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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 came off the bench and played 23 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, making 7-of-10 from the field for 17 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.
He hasn't been completely unleashed in the preseason, but the stats have been there in limited playing time. All the pieces are in place for a Markieff breakout after being the 38th-best player in nine-category leagues after the break last season. Plus, that was with Channing Frye around. Oct 17 - 1:04 AM

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Markieff Morris scored 12 points in 16 minutes against the Nuggets during a 97-89 win on Friday, adding one rebound and two 3-pointers.

He didn't take a single shot from within five feet and the Suns are clearly asking him to stretch the floor. Morris is hardly the shooter that Channing Frye is, but he'll be a major part of the offense from the power forward and center spots. Do not sleep on him.
Oct 11 - 12:56 AM

Markieff Morris started on Wednesday and had 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks on 3-of-7 shooting.

He didn't hit a 3-pointer but did make 7-of-8 free throws in his 28 minutes of action. The Rotoworld crew is high on Morris this season and he looks like a great power forward option once the big names are off the board.
Oct 9 - 1:17 AM

Markieff Morris scored a game-high 22 points in Saturday's team scrimmage.

The week of Markieff goes on. Morris has vaulted up the fantasy ranks over the past week and the good news just keeps coming. He's a must-have target and fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to reach for him.
Oct 4 - 6:18 PM

Markieff Morris said that coach Jeff Hornacek told him that he will "play the five a lot when we need to speed it up."

Hornacek has constantly been talking about how the Suns are going to push the ball, so that means Morris is going to get some serious run. He is penciled in as the starting power forward, said he'll take more 3-pointers, and is a near lock to play more than his 26.6 minutes per game last season. He averaged 16 points and 6.4 boards after the break in 2013-14, so a major breakout could be on the way. Draft him.
Oct 2 - 9:46 PM

Markieff Morris has been working on his three-point shot in the offseason and training camp.

"Coach told me I needed to to space the floor more," Markieff said when asked about practicing his three-pointers. He is set for an expanded role with the Suns due to the departure of stretch-four Channing Frye and is a candidate for a breakout year with the uptempo Suns. Markieff also expects to see a lot of minutes at center, so his ability to stretch the floor will be key in small lineups. The addition of a the three-point shot will only increase his fantasy value.
Oct 2 - 3:40 PM

The Suns signed the Morris brothers to contracts on Monday, and left it up to them to decide how to split up $52 million.

"I did something I've never done before," Lon Babby said. "Once we agreed on the amount of money ($52 million), I gave them the first crack at how to divide it up." This was as genius move by Babby and the Suns, and the brothers didn't take much time to decide that Markieff would get $8 million a year, while Marcus will get $5 million. "What I knew would happen is that they are each the best advocate for the other one," Babby said. The Suns did a nice job of taking a potentially sticky situation and letting the brothers work the details out on their own.
Sep 29 - 9:51 PM

Markieff Morris and the Suns agreed on a four-year, $32 million extension on Monday.

He earned a bigger deal than his twin brother and the Suns obviously have high hopes for Markieff. Morris scored 15.8 points per game after the break and shot 52.0 percent from the field in that span, so he'll head into 2014-15 with some nice momentum. He's a solid target in the middle rounds.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 29 - 10:24 AM

Markieff and Marcus Morris are nearing contract extensions with the Suns.

Both deals are expected to be four-year extensions and likely total $52 million. Markieff had a very strong finish in the second half last season due largely to his minutes at center. The Suns didn't do much to help their frontcourt and Alex Len (hand) got hurt again, so Morris should have a similar role. He's a terrific target in the late-middle rounds.
Sep 29 - 9:10 AM

Markieff Morris, and twin brother Marcus Morris, would like to continue playing together throughout their careers.

"It's a unique situation," Marcus said. "We're just trying to do enough so teams can see us as players, as players, and as a tandem... That was our dream growing up - it's our life dream to play with each other in the NBA." Both the twins’ rookie deals expire following the 2014-15 season, so it'll be interesting to see if the two are broken up via free agency. But for now, they can enjoy their time together playing in Phoenix.
Source: philly.com
Aug 17 - 10:41 AM

Markieff Morris has been focusing on his rebounding and 3-point shooting during voluntary workouts this summer.

His brother Marcus Morris is also bulking up with the expectation that he'll play more minutes at PF with Channing Frye out of town. Markieff was a top-100 fantasy option in most formats last season, averaging 13.8 points, 0.4 threes, 6.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks in under 27 minutes per game. He'll likely start at PF and have a bigger role offensively, and if he can knock down more 3-pointers he'll be a uniquely valuable option.
Jul 30 - 1:03 PM

Markieff Morris hit 10-of-16 shots for 21 points, two rebounds, one steal and three blocks in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

Fellow Most Improved Player candidate Gerald Green fizzled out with seven points on 2-of-4 shooting, but the duo exceeded expectations in both fantasy and reality. Factor in Jeff Hornacek's expected high finish in Coach of the Year voting and there will be plenty of awards season buzz for Phoenix.
Apr 15 - 1:31 AM

Markieff Morris scored 20 points with seven boards against the Spurs on Friday.

He entered tonight with some fantastic post-break averages of 15.8 points, 6.6 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.5 triples on 51.8 percent from the field. Morris was expected to be the opening-night starter, but his one-game suspension to start the year moved him the bench and that changed the mind of coach Jeff Hornacek. That may have been a blessing in disguise and he's in the mix for Sixth Man of the Year.
Apr 12 - 1:37 AM

Markieff Morris led the Suns with 12 rebounds off the bench on Sunday, adding 16 points, three steals and two blocks in a disappointing loss to the Lakers.

Marcus Morris also had a solid evening with 15 points, six rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes, but the Suns' bench production wasn't enough to erase a huge early deficit. Fantasy owners should keep in mind that the Suns are one of six teams with a three-game schedule next week, joining the Jazz, Blazers, Magic, Thunder and Cavaliers. Every other team plays four times.
Mar 31 - 12:28 AM

Markieff Morris scored 16 points vs. the Knicks on Friday with eight boards, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

This would be a huge line for most bench guys, but not Markieff. Morris is tearing it up right now and is going to be on a lot of championship fantasy teams.
Mar 29 - 5:22 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Isaiah Thomas
3Archie Goodwin
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Zoran Dragic
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
3Anthony Tolliver
4Shavlik Randolph
5Jamil Wilson
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Alec Brown