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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 scored 16 points against the Wizards on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 36 minutes.
He was right back to his old role after being benched on Sunday due to a technical foul. The Suns are a much better team when Markieff is on the floor, so it's important for him to avoid technical fouls. Additionally, he is being investigated by Phoenix police for an alleged assault, according to CBS 5. Morris is a must-start player until further notice. Jan 29 - 2:45 AM
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Coach Jeff Hornacek said he will not have a "hard-and-fast rule" but he "may still sit [a player who picks up a technical foul] for the end of the game."

"We're just going to try to do a better job as teammates to corral each other when they start to argue," Hornacek said. "The guys [said] they would do that." The Suns lead the NBA in technical fouls and Markieff Morris was benched for almost the entire second half for his 10th technical of the season on Sunday. Goran Dragic was also benched last week for a tech. Fantasy owners should know there is some risk in starting the Morrii Twins or anyone else.
Jan 28 - 2:57 PM

Markieff Morris was benched for a technical foul in the third quarter against the Clippers on Sunday, finishing with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

He argued with a referee and coach Jeff Hornacek pulled Morris with 10 minutes left in the third quarter for his 10th tech of the season. This is a new rule for the Suns with Hornacek benching players for technical fouls with Goran Dragic having a similar fate on Friday. The Suns used more of Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker to replace Markieff today, which was a problem because of Blake Griffin. Markieff's body language wasn't great throughout the game and he didn't want to comment post-game. All that said, this shouldn't be an issue going forward and Morris remains a must-start player.
Jan 25 - 11:53 PM

Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-7 shots for six points and five rebounds in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

That broke a streak of four double-digit scoring games for Markieff, who had 35 points against the Cavs a week ago. He'll bounce back, but gave way to the team's three point guards (Eric Bledsoe, Isaiah Thomas, Goran Dragic) tonight.
Jan 22 - 12:49 AM

Markieff Morris lit up the Cavaliers for a career-high 35 points in Tuesday's home win, hitting 15-of-21 shots with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

The Cavs' porous defense deserves some credit for Kieff's huge night, but he's now cracked 25 points in three of the Suns' past eight games. His across-the-board production has resulted in top-50 value for his fortunate owners, and he ranks fifth among PFs in steals per game (1.4), trailing only Nerlens Noel, Anthony Davis, Paul Millsap and Thaddeus Young.
Jan 14 - 12:04 AM

Markieff Morris, who shot 1-of-11 from the field on Friday, finished Sunday's double-OT loss to the Grizzlies with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting before fouling out after 37 minutes.

He made one 3-pointer with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block, and it's nice to see him bounce back quickly from his worst shooting game of the year. Kieff has flirted with top-50 value in both 8-cat and 9-cat leagues this season and the recent acquisition of Brandan Wright shouldn't impact his role significantly, so keep starting him with confidence.
Jan 11 - 9:18 PM

Markieff Morris quickly bounced back from Sunday's six-point dud, finishing a road win in Milwaukee on Tuesday with 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal.

This was Markieff's sixth double-double of the season and his first since Dec. 5. His versatility has enabled him to quietly post top-50 fantasy value this season in just 30 minutes per game, a sustainable pace for the rest of the season.
Jan 6 - 10:40 PM

Markieff Morris hit 10-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, four rebounds and a steal in Wednesday's OT loss to the Thunder.

The Suns' Eric Bledsoe passed up a game-tying layup in overtime to kick it out to a wide-open Morris, who left his game-winning 3-point try short. Morris played very well tonight, but the fact the Suns lost on a night Russell Westbrook was ejected in the second quarter is not going to sit well with them.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Markieff Morris scored just nine points on Tuesday vs. Dallas, adding four boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Apart from the four steals, this line was rather disappointing as the Suns decided to go small for most of the game. Morris should be much better against the Kings on Friday, and his owners can expect him to have occasional bumps in the road like this one. That being said, he still belongs in all lineups.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:28:00 AM

Markieff Morris scored 17 points in a win over the Wizards on Sunday, but added just two boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Apart from his scoring, this was quite a disappointing line from him considering he played 36 minutes. Morris has still been producing early-round value in standard leagues, but owners can expect a few bumps in the road along the way. Keep him active in all lineups.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:41:00 PM

Markieff Morris scored 19 points with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He bounced back from his Wednesday ejection nicely. Markieff scored 12 points in the third quarter and played down the stretch with the three-point guard lineup. He does have some bad games, but he's still producing early-round value in standard leagues. He'll be fine.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Markieff Morris said his ejection during Wednesday's win over the Hornets stemmed from his emotions getting the best of him.

Of his ejection that occurred in the second half after two technical fouls that were two minutes and 33 seconds apart, Morris said, "I let my emotions get the best of me, which wasn't right." Morris shouldn't face suspension for his ejection and was still able to score 13 points with eight rebounds and one 3-pointer, so there will be better days to come for his fantasy owners.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Markieff Morris was ejected for two technical fouls against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He started slow, but had it going as he was ejected for arguing with a ref. Morris finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer on 6-of-10 from the field. He won't be suspended and hopefully he keeps his temper in check against the Knicks on Saturday.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Markieff Morris made 9-of-13 from the field for 25 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers against the Bucks on Monday.

He had an awful game against the Thunder due to foul trouble and bounced back nicely in 37 minutes. Morris has seen his fouls go up recently, but it's still not enough to be alarmed. He's posting top-30 total value on the season and there's no reason to think he won't be in that neighborhood at season's end.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Markieff Morris scored just four points in Sunday's loss to the Thunder, adding one rebound in 10 minutes.

It was by far his worst game of the season, and the low minutes occurred due to the fact that he had five fouls in 10 minutes. Morris' owners should give him a break after this dud, as he has managed to post early-round value in what has been his breakout season. Expect him to bounce back against the Bucks on Monday.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:04:00 PM