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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
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Markieff Morris launched a season-high 21 shots in 38 minutes of action on Wednesday, hitting six of his attempts to finish with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.
When are increased shot attempts a bad thing? When they don't go in. Morris began the season shooting just 37.9 percent in November, but he went up to 46.3 percent in December and is at 54.1 percent in January, so things are trending in the right direction. In most fantasy leagues, he should settle into the 75-100 range by the end of the season. Jan 11 - 11:13 PM

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Markieff Morris hit 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals before fouling out of Tuesday's 101-99 win over the Bulls.

He did all that in just 22 minutes and is hot right now, averaging 15.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 3-pointers on 54 percent shooting over his last five. He should be owned in most leagues right now.
Jan 10 - 9:52 PM

Markieff Morris posted a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double during Sunday's win over the Bucks, adding one assist, one 3-pointer, three steals and three turnovers in 38 minutes.

Morris did briefly leave the game with some sort of foot issue, but after being examined by the Wizards' medical staff on the bench he got right back out there, and the heavy minute total would suggest he'll be just fine moving forward. Morris has been pretty hit-or-miss this season, but lines like this show why he's worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 8 - 4:55 PM

Markieff Morris scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist and one triple in 36 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

The Wizards needed his size tonight, so his minutes were back up. He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, scoring in double digits for the seventh straight game. Morris' minutes have been all over the place, but he's still holding off Kelly Oubre for now and is averaging 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in the new year. His upside isn't high, but standard-league owners could do worse.
Jan 6 - 11:13 PM

Markieff Morris hit 5-of-11 shots (0-for-4 from downtown) for 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block in 33 minutes of Monday's 101-91 loss to the Rockets.

Morris has scored in double digits in five straight games, averaging 12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks over his last five while hitting 51 percent of his shots. He's a low-end fantasy power forward option right now, but played 33 minutes tonight. If he could get 30 minutes a night, his stock would climb a little higher.
Jan 2 - 11:05 PM

Markieff Morris hit 7-of-11 shots, a 3-pointer and 3-of-4 free throws for 18 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in Monday's win over the Bucks.

Morris is starting to come on again after scoring 14 in his previous game, grabbing 11 boards on Dec. 21 and going off for 23 points and nine boards last Sunday. He's averaging 13.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and is shooting 49 percent over his last five games. If he was dropped in your league, it might be a good time to pick him up.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Markieff Morris scored 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting Sunday to go with nine boards, three assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

This was a nice bounce-back performance after Friday’s 18-minute, 11-point dud, so hopefully he can keep things moving in this direction. Morris' value has been weighed down a bit due to his 2.0 turnovers per game and 41.3 shooting percentage, but he’s still worth owning with averages of 12.8 points, 5.6 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per contest.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Markieff Morris (foot) scored 11 points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

The low playing time was due to two quick fouls in the first quarter and also the Wizards blowing out the Pistons. Morris has dealt with his sore foot for most of this month, but he's only missed one game because of it. His minutes have seen a slight dip lately because of Kelly Oubre thriving in a small-ball lineup, but Morris is still a hold in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:43:00 PM

Markieff Morris (foot) will play and start Friday night vs. the Pistons.

Morris was sidelined Wednesday but will be back in the mix on Friday. Kelly Oubre will get bumped back to the bench. Morris has been playing well of late, scoring in double-figures in seven straight games before sitting out Wednesday. Over that seven-game stretch, he averaged 13.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Markieff Morris (sore left foot) is a game-time call for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

Coach Scott Brooks said that Morris was limited at Thursday's practice after the forward missed Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets. Kelly Oubre started in Morris' place and had a strong game with 15 points in 40 minutes and the Wizards also won, so you have to wonder if Brooks will stick with that first unit.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Markieff Morris (sore left foot) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday and Kelly Oubre will start in his place.

He had some left foot soreness last month, so chances are this is related. Morris did not miss any games due to that issue, but this time it may be worse. He hasn't played well -- especially on defense -- so maybe it's been lingering Morris. For now, he may only need to miss one game. Kelly Oubre was already making a charge for minutes, so he is worth a pickup for owners with something to cut.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:44:00 PM

Markieff Morris scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, one assist, four steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

He's clearly trending up again. Morris has played 33 or more minutes in four straight games and has scored in double digits in his last three. The only thing holding him back right now is his 3-point shot and turnover rate -- he hasn't hit a 3-pointer in four straight games and he's averaging 3.5 turnovers in that span.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:55:00 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) scored 12 points with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Spurs on Friday.

He twisted his left ankle on Wednesday, but it's not the same ankle that bothered him earlier in the season. Considering he played 38 minutes, it's safe to assume that his injury is very minor. Morris shot 4-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, but did turn the ball over four times. He's been a low-end asset in standard leagues so far, but he has room to grow.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 02:05:00 AM

Markieff Morris (ankle) will start against the Spurs on Friday.

The Wizards made it clear he only has a "twisted" ankle and not a sprain, so Morris had a good shot to play tonight. He should get a good amount of run and is coming off a 37-minute, 19-point Wednesday. We'll see if he can keep LaMarcus Aldridge in check tonight.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Markieff Morris (left ankle) received treatment on Thursday.

He's likely going to be listed as questionable on Friday due to his twisted ankle on Wednesday. Morris had a right ankle injury last month, but this one appears to be more minor than that one. If he's out on Friday against the Spurs, Jason Smith would get more run while Andrew Nicholson could get in the mix. We'll get an update at shootaround on Friday.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

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