December 12, 2019, 1:35 amMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris dropped a season-high 36 points on Wednesday night, piling it it on with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.
Morris was one point shy of his career-high 37 points. It's important to note this was against the Warriors, but Morris has been a nice pickup this season. With so much uncertainty ahead for the Knicks, it might be a good time to see what you can sell him for, especially since he was probably a pretty cheap acquisition.
December 7, 2019, 11:22 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris dropped 25 points on Saturday, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and 4-of-8 from deep.
Morris added little outside the points and threes, but he is still inside the top-75 on the back of his 18.6 points and 2.9 threes per game. Morris should be considered a sell-high candidate, especially since his role moving forward is uncertain as a veteran player on the struggling Knicks.
December 6, 2019, 5:45 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Shams Chararnia of the Athletic is reporting that the Knicks have promoted assistant coach Mike Miller to the interim head coach position, where he will replace the fired David Fizdale.
Best of luck to Miller, as turning things around in New York will be no easy task. The Knicks set the bar awfully low thus far, so at least he has that going for him. As for fantasy, the Knicks remain a mess. Mitchell Robinson is a buy-low candidate, Marcus Morris is a sell-high candidate, Julius Randle is an inefficiency monster with plenty of counting stats, and RJ Barrett puts up numbers but needs to round out his free-throw shooting and turnover numbers. This team has a lot to work out so don't bank your season on any of these guys.
Source: The Athletic
December 6, 2019, 4:01 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that head coach David Fizdale has been fired by the New York Knicks.
So ends a brutal run for David Fizdale, going 21-83 over the course of two seasons. You can't really blame him for this team's failure though. Fantasy wise, the Knicks have been getting blown out rapidly of late. Keeping the games semi-competitive should give the starters more consistent minutes. This could be good news for youngsters like Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox, as the focus could shift to youth development under a new head coach. Under James Dolan's watch anything can happen though, it is hard to expect any major fantasy prospect to emerge from the shakeup.
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris was back in action on Thursday, scoring 10 points with two boards, two assists, a block and two triples.
He missed time due to neck spasms, but was back on the floor tonight. Morris went 4-for-13 from the field and 2-for-9 from deep. The Knicks got nothing out of Julius Randle (six points, four rebounds, four assists) and Bobby Portis chipped in 10 points, four boards and a block but this situation is just putrid all around. Morris has the starting gig and almost unlimited leash so as long as things stay this way he should be able to float near his top-75 value on the year.
December 5, 2019, 6:22 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (back spasms) is available for Thursday's matchup vs. the Nuggets.
Morris missed the last two contests but will return on Thursday as the Knicks will be healthier than they have been in a while. He is leading the Knicks in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Kevin Knox will likely head back to the bench with Morris' return.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
December 4, 2019, 2:58 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (back spasms) is questionable for Thursday but says that he plans to play.
Morris last played on Friday but appears to be nearing a return. Kevin Knox would have a diminished role in that case. Morris is averaging 18.7 points and 6.2 rebounds so far.
Source: Barbara Barker on Twitter
December 2, 2019, 12:50 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (neck) did not travel with the Knicks and is out for Monday.
Not traveling isn't a great sign, though that could just be extra caution since it's a SEGABABA. He was a game-time decision yesterday. Kevin Knox started and scored 11 points in 22 minutes.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
December 1, 2019, 2:46 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (neck) has been ruled out on Sunday and Kevin Knox will start in his place.
Morris was a game-time decision so hopefully he's not out for long. Knox was a DNP-CD last season as the Knicks continue to butcher the development of their young players. He's a very weak fantasy target.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
December 1, 2019, 2:37 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (cervical spasms) is a game-time decision on Sunday.
Morris has been the most consistent player on the Knicks this season, and while his presence or absence may not have a big effect on the team's chances of winning it would be a tough break for a team that's trying to find any positives it can. If he can't play, the Knicks could spread his minutes around a number of players, including Bobby Portis, Kevin Knox, Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier.
Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter
November 30, 2019, 3:48 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris (cervical spasms) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Celtics.
Morris had been on a bit of a roll and it would be surprising if he missed this one. Back spasms tend to linger so check back in when tomorrow's afternoon injury report comes out. If he misses time, Kevin Knox would return from his Fizdale-imposed banishment, but there are rarely any clear winners when players miss time in New York since David Fizdale's rotations are so unpredictable. Morris has been a pleasant surprise this season, but any fantasy manager who believes he can keep it up late in the fantasy season in lieu of player development is in for a rude awakening.
Source: New York Knicks on Twitter
November 24, 2019, 9:30 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris crushed it from 3-point range on Sunday, hitting seven 3-pointers as part of his 26 points, while also contributing four rebounds and one steal against the Nets.
Morris has gone for 20 or more points in nine out of his last eleven outings. He is hitting more 3-pointers than ever, and tonight will only add to that trend. He carries some risk on an awful roster, but he is continuing to return mid-round value. It is hard to resist just riding this out as Morris is not a name that will be highly-desired on the trade market.
November 23, 2019, 10:38 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris led the Knicks in scoring on Saturday with 20 points (7-of-14 from the floor) to go with seven rebounds and four threes (4-of-6 from deep) in 29 minutes.
Morris has now scored 20 points in five of his last six games and is averaging 18.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.7 threes on the season. Morris is producing top-75 value but has a risk to regress if the Knicks want to emphasize player development at some point in the season.
November 20, 2019, 9:56 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris lead the way for the Knicks in their close game against the 76ers, finishing his night with 22 points (8-of-21 shooting), 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, four triples and two turnovers in 40 minutes.
Morris has led the team in minutes played this year and did so again tonight. On a team with nothing to offer from a fantasy perspective, Morris has been a surprising bright spot through the first month of the season, ranking around the top-75 in 9-cat leagues heading into tonight's ball game. There lies the possibility of regression as he saw last year after a hot start, but for now you gotta ride him while he's hot.
November 18, 2019, 10:07 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris hit 12-of-13 free throws as part a 23-point game with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes in a big win over the Cavs on Monday.
Morris continues to be the most consistent fantasy option on the Knicks. In total season stats, he's ranked 29th in 9-cat leagues. There's not a lot to count on when it comes to the Knicks right now, but Morris is the closest thing.