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Markieff Morris | Forward | #5

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (13) / PHO
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Markieff Morris (ankle) had two points, five rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes on Wednesday.
Morris didn't practice on Tuesday and reportedly had both of his ankles iced after Monday's game, but it sounds like the typical bumps and bruises of an NBA season. He committed four fouls during his limited time on the court, but the Wizards also rested starters at the end of a blowout tonight. Expect better vs. Detroit on Friday. Jan 17 - 9:51 PM

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Markieff Morris (ankle) will start Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

Morris did not practice on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in Monday's loss to Milwaukee, but the ankle issue won't be anything that forces him to miss any game-time action. Joining Morris in the starting five will be John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and Marcin Gortat.

Markieff Morris (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

Morris reportedly had both of his ankles iced up after Monday's contest. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte. If Morris is unable to suit up, Mike Scott and Jason Smith would see an uptick in minutes.
Jan 16 - 12:31 PM

Markieff Morris was held to just six points on 3-of-6 shooting Monday, to go with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

Morris had a couple nice games to bring in the New Year, but he's gone back to garbage-mode over the past four with meager averages of 8.3 points, 4.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 triples and 1.8 turnovers per game on 54.2% shooting in 28.1 minutes a night. Basically, when Kelly Oubre is playing well, Morris' minutes suffer, and that's likely to remain a trend for the rest of the season.
Jan 15 - 5:24 PM

Markieff Morris posted 14 points with 10 rebounds across 32 minutes in Saturday's 110-103 win at Washington for his third consecutive double-double.

There's something about 2018 that agrees with Morris, as he has averaged 12.3 points and 12.7 rebounds in three outings in the month of January while hitting 16-of-30 (53.3 percent) from the field. He is heating up and is worth scooping up in all standard fantasy leagues while running hot.
Jan 6 - 11:52 PM

Markieff Morris matched his career-high 17 rebounds against the Grizzlies on Friday, adding 12 points, two blocks and no turnovers in 32 minutes.

Make it three straight games with double-digit boards, which is surprising to see after he had 4.9 boards per game in previous games this season. Morris' minutes are starting to rise again and he's basically played well in six of his last seven games. He should be owned in standard leagues now.
Jan 6 - 1:01 AM

Markieff Morris got his first double-double of the season on Wednesday with 11 points and 11 rebounds, making 5-of-9 shots in 33 minutes vs. the Knicks.

After a brutal 2-of-13 mark in his previous two games, Kieff found a rhythm against New York's defense tonight. The playing time was also a season-high, which is a great sign that his conditioning is back after sports hernia surgery. He's been a liability in leagues with 14 or fewer teams, but has mid-round potential if he heats up -- for now, just keep an eye on him.
Jan 3 - 11:48 PM

Markieff Morris pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds during Sunday's win over Chicago but didn't do much else with just five points and two steals over 24 minutes.

Morris went 1-of-6 from the field and missed his only 3-point shot, so while the boards were nice, he simply needs to bring a lot more to the stat sheet to warrant a roster spot in standard 12-team leagues. Kelly Oubre finished with 12 points, five boards, three assists, two triples and one turnover in 20 minutes off the bench, and so far this season, Oubre has been the power forward that you want to own in Washington.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Markieff Morris scored 16 points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

This was one of his better games of the season and his minutes seem to be back to normal. Morris has played 27 minutes in three of the last four games and he's looked better overall, so maybe he can start to trend up after a disappointing start.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:11:00 PM

Markieff Morris finished Tuesday's home victory with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal, but he also turned the ball over five times in 20 minutes.

Morris reportedly suffered whiplash during Sunday's game, but X-rays were negative and he did return in the second half. He's dealt with hip, groin and ankle pain over the past week, and coach Scott Brooks suggested that Kieff might have to ride a stationary bike to stay loose when he's subbed out of games -- he did so tonight. The good news is that he's only missed one game since returning from sports hernia surgery, and his low minutes tonight were partly due to foul trouble.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 10:43:00 PM

Markieff Morris had X-rays on his neck during halftime on Sunday, but they were negative and he returned to finish with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Kieff didn't start the second half, with Mike Scott taking his spot at PF, and this explains the switch. We'll leave him on the injury report as a precaution, but he should be ready to go for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans. The good news is that tonight's temporary exit had nothing to do with his recent groin injury.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Markieff Morris didn't start the second half on Sunday, with Mike Scott taking his place.

Morris wasn't on the Wizards' bench, either, so it's possible he aggravated his recent groin injury. We'll pass along more information as soon as possible.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 07:25:00 PM

Markieff Morris (groin) returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. the Clippers, scoring eight points with four assists, two rebounds and three steals in 21 minutes.

The Wizards have been careful with Morris' minutes this season because he's been struggling with several different nagging injuries. He's also been inconsistent and scored a combined eight points in his previous two games. Mike Scott has been playing really well off the bench and had 22 points tonight, so it's possible this position battle becomes a timeshare.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 09:57:00 PM

Markieff Morris (groin) will start against the Clippers on Friday night.

He was a late scratch in the last game and the Wizards have been careful with Morris in the past. Still, he should see minutes in the 20s as he looks to put the slow start behind him. He may not be worth owning in shallower leagues yet, especially with Mike Scott playing well.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 05:29:00 PM

Markieff Morris (groin) participated in shootaround and remains probable for Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

Morris was sidelined Wednesday by what coach Scott Brooks referred to as "discomfort in his ankle and groin." Morris is on track to return to the lineup on Friday. However, over the last two games he has appeared in, Morris is averaging just 4.0 points and 1.0 rebounds across 17.3 minutes.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Tim Frazier
SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
3Sheldon Mac
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi