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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, 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

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Markieff Morris has been focusing on his rebounding and 3-point shooting during voluntary workouts this summer.

His brother Marcus Morris is also bulking up with the expectation that he'll play more minutes at PF with Channing Frye out of town. Markieff was a top-100 fantasy option in most formats last season, averaging 13.8 points, 0.4 threes, 6.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks in under 27 minutes per game. He'll likely start at PF and have a bigger role offensively, and if he can knock down more 3-pointers he'll be a uniquely valuable option.
Jul 30 - 1:03 PM

Markieff Morris hit 10-of-16 shots for 21 points, two rebounds, one steal and three blocks in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fellow Most Improved Player candidate Gerald Green fizzled out with seven points on 2-of-4 shooting, but the duo exceeded expectations in both fantasy and reality. Factor in Jeff Hornacek's expected high finish in Coach of the Year voting and there will be plenty of awards season buzz for Phoenix.
Apr 15 - 1:31 AM

Markieff Morris scored 20 points with seven boards against the Spurs on Friday.

He entered tonight with some fantastic post-break averages of 15.8 points, 6.6 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.5 triples on 51.8 percent from the field. Morris was expected to be the opening-night starter, but his one-game suspension to start the year moved him the bench and that changed the mind of coach Jeff Hornacek. That may have been a blessing in disguise and he's in the mix for Sixth Man of the Year.
Apr 12 - 1:37 AM

Markieff Morris led the Suns with 12 rebounds off the bench on Sunday, adding 16 points, three steals and two blocks in a disappointing loss to the Lakers.

Marcus Morris also had a solid evening with 15 points, six rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes, but the Suns' bench production wasn't enough to erase a huge early deficit. Fantasy owners should keep in mind that the Suns are one of six teams with a three-game schedule next week, joining the Jazz, Blazers, Magic, Thunder and Cavaliers. Every other team plays four times.
Mar 31 - 12:28 AM

Markieff Morris scored 16 points vs. the Knicks on Friday with eight boards, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

This would be a huge line for most bench guys, but not Markieff. Morris is tearing it up right now and is going to be on a lot of championship fantasy teams.
Mar 29 - 5:22 AM

Markieff Morris played 33 minutes against the Wizards on Wednesday with eight points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one block on 3-of-8 from the field.

The Suns did most of their damage with their guards tonight and Morris' three field goals are tied for his lowest since the break. The 33 minutes played serve as the only evidence you need to alleviate any concern about Morris slowing down.
Mar 26 - 11:15 PM

Markieff Morris came out firing vs. the Wolves, scoring 15 points in the first half on his way to 25 points, three 3-pointers, eight rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes.

Markieff made 10-of-13 shots to continue his stellar season as the Suns' sixth-man. Despite a few brief lulls, his play is a big reason why Phoenix is on the cusp of a playoff berth in the competitive Western Conference. With solid 10th-round fantasy value over the past 15 games Markieff deserves to be owned if you need a forward who helps with high-percentage scoring, rebounding, and a trickle of stats across the board.
Mar 23 - 6:29 PM

Markieff Morris scored a team-high 18 points vs. the Nets on Monday with three boards, one assist, one steal and one block on 8-of-14 from the field.

This isn't even an above average line for Markieff and he continues to make a case as the Sixth Man of the Year. He continues to shoot the ball extremely well and his season field goal shooting of 47.8 percent is way above his previous career high of 40.7 percent. He's here to stay in the fantasy world.
Mar 17 - 10:08 PM

Markieff Morris helped propel the Suns to victory with his energy off the bench vs. the Raptors on Sunday, scoring 16 points with 14 boards, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

Miles Plumlee had a bad day today and was beaten up badly by Jonas Valanciunas, so coach Jeff Hornacek went with a little extra Markieff. His minutes have been consistent and he boasts averages since the break of 17.1 points, 6.1 boards, 0.9 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.4 triples on 51.5 percent from the field. Morris is a must-start player in standard formats.
Mar 16 - 5:46 PM

Markieff Morris scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with 10 rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Morris has been playing at a top 80-100 level over the last month and lately the returns haven't been quite so sweet, but tonight is a reminder that owners should stay the course.
Mar 13 - 1:20 AM

Markieff Morris hit 8-of-13 shots for 24 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Thursday's exciting win over the Thunder, while Marcus Morris added 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on 5-of-7 shooting.

Markieff is a must-start player these days, as this has become the norm for him, while Marcus is also getting hot.
Mar 7 - 12:33 AM

Markieff Morris led all reserves with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes on Sunday, making 5-of-8 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws.

The Morris bros. were in full effect as Marcus added 18 points and nine rebounds, and both of them knocked down two 3-pointers. Since Feb. 11, Markieff leads all NBA reserves in points per game (17.7), he's 10th in steals (1.2), 11th in 3-pointers (1.3) and 14th in blocks (0.9), all while shooting 51.4 percent from the field. Fortunately for the Suns, he's under contract for a relatively affordable $3.0 million next season.
Mar 2 - 11:15 PM

Markieff Morris scored 18 points vs. the Pelicans with four boards, four assists and two blocks on 7-of-12 shooting in 32 minutes.

He was a little quiet on Wednesday in a blowout loss, but he got it going again tonight. Morris' averages over his last five still look terrific even with that 11-point dud, averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 boards, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 0.2 triples on 54.8 percent from the field. He's a must-own player and could be a top-50 asset the rest of the way.
Mar 1 - 2:04 AM

Markieff Morris lost some of his momentum on Wednesday night with 11 points and four boards in 23 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He was absolutely rolling over his last three games with each outing including at least 20 points with plenty of other stats. Morris had put up third-round value in the last 14 days before tonight and mid-second round value in the past week, so there's nothing to worry about from this blowout.
Feb 27 - 1:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Archie Goodwin
SG1Eric Bledsoe
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Gerald Green
3T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown