February 13, 2020, 11:41 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George was limited to 15 minutes and missed the second half of Thursday's tough loss to the Celtics due to a strained left hamstring, scoring just four points on seven shots before his premature exit.
George has had a tough time staying healthy this season and it's just more reason to be nervous about guys coming into the year with injury issues. Also, it's another reason to keep Marcus Morris on the radar while George deals with nagging issues. Morris was forced into 42 minutes for his 10 points, eight boards, two blocks and two timely 3-pointers. We'll have to reassess George's status after the All-Star break.
February 11, 2020, 10:22 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris dropped 13 points (3-of-6 3PT) and had five rebounds in Tuesday's road defeat to the Sixers.
He started alongside both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, which we were curious about after Morris's Leonard-less debut. Morris shot the ball at a decent clip overall, going 5-for-12 from the field. Look for him to get plenty of playing time with his new team and maintain his fantasy value, which sits at top-75 on the season.
February 9, 2020, 10:09 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris scored 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting in 22 minutes in his Clippers debut on Sunday in a win over the Cavs.
Morris started, but it will be interesting to see if he moves to the bench once Kawhi Leonard returns to the rotation. His value will surely take a hit since the Clippers are stacked, but he is still worth holding until we see exactly what his role will be. Be patient with Morris.
February 9, 2020, 2:00 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris will be available to make his Clippers' debut on Sunday vs. the Cavs.
Morris was acquired from the Knicks on the day of the trade deadline and he's set to be a key piece of the Clippers' rotation. However, his value does take a hit due to playing alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George so temper your expectations.
Source: Farbod Esnaashari on Twitter
February 8, 2020, 5:59 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Marcus Morris (trade) will not play during Saturday's game versus the Clippers.
Morris will have to wait to make his debut and his next chance will be on Sunday versus the Cavs.
Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 10:19 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett scored 12 points in 18 minutes off the bench on Thursday as he made his return from a sprained right ankle.
Barrett came off the bench and at least put up some points in his restricted action. Reggie Bullock has been starting for the last few games but hasn't taken advantage of Barrett's absence. He matched Barrett's 12 points in this game. Now that Marcus Morris has been traded out to the opposite coast, we might see more Barrett down the stretch.
February 6, 2020, 2:30 pmMarcus MorrisPF, Los Angeles Clippers
The Knicks have traded Marcus Morris to the Clippers in a package led by Moe Harkless, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Clippers make out great in their pursuit of a championship this season, adding another versatile forward who is a gritty defender. Morris value takes a massive hit with the Clippers next to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 4:56 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
According to Brad Turner of the LA Times, the Lakers and Clippers are among the teams interested in Marcus Morris.
Marcus Morris has been in the midst of trade rumors for some time now. Turner went on to say, "Knicks interested in Kyle Kuzma; would need Danny Green's contract to make it work. Knicks would want to move Green to another team. Clippers willing to part with Mo Harkless, but like Landry Shamet, who Knicks want." It remains to be seen if a deal is imminent as the Knicks have previously expressed interest in keeping Morris beyond this season. Trade season is in full swing so continue to monitor the news as we are less than 24 hours away from the official trade deadline.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
February 4, 2020, 5:37 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Marcus Morris is drawing trade interest from several teams.
Morris is having a career year as the starting SF in his first season with the Knicks averaging 19.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.7 treys and 0.8 steals per game. He is on a $15 million expiring deal, which makes him a sought after asset for contending teams.
Source: Shams Charania on twitter
February 4, 2020, 5:33 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
The Knicks have had exploratory talks with the Lakers regarding Kyle Kuzma per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
If something were to materialize on this front, one would think that Marcus Morris must be involved, with Frank Ntilikina and Bobby Portis being potential players going to the Lakers as well. There is sure to be a lot of interest in Marcus Morris from contending teams.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 10:02 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris went for a team-high 26 points (8-of-15 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs) in Monday's 139-134 overtime win over the Cavs, adding two rebounds, one assist and a pair of threes in 36 minutes.
Morris's statistical strengths and weaknesses were on display in this one. He'll get you points and threes with good free throw percentage and often not much else. He's a prime candidate to be moved, and his role would almost certainly be significantly smaller on another team, so selling on him now is likely the best route.
February 3, 2020, 5:02 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (illness) will be available to play during Monday's game.
Morris has been cleared to face the Cavs. He was an afterthought in many fantasy drafts but has managed 19.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a Knick. However, a trade could still be on the horizon.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 12:55 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Knicks will remain open to trading Marcus Morris despite enthusiasm from both sides about a longer-term commitment.
It's been reported that the Knicks and Morris like one another and that Morris would be willing to re-sign with the team. That's pretty rare for New York these days, so you can see why they'd be all over that. It would still make more long-term sense for the Knicks to get some futures out of their one-year deal with Morris, and we'll just have to see how good the offers get ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 12:12 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (illness) is questionable for Monday's game.
Morris was added to the injury report this morning, so he might come down to a game-time call. He's coming off a 28-point game and is starting to pop up in trade talks so there's a lot of balls in the air here over the next few days. Staying put is probably the best case for fantasy purposes.
Source: Steve Popper on Twitter
February 1, 2020, 9:56 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris dropped 28 points on Saturday, going 10-for-21 from the field while adding six rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
It looks like the Knicks want to keep Morris past the deadline (though that may be them trying to juice the price), and doing so would probably be the best thing for his middle-round fantasy appeal. He's a nice source of points and threes with occasionally helpful rebounds.