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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 contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during a losing effort on Tuesday.
Markieff is the only Suns' player to appear in all 82 games this season and his durability helped him maintain top-70 fantasy value despite a lengthy mid-season slump. The Suns' record tanked once they traded away Isaiah Thomas and acquired Brandon Knight, leaving them a minimum of 4.5 games outside of the playoff hunt. Better luck next year. Apr 15 - 1:38 AM

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Markieff Morris was limited to 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting vs. the Spurs on Sunday, though he also contributed one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

The Suns went ultra-small tonight with a frontcourt of P.J. Tucker alongside the Morrii, a move necessitated by the absence of both Alex Len (ankle) and Brandan Wright (foot). It's surprising that Phoenix was only out-rebounded 41-43 tonight. Markieff and his teammates will look to end the season on a high note vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.
Apr 12 - 10:25 PM

Markieff Morris had 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a steal on 7-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's loss to Dallas.

The party's over for the Suns' playoff hopes, but hopefully the Morris brothers, who are suspected of beating up a guy for sending inappropriate texts to their mom recently, will be allowed to keep playing heavy minutes throughout the end of the season.
Apr 9 - 12:32 AM

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris have been accused of felony aggravated assault, though the Phoenix police have yet to file any charges or make any arrests.

They were allegedly part of a five-person group that assaulted a 25-year-old man who sent "inappropriate" texts to the twins' mother. The victim suffered a broken nose and various abrasions, and witnesses described the alleged attackers as fleeing in a Rolls-Royce Phantom. The Suns have yet to comment, the police are still investigating the matter, and the NBA is unlikely to address the situation until the legal system weighs in. We'll pass along updates once more is known.
Apr 8 - 12:55 AM

Markieff Morris had eight points, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block during Tuesday's game, but he also picked up his 15th technical foul of the season.

The Suns have gone as far as benching players who picked up a technical foul this season, but it obviously hasn't had a big impact on Kieff -- he's now one technical away from a mandatory one-game suspension.
Apr 7 - 10:08 PM

Markieff Morris made 7-of-10 from the field for 17 points with 12 rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

He was the focal point on offense at multiple spots during the game and the Suns really leaned on a high pick-and-roll with Morris and Eric Bledsoe. Markieff is playing very well in his last five, averaging 18.2 points, 8.2 boards, 2.6 dimes, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on 52.1 percent from the field. He's a must-start player again.
Apr 3 - 1:37 AM

Markieff Morris led the Suns with 24 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to defeat the visiting Thunder.

This isn't the end of the Suns' playoff hopes but they'll need to be almost perfect down the stretch, as they trail the Thunder by four games and would lose a potential tie-breaker. Markieff has roared back after an extended mid-season slump, posting stellar 10-game averages of 17.3 points (46.5 percent FGs, 85.0 percent FTs), 0.4 threes, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.7 blocks. More threes would be ideal, but it's greedy to complain about stats like those.
Mar 29 - 11:59 PM

Markieff Morris scored a team-high 24 points during a 108-99 loss to the Kings on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 9-of-16 from the field.

He made 5-of-6 from the line to make this an eight-category line. Morris has really stepped it up over his last five, averaging 18.2 points, 7.6 boards, 3.2 dimes, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the line. This is the player his fantasy owners drafted.
Mar 26 - 3:18 AM

Markieff Morris dropped 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting during Sunday's win over the Mavericks, adding 13 boards, one assist and one steal in 41 minutes.

Morris has now scored in double digits in each of his last six games, and he is one of the main reasons why the Suns are on a four-game winning streak. As long as the Suns remain in the playoff hunt, Morris will continue to log big minutes down the stretch.
Mar 22 - 11:53 PM

Markieff Morris scored 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocks in the Suns' 96-87 loss to the Hawks on Friday.

Morris has been as consistent of a fantasy play as one could find this season, returning top 40-50 value without much variance at all.
Mar 14 - 1:09 AM

Markieff Morris bounced back on Wednesday against the Wolves with 24 points on 10-of-15 from the field, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

He needed this one coming off a 1-of-8 against the Warriors on Monday. Morris' numbers have dipped a little bit due to sub-par shooting and his blocks disappearing, but he should be on the upswing soon. He is a must-start player and has two more home games against the Hawks and Knicks this weekend.
Mar 12 - 1:35 AM

Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for making above-the-shoulder contact with Goran Dragic.

He swiped at Dragic and caught his head, sending him to the ground, which earned Morris a Flagrant-2 foul and an ejection. He said Dragic was "overexaggerating" on the play, and either way the league didn't see enough malicious intent to suspend him.
Mar 3 - 7:14 PM

Markieff Morris was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Goran Dragic in the third quarter.

It was a hard foul in transition that sent Dragic to the floor hard, but Markieff's reputation might have hurt him here for the flagrant 2 call. Morris probably won't be suspended for this infraction, but he picked up another technical foul tonight and is a strong bet to be suspended for too many in one season. He finished with 13 points, five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes. You can check out a video of the foul in the link below.
Mar 2 - 9:19 PM

Markieff Morris scored 29 points with 11 boards in Thursday's overtime win over the Thunder, adding three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

He was really struggling prior to tonight, averaging just 6.3 points over his last three games, so his owners will be thrilled that he broke out of his slump. The best part of all of this is that he struggled in the mid-range again tonight, making 4-of-13 on those shots. Morris was money everywhere else, though. Expect some bumps in the road, but look for Morris to build on this momentum on Saturday against Tim Duncan and the Spurs.
Feb 27 - 2:47 AM

Markieff Morris' shooting slump continued on Wednesday against the Nuggets, making 1-of-5 from the field for five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

He was one of the best mid-range power forwards in the NBA earlier in the season, but that's been his undoing lately. In his last seven, Morris made just 21.6 percent of his mid-range shots, which account for 50.5 percent of his shot total. That explains why he's only averaged 12.3 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 33.7 percent from the field in that span. Besides the shooting issue, it's not that bad. He should get it turned around soon because all players go through shooting slumps.
Feb 26 - 1:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
4Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3John Salmons
4Reggie Bullock
5Danny Granger
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron