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8 Markieff Morris PF

Detroit Pistons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
23%6%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
5821.99.44.61.442.1

Player Updates

July 3, 2019 03:36 PM
Pistons' Markieff Morris: Joining Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris has agreed to a two-year contract with the Pistons for the bi-annual exception, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Morris saw his role reduced significantly last season, garnering his fewest minutes per game since his rookie year. Though he struggled shooting the ball, Morris still provided value as a rebounder. It's possible he'll be able to find his touch again in a new environment. Morris will presumably back up Blake Griffin at power forward, and he could see some minutes as a small-ball center.

March 16, 2019 11:52 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Plays 17 minutes in Saturday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt), five rebounds, and one steal in 17 minutes during Saturday's 110-88 loss to the Warriors.

Morris has amassed eight points across 17 minutes in each of the last two contests, contributing nearly identical stat lines. He has had some good games here and there since joining the Thunder in late February, but thus far Morris hasn't been able to earn enough minutes to make a consistent impact outside of deeper formats.

March 14, 2019 07:08 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Active for Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) will be active and could play Thursday against the Pacers, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

Morris was initially listed as out by the Thunder, but he'll end up being a true game-time call. "He's trying to play. I think he feels considerably better than he did yesterday," stated head coach Billy Donovan. Morris will go through pregame warmups before being reevaluated, at which point his status will be revealed.

March 14, 2019 01:28 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Listed out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Pacers, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.

A neck injury cost Morris a chunk of time earlier this season, and the issue appears to have resurfaced of late. Thursday will mark his second straight absence after he was held out of Wednesday's win over the Nets.

March 13, 2019 07:36 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Ruled out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Nets, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports.

After undergoing pregame warm-ups, Morris' neck was still bothering him too much to play Wednesday. In his absence, Patrick Patterson could see an increased role. Morris should be considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers.

March 12, 2019 07:40 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Questionable Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

Morris left Monday's game against the Jazz after suffering the neck injury. His status Wednesday will depend on how he is feeling closer to tip-off. Patrick Patterson could see a return to the rotation should he ultimately sit out.

March 11, 2019 11:04 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Doubtful to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Jazz after leaving the game with neck soreness, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.

Morris managed just eight minutes Monday before being forced to leave with neck soreness. If he is unable to return, he should be considered questionable for Wednesday against the Nets.

March 9, 2019 05:28 AM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Scores 12 points in Friday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris tallied 12 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 17 minutes during Friday's 118-110 loss to the Clippers.

Morris played well off the bench for the Thunder on Friday, helping keep things close down the stretch. He has struggled to have any real fantasy value since moving to Oklahoma City and the fact he only played 17 minutes with many of the starting unit in foul trouble, does not bode well for things moving forward. He can be left on the waivers in all competitive formats at this stage.

March 2, 2019 08:24 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Coming off bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris will come off the bench Saturday against the Spurs.

Morris started in place of Paul George (shoulder) during OKC's previous contest, but coach Billy Donovan will opt to give Dennis Schroder the starting nod this time around. Since joining the Thunder, Morris is averaging 8.3 points and 3.8 rebounds across 17.5 minutes.

February 28, 2019 11:36 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Scores 17 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris finished with 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and a steal over 37 minutes in the Thunder's loss to the 76ers on Thursday.

Morris came out strong in his fourth game in Oklahoma City, and he seems to be recovering well from his neck surgery. He's been a welcomed addition to Billy Donovan and company, but his general fantasy production is best reserved for deeper leagues.

February 28, 2019 08:00 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Draws spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris will start at small forward Thursday against Philadelphia, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.

Morris will take the place of Paul George, who has been ruled out Thursday due to shoulder soreness. Morris is just returning from an extended absence himself, as he missed 20 games with a neck injury. In his first three contests back from injury, he's averaging 5.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist.

February 24, 2019 04:56 AM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Improved performance Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris ended with 10 points (2-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, and two blocks in 20 minutes during Saturday's 119-116 loss to the Kings.

Morris played 20 minutes in his second game for the Thunder, finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds. Many of the starters appeared flat after Friday's double-overtime game meaning Morris was able to increase his playing time. His role will likely be to backup Jerami Grant as an energy player off the bench, which is going to make it hard to have any value outside of deeper formats.

February 23, 2019 03:04 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Makes team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) played 17 minutes off the bench Friday in the Thunder's 148-147 double-overtime win over the Jazz, finishing with zero points (0-1 FG), two assists and one steal.

Morris checked into the contest in the first quarter in what amounted to his first appearance Dec. 26 after a nearly two-month recovery from neck surgery. Perhaps as a result of the long layoff as well as his limited practice time with his new team, Morris played a more muted role during his time on the court. As he becomes further removed from the injury and gains familiarity with his teammates, Morris should gradually settle in as the second-unit scoring threat he was for the Wizards earlier in the campaign.

February 23, 2019 02:04 AM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: Full participant at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) fully participated in Thursday's practice, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports.

Morris had been battling a neck injury since just after Christmas, but he appears to be fully recovered coming out of the All-Star break. The versatile forward, who hasn't played since Dec. 26, signed with the Thunder a week ago and could make his debut as early as Friday night against Utah. Morris will likely come off the bench behind Jerami Grant, and his addition could spell the end of Patrick Patterson's time in the regular rotation.

