January 20, 2020, 10:51 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris dished out eight assists in a 107-100 victory on over the Wolves on Monday, adding eight points (4-fo4-12 FGs), four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes as he started for the third straight game.
Morris hasn't rediscovered last season's magic in his three starts for the injured Jamal Murray (left ankle sprain). He's still got the incredible assist-to-turnover ratio, but the field goal percentage has fallen off a cliff lately. He's a fine play for assists and low turnovers until Murray returns.
January 19, 2020, 10:29 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris did not play well against the Pacers on Sunday as he put up two points and five assists on 1-of-7 shooting.
Morris was supposed to be a prime streaming option, but he has not played well in his last two started with Jamal Murray (ankle) out. He will likely still have another couple of games to improve until Murray returns, but he will not hold any long-term value aside from assists in deep leagues.
January 17, 2020, 2:39 amMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris had a quiet night on Thursday, scoring 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists and a triple.
Morris got the starting nod with Jamal Murray (ankle) sitting and while he didn't put up a spectacular line, he's still worth streaming if Murray misses more time.
January 16, 2020, 7:43 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Tests on Jamal Murray's sprained ankle came back negative, but the guard is expected to be out multiple games.
With Murray out for a while, it makes Monte Morris and to a lesser degree, Malik Beasley sensible adds for some short-term value.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 12:13 amPJ DozierPG, Denver Nuggets
P.J. Dozier had a career-night on Wednesday with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, two triples, four rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes.
Jamal Murray was carried off the court with an ankle injury so we expect to see Dozier ping on the ultra-deep fantasy radars. However, for shallower leagues, Monte Morris (four points, 1-of-4 shooting, one rebound, five assists) remains the preferred grab.
January 14, 2020, 3:55 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (back soreness) is being listed as questionable to play against the Hornets on Wednesday.
While talking to reporters, Murray mentioned that while he's been playing dinged up, he isn't interested in any load management, and if he were to miss a game, it would mean that the injury is a big one. Going off of his words, it looks like he should be suiting up for this one unless the team decides otherwise. If Murray can't go, Monte Morris would likely get the start and is worth a streaming look.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
December 31, 2019, 10:17 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris picked up 18 points, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's tilt with the Rockets.
Morris was the big beneficiary with Gary Harris (shin) out, going 8-for-12 from the field in 23 minutes. He was a great pickup last season and is worth a look for anyone in need of assists or steals while Harris is out — especially in 9-cat leagues, where Morris' ability to rack up dimes with minimal turnovers really makes him stand out. Torrey Craig started in Harris' place but could only muster three points before fouling out in 21 minutes, while Malik Beasley had 10 points, two threes and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench. Morris, Beasley and Craig is the fantasy priority order.
December 29, 2019, 7:15 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris (left shin contusion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Kings.
Without Harris the Nuggets will likely spread his minutes around between Torrey Craig, Malik Beasley and Monte Morris. Consider Harris day-to-day going forward.
Source: Nuggets PR on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:24 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (thoracolumbar soreness) has been downgraded to questionable vs. the Knicks on Sunday.
We're not sure what happened during shootaround, but Murray had come into today listed as probable. Maybe they just noticed the opponent, but most likely, the Nuggets want to be cautious with Murray on the second half of a back-to-back. Keep an eye on his status closer to tipoff. If he misses this one, Monte Morris is in line for a huge role and doesn't figure to come off the court in the event of a blowout, which was exactly what happened the last time these two teams met a few weeks back.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
December 12, 2019, 9:49 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray will play against the Blazers on Thursday despite dealing with a trunk contusion.
Murray missed a lot of the last contest with this injury but he should be good to go for this one, so Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will go back to being end-of-the-bench fodder at best.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
December 11, 2019, 5:19 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (trunk contusion) is questionable to face the Blazers on Thursday.
Murray was only able to play five minutes in their last contest due to this injury. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will see additional opportunity if he is forced to miss any time.
Source: Nick Kosmider
December 10, 2019, 11:16 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
With Jamal Murray (trunk contusion) knocked out early in Tuesday's game, Monte Morris started the second half, ending with seven points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.
Murray's injury is not thought to be serious, but Morris is worth watching in case he gets a start or two. Morris was an efficient end-of-your-team point guard last season when he had a larger share of minutes.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three boards, six dimes, three steals, a block and a triple on Thursday against the Knicks.
Morris filled up the stat sheet and played 26 minutes, which is more than Jamal Murray thanks to the blowout nature of this game. Malik Beasley (14 points, two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers) also joined in on the fun but both players are streamers as long as the Nuggets are healthy.
November 13, 2019, 12:05 amJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray had a solid outing in Tuesday's 121-125 loss to the Hawks, producing 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting with eight assists, three rebouns, one steal and one block.
Murray has had his ups and downs this season but will still average out as a mid-round play EOS. Monte Morris delivered 14 points (6-of-11 shooting) with three rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench.
November 6, 2019, 1:09 amMonte MorrisPG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris helped lead the Nuggets bench in a blowout victory of the Heat on Tuesday, going for 11 points (5-for-7 FGs, 1-for-1 FTs), eight assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.
Outside of deep leagues, Morris is just a low-end assists streamer so far this season. But tonight serves as a reminder that Morris is typically one of the most efficient backup point guards in the league. Also with strong games off the bench tonight were Mason Plumlee (10 points and seven boards) and Jerami Grant (15 points, two treys and two steals).