The rookie out of Iowa State had spent the last week with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G-League, but he'll return to Denver to log some practices with the NBA club. While Morris was one of the most efficient point guards in the nation last season, he hasn't been a part of the Nuggets' rotation and has logged only three total NBA minutes on the season.
Morris was assigned to the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Wednesday.
The Nuggets recalled Morris ahead of Tuesday's game against the Pistons, with the rookie making his NBA debut in the 103-84 victory and logging three minutes. Third in the pecking order at point guard behind Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay, Morris seems unlikely to enter head coach Michael Malone's rotation this season, barring an injury to one of the latter two players.
Morris was recalled from the G-League and will be available for Sunday's game against the Pacers.
Morris is slated for his first stint with the Nuggets after signing a two-way deal with the team in July. With Jamal Murray (calf) questionable for Sunday's tilt, Morris will provide depth at point guard should Murray be limited or unable to play. Morris, who was the 51st overall pick in the 2017 draft, is averaging 17.4 points, 4.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game in the G-League this season.
Morris signed a two-way contract Friday with the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.
Morris was the 51st overall pick in the 2017 draft after a very successful four-year career at Iowa State. The Nuggets are already like already satisfied with their depth at point guard, as they have Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson Emmanuel Mudiay all capable of playing the position. So, in an effort to keep Morris within the franchise, he'll likely spend most of his rookie season playing in the G League.
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