February 14, 2019 05:00 PM
Thunder's Markieff Morris: To join Thunder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris has agreed to a contract with the Thunder, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Morris, who was released by the Pelicans on Feb 7., was given clearance by doctors earlier this week to play. In joining the Thunder, Morris figures to slot in as a reserve frontcourt option, even potentially playing some small-ball center for OKC in matchups that dictate the change. He might struggle to find the 26.0 minutes per game he was seeing with Washington earlier in the year considering the impressive play of Jerami Grant at power forward, but Morris could be worth a speculative add in a variety of fantasy formats.

February 11, 2019 05:36 PM
Markieff Morris: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) has been cleared to play, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

Morris has been out since Dec. 28 due to a neck injury, but he's been given clearance to play after visiting with a specialist in Los Angeles on Monday. The veteran forward is still a free agent after getting let go by the Pelicans earlier in the month, but he shouldn't out of work much longer now that he's able to play. Prior to getting hurt, Morris was averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 26.0 minutes.

February 8, 2019 04:04 PM
Markieff Morris: Let go by New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) was released by the Pelicans on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Morris was traded to the Pelicans on Wednesday in exchange for Wesley Johnson, but he's been sidelined because of a neck injury since the end of December. He's expected to seek a second opinion on the issue in the near future, although a timetable for his return to health remains unclear. It's possible that the injury will hold him out for the remainder of the season, especially after hitting the open market.

February 8, 2019 04:04 PM
Pelicans' Markieff Morris: Will seek second opinion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris will seek a second opinion on his neck injury, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

Morris was diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia in early January and ruled out six weeks, but there have been no updates on his condition. It seems there is concern that the big man could be dealing with something more serious, and he could be out for a longer period of time. More information should arrive after he sees another specialist.

February 7, 2019 05:00 PM
Pelicans' Markieff Morris: Dealt to New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris (neck) was traded to the Pelicans on Wednesday in exchange for Wesley Johnson, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Morris hasn't played since Dec. 26 and isn't expected to resume on-court activity until after the All-Star break while he recovers from transient cervical neuropraxia. Even if Morris is able to gain clearance to play for New Orleans at some point, he could have a tough time securing minutes in a deep frontcourt, especially if Anthony Davis stays put prior to Thursday's trade deadline. Morris' new landing spot and unclear timeline for a return makes it tough to justify holding him in most fantasy leagues.

January 3, 2019 12:40 PM
Wizards' Markieff Morris: Out for at least six weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Morris has been diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia, and he will be limited to non-contact basketball activities for the next six weeks. After that period, he is expected to be cleared for a return to full basketball activities.

Morris began to experience neck and upper back stiffness after taking a hit to the chin during a game against the Lakers on Dec. 16, and he aggravated the injury again Dec. 26 against the Pistons. As a result, he'll need to avoid basketball activities for over a month, which could place his return after the All-Star break. While he's absent, Jeff Green, Trevor Ariza and Sam Dekker remain candidates to see extra run.

Last 7 Games
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Complete Game Log
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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2011-12Phoenix63122717443639.94312434.77610671.74677.4
2012-13Phoenix82183726665340.74513433.69312773.26708.2
2013-14Phoenix81215341184548.63410831.525932779.2111513.8
2014-15Phoenix822581512110046.55717931.817723276.3125815.3
2015-16PHO-WAS64162930571842.54715530.310814773.576512.0
2016-17Washington76237440688945.77119636.218021583.7106314.0
2017-18Washington73196833068748.07620736.710512882.084111.5
2018-19WAS-OKC58127120448442.16820333.5719277.25479.4
TOTAL579150402608581244.9441130633.81069137477.8672611.6
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2011-12Phoenix6312272794.4651.0410.7420.770
2012-13Phoenix8218373964.81081.3770.9640.8104
2013-14Phoenix8121534856.01441.8680.8510.6147
2014-15Phoenix8225815066.21922.31011.2390.5170
2015-16PHO-WAS6416293525.51241.9580.9340.5135
2016-17Washington7623744936.51261.7821.1420.6129
2017-18Washington7319684095.61421.9560.8380.5127
2018-19WAS-OKC5812712654.6791.4360.6220.454
TOTAL5791504031855.59801.75190.93320.6936
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2016-17Washington133735914540.7143836.8253180.615712.1
2017-18Washington6181244949.021216.791090.0599.8
2018-19Oklahoma City55951631.22728.67977.8193.8
TOTAL246138821041.9185731.6415082.02359.8
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2016-17Washington13373836.4221.7120.9171.321
2017-18Washington6181457.5101.740.750.86
2018-19Oklahoma City559132.651.010.230.62
TOTAL246131415.9371.5170.7251.029
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2008-09Kansas355476013444.831618.8396065.01624.6
2009-10Kansas366328615256.6101952.6619862.22436.8
2010-11Kansas3892619533158.9255942.410315367.351813.6
TOTAL109210534161755.3389440.420331165.39238.5
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2008-09Kansas355471554.4341.0140.4250.743
2009-10Kansas366321915.3391.1160.4351.051
2010-11Kansas389263168.3531.4300.8431.178
TOTAL10921056626.11261.2600.61030.9172
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-10/245
Birthdate:
9/2/1989
Age:
29
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Team:
Detroit Pistons
School:
Kansas
NBA Experience:
8