Morris won't face charges for an incident that occurred May 26 at the Philadelphia International Airport, John Gonzalez of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. Morris was detained by airport security on suspicion of marijuana possession, but after law enforcement investigated the incident, Morris' friend confessed that the marijuana was his. The 26-year-old has had brushes with the law before and wore out his welcome earlier this past season in Phoenix, but it appears the Wizards are viewing him as a member of their core. He averaged 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 26.4 minutes per game in 27 appearances with the Wizards following his February acquisition, and remains under contract through the 2018-19 season.
Morris was detained at the Philadelphia International Airport Thursday on suspicion of marijuana possession, John Gonzalez of CSN Philly reports. Morris has yet to be charged with anything, but the Wizards' forward was stopped in the airport and detained on Thursday afternoon with suspected possession of marijuana. With the legal process just beginning, we won't speculate on a potential suspension for the 2016-17 season. However, once the legal ramifications are released, we should know more about how the Wizards will proceed with the situation. Morris has three years left on his current contract with the Wizards.
Morris found consistency in Washington after a tumultuous start to the season in Phoenix. Morris' time in Phoenix had high points, that included a six-game stretch of scoring double-digit points, and low points, such as serving a two-game suspension for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek. In February he was traded to Washington and settled in as a starter, serving in that role for 21 of the 27 games he played in. Morris closed out the season averaging 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest. He has three guaranteed years remaining on his current contract, so unless Washington makes a major acquisition this offseason Morris is expected to remain the starter moving forward.
Morris won't play Wednesday against the Hawks, Steve Buckhantz of the Wizards' official site reports. Morris will be joined in street clothes by John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Marcin Gortat. With such mainstays out, Nene, JJ Hickson, Jared Dudley, and Drew Gooden will occupy the frontcourt in the season finale.
Morris will be rested Monday against the Nets. With Washington already ruled out of playoff contention, the Wizards will look towards the end of their bench to fill out their starting five with John Wall (knee) and Bradley Beal (pelvis) also sitting out Monday. Nene, Jared Dudley, Drew Gooden, and JJ Hickson are all candidates to see added time on the floor Monday in place of Morris, and it's possible Morris will also be rested Wednesday against the Hawks during the season finale.
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