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Markieff Morris | Forward | #5

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 (hernia) was able to play full-contact 1-on-1 at Saturday's practice.
When asked if Morris is still on track to return in a few weeks, coach Scott Brooks sounded optimistic. "As of right now, yes," Brooks said. "If there’s no setback, and he hasn’t had a setback yet." Brooks added that his conditioning is better than expected, but fantasy owners should keep in mind that he'll likely be eased back into action. Once Morris is cleared, Kelly Oubre's minutes could take a hit. Oct 22 - 10:57 AM

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Markieff Morris (hernia) was able to participate in Saturday's practice with light contact.

Morris is making gradual progress as he works his way back from sports hernia surgery. On Thursday, coach Scott Brooks said Morris is close to returning to full-contact practice, and it appears Morris is a bit ahead of schedule. His original target date was mid-November, but Morris may be able to return closer to the start of next month.
Oct 21 - 12:57 PM

Markieff Morris (hernia) participated in Thursday's non-contact practice.

Coach Scott Brooks said Morris is close to returning to full-contact practice and it sounds like he has a real shot to beat his original timetable that had him returning in mid-November. Once Morris is cleared to play, that would likely dampen the fantasy appeal of Kelly Oubre. Jason Smith (shoulder) would also lose minutes.
Oct 19 - 1:50 PM

Markieff Morris (hernia) was limited to getting up some set shots and doing light sprints during Monday's practice.

Morris still has about a month to go before he's fully up to speed, so he's not really worth stashing in leagues without an IR-spot. With Morris set to begin the year on the sidelines, there will be more minutes for guys like Jason Smith, Kelly Oubre and Ian Mahinmi, but none of these guys are expected to make a difference in 12-team leagues.
Oct 16 - 2:33 PM

Scott Brooks said he expects to have Markieff Morris (hernia) back with the team within the next day or so.

Morris was away from the team tending to legal matters, but was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday afternoon, so he should be back with the club shortly. However, he's still recovering from hernia surgery, and he's not expected back on the court until mid-November. Morris could be worth a late-round flier in deep leagues that offer an IR-spot, but there are higher upside guys to take a flier on in standard settings.
Oct 4 - 2:13 PM

Markieff Morris (hernia) was found not guilty on all charges in the Morris' twins assault case.

Morris will now head back to Washington where he'll continue his rehab from the sports hernia surgery. He's not going to be ready for the start of the year, and with just top-75 upside, he's not really worth a late-round target unless your league offers an IR-spot.
Oct 3 - 6:59 PM

Markieff Morris had sports hernia surgery on Friday and is expected to be out 6-8 weeks.

That means he will miss the start of the season and he could miss up to 15 games. Morris had himself a strong 2016-17 season and logged more minutes at center than he had in his previous time with the Wizards. With him out, Jason Smith, Kelly Oubre and Marcin Gortat should pick up some extra minutes. Fantasy owners may not want to draft Morris unless stashing won't hurt.
Sep 22 - 3:31 PM

Markieff Morris (sports hernia) will undergo surgery this Friday and is expected to miss the start of training camp.

There is no timetable for his return and he will have the procedure in St. Louis. He was extremely durable to start his career, but the 28-year-old missed 18 games in 2015-16 and six games in 2016-17. If Morris does need to miss game action, Kelly Oubre, Mike Scott and Jason Smith would likely pick up some extra minutes. Morris is now only a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.
Sep 20 - 5:53 PM

Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris go on trial Monday on felony assault charges from 2015.

The trial is expected to last for about 10 days, so both players could end up missing part of training camp. However, they have bigger concerns on their minds, as they could face a maximum of nearly four years in prison if they are found guilty. The NBA would also have to issue at least 10 games of suspension if they are convicted. We should have some clarity on this next week.
Sep 18 - 11:47 AM

Markieff Morris said he spent a large chunk of the offseason working on his 3-point shooting.

He shot a career-high 36.2 percent from deep last season, so he has a good foundation to build on. Morris also said he's aiming for more scoring diversity and "staying more consistent" overall. The Wizards didn't address their frontcourt this summer other than bringing in veteran Mike Scott, so Morris will reprise his role as the starting PF. He was a top-75 asset in standard leagues last season with averages of 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.1 steals and 0.9 triples, but fantasy owners can usually grab him pretty late.
Aug 14 - 10:07 AM

Markieff Morris said that his left ankle is still bothering him and that he hasn't practiced since picking up the injury.

"I don't shoot at all. I just go back to treament every day," Morris said. "It's not swollen as much but the pain is still there. It's the worst injury I've ever had." He seemed fine in Game 6 when he scored 16 points with 11 rebounds in 39 minutes, and Morris added that there's no way he will sit out Game 7 on Monday. "[Expletive] this ankle," Morris said. "I'm not worried about my ankle right now. I'm worried about winning."
May 15 - 11:30 AM

Markieff Morris notched 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes on Sunday, helping Washington even their second-round series at 2-2.

Morris was quiet on Thursday with 10 points in just 19 minutes, but his efforts tonight were huge -- among other things, he helped the Wizards earn a dominant 45-31 edge in the rebounding department. Washington also crushed Boston in transition (25-12) and in the paint (56-38), resulting in their second straight victory. We'll see if Morris can maintain this momentum despite having two off-days before Game 5 on Wednesday.
May 7 - 9:20 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) was sore at practice on Wednesday.

He did not have a setback at practice and this is just a lingering issue for the power forward. Morris rolled his left ankle in Game 1, but he was still able to play 27 minutes in Game 2. He's fully expected to play on Thursday and may also have some added pressure on him after he said his team isn't playing tough enough.
May 3 - 2:28 PM

Markieff Morris voiced his displeasure with his teammates' effort following Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

"We're not playing tough enough," said Morris. "We had the advantage late in the game and all we had to do was just play tough. We didn't have to make shots. We didn't have to get stops. All we had to do was play tough. We let them get offensive rebounds late in the game. Guys just walking to the basket and we're just worried about our own personal [expletive]. It's about the team." Game 3 is now essentially a must-win game for Washington after they dropped the first two on the road.
Source: USA Today
May 3 - 1:09 PM

Markieff Morris played through a sprained left ankle in Game 2 vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

He was a true game-time call and coach Scott Brooks even doubted his availability, but Morris was always adamant that he would be out there. Morris sent Al Horford a message early (Horford injured Morris in Game 1) by tossing him into the stands in the opening few minutes and was moving around well, grabbing six rebounds with three assists, two steals, one block and one triple before fouling out in 27 minutes. He should be ready to go with the series shifting to Washington for Game 3 on Thursday.
May 3 - 12:06 AM

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SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
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SF1Otto Porter
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PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi