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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
Contract: view contract details

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Markieff Morris hit 9-of-18 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, four rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in Thursday's loss to the Hawks.
Nice. Morris has a ton of potential but usually can't keep his head together for an entire season. This was a great start for the big man, so owners should have a little more confidence in using him until he cools off. Having said that, Bradley Beal being in foul trouble, and John Wall struggling both helped contribute to Morris' big night. Oct 27 - 10:13 PM

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Markieff Morris scored 19 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes on Friday.

He made 8-of-10 from the field for arguably his best game as a Wizard. With the team being extremely thin at center, Morris should be dialed in to minutes around 30. His upside isn't all that great, but you could do worse after the big-name sleepers come off the board.
Oct 21 - 9:54 PM

Markieff Morris returned to action on Saturday with eight points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes.

He saw some limited minutes in his first game back from a sore foot. Some of his backups are now going to have to shift to the center spot due to Ian Mahinmi (knee) set to miss time, so Morris could get minutes around 30. His upside still isn't too attractive unless he can extend his range -- he made just 30.3 percent from deep last season.
Oct 15 - 10:31 PM

Updating a previous item, Markieff Morris (sore left foot) is in Saturday's starting lineup vs. the Kings.

He was expected to return for this one, and that's exactly what will happen. Check back after the game to see how he fared.
Oct 15 - 6:23 PM

Markieff Morris (sore left foot) is expected to play vs. the Kings on Saturday.

Morris was listed with the starters on Thursday, but the Wizards ultimately held him out as a precaution. He should be back in the lineup tonight, especially with Ian Mahinmi (knee surgery), Jason Smith (rest) and Otto Porter (ribs) on the shelf.
Oct 15 - 12:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Markieff Morris (sore left foot) will not suit up for Thursday's exhibition game against the Hawks.

Morris was initially listed with the starters, but it looks like Scott Brooks will err on the side of caution and give him one more game on the sidelines. This will be Morris' third straight game on the sidelines with a sore foot, but given that he nearly played tonight, we'll consider his absence precautionary. Andrew Nicholson will start in his place.
Oct 13 - 6:57 PM

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris (foot) and Marcin Gortat (glute) will start in Thursday's exhibition game against the 76ers.

Morris has spent the past two preseason games on the sidelines with a sore foot, but he'll be back in action tonight. Morris is going to be Washington's unquestioned starting power forward, and should be able to bounce back after last year's ugly breakup with Phoenix. He's someone to consider as a late-round target. Scott Brooks estimated that the starters would play between 16-20 minutes during Thursday's meaningless game.

Markieff Morris (foot) did some work at practice on Wednesday.

He did not go through a full practice, though. Morris has dealt with his sore foot and missed the last two preseason games. He should be good to go for the regular season and has been durable for most of his career, so this injury shouldn't downgrade his fantasy value.
Oct 12 - 2:29 PM

Markieff Morris (foot) will not play on Monday.

It will be his second missed game this preseason due to his sore foot. Morris' injury is not considered serious and he should be fine in the coming days. Jason Smith will start in his place.
Oct 10 - 6:27 PM

Markieff Morris (foot) sat out of Saturday's practice.

It's just a sore foot and the Wizards will be cautious since they are off until Monday. Morris will be the starting PF for the Wizards and is expected to increase his 3-point attempts, so he's a nice target in the later rounds.
Oct 8 - 2:18 PM

Markieff Morris said that he wants to improve his 3-point shooting this season.

"It’s kind of like you have no choice now with the way the league is," Morris said. "You got to be able to make that shot at the four. I’ve been working all summer trying to get better at it, continuing to get better at it." Morris attempted 2.4 treys per game last season, but only connected on 30.3 percent of them. It's safe to expect a small improvement since he's a career 32.3 percent shooter from deep, and he's a nice late-round target as the clear starter at PF in Washington.
Oct 7 - 12:13 PM

Markieff Morris was sharp in his first exhibition on Tuesday, scoring 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting, with a 2-of-3 mark from downtown.

Morris started at PF, as expected, adding four boards and three assists in 27 minutes. He faces minimal competition for playing time and could be a value-pick in the late rounds -- after a very disappointing start in Phoenix last year, he managed to post top-75 value while adjusting to his new team in Washington.
Oct 4 - 9:56 PM

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks defended the Wizards trade for Markieff Morris last season.

Though the Wizards don't have an first-round draft pick on Thursday night because of it, Brooks defended the Wizards acquisition of Morris. "We don’t have a draft pick tomorrow night, but we traded that pick for a really really good player in Markieff Morris," Brook said. "You don’t get guys like that in a draft. [What] he’s going to bring the team and to be around the team full time is going to be a great asset to us." Morris will be worth a look in the later rounds of 2016-17 fantasy drafts as he's still just 26 years old and should benefit from a full season with the Wizards.
Jun 23 - 1:47 PM

Markieff Morris won't be charged in a customs incident in Philadelphia.

A friend made an admission that exonerated both Markieff and his brother Marcus after customs at Philadelphia International Airport found 3.95 ounces of marijuana on May 31. The 26-year-old averaged 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 three-pointers in 27 games with the Wizards last season and should be able to improve upon those numbers in his first full season with Washington in 2016-17.
Jun 7 - 12:46 PM

Markieff Morris was reportedly detained at the Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday.

Airport security found a "suspicious item" in Morris' checked in luggage, and a secondary inspection of his bag revealed "suspected marijuana." Morris was then taken to the Tinicum Township Police precinct for questioning, and he was later released. A spokesman of the police department said that the investigation is "on-going." Morris is innocent until proven guilty.
Source: CSN Philly
May 26 - 5:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Tomas Satoransky
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu