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.
Morris cleared waivers Sunday and is expected to sign with the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Lakers have been the favorites to add Morris since he reached a buyout with the Pistons on Friday, but he had to make it through waivers unclaimed before being able to sign as a free agent. The veteran forward will be joining a busy frontcourt in Los Angeles which includes LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee. Morris averaged 11.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 22.5 minutes for Detroit this season, but he's unlikely to reach those totals on a consistent basis with his new team.
Morris is expected to sign with the Lakers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Less than a day after reaching a buyout with the Pistons, Morris already has a destination planned. He'll join the loaded Lakers frontcourt, which already includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee. Morris was seeing 22.5 minutes per game with Detroit this season, but it seems unlikely he'll reach that mark on a consistent basis in this new situation. As a result, fantasy owners should feel confident leaving Morris on the waiver wire in the vast majority of leagues.
Morris agreed to a buyout with the Pistons on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The veteran forward didn't play as a coach's decision during Thursday's loss to Bucks, so the move appears to have been in the works over the All-Star break. Morris missed five games at the start of February with a hip injury but returned for the final two games before the break. He averaged 11.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 44 games for the Pistons this season. Morris figures to garner significant interest from playoff contenders still looking for a bench piece after the passage of the trade deadline, with the Lakers and the Raptors being the early favorites as landing spots, per Charania.
Morris (illness) played 21 minutes off the bench in Monday's 87-76 loss to the Hornets, finishing with 10 points (3-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three assists and one rebound.
Morris' return from a five-game absence due to a hip injury and a bout with the flu was probably more of an inconvenience from a fantasy perspective than anything, as it resulted in a muddling of the playing time in the frontcourt between him, Thon Maker (24 minutes), Christian Wood (23 minutes), Sekou Doumbouya (19 minutes) and John Henson (17 minutes). With the Pistons sitting 18 games under .500, veteran options like Morris and Henson seem most at risk among the frontcourt quintet of having their playing time tail off as the season winds down.
Morris (illness) will be available for Monday's matchup against the Knicks, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Morris was probable coming in due to an illness, which had been a contributing factor to him missing the previous five games. The veteran will likely return in a bench role for the depleted Pistons, who have been relying on Thon Maker, Christan Wood, John Henson, and Tony Snell for minutes up front.
Morris (illness) is listed as probable for Monday's tilt against the Hornets.
After missing the past five games due to illness, Morris is trending in the right direction, as he is likely to partake in Monday's contest against the Hornets. Since Morris has been sidelined, Christian Wood has stepped up in a big way, playing no less than 32 minutes and scoring no less than 17 points in the last four games. While the forward is likely to play, be sure to monitor his status as game time approaches.
Morris (illness) will not play Saturday against the Knicks, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Morris is out for a fifth straight game while he recovers from an illness. His next chance to play arrives Monday against the Hornets.
Morris (illness) is out Friday against the Thunder.
Morris will miss another game due to the flu, which should prompt Sekou Doumbouya, Christian Wood and Thon Maker to see extended minutes. Morris' next chance to suit up arrives Saturday against the Knicks.
Morris (illness) is out Wednesday against the Suns, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Morris will miss his third straight game Wednesday, though this time it's due to an illness and not the hip injury he had been dealing with. Sekou Doumbouya and Christian Wood could see increased action as a result. Morris' next chance to take the court arrives Friday against the Thunder.
Morris (hip) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Morris has been sidelined the last two games with the hip issue, but he may be able to retake the court Wednesday. Sekou Doumbouya and Christian Wood likely will see increased run should the veteran forward be unable to play.
Morris (hip) is out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
A hip injury will keep Morris sidelined for a second consecutive game, with his next chance to take the court arising Wednesday against the Suns. In his absence, Sekou Doumbouya should benefit from an increased role.
Morris (hip) is deemed questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
Morris was held out of Sunday's win over Denver, and the Pistons will wait until closer to game time to rule on his status on the second night of a back-to-back. If Morris ultimately sits again, Sekou Doumbouya would be in line for an increased role.
Morris won't play Sunday against Denver due to a hip injury, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
This is the first report of a hip injury for the veteran forward, as Morris was most recently dealing with an illness prior to Friday's loss against Toronto. As a result, Christian Wood is a prime candidate to see increased run in the absence of Morris in Sunday's contest.
Morris (illness) will play Friday against Toronto.
Morris was previously questionable due to illness, but the medical staff has granted him clearance to take the court Friday evening. He's averaging 10.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his last five games.
Morris is questionable for Friday's game against the Raptors due to an illness.
Morris is in danger of missing his first contest since Jan. 9. If he ends up sidelined, Christian Wood could see extra minutes.
Morris will come off the bench Friday against Memphis, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Morris entered the starting lineup for Wednesday's game, but he'll be sent back to the bench Friday. Sekou Doumbouya gets the nod at power forward in Morris' place.
Morris scored 13 points (4-12 FG, 3-6 3PT, 2-2 FT) and added 11 rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 127-106 win over Sacramento.
Morris started for the first time since Dec. 21 and proved worthy, turning in his first double-double of the season. The performance marked the 30-year-old's first double-digit rebounding game of the entire campaign. Nevertheless, he'll probably head back to the bench soon.
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