Morris banged out 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt), 10 rebounds and two steals across 21 minutes in Tuesday's opening night 105-87 win over the Sixers. Morris supplied some much needed punch off the bench for Boston on a night when a few Boston stars struggled to produce. He was quick with his shot and led the squad in boards. A healthy Gordon Hayward probably means Morris will receive a little less than the 27 minutes per game he averaged last year. That said, the 29 year old can still be counted on for confident shooting, aggressive rebounding and versatile defense. Morris and his teammates next face another big Eastern Conference foe Friday night in Toronto.
Morris scored 17 points (5-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding four rebounds, two steals and an assist in 25 minutes off the bench during Saturday's preseason loss to the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old tied Terry Rozier for the team lead in scoring, and Morris got some extra run when Aron Baynes ran into quick foul trouble. He'll be a key reserve for the Celtics once again this season, but Gordon Hayward's return, as well as the further development of youngsters like Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, could make it tough for the veteran forward to match the 26.8 minutes a game he saw last year.
Morris poured in 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and added two rebounds and one block across 21 minutes during the Celtics' 102-95 preseason loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Morris was highly effective off the bench for the third time in as many preseason games. The Celtics certainly hope it's a sign of things to come, considering Morris will be heavily counted on as a key source of second-unit scoring in the coming season. Through three exhibitions, the 29-year-old is averaging 12.7 points on a solid 45.2 percent shooting, including 47.1 percent from three-point range.
Morris contributed 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt), and four rebounds in 17 minutes during Friday's 104-97 preseason loss to the Hornets. Morris looks set to take the biggest hit to his value with the return of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. He is almost certainly going to be coming off the bench and this renders his limited fantasy value almost obsolete. He is worth a look in deeper formats as a veteran guy with a limited ceiling.
Morris generated 13 points (5-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one steal across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 96-83 ECF Game 5 win over the Cavaliers. Morris came of the bench in Game 5, but still led the Celtics in minutes played. Coach Brad Stevens decided to replace Morris in the starting lineup with Aron Baynes to counter Tristan Thompson's rugged rebounding. No matter, as Morris still delivered clutch three point shooting and contributed to a team defensive effort that appeared to exhaust LeBron James. Morris and his Celtics teammates will now try to wrap up the series Friday night in Cleveland.
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