Morris had 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and five assists in Friday's Game 3 loss to the Suns.
Morris really struggled through the first two games of the series, scoring just five points on 2-of-17 shooting (1-7 3Pt). He was able to break out of that mini-slump Friday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Nuggets from falling behind 0-3 in the series. Morris saw 30 minutes of action off the bench, while starter Facundo Campazzo played only 18 minutes, so that playing-time split will be something to monitor as Sunday's Game 4 approaches.
Morris notched 22 points (8-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and three steals across 33 minutes off the bench in Thursday's win over the Blazers.
Morris was one of Denver's best players in Game 6 and looked absolutely impressive off the bench, ending just one dime away from a double-double but also surpassing the 20-point mark for the second game in a row. The point guard averaged 15.3 points per game during the first-round series and should be in line for a sizable role off the bench again during the upcoming Western Conference Semifinals.
Morris scored 28 points (7-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 10-11 FT), five assists, three rebounds and a steal across 41 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's double-overtime win over the Trail Blazers.
Morris took advantage of an extended run to post a season-high scoring output, and the point guard played a big role in the team's win despite not starting. The former Iowa State standout has scored in double digits in four of his five playoff appearances to date, though this is the first game he surpassed the 20-point plateau since April 9, when he had 21 points in a win over the Spurs. He's averaging 14.0 points per game during the current series.
Morris mustered 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and a steal across 25 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Blazers.
Morris reached the 25-minute threshold for the third straight playoff game and scored in double digits for the third time in four appearances during the current series. Despite averaging just 25.5 minutes per contest, Morris has found ways to contribute -- he averages 10.5 points, 5.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game in the current series.
Morris contributed 12 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, two steals, a blocked shot and a rebound across 30 minutes in Monday's 128-109 win over the Trail Blazers.
Morris was certainly entertaining, as he was miked up for the game and had plenty of humorous sound bites. The Nuggets are relieved to have him back, as he made the most of his minutes with a team-leading seven assists. His 30 minutes on the court is a solid indicator that his hamstring injury is behind him.
Morris had 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three assists in Friday's win over Detroit.
Morris was held out of Thursday's game for rest purposes, but he returned to action on the second half of the back-to-back set. The Iowa State product continues to ramp up his workload -- he played 18 minutes Friday -- as he works back from the strained hamstring that sidelined him for 12 games from April 9 through May 8.
Morris will be rested for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves, Mike Singer of the Denver Post reports.
The guard made his return from a hamstring strain Tuesday at Charlotte, and the Nuggets will be cautious with his workload as they enter a Thursday/Friday back-to-back. Expect Morris to return to action, and likely increase his workload, for Friday's game at Detroit.
Morris (injury management) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game at Minnesota, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.
Morris made his return to action Tuesday after a 12-game absence due to a strained hamstring. He saw limited action (10 minutes) off the bench and finished with five points, two assists, one rebound and one steal. All indications are that the hamstring is doing just fine, but the Nuggets may opt to rest Morris for one half of the Thursday/Friday back-to-back set.
Morris finished Tuesday's win over Charlotte with five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one steal in 10 minutes off the bench.
As anticipated, Denver eased Morris back into action after he missed the previous 12 games with a strained hamstring. There's a decent chance he could remain fairly limited for the Nuggets' final three contests, and his status will be one to monitor ahead of the team's upcoming Thursday/Friday back-to-back set. At this point in the calendar, the goal is simply to have Morris at full strength for Round 1 of the playoffs.
Morris (hamstring) has been cleared to play in Tuesday's game against the Hornets.
On the heels of a 12-game absence, Morris will finally make his return to action after he went through a pregame workout without any issues. Coach Mike Malone said earlier Tuesday that the guard will face a minutes restriction, but simply getting Morris back in the mix before the postseason is a major plus for the Nuggets.
Morris (hamstring) is on track to play in Tuesday's game against Charlotte, Ryan Blackburn of Denver Stiffs reports.
