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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 a team-high 24 points during a 108-99 loss to the Kings on Wednesday with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 9-of-16 from the field.
He made 5-of-6 from the line to make this an eight-category line. Morris has really stepped it up over his last five, averaging 18.2 points, 7.6 boards, 3.2 dimes, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.6 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 81.5 percent from the line. This is the player his fantasy owners drafted. Mar 26 - 3:18 AM

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Markieff Morris dropped 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting during Sunday's win over the Mavericks, adding 13 boards, one assist and one steal in 41 minutes.

Morris has now scored in double digits in each of his last six games, and he is one of the main reasons why the Suns are on a four-game winning streak. As long as the Suns remain in the playoff hunt, Morris will continue to log big minutes down the stretch.
Mar 22 - 11:53 PM

Markieff Morris scored 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting (no threes) with seven rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocks in the Suns' 96-87 loss to the Hawks on Friday.

Morris has been as consistent of a fantasy play as one could find this season, returning top 40-50 value without much variance at all.
Mar 14 - 1:09 AM

Markieff Morris bounced back on Wednesday against the Wolves with 24 points on 10-of-15 from the field, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

He needed this one coming off a 1-of-8 against the Warriors on Monday. Morris' numbers have dipped a little bit due to sub-par shooting and his blocks disappearing, but he should be on the upswing soon. He is a must-start player and has two more home games against the Hawks and Knicks this weekend.
Mar 12 - 1:35 AM

Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for making above-the-shoulder contact with Goran Dragic.

He swiped at Dragic and caught his head, sending him to the ground, which earned Morris a Flagrant-2 foul and an ejection. He said Dragic was "overexaggerating" on the play, and either way the league didn't see enough malicious intent to suspend him.
Mar 3 - 7:14 PM

Markieff Morris was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Goran Dragic in the third quarter.

It was a hard foul in transition that sent Dragic to the floor hard, but Markieff's reputation might have hurt him here for the flagrant 2 call. Morris probably won't be suspended for this infraction, but he picked up another technical foul tonight and is a strong bet to be suspended for too many in one season. He finished with 13 points, five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes. You can check out a video of the foul in the link below.
Mar 2 - 9:19 PM

Markieff Morris scored 29 points with 11 boards in Thursday's overtime win over the Thunder, adding three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

He was really struggling prior to tonight, averaging just 6.3 points over his last three games, so his owners will be thrilled that he broke out of his slump. The best part of all of this is that he struggled in the mid-range again tonight, making 4-of-13 on those shots. Morris was money everywhere else, though. Expect some bumps in the road, but look for Morris to build on this momentum on Saturday against Tim Duncan and the Spurs.
Feb 27 - 2:47 AM

Markieff Morris' shooting slump continued on Wednesday against the Nuggets, making 1-of-5 from the field for five points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

He was one of the best mid-range power forwards in the NBA earlier in the season, but that's been his undoing lately. In his last seven, Morris made just 21.6 percent of his mid-range shots, which account for 50.5 percent of his shot total. That explains why he's only averaged 12.3 points, 5.6 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.6 treys on 33.7 percent from the field in that span. Besides the shooting issue, it's not that bad. He should get it turned around soon because all players go through shooting slumps.
Feb 26 - 1:46 AM

Markieff Morris scored 31 points on 12-of-21 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in Friday's loss to the Wolves.

Morris was bound to get a few extra looks with the Suns fielding a lineup without newly acquired Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton, all while Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas were on their way out. The net effect of the trade deadline should help him get a few extra shots per night and help his already strong early round value.
Feb 21 - 1:41 AM

Markieff Morris questioned the officiating in Sunday's last-second loss to Sacramento.

Coming off a 3-of-20 shooting performance, Morris said he didn't know what a foul was anymore. "I've been playing all year, I guess, without getting no foul calls. I don't know what's a foul, what isn't a foul now. I never get fouled is basically what they're telling me," he said." We wouldn't be surprised if Morris is fined as a result, but he was probably just frustrated after a terrible shooting night. The Suns are now 2-9 in games decided by three points or fewer this season.
Feb 9 - 10:36 AM

Markieff Morris shot an abysmal 3-of-20 from the field on Sunday, finishing a loss to the short-handed Kings with eight points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

Minutes and touches weren't an issue for Markieff tonight, but he joined Michael Carter-Williams as the only players this season with three made field goals on 20 or more attempts. According to Basketball-Reference, that ignominious plateau has been reached by only 10 players in the past decade.
Feb 9 - 12:16 AM

Markieff Morris scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

If the Suns are going to miss Alex Len (ankle), that could mean Morris gets minutes at the five a bit more. Morris has struggled around the rim lately and from deep, but he's spent extra time in practice on his long-range shot. That means the Suns have no intention of abandoning his 3-point contributions, especially since he's been great in the mid-range. He has a buy-low feel right now.
Feb 6 - 1:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
4A.J. Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
4Seth Curry
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron