Player Outlook

Markieff Morris looked like a star in the making after a 2013-14 season that saw him average 18.6 points per-36 minutes on the strength of a developing perimeter game and piles of free throws. However, he didn't seem to fit in nearly as well in his role as a starter, with his free-throw rate dropping and his overall production falling off pretty much across the board on a per-minute basis. He is still young enough to improve, but his dropoff last season has to lower his ceiling in the eyes of Fantasy owners. Morris has missed just four games in his four NBA seasons, and his presence in the lineup everyday propelled him to a top-40 finish in Fantasy points last season, though he finished just 68th in points per game overall. There is enough to like here to make him a safe starting option in the middle rounds on Draft Day, but don't reach for him.

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  • Morris dropped 18 points (7-10 FG, 3-3 3PT) in just 16 minutes in a 101-85 win over the Jazz on Friday.Morris was hot early and it was clear they saw all they needed from him in this meaningless game. With the departures of Gerald Green and Maurice Morris, Markieff will likely have to carry more of the offensive load and that should be no problem for a player of his ability. Foul trouble kept him from reaching his full potential from last season and he could become even better this year.

  • Suns forward Markieff Morris will play in Wednesday's preseason opener, Paul Coro of AZ Central reports.Morris has been hampered by a nagging hip issue for the last few days, and he missed Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage. The embattled forward returned to practice Tuesday, however, and has been given full clearance to play Wednesday night.

  • Suns forward Mirza Teletovic has a case of the flu but is expected to practice Wednesday, reports The Arizona Republic.He missed the night scrimmage Tuesday, but this sounds like a very minor illness, and he should be back on the court Wednesday. With so much uncertainty regarding Markieff Morris' future with the team, Teletovic's workload will be difficult to predict until the situation with Morris is resolved.

  • At Monday's media day, Suns forward Markieff Morris declined to talk about his issues with the Suns' front office this offseason, Paul Coro of reports. "I want to be here," Morris told reporters. It's difficult to discern whether Morris' comments were genuine, especially considering the vehement nature of his trade demands over the summer. As recently as earlier this month, Morris was adamant that he wouldn't play for Phoenix this season, tweeting in early September that his 'future will not be in Phoenix.' Upset with the team's decision to trade his twin brother, Marcus, to the Pistons earlier this offseason, Morris apparently felt betrayed by the organization. It's unclear whether the two sides have made amends, but at this point it appears Morris will be present when training camp gets underway.

  • Suns forward Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges of felony assault in Maricopa County Superior Court, per The twins are accused of helping three others beat a man, 36-year-old Eric Hood, outside a Phoenix recreation center on Jan. 24. Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex. The next step for the twins is an initial pretrial conference set for June 30.

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2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 82 512 46.5 57 31.8 177 76.3 1258 15.34 25.8
2013 81 411 48.6 34 31.5 259 79.2 1115 13.77 22.9
2012 82 266 40.7 45 33.6 93 73.2 670 8.17 16
2011 63 174 39.9 43 34.7 76 71.7 467 7.41 14.1
3 Year Avg 82 396 45.7 45 32.1 176 76.9 1014 12.37 21.5
Career 308 1363 44.9 179 32.8 605 76.4 3510 11.40