After much discussion of their bright future with little concrete evidence to back the optimism up, the Nuggets finally arrived this season, winning 54 games on the way to a second-place finish in the Western…
April 18, 2019, 11:32 pmMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris was solid in 25 minutes of action in Game 3 on Thursday, scoring 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting while adding two rebounds and seven assists.
Morris was at times the best guard on the floor tonight for the Nuggets, but coach Malone is going to stick with his guys in Jamal Murray and Gary Harris which is probably the right call. He's productive in spurts but will be capped as long as Murray is healthy.
April 11, 2019, 1:27 amMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris went back to his usual bench role Wednesday as he scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with one trey, two boards, three assists, one steal across 21 minutes.
Morris has been a revelation this season for the Nuggets. He was a late second round pick in the 2017 draft who has cemented himself as a solid back-up point guard in the NBA. His game lends itself to a very long and productive career. His most impressive stat is his assist to turnover ratio (6). This gives him more value in 9-cat leagues (137) while he is significantly worse in 8-cat (166). Look for Morris at the end of next year's fantasy drafts although in standard 8-cat leagues, he may be best left on the wire. In all leagues, he will continue to be a valuable streamer.
April 7, 2019, 11:52 pmMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris drew the start for a resting Jamal Murray in Sunday's 108-115 loss to the Blazers but was relatively quiet with nine points on 2-of-7 shooting, adding one rebound, three assists, one triple and one steal.
This was not one of Morris' best performances, especially with his shooting struggles. Malik Beasley picked up some of the slack off the bench with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting, two 3s, three rebounds, two dimes and one steal in 24 minutes.
April 4, 2019, 1:04 amMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris and Malik Beasley each had 19 points off the bench in the Nuggets' 28-point win over the Spurs on Wednesday.
Morris shot 8-of-13 from the field and added three triples, three rebounds, three assists and one steal. Beasley shot 7-of-14 from the field with three triples and one steal as well. This duo has made the Denver bench versatile and will need to play well if the Nuggets want to make a playoff run.
March 29, 2019, 10:31 pmJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray’s good shooting continued in Friday’s road win over the Thunder as he scored 27 points on 11-of-20 from the field to go with three 3s, nine assists, five rebounds, a steal and no turnovers.
Murray has been hitting 47.9 percent of his shots over the last two weeks including three straight games with 50-plus percent from the field. Monte Morris chipped in seven assists, a steal and four points in 20 minutes off the bench.
March 24, 2019, 7:55 pmMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris was the only bench player on the Nuggets to make it into double-digits with 12 points, an assist and a board on Sunday.
Morris played 23 minutes and he and Malik Beasley seem to be eating into each other’s value off the bench as coach Malone goes with the hot hand. View both guys as emergency streams at this point.
March 22, 2019, 10:09 pmJamal MurrayG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray overcame a slow start and wound up with 18 points, a 3s, five assists, five rebounds, two steals, two blocks and no turnovers in Friday’s win over the Knicks.
Murray came into the game with top-60 value over the last two weeks and he didn’t disappoint tonight. Monte Morris added 13 points and three 3s in 20 minutes off the bench.
March 21, 2019, 9:35 pmMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris delivered 11 efficient points on Thursday, going 4-of-5 from the field with four assists, a steal, two 3-pointers and just one turnover in 23 minutes.
Morris remains a great 9-cat play for his low turnovers and he's settled into a nice rhythm since Isaiah Thomas got bounced from the rotation. He'll have more eye-catching nights than this from time to time but he's a really steady, late-round guy. Jamal Murray put up 15 points, four rebounds, two blocks and a triple while hitting 7-of-14 from the field as Denver's guards had quiet but effective nights.
March 13, 2019, 1:38 amMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris had 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and four threes in 27 minutes in a win over the Wolves on Tuesday.
Morris got some extra run with Isaiah Thomas picking up a DNP-CD and because of some garbage time. The Nuggets are deep, so it's unwise to expect this to happen regularly, but when he gets the opportunity, Morris is very efficient and productive.
February 14, 2019, 12:58 amMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris scored 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Kings.
With Isaiah Thomas (13 minutes) back it's going to be even harder for Morris to keep his head above water and owners in standard leagues can move on for greener pastures.
February 12, 2019, 12:25 amMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris finished Monday's 103-87 win with 17 points (7-for-11 shooting), three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Heat.
Impressively, Morris didn't commit a single turnover tonight as he continues to threaten the league's all-time assist-to-turnover ratio. He's leading all qualified players with a 6.31 mark and is committing 0.6 turnovers a night despite getting 24.6 mpg as a pure point guard. He's been a gem for 9-cat owners and we're not all that worried about Isaiah Thomas cramping his style — at least at first.
February 8, 2019, 4:09 pmIsaiah ThomasG, Denver Nuggets
Nuggets’ beat writer Harrison Wind reported that Isaiah Thomas is closing in on a return which according to league sources, may be as early as next week.
There haven’t been many updates on Thomas all season long but it appears his rehab in the G-League went well and barring any setbacks, should be back in the rotation fairly soon. With Jamal Murray starting and coach favorite Monte Morris getting significant minutes, it remains to be seen just how IT3 will fit, and how many minutes he’ll get. He’ll have some rust to shake off first, so it might be a few weeks until we see how those questions are answered.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
February 4, 2019, 9:25 pmMonte MorrisG, Denver Nuggets
Monte Morris scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two triples, two rebounds, three assists and a steal against the Pistons on Monday.
Morris has flourished with Jamal Murray (sprained left ankle) and should be owned until further notice. The team has not given a direct timetable for Murray's return which means Morris will be running the show for a high-octane offense for the time being.
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