Morris was ejected from Sunday's game against Houston, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Morris got into it with the Rockets' DeMarcus Cousins after Cousins gave Morris a shove that sent him to the ground. Morris immediately retaliated, prompting the ejection late in the first quarter. Morris grabbed one rebound and did not attempt a shot in four minutes before the ejection.
Morris will get the start at power forward in Friday's game against the Bulls, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Morris will replace Anthony Davis (hip) in the starting lineup. He is averaging just 3.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.8 triples across 14.4 minutes in nine games this season, but will presumably be in line for a bigger workload Friday.
Morris recorded three points (1-4 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and four rebounds in 13 minutes during Friday's 109-103 win over the Spurs.
Morris' role this season is similar to last year's, and he's seeing 14.8 minutes per game with averages of 4.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists. Outside of very deep leagues, there's no reason to consider Morris in fantasy.
Morris put up nine points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 0-0 FT) seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes of Friday's 138-115 win over the Mavericks.
Morris has played at least 15 minutes in each of the Lakers' first two games and has produced in limited playing time. The Kansas product is hot from beyond the arc so far this season, making four of his eight attempts. While that percentage won't keep up, he'll look to stay hot against the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Morris agreed Monday with the Lakers on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Both Los Angeles teams were bidding for Morris' services in free agency, but rather than joining twin brother Marcus on the Clippers, Markieff elected to stick around with the Lakers for another season. After securing a buyout from the Pistons in February, Morris joined the Lakers for the stretch run and stepped in as a key rotational piece in the team's run to the NBA title. He earned double-digit minutes in all but two of the Lakers' 21 postseason contests, averaging 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 triples and 1.0 assists per game while knocking down 42 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. He'll likely slot in as the No. 4 big man for the Lakers behind Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell.
Morris had 19 points (6-13 FG), 5-11 3PT, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and two assists in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Heat.
Morris was one of the few bright spots for the Lakers, who shot just 43.0 percent as a team and committed 19 turnovers in the loss. Morris' five three-pointers were his second-most in any game this season (seven 3PM vs. CHI on Dec. 21).
Morris will presumably return to a reserve role in Friday's Game 1 against the Nuggets, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Morris started the final two games against the Rockets, as the Lakers were looking to go smaller. However, JaVale McGee will return to the starting lineup to help match up against Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic. As a result, Morris is expected to return to his usual role off the bench.
Morris will start Thursday's Game 4 against the Rockets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet reports.
The Lakers have gone small for long stretches against the Rockets, with usual starting center JaVale McGee playing only 15 combined minutes in Games 2 and 3. Coach Frank Vogel will now move McGee to the bench and insert Morris at one forward spot while Anthony Davis shifts up to center. Morris struggled in Game 3, going just 1-of-6 from the floor, but he hit four three-pointers in Game 2.
Morris will start Thursday's game against the Kings, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
With Anthony Davis (knee) out, Morris will start in the Lakers' final seeding game. In 16 previous starts this season, he's averaging 13.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.3 minutes.
Morris (coach's decision) didn't see the floor during Saturday's 116-111 loss to the Pacers.
Morris has been listed as probable heading into the last two games with a hip injury. However, while he earned 18 minutes during Thursday's matchup versus the Rockets, Morris remained on the bench for the entirety of this one despite being cleared to play. His lack of a consistent role makes it difficult to trust Morris in most fantasy formats.
Morris (hip) is available for Saturday's contest against the Pacers, Melissa Rohlin of Sports Illustrated reports.
As expected, Morris will be available despite a bruised left hip. In his four bubble appearances, he's averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 assists in 11.0 minutes.
Morris (hip) is probable for Saturday's contest against the Pacers.
Morris was probable Thursday against the Rockets as well and ended up playing 18 minutes. In the bubble, he's averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.0 minutes.
Morris is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Rockets due to a left hip bruise, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
The issue doesn't look to be anything serious, as the Lakers are being hyper-cautious with their injury report, which includes four players carrying "probable" tags. Morris played only 13 minutes in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Thunder, finishing with five points on six shots.
Morris (coach's decision) will not participate in the Lakers' opening scrimmage Thursday against the Mavericks, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
As expected, since Morris only cleared quarantine earlier in the day and hasn't practiced with the Lakers yet, he'll remain off the court for Thursday's action. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis sitting out the second half of the scrimmage, Kyle Kuzma, J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters should see plenty of action.
Morris has cleared his quarantine period in Orlando and can rejoin team activities, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports. He'sunlikely to play in Thursday's scrimmage against the Mavericks.
With Rajon Rondo (hand) out at least a month and Avery Bradley (personal) not joining the team, Morris could take on a bigger role with the Lakers, especially if coach Frank Vogel decides to lean on bigger lineups.
Morris is scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Tuesday and will resume practicing with the Lakers soon thereafter, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Once he reports to Orlando, Morris will have to complete a mandatory quarantine period, during which he'll have to pass consecutive COVID-19 tests before he's allowed to practice with the Lakers. The Lakers are set to resume their season in just over a week (July 30 versus the Clippers), so Morris won't have much time to ramp up once he's cleared to join the team for workouts. Morris had only been a bit player in the rotation anyway since signing with the Lakers in late February, appearing in eight contests and averaging 14.9 minutes off the bench.
Morris isn't with the Lakers due to an excused absence, but he's expected to join the team in the Orlando bubble soon, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
The 30-year-old appeared in eight games for the Lakers before the season was halted in March, and he averaged 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes. Morris still has a couple weeks before the first matchup against the Clippers, so his early absence shouldn't impact his availability for the restart, assuming he arrives soon.
Morris averaged 14.9 minutes per game off the bench for the Lakers after coming over from Detroit.
Morris made his debut on Feb. 25 against New Orleans and went on to appear in eight games before the league suspended play. He averaged just 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in that span, with his highest-scoring game (10 points) coming against the Pels on March 1.
Morris accrued 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 15 minutes during Sunday's 122-114 win over the Pelicans.
Through his four games since joining the Lakers, Morris has put up 6.8 points, 3.3 boards and 1.3 triples, while shooting 40.0 percent from the field, and 100 percent from the line in that span. Morris wasn't exactly a fantasy option outside of the deepest of leagues before moving to Los Angeles, and he still isn't now. It was only a couple of years ago that the 3-year old was relevant in standard leagues, but it would take a miracle for him to leap back onto that radar with this Lakers team.
Morris officially signed with the Lakers on Sunday night, Dan Woike of the LA Times reports.
The move was initially reported on Friday, but Morris had to wait to clear waivers for the signing to become official. In order to accommodate Morris on the roster, the Lakers will waive the injured DeMarcus Cousins, who has not played this season while rehabbing his torn ACL. Morris could be available to make his Lakers debut as soon as Tuesday's home matchup against New Orleans.
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|01/15||vs NO||W 112-95||16||5||1||2||0||0||1|
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|01/08||vs CHI||W 117-115||29||11||6||0||1||0||1|
|01/07||vs SA||L 109-118||13||0||3||0||1||0||0|
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