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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 struggled with fouls yet again on Wednesday, contributing eight points, five boards and one block with five personal fouls in 20 minutes.
With former VP Joe Biden in attendance, the Wizards held on for a tense 103-99 victory, giving them a 3-2 edge in the series. Morris is averaging 5.0 fouls in just 23.3 minutes over the past four games, and he's shooting 33.3 percent in that span. The Wizards will need more from him going forward, especially if Jason Smith (calf) is forced to miss any time. Apr 26 - 9:41 PM

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Markieff Morris picked up two quick fouls on Wednesday, finishing a 109-101 win vs. the Hawks with three points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks in just 20 minutes.

Morris had a minor issue with his shoes early, but the fouls were his real undoing tonight. He has a brewing feud with Paul Millsap, who said the Wizards were "playing MMA" during Game 1, and the refs were definitely quicker to call fouls tonight. Morris gave no indication that he'll temper his physical style, saying, "I’m just going headfirst every play ... if we’re gonna jostle the whole series then that’s what it’s going to be." Game on.
Apr 19 - 10:15 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) shined in his playoff debut on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting to go with seven boards, two assists, one steal, four blocks and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

Morris had a nice two-man game going with Wall, and he played some excellent defense, on one possession sending away back-to-back shots (video below). Morris also said prior to the game to not refer to him as a stretch-four, because stretch-fours are "soft," but added you could call Millsap a stretch-four. The two were spotted jawing at each other throughout the contest, and there will clearly be no love lost between these two when all is said and done. Kieff is in for a big series.
Apr 16 - 4:30 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle, rest) is not on the injury report for Game 1 vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

Morris sat out of a couple games in April to rest up a tweaked ankle, and clearly it worked because he scored 20 and 21 points in his previous two outings. He will have his hands full with Paul Millsap, but Morris had a lot of success against the Hawks this season with averages of 17.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.3 3-pointers.
Source: AJC.com
Apr 16 - 10:12 AM

Markieff Morris (ankle, rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season finale against Miami.

Scott Brooks is resting most of his main guys for Wednesday's meaningless game, and guys like Jason Smith and Kelly Oubre figure to earn some extended minutes in Morris' absence tonight. Smith could be looking at a start, and with averages of 10.0 points, 5.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.0 blocks per game through three starts this season, Smith could be someone to consider as a streamer in deep leagues.
Apr 12 - 12:11 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) returned from a one-game absence against the Heat on Saturday and scored 21 points in 30 minutes.

He missed Thursday's game, but it was likely for precautionary reasons. The rest definitely seemed to rejuvenate Morris, as he shot 9-of-13 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with five rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes. Morris has really cooled off since the break with averages of 11.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 triples, so he will be difficult to trust in the final two games of the season.
Apr 8 - 11:21 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) will start against the Heat on Saturday.

He missed Thursday's game for what may have been lingering effects to an ankle sprain earlier this month. With Morris back, Marcin Gortat may have a tough time matching his big Thursday game while Jason Smith loses some value. Morris hasn't been great, but he should still be starting in most formats.
Apr 8 - 5:30 PM

Markieff Morris (right ankle) is considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Heat.

Morris initially injured his ankle back on March 31st. He battled through it the Wizards next two games, but was forced to sit out Thursday's win over the Knicks. Morris tested out the ankle during Saturday's shootaround but will be re-evaluated during pregame warmups. Jason Smith, who started in place of Morris on Thursday, would likely draw another start if Morris is sidelined.
Apr 8 - 12:37 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

He had an ankle injury Friday Mar. 31 in Utah, but this will be his first DNP because of it. With Morris out, the Wizards will likely be going with Jason Smith in the starting lineup and more Kelly Oubre at the forward spots to shift Otto Porter over to power forward more often. Marcin Gortat could benefit, but he's not playing well enough to roll out there in most lineups right now.
Apr 6 - 6:25 PM

Markieff Morris (ankle) finished with 13 points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot in 24 minutes in Sunday's return to the lineup.

Morris was sharp from the field, hitting six of his 11 field goal attempts while splitting his two tries from behind the arc. With Morris back in action the biggest loser was Jason Smith, as he was a DNP-CD.
Apr 2 - 11:38 PM

Markieff Morris is listed as the starter for Sunday's game vs. Golden State.

It sounds as though it will be business as usual for the Wizards' rotations.
Apr 2 - 7:16 PM

Markieff Morris is currently warming up to test his right ankle to see if he can play Sunday vs. the Warriors.

We should have official confirmation on Morris' status shortly, but if he is forced to the sidelines, that would translate to more minutes for guys like Jason Smith, Kelly Oubre and Bojan Bogdanovic. For what it's worth, head coach Scott Brooks said if he had to guess, he'd say Morris will be giving it a go tonight.

Markieff Morris rolled his right ankle late in Friday's loss to Utah and will get an MRI on it this weekend.

The injury didn't seem overly serious, as Morris was able to walk off under his own power and check back in to finish the game. The MRI is most likely simply to rule out any serious issue. The Wizards next game is Sunday vs. the Warriors. We should have a complete update by Sunday morning at the latest. If Morris were unable to play Sunday, Jason Smith, Kelly Oubre and Bojan Bogdanovic would likely see an uptick in minutes.
Apr 1 - 9:52 AM

Markieff Morris tweaked his right ankle in Friday's loss to the Jazz, finishing with eight points on 2-of-13 shooting.

He appeared to roll his ankle and was forced to leave the game, but he was walking under his own power and later checked back in. Morris hit all four of his free throws and added seven rebounds, but he's been very underwhelming for weeks. Prior to Friday, he was averaging just 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 triples in March. Morris and Marcin Gortat have slowed down at the worst possible time for fantasy owners.
Apr 1 - 1:22 AM

Markieff Morris was ejected on Wednesday.

He went up for a block attempt on DeAndre Jordan and the refs called a foul on him, but he obviously didn't agree to lead to the ejection. He shouldn't be suspended for this infraction going forward. Morris finished with 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers.
Mar 30 - 12:29 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Brandon Jennings
3Tomas Satoransky
4Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Daniel Ochefu