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Markieff Morris | Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Kansas
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Markieff Morris played just 17 minutes during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, tallying 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers.
It's been an up-and-down season for Kieff, and while he's currently earning a career-high usage rate of 26.1, that just hasn't been translating to the stat sheet like it should. While tonight's dud can largely be attributed to the stellar defense of Draymond Green, Morris is still only putting up late-round value on the year behind averages of 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 40.5 percent shooting. Morris might not want to play in Phoenix, but it's tough to see him getting this much opportunity in another city. Nov 28 - 3:58 AM

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Markieff Morris scored eight points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists and one block.

He only attempted 4-of-11 from the field. Morris had his best outing of the season while Eric Bledsoe was out in his last game, so perhaps that caused the sudden rise after basically a season-long slump. Still, he is worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 26 - 1:38 AM

Markieff Morris made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 28 points against the Spurs on Monday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

With Eric Bledsoe (knee) out, there were some shots to go around. Morris was one of the worst high-volume players on the season before tonight, but he was one of the best in a losing effort. Morris is coming off a 17-point game on Sunday and should be owned in all leagues after a disastrous start. He also took an elbow to the head, but he's OK.
Nov 24 - 1:26 AM

Markieff Morris made only 6-of-15 shots on Sunday but finished with 17 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

His playing time was down over the past two games so this is a great sign for his frustrated owners -- Jeff Hornacek even left Morris on the court after an ill-advised technical foul in the fourth quarter. Hopefully he can keep this momentum going on Monday.
Nov 22 - 9:05 PM

Markieff Morris played just 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

He didn't play in the fourth quarter as the Suns wanted to get a shooter out there to pull off a comeback. Morris has really struggled on the season and isn't even putting up top 200 value. He still has some upside, but it's really tough to hold him right now in shallower leagues.
Nov 21 - 3:03 AM

Markieff Morris (knee) posted six points on 3-of-9 shooting on Wednesday, playing 29 minutes in his first action after a two-game absence.

Markieff came in with abysmal career averages vs. the Bulls -- 8.0 points on 27.3 percent shooting -- and he's been lousy all season, so this comes as no surprise. He added five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three turnovers tonight, and at least he didn't aggravate his knee. He'll have a chance to get going vs. the Nuggets' defense on Friday.
Nov 19 - 1:16 AM

Markieff Morris (knee) will start on Wednesday against the Bulls.

He is getting over a knee injury and missed the last two games. Morris has been one of the most inefficient forwards in the NBA, so hopefully the time off can help him get on track. He should be starting in almost all leagues. Jon Leuer and Mirza Teletovic lose value.
Nov 18 - 9:00 PM

Markieff Morris (knee) is probable to play Wednesday against the Bulls.

Morris made it through the entirety of Tuesday's practice without a setback, so he should return to the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Bulls. His return to the lineup will send Jon Leuer back to the bench, and Mirza Teletovic's minutes will take a decent sized hit.
Nov 18 - 11:34 AM

Markieff Morris (knee) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

Markieff has missed the past two games with a knee injury, but he went through some extended 3-on-3 work following Tuesday's practice and head coach Jeff Hornacek said that he will be probable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but If he's able to play, Jon Leuer would return to the bench where he'd be an irrelevant asset in most leagues.
Nov 17 - 2:54 PM

Markieff Morris (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

This will now be Morris' second consecutive game on the sidelines which will allow Jon Leuer to grab another start. Morris tested his knee out prior to tonight's game, so he is probably still dealing with some discomfort. He should be considered day-to-day and his next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. the Bulls.
Nov 16 - 8:10 PM

Markieff Morris (knee) will test his knee injury in warmups to see if he can play.

He has a knee strain and missed Saturday. If he can't go, it'll likely be Jon Leuer in the starting lineup, but it was Mirza Teletovic who stepped up the most.
Nov 16 - 7:26 PM

Markieff Morris (left knee sprain) is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

Morris was also questionable for Saturday's game against the Nuggets before he wound up sitting out, but it's hard to know which direction the wind is blowing entering Monday's contest. If he does sit out, Jon Leuer, who had seven points and five rebounds in 19 minutes, would likely draw the start in Morris' place once again.
Nov 16 - 1:25 PM

Markieff Morris (knee) will not play against the Nuggets on Saturday.

The team called it a left knee strain, which differs from the sprain diagnosis from Thursday. Tonight will be just his second missed game since his rookie year in 2011-12. Morris shouldn't be out much longer, so he's a hold in fantasy leagues. Maybe the time off will help him regroup after a bad start. Jon Leuer will start while we should see some two-SF lineups as well.
Nov 14 - 8:25 PM

Markieff Morris (knee) will be a game-time decision on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

Morris is currently receiving treatment and will test out his lateral movement on the court before making a final decision. Jon Leuer would likely draw the start if Morris can't go while Mirze Teletovic would benefit as well. It's also possible that some additional minutes could trickle down to T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker if the Suns play a lot of small ball.
Nov 14 - 7:24 PM

Markieff Morris (left knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Jon Leuer started the second half after his exit on Thursday and would be the primary beneficiary of any more DNPs, with Mirza Teletovic also getting extended minutes. We should have a better feel for Morris' status after Saturday's shootaround.
Nov 13 - 6:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Bryce Cotton
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Sonny Weems
3Archie Goodwin
4Devin Booker
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len