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Markieff Morris | Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Kansas
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Markieff Morris played 26 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.
He was a bit quiet tonight, but still made 5-of-10 from the field and didn't turn the ball over. Morris looked great in transition and filled the lane nicely and he also helped space the floor. He'll have bigger lines ahead of him and looks poised for a breakout season. Oct 30 - 3:35 AM

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Markieff Morris said he's more confident in his post-up game.

As he's said all along, he added he'll be "shooting more 3s this year just to give the guards more driving space in the starting unit." It's clear Morris is going to be the primary forward option in the offense. He could build off a terrific post-break run as an elite fantasy big man.
Oct 28 - 2:53 PM

Markieff Morris finished his preseason on a high note with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

He shot 5-of-8 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, which was nice to see after a mildly disappointing preseason. Obviously, we're not concerned and are expecting him to grow from his top-50 numbers after the break last season. He's a player you'll want to reach for.
Oct 25 - 9:53 AM

Markieff Morris hit just 3-of-9 shots and no 3-pointers for 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal on Wednesday.

His preseason hasn't gone quite as we had planned, but we're still on board with Morris. Anthony Tolliver didn't do much tonight and any talk of Morris coming off the bench has been quelled.
Oct 23 - 1:27 AM

Markieff Morris struggled in 27 minutes vs. the Lakers, shooting 3-of-10 from the field for seven points, four rebounds and two assists.

He chipped in one 3-pointer and one steal, and he has plenty of upside thanks to his statistical versatility and a guaranteed starting job. Don't let a few quiet preseason games fool you -- Kieff is poised for a big season.
Oct 22 - 1:01 AM

Markieff Morris came off the bench and played 23 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, making 7-of-10 from the field for 17 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He hasn't been completely unleashed in the preseason, but the stats have been there in limited playing time. All the pieces are in place for a Markieff breakout after being the 38th-best player in nine-category leagues after the break last season. Plus, that was with Channing Frye around.
Oct 17 - 1:04 AM

Markieff Morris scored 12 points in 16 minutes against the Nuggets during a 97-89 win on Friday, adding one rebound and two 3-pointers.

He didn't take a single shot from within five feet and the Suns are clearly asking him to stretch the floor. Morris is hardly the shooter that Channing Frye is, but he'll be a major part of the offense from the power forward and center spots. Do not sleep on him.
Oct 11 - 12:56 AM

Markieff Morris started on Wednesday and had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks on 3-of-7 shooting.

He didn't hit a 3-pointer but did make 7-of-8 free throws in his 28 minutes of action. The Rotoworld crew is high on Morris this season and he looks like a great power forward option once the big names are off the board.
Oct 9 - 1:17 AM

Markieff Morris scored a game-high 22 points in Saturday's team scrimmage.

The week of Markieff goes on. Morris has vaulted up the fantasy ranks over the past week and the good news just keeps coming. He's a must-have target and fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to reach for him.
Oct 4 - 6:18 PM

Markieff Morris said that coach Jeff Hornacek told him that he will "play the five a lot when we need to speed it up."

Hornacek has constantly been talking about how the Suns are going to push the ball, so that means Morris is going to get some serious run. He is penciled in as the starting power forward, said he'll take more 3-pointers, and is a near lock to play more than his 26.6 minutes per game last season. He averaged 16 points and 6.4 boards after the break in 2013-14, so a major breakout could be on the way. Draft him.
Oct 2 - 9:46 PM

Markieff Morris has been working on his three-point shot in the offseason and training camp.

"Coach told me I needed to to space the floor more," Markieff said when asked about practicing his three-pointers. He is set for an expanded role with the Suns due to the departure of stretch-four Channing Frye and is a candidate for a breakout year with the uptempo Suns. Markieff also expects to see a lot of minutes at center, so his ability to stretch the floor will be key in small lineups. The addition of a the three-point shot will only increase his fantasy value.
Oct 2 - 3:40 PM

The Suns signed the Morris brothers to contracts on Monday, and left it up to them to decide how to split up $52 million.

"I did something I've never done before," Lon Babby said. "Once we agreed on the amount of money ($52 million), I gave them the first crack at how to divide it up." This was as genius move by Babby and the Suns, and the brothers didn't take much time to decide that Markieff would get $8 million a year, while Marcus will get $5 million. "What I knew would happen is that they are each the best advocate for the other one," Babby said. The Suns did a nice job of taking a potentially sticky situation and letting the brothers work the details out on their own.
Sep 29 - 9:51 PM

Markieff Morris and the Suns agreed on a four-year, $32 million extension on Monday.

He earned a bigger deal than his twin brother and the Suns obviously have high hopes for Markieff. Morris scored 15.8 points per game after the break and shot 52.0 percent from the field in that span, so he'll head into 2014-15 with some nice momentum. He's a solid target in the middle rounds.
Sep 29 - 10:24 AM

Markieff and Marcus Morris are nearing contract extensions with the Suns.

Both deals are expected to be four-year extensions and likely total $52 million. Markieff had a very strong finish in the second half last season due largely to his minutes at center. The Suns didn't do much to help their frontcourt and Alex Len (hand) got hurt again, so Morris should have a similar role. He's a terrific target in the late-middle rounds.
Sep 29 - 9:10 AM

Markieff Morris, and twin brother Marcus Morris, would like to continue playing together throughout their careers.

"It's a unique situation," Marcus said. "We're just trying to do enough so teams can see us as players, as players, and as a tandem... That was our dream growing up - it's our life dream to play with each other in the NBA." Both the twins’ rookie deals expire following the 2014-15 season, so it'll be interesting to see if the two are broken up via free agency. But for now, they can enjoy their time together playing in Phoenix.
Aug 17 - 10:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Archie Goodwin
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Zoran Dragic
SF1Marcus Morris
2P.J. Tucker
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len