Marcus Morris PF PHO 1 month ago

Morris and his twin brother have both been charged with felony aggravated assault stemming from an incident at a Phoenix recreation center in January, ESPN reports.

The twins, along with three other men, allegedly assaulted a 36-year-old man who had apparently sent "inappropriate text messages" to the Morris' mother. At this point, it's too early to speculate what may become of this situation, but the brothers' first court date is scheduled for May 7, at which point more information should be available.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 1 month ago

Morris has the flu and will not play in Tuesday's game, ArizonaSports.com's Craig Grialou reports.

The Suns are pretty banged up right now, and with Morris out, his brother, Markieff, should see all the run he can handle, while T.J. Warren and Earl Barron also see more run than usual. Unlike most teams, the Suns' final game of the season is Tuesday, so this means Morris has played his last game of 2015.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 2 months ago

Morris grabbed a double-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 44 minutes of action Friday against the Blazers.

Morris is now averaging 13.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers made over the last five games. He's never been known to be a rebounder, but his performance of late is certainly drawing attention. He may not be the better of the two brothers, but Marcus is certainly producing enough to be owned in standard leagues at this point.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 2 months ago

Morris filled the box score in Sunday's win over the Mavericks. In 36 minutes, he had 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Despite shooting 1-for-11 from the floor March 19, Morris has been on a hot streak as of late. He got off to a slow start in March, but has 11 or more points in four of his past five games and now has double-digit rebounds in three straight appearances.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 2 months ago

Morris started again on Friday with Brandon Knight (ankle) out. He finished the game with 18 points (7-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and two assists.

With Knight out, P.J. Tucker slid over to shooting guard and Morris was able to start at small forward. He's a tough player to own, though, given how inconsistent he's been. Prior to Friday's game, he had three straight games with eight or fewer points and he's shooting just 29.4 percent from the floor in March.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 3 months ago

Morris started at small forward and P.J. Tucker moved to shooting guard with Brandan Knight out with a sprained ankle. Morris scored eight points (3-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt) with nine rebounds, five assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Timberwolves.

Morris has been inconsistent all season, making him a difficult player to own, even in 12 team leagues.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 3 months ago

Morris will start Wednesday's contest versus the Timberwolves, the Suns' official site reports.

Because Brandon Knight is sidelined with a left ankle sprain, coach Jeff Hornacek will slide P.J. Tucker to shooting guard, while Morris takes on the three. In 19 nods this season, Morris has averaged 10 points (on 41 percent shooting), 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.4 three-pointers in 26 minutes.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 3 months ago

Coach Jeff Hornacek said the plan is for Morris to start Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Craig Grialou of Arizona Sports reports.

With Brandon Knight (ankle) out, Hornacek will experiment with a bit of an unconventional lineup. Assuming the rest of the starting five remains the same, P.J. Tucker would slid down to shooting guard, while Morris would join his brother, Markieff, and Alex Len up front. Hornacek said he wants to "see if we can get some size on Minnesota."

Marcus Morris PF PHO 3 months ago

Morris provided 19 points (9-21 FG, 1-9 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, and four steals in 41 minutes as a starter in the overtime win over the Nets on Friday.

Morris joined his twin brother Markieff (who also had 19 points) in the starting lineup because P.J. Tucker was being disciplined for missing the bus to the morning's shootaround. He has gone 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) from 3-point land in his last three games. Morris should return to reserve duty Saturday against the Cavaliers.

Marcus Morris PF PHO 3 months ago

Morris will start in Friday's game against the Nets.

This move is expected to be temporary as normal starter P.J. Tucker is being punished for missing the bus to Friday's shootaround. Although, Morris has a chance to make his case for more playing time with Friday's opportunity in the starting five.