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  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (illness) started Wednesday's preseason finale in place of Blake Griffin (hamstring soreness), scoring 17 points (7-of-10 shooting) to go with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Morris had an uninspiring start with his new team throughout this preseason, but tonight displayed where his value could be for the upcoming year. He is not a guy worth drafting in most settings, but in the high likelihood that Blake Griffin misses time, Morris should be a decent source of points and 3-pointer's as a DFS streaming play.

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (knee) and Derrick Rose (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's preseason finale vs. the Hornets while Markieff Morris (illness) will be available.

    Preseason is a time of caution. None of these injuries are believed to be serious so expect Kennard and Rose to play in the season opener. Morris will likely play limited minutes in tonight's preseason finale.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (back), Luke Kennard (knee) and Markieff Morris (illness) are all questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Hornets.

    The Pistons are likely exercising caution while the games don't matter. They will be ready once the regular season rolls around. Monitor their status ahead of tip-off for DFS lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markeiff Morris (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.

    Morris will join teammates Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin on the bench tonight, opening up a full allotment of minutes in the frontcourt. Christian Wood, Joe Johnson and Thon Maker should see heavy runs tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris is questionable to face the Sixers on Tuesday as he is battling an illness.

    Kieff started on Friday but played only 19 minutes as the Pistons opted to give more minutes to Thon Maker, Joe Johnson and Christian Wood. Morris is expected to be the first big coming off the bench while he could have value this year if Blake Griffin struggles to remain healthy.

    Source: Vince Ells on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris will start for the resting Blake Griffin in Friday's preseason game with Joe Johnson operating in a backup role.

    Morris looks like a lock to be the first big off the bench this season, so he's a viable deep-league option with top-150 upside. He also makes for a top-flight handcuff if you end up drafting Blake Griffin. Joe Johnson will be the backup tonight, as he looks to outduel Christian Wood for the final roster spot.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    According to Shams Charania, the Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off of waivers.

    Wood will join a Pistons team that is led by Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond in the frontcourt. However, he will be able to compete for bench minutes with fellow bigs Markieff Morris and Thon Maker. The Pistons also drafted Sekou Doumbouya who is unlikely to contribute this season as he is only 18 years old.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons have officially signed Markieff Morris, Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier.

    The Pistons had a fairly low-key free agency but will bolster their second unit in a big way with the additions of Rose and Morris. They also did a nice job keeping the cap clear, with Frazier and Morris checking in at $2 and $3.6 million respectively on one-year deals, with Rose making $15 million over two seasons. Rose is the player who is closest to the fantasy radar but is only a late-round play.

    Source: Detroit Pistons

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Shams Charania is reporting that Markieff Morris has agreed to a deal with the Pistons.

    Rod Beard of the Detroit News is hearing that it will clock in at around $3.6 million, with other reports saying it's a one-year deal. Morris suffered from a neck injury last season, and when he was ready to return he was forced to take a low-minute role off the bench for the Thunder. That was a major sticking point for him, so we'd expect him to log more than the 16.1 mpg he played with OKC, even with Blake Griffin owning the PF minutes in Detroit. While Morris will give Detroit some added versatility and scoring prowess of the bench, he doesn't figure to hold standard-league fantasy value given the way the roster is constructed.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris expressed that he wouldn't return to the same allotment of minutes that he played for the Thunder this season but he was very complimentary of the organization.

    Morris didn't play a high total of minutes for the Thunder after being signed in late February. It looks like he may be interested in returning to the team if they would expand his role heading into next season. Otherwise, he will be looking at other opportunities that grant him more playing time.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris double-doubled in the Thunder's final regular season game on Wednesday against the Bucks, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two treys) with 10 rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Morris dealt with the mess in Washington before a neck injury pretty much killed his season. He was dealt to the Thunder and didn't do much, finishing the year with 21.9 mpg over 58 contests and value outside of the top-200 on the season.

  • Markieff Morris
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris was called upon for 24 minutes on Sunday with Steven Adams in foul trouble and ended up posting 14 points, six rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    It's the second-highest scoring game of Morris' OKC tenure, and this is his second consecutive game in double-digits after he acheived the feat just twice in the entire month of March. He might be someone to keep in mind if the Thunder get locked into a playoff spot and rest players on the season's final night, but the West is tight enough that it's not something to bank on.

  • Markieff Morris
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris scored eight points on 3-of-6 shooting while adding three rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on Thursday.

    Morris was initially ruled out for tonight's game due to neck soreness, but played and produced a decent line in 17 minutes. His role is too small on the Thunder to have any fantasy appeal and it doesn't look like he's fully in tune with their defense either.

  • Markieff Morris
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Markieff Morris (neck soreness) is out for Thursday's game vs. Pacers.

    Jerami Grant should see a few extra minutes against the Pacers, while Patrick Patterson should get minutes in the teens as the backup power forward. Patterson is unlikely to have any value in this role.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter