Markieff Morris

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  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris is probable to take the floor against the Heat on Saturday due to a hip contusion.

    Morris received 18 minutes vs. the Rockets on Thursday as LeBron James and Alex Caruso were out, but it seems like the Lakers are playing musical chairs with rest days at the moment. It's a bit of a mystery to predict at this point, but either way, Morris does not figure to make much fantasy noise unless you are in a very deep league.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris is listed as probable for Thursday's game with a hip contusion.

    Morris has had a limited role in the bubble, but the Lakers have four players who are probable tonight and whoever can go will surely get extended run.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris will take part in Monday's scrimmage.

    Morris was unable to play on Saturday after making a late arrival to the bubble. He should get a good chance to shake off the rust with the Lakers resting LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma today, but Morris' readiness for the season restart won't have any impact on fantasy leagues.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris will not take part in Saturday's scrimmage.

    The Lakers are holding Morris out after he arrived in Orlando earlier this week. He likely just needs some time to get into shape. Morris wasn't much of a factor in LA's rotation during the regular season, so this shouldn't have much impact on any upcoming fantasy decisions you're facing.

    Source: Melissa Rohlin on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris has officially been ruled out ahead of Thursday's scrimmage vs. the Mavs.

    Morris joined his team earlier in the week and so it is no surprise that he will miss tonight's contest. Kyle Kuzma and Jared Dudley will pick up the slack for tonight's game and Markieff will have another opportunity to take the floor on Saturday vs. the Magic.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers will likely be without Markieff Morris for their first scrimmage game on Thursday vs. the Mavs.

    Earlier in the week, head coach Frank Vogel said that the team plans to ease Morris back into playing shape appropriately and it appears that he will miss Thursday’s scrimmage. Morris only arrived to Orlando on July 21 and needs to ramp up his conditioning in order to take the floor. If he ultimately sits out, Kyle Kuzma and Jared Dudley will likely see additional minutes against Dallas.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris is headed to Orlando to join the rest of the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Morris was away from the team due to an excused absence, so hopefully he and his family are okay. He'll need to meet the league's protocols before returning to the court, so Morris will likely miss at least one of the team's three upcoming scrimmage games. After playing 14.8 mpg in his eight games with the Lakers, it's safe to say that his availability won't make or break the team's title hopes.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Tania Ganguli of the L.A. Times, forward Markieff Morris, who is currently not with the Lakers in the Orlando bubble, is expected to join the team soon.

    Morris is away from the team due to an excused absence. He has played sparingly and has been limited to seeing less than 15 minutes per game since joining the Lakers in February. That said, he should still be on resumption-league watch lists, especially if the Lakers opt to rest Anthony Davis and/or LeBron James.

    Source: LA Times

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris did not play well in his eight-game stint with Lakers after being bought out by the Pistons.

    Morris was a top-220/250 asset in 8/9-cat formats for the season overall. However, in his eight games with the Lakers he averaged 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game on 38.9-percent shooting. He was solid option in 18-plus team formats due to the volume he was getting with the Pistons, but that faded once his time with the Lakers began. His fantasy value will be largely dependent on the role he receives with whatever team signs him for next season. Regardless, it is unlikely that Morris will finish inside the top-150 with any team unless he is seeing solid minutes as a starter.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Markieff Morris came off the bench to play 15 minutes in his Lakers debut on Tuesday, recording four points (1-of-3 shooting), one rebound and one block.

    Morris' value will likely take a big hit with the Lakers, but he's certainly capable of putting up standard league value if he can regularly exceed 20 minutes per game. Keep an eye on how his role unfolds.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Shams Charania is reporting that Markieff Morris plans to sign with the Lakers.

    And there you have it. It looked like it was heading this way upon the initial news of the Morris buyout, and the Lakers will now be able to add Morris as a midseason acquisition. Morris will be useful as a 3-pointer streamer on the Lakers but is unlikely to emerge with any sort of standard-league value on a team this deep.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Shams Charania is reporting that the Lakers have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Markieff Morris, while the Raptors have also expressed interest.

    Morris is shooting nearly 40% from 3-point land this season and fits nicely with most contenders as a depth stretch four. He should have his choice of landing spots and won't be on the open market for long, though it would likely take an injury on his new team for him to come near standard-league fantasy appeal.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris has greed to a contract buyout with the Pistons, per Shams Charania.

    This isn't surprising — frankly it's more shocking that the Pistons didn't move Morris, who is on a one-year deal, for a second-round pick at the deadline. He was a DNP-CD on Thursday so the writing was on the wall. Morris is currently shooting a career-best .397 from behind the arc and should generate interest from contenders in need of a stretch four. He's unlikely to hold legitimate fantasy value on a good team, while this opens up some breathing room for Sekou Doumbouya in Detroit.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris was productive off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 14 points (5-of-7 shooting) with four threes, eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes.

    Kieff's minutes appear to be stable (21 in the last game as well) and his role secure moving forward. He's worth streaming for stretch-four cats (3s, blocks). He's easy on the turnovers but can be nasty on the FG%.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a five-game absence on Monday and logged 21 minutes off the bench, posting 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting, as well as one rebound, three assists and one triple.

    Morris was a surprise hold by the Pistons at the deadline. And while he's got a limited upside and is a walking injury-risk, he does get enough minutes off the bench to dampen the upside of Christian Wood.