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Markieff Morris | Forward | #5

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (13) / PHO
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Wizards head coach Scott Brooks defended the Wizards trade for Markieff Morris last season.
Though the Wizards don't have an first-round draft pick on Thursday night because of it, Brooks defended the Wizards acquisition of Morris. "We don’t have a draft pick tomorrow night, but we traded that pick for a really really good player in Markieff Morris," Brook said. "You don’t get guys like that in a draft. [What] he’s going to bring the team and to be around the team full time is going to be a great asset to us." Morris will be worth a look in the later rounds of 2016-17 fantasy drafts as he's still just 26 years old and should benefit from a full season with the Wizards. Jun 23 - 1:47 PM

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Markieff Morris won't be charged in a customs incident in Philadelphia.

A friend made an admission that exonerated both Markieff and his brother Marcus after customs at Philadelphia International Airport found 3.95 ounces of marijuana on May 31. The 26-year-old averaged 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 three-pointers in 27 games with the Wizards last season and should be able to improve upon those numbers in his first full season with Washington in 2016-17.
Jun 7 - 12:46 PM

Markieff Morris was reportedly detained at the Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday.

Airport security found a "suspicious item" in Morris' checked in luggage, and a secondary inspection of his bag revealed "suspected marijuana." Morris was then taken to the Tinicum Township Police precinct for questioning, and he was later released. A spokesman of the police department said that the investigation is "on-going." Morris is innocent until proven guilty.
Source: CSN Philly
May 26 - 5:38 PM

Markieff Morris (rest) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

A Wizards loss an a Jazz win would put the Wizards in the No. 12 spot in the lottery. Thanks to the Morris trade, the Wizards only have less than a three percent chance to keep their pick.
Apr 13 - 7:24 PM

Markieff Morris (rest) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

The Wizards will not have three of their starters tonight. With Morris out, Jared Dudley and Nene should get most of the minutes at power forward. Morris might rest on Wednesday, too.
Apr 11 - 6:46 PM

Markieff Morris scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with two rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover in 19 minutes.

Bradley Beal lasted just eight minutes before aggravating his pelvis injury, and he did not return. With just two more games on the schedule for Washington, it's looking like both Beal and John Wall (knee) may not play again this season, which should benefit Morris. Morris' usage rate spikes to 29.1 sans Wall and Beal, so he should be extremely busy on Monday with a favorable matchup against the Nets.
Apr 10 - 5:22 PM

Markieff Morris scored 29 points during a 112-99 loss to the Pistons on Friday with seven rebounds and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

That'll do it for the Wizards this year. They have been eliminated from playoff contention. They picked up Morris for a top-10 protected first-round draft pick in 2016, so that pick is going to the Suns unless Wizards hit on their 2.2-2.5 percent chance to land in the top three of the lotto -- they are tied with the Rockets for spots No. 12 and 13. Morris looks like he'll be busy the rest of the way with John Wall (knee) possibly getting shut down.
Apr 8 - 11:57 PM

Markieff Morris returned to Phoenix on Friday for the first time since the trade, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers during the 106-99 victory.

He was booed in the introductions and booed when he touched the ball. Morris definitely wanted to make an impact and forced several shots, but he got it done to get a win. He should be owned in standard leagues. The Wizards also pulled one of the most cruel April Fool's Day jokes by putting Morris' old Suns jersey in his locker before the game (images in link below).
Apr 2 - 1:51 AM

Markieff Morris (calf) scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

The team put him on the injury report as a precaution and he looked fine in this game. Morris is going to fight through his calf issue, but the Wizards losing ground could result in a shutdown. They likely won't be eliminated until next weekend.
Mar 31 - 12:38 AM

Markieff Morris (calf) will play against the Kings on Wednesday.

The Wizards have to have this game, so Morris will gut it out again. Nene will come off the bench for the Wizards.
Mar 30 - 8:37 PM

Markieff Morris (calf) is listed as questionable to face the Kings on Wednesday.

He's likely a little closer to probable here after he returned on Tuesday, scoring 15 points in a loss. If for some reason Morris can't go, Nene would play more.
Mar 30 - 5:10 PM

Markieff Morris (calf) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Warriors and played well, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting.

His calf wasn't an issue all night and he was able to grab eight rebounds with one block and three 3-pointers in just 24 minutes. Morris sat out of Sunday's game vs. the Lakers as a precaution so that he could play in both games of the Wizards' back-to-back set, so expect him to be out there on Wednesday vs. the Kings.
Mar 30 - 1:38 AM

Markieff Morris (calf) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

He was a full participant in the morning shootaround and was fully expected to play. If you need points and 3-pointers, feel free to get him back into your lineups. Nene will return to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 29 - 9:52 PM

Markieff Morris (calf) is a game-time call vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.

He went through the morning shootaround and said that he will play, but he will go through warmups before making a final decision. If he doesn't play, Jared Dudley and Nene will benefit.
Mar 29 - 9:10 PM

Markieff Morris (calf) was a full participant during shootaround and said that he'll play Tuesday against the Warriors.

Morris should be good to go following a one-game stint on the sidelines, which will likely result in Nene heading back to the bench, and there will be less minutes available for Jared Dudley. Morris also added that he doesn't believe he'll be playing with any restrictions, but owners will still want to check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off.
Mar 29 - 3:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
3Tomas Satoransky
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Alan Anderson
4Jarell Eddie
5Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2J.J. Hickson
3Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Drew Gooden
4Jason Smith