Marcus Morris Sr.
F - LAC
Marcus Morris Sr. provided 11 points (3-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and seven rebounds over 25 minutes as the Clippers took down the Bulls 130-127 on Sunday.
Morris Sr. played a season-high 25 minutes and contributed 11 points and seven rebounds. The 31-year-old got a late start to the season following a nagging knee injury and is averaging 20.3 minutes, 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assists through three games so far. There's not much fantasy appeal here at the moment.
Marcus Morris Sr. delivered 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with two rebounds and two assists over 18 minutes as the Clippers defeated the Warriors 108-101 on Wednesday.
Morris Sr. was making his season-debut after missing the Clips' first eight games with a right knee injury. He was able to 18 minutes on Wednesday but it will likely take him a few more games to get into proper shape. Either way, it's a good sign for the Clippers that he's back in the fold. Nicolas Batum, who has played quite well in the early going, is likely to take a minutes hit but Morris Sr. actually insisted to coach Tyronn Lue that Batum remain in the starting lineup. Both players are capable of putting up solid numbers but could potentially eat into each other's fantasy value.
Marcus Morris Sr. is available to make his season debut against the Warriors after nursing a right knee injury.
With Morris' return, Nicolas Batum will more than likely see a reduction in time; however, he may have found himself a sustainable role coming off the bench due to his consistent play. If in a deep-league, it may be worth holding on to Batum just in case his game makes more room for him in the rotation. In regards to Morris, it wouldn't be a surprise if it took the team some time to integrate him into the rotation. In 19 games with the Clippers last year, he saw a substantial drop-off in production since beginning the year with the Knicks, as he averaged 28.9 minutes of playing time, 10.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the floor and a low 31.0 percent from beyond the arc. With Batum playing well, Morris' value potential could see a hard cap; however, he is playing on a good team and getting a healthy amount of opportunities, which still makes him a viable fantasy option in deep-league play and DFS.
Marcus Morris (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday night's tilt versus Golden State.
Morris has yet to see the court for Los Angeles this season, but he has a chance to play on Wednesday night in Oakland. He's been battling knee soreness and will likely play in a limited capacity if he does suit up. Eye him for a significant fantasy impact if, and only if, Kawhi Leonard rests.
Marcus Morris Sr. is out of Tuesday's game against the Spurs due to right knee soreness.
This "OUT" designation will mark Morris' eighth consecutive game missed this season. In his absence, Nicolas Batum has seen a significant role increase in the rotation. Outside of being a flier option in DFS formats, he should not warrant any fantasy consideration at this time as his value production is minimal and inconsistent.