb 8 - 6:48 PM

Markieff Morris made 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in 35 minutes.

Hey, at least he added some stats to offset all of those misses. Morris has just exploded lately and some of it is due to playing next to John Wall. He's played 75 percent of his minutes next to Wall in the last 15 with some plus efficiency to go with some much-improved defense. He's been better than almost all expectations this year.
Feb 2 - 10:56 PM

Markieff Morris scored 24 points (9-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with 10 rebounds in Tuesday's 117-101 win over the Knicks, adding two assists and two triples in 34 minutes.

Morris took exception to an article a couple weeks ago that ranked him outside the top-30 power forwards in the NBA, and he said he's been using that as motivation. "Ever since I’ve seen that it’s been kill," Morris said. "They think I’m a [expletive] joke and I don’t play like that. So every game I look at that. It gives me more motivation." He's averaging 17.3 points per game in January compared to 12.7 in December, returning top-45 value in standard leagues over the past month. If someone publishes something negative about Morris prior to fantasy drafts next season, we'll be sure to bump him up in the rankings.
Jan 31 - 10:21 PM

Markieff Morris scored 21 points with eight rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Sunday against the Pelicans.

He stayed hot tonight and it continues to be a good month for Morris, who is averaging 33.3 minutes, 16.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and one steal per game in January. He is playing some good basketball right now and should be owned in all formats.
Jan 29 - 8:54 PM

Markieff Morris hit 6-of-14 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-7 free throws for 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in Tuesday's 123-108 win over the Celtics.

This was Morris' fifth double-double of the season, but his third in his last six games. He's scored in double figures in every game since Dec. 23 and is averaging 18.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. The Wizards have now won 14 straight home games and are 9-2 over their last 11 games, making them the hottest team in the league over that stretch. And the strong play of Morris has a lot to do with it. He's as must-own as they come right now.
Jan 24 - 11:34 PM

Markieff Morris stayed hot on Monday, hitting 8-of-13 shots, two 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 23 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 41 minutes of a 109-99 win over the Hornets.

He's scored in double figures in 16 straight games and came into this one averaging 15.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting in January. Those numbers are going up after this one and he's currently one of the best waiver-wire pickups of the season, while also having one of his best seasons ever.
Jan 23 - 9:43 PM

Markieff Morris launched a season-high 21 shots in 38 minutes of action on Wednesday, hitting six of his attempts to finish with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

When are increased shot attempts a bad thing? When they don't go in. Morris began the season shooting just 37.9 percent in November, but he went up to 46.3 percent in December and is at 54.1 percent in January, so things are trending in the right direction. In most fantasy leagues, he should settle into the 75-100 range by the end of the season.
Jan 11 - 11:13 PM

Markieff Morris hit 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals before fouling out of Tuesday's 101-99 win over the Bulls.

He did all that in just 22 minutes and is hot right now, averaging 15.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting over his last five. He should be owned in most leagues right now.
Jan 10 - 9:52 PM

Markieff Morris posted a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double during Sunday's win over the Bucks, adding one assist, one 3-pointer, three steals and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

Morris did briefly leave the game with some sort of foot issue, but after being examined by the Wizards' medical staff on the bench he got right back out there, and the heavy minute total would suggest he'll be just fine moving forward. Morris has been pretty hit-or-miss this season, but lines like this show why he's worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 8 - 4:55 PM

Markieff Morris scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist and one triple in 36 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

The Wizards needed his size tonight, so his minutes were back up. He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, scoring in double digits for the seventh straight game. Morris' minutes have been all over the place, but he's still holding off Kelly Oubre for now and is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in the new year. His upside isn't high, but standard-league owners could do worse.
Jan 6 - 11:13 PM

Markieff Morris hit 5-of-11 shots (0-for-4 from downtown) for 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in 33 minutes of Monday's 101-91 loss to the Rockets.

Morris has scored in double digits in five straight games, averaging 12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks over his last five while hitting 51 percent of his shots. He's a low-end fantasy power forward option right now, but played 33 minutes tonight. If he could get 30 minutes a night, his stock would climb a little higher.
Jan 2 - 11:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Bojan Bogdanovic
4Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu