June 4, 2019, 2:08 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris is entering unrestricted free agency and will have keen interest from teams such as the Knicks, Kings, Lakers, Clippers and Bulls expected to be in pursuit after the free agent dominos fall.
Morris is coming off arguably his best all-around season, averaging 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. The Celtics would also like to bring the versatile forward back, but they have many pieces to figure out first, namely Kyrie Irving. At 29, Morris will most likely look to cash out in what could be his last big free agent contract.
Source: The Athletic
May 8, 2019, 10:39 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris double-doubled in Wedneday's Game 5 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes of action.
Brad Stevens mixed up his lineup to start the game, relegating Morris to the bench in favor of Aron Baynes. He quickly reversed course on this decision, however, starting Morris in the second half. He looked like the only Celtic who still cared for stretches of this one, and though he had his ups and downs this season, his tenacity and willingness to play hard will be sorely needed next year for a Celtics team who struggled with both of those qualities.
May 6, 2019, 11:11 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris double-doubled in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Bucks with 18 points (5-for-10 FGs, 7-for-11 FTs), 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 34 minutes.
With all the big names and talent on the Celtics, it's been a surprise to see Marcus Morris coming up big as one of their most important players in the playoffs. He's playing some of his best basketball as prepares to enter unrestricted free agency. Morris has been a valuable fantasy player off and on for many seasons, so savvy fantasy veterans will be paying attention to his landing spot.
May 3, 2019, 11:27 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford hit 4-of-8 from the field and all six of his freebies to finish Friday’s loss to the Bucks with 17 points, three 3s, eight boards, five assists and three turnovers.
Horford was his typically efficient self and deserves a ton of credit for basically turning the Bucks’ Brook Lopez into a non-factor on offense but the Celtics as a team are struggling to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the paint and some of that has to fall on Horford too. Marcus Morris added 16 points, four treys and eight rebounds.
April 30, 2019, 10:25 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris led the Celtics in scoring with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, an assist and a steal in Tuesday's Game 2.
Morris was the Celtics' leading scorer which is both good and bad as the team as a whole couldn't buy a bucket in the third quarter. He's been a solid defender for Boston and if he can keep up his offensive production at home while the rest of the team gets back to their averages, the Celtics should be in good shape.
April 28, 2019, 1:05 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris is starting in place of Aron Baynes in Game 1 vs. the Bucks on Sunday.
This makes sense as Morris is the better perimeter defender so he an Al Horford can switch when it comes to guarding Giannis. Either way, both guys are going to have their hands full with the MVP candidate. Baynes will likely still be in the rotation he's just not as versatile and agile as Morris and the Celtics will need all the help they can get against a Bucks team that looked dominant in round one.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
April 21, 2019, 3:42 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris dropped 18 points and eight boards in 30 minutes of work off the bench in Sunday's win against the Pacers.
Morris has been up and down in this series but came up big with an efficient game scoring game. He didn't add any other stats, but his 7-for-11 from the floor and 2-for-4 from deep were huge for the Celtics. He, Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier combined for 49 points on 18-for-26 shooting off the bench in this one and if they can get even 80% of that production against the Bucks, it should be a competitive series next round.
April 17, 2019, 10:12 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris was held to zero points (0-of-8 shooting) in Wednesday's 99-91 win against the Pacers.
After a 20-point burst off the bench in Game 1, Morris was left with a goose egg in just 21 minutes. His shot will come and go, particularly when he is coming off the bench. He can be expected to have a bounce-back game in the next one.
April 14, 2019, 3:56 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris scored 20 points with seven rebounds off the bench in Sunday's Game 1 win against the Pacers.
Morris gave the Celtics a burst off the bench early in a game deprived of scoring. He tied teammate Kyrie Irving for the most points in the game, and were the only two with over 15 points.
April 9, 2019, 10:52 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (right knee tendinopathy) was held out of Tuesday’s season finale.
Morris played in 75 games this year, only missing time for minor neck and knee issues, so while the injury sounds scary this was more of a rest day than anything else. He made 53 starts this year and was one of Boston’s top secondary scoring options, finishing the year with averages of 13.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.9 triples while shooting a career-best .447 from the field. Morris delivered steady top-125/115 per-game value in 8/9-cat this season and his durability boosted him up to top-100 territory. He’s a nice fit for the modern game when he isn’t getting tunnel vision.
April 8, 2019, 6:46 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
The Celtics have ruled Marcus Morris (right knee tendinopathy) out of Tuesday's season finale.
Morris was able to play on Friday after being ruled out for that one the day prior, so this looks like a precautionary absence in a meaningless game. Semi Ojeleye and Guerschon Yabusele should help soak up the power forward minutes tomorrow, though Daniel Theis would be the best fantasy option if he can play (questionable).
Source: Jay King on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 7:20 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (right knee soreness) will play on Friday vs. the Pacers.
With Morris good to go, there's a little less usage available for Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward.
Source: Celtics on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 6:33 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Despite being listed as a game-time decision, coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Morris (right knee soreness) is 'likely' to play on Friday vs. the Pacers.
It appears Morris will be safe to use as you normally would.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 2:06 pmMarcus Morris - F - Boston Celtics
Marcus Morris (right knee soreness) has been upgraded to questionable to face the Pacers on Friday.
Morris is still a long shot to play, but he's trending in the right direction as the Celtics look to get homecourt advantage in a preview with their first-round playoff opponent. If Morris can't go Gordon Hayward and Aron Baynes are likely to absorb most of the minutes.
Source: Celtics on Twitter