Coach Mike Malone said pregame that Morris will go through pregame warmups, but barring a setback he expects the guard to be available for the first time since April 16. Given the lengthy layoff, Malone also noted Morris will have his minutes monitored, assuming he is, indeed, cleared to play.
Morris (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, Katy Winge of Altitude TV reports.
While there's still a decent chance Morris misses another game, the move from "out" to "questionable" is an important step as he works his way back from the hamstring strain that's kept him out since April 16. If Morris is ultimately held out Tuesday, his return would likely come Thursday at Minnesota or Friday at Detroit.
Morris (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Lakers.
Morris hasn't played since April 16 and remains without a firm timetable to return from his strained hamstring. For the time being, Facundo Campazzo and Austin Rivers should continue to pick up minutes at point guard with Jamal Murray (knee) done for the year.
Morris (hamstring) will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
Morris will be sidelined for the sixth game in row as he deals with a strained hamstring. There's not a clear timetable for Morris' potential return, but Facundo Campazzo, PJ Dozier, Austin Rivers and Shaquille Harrison will likely continue to see additional minutes in the meantime.
Morris (hamstring) will remain out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.
The Nuggets are continuing to proceed cautiously with Morris, who will be sidelined for a fifth straight game while he recovers from a strained right hamstring. With Will Barton (hamstring) recently joining Morris and Jamal Murray (torn ACL) among the Nuggets' injured guards, Facundo Campazzo, PJ Dozier, Austin Rivers and Shaquille Harrison are likely to operate as Denver's primary backcourt options Monday.
Coach Mike Malone said Monday that he doesn't believe Morris (hamstring) will be back for "a little while," Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
There's no clear timetable for Morris, who missed 11 games from March to early April due to a similar injury. Fantasy managers should prepare for the possibility that Morris could be sidelined for a number of games. Facundo Campazzo should see an uptick in minutes with Morris out and Jamal Murray (knee) done for the season.
Morris (hamstring) will not play Monday against Memphis, Mike Singer of the Denver Post reports.
The strained hamstring forced Morris out of Friday's game in Houston after just 19 minutes, and he'll now miss at least one full game. Considering a groin strained cost Morris a string of 11 straight contests from March 13 to April 1, it's very possible he could be looking at another multigame absence. Facundo Campazzo will likely be the next man up at point guard.
Morris is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Rockets due to right hamstring tightness.
With the Nuggets' backcourt depth especially thin at the moment,Jamal Murray's (knee) season-ending injury, the Nuggets will presumably be cautious with Morris in order to avoid a lingering issue. If he is ultimately unable to return, Facundo Campazzo will be nect in line to replace him minutes at point guard, while Shaquille Harrison will be around for depth in the backcourt.
Morris is starting Wednesday's game versus Miami, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
The 25-year-old will rejoin Denver's starting five with Jamal Murray now lost for the season with a torn ACL. Morris has averaged 10.8 points, 4.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 31.3 minutes in 11 starts this season and should operate as the Nuggets' primary point guard down the stretch. Facundo Campazzo should also be in the mix at the point for Denver.
Morris finished with 21 points (7-8 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes during Friday's 121-119 victory over the Spurs.
Morris was basically flawless from the field en route to 21 points. It is just the second time he has scored in excess of 20 points all season, and so GMs should not view him as a must-roster player. That said, as long as Jamal Murray (knee) is on the sideline, Morris can have some streaming value.
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|06/11||vs PHO||L 102-116||30||21||0||5||0||0||1|
|06/09||@ PHO||L 98-123||22||3||5||3||0||0||0|
|06/07||@ PHO||L 105-122||23||2||1||6||0||2||0|
|06/03||@ POR||W 126-115||33||22||4||9||1||3||0|
|06/01||vs POR||W 147-140||41||28||3||5||0||1||0|
|05/29||@ POR||L 95-115||25||12||3||4||0||1||0|
|05/27||@ POR||W 120-115||25||8||5||5||3||1||0|
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