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Markieff Morris will play and start Saturday for the Lakers against Utah.
Morris was initially a game-time decision, according to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell. He should be good to go for Saturday.
Lakers F Markieff Morris (ankle) has been ruled out of Thursday’s game vs. the Celtics.
Morris missed the team’s last game and it was Talen Horton-Tucker who got the spot start in his absence.
Markieff Morris recorded 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four assists, two rebounds and one block on Monday night in Manhattan.
Morris posted a healthy scoring output on Monday night despite the fact that Los Angeles was mostly ineffective versus New York. He shot the ball very well going 63.6 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. Morris' fantasy value can only go down in the coming days as the Lakers can expect to see their stars return, thus limiting Morris' playing time. For now, he could be a longshot in DFS at the very best.
Markieff Morris collected 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), nine rebounds, one assist and one steal across 24 minutes on Tuesday.
Morris lead the Lakers' starting unit on Tuesday with his 15 points. Morris is currently entrenched in the most productive stretch of his season, averaging 23.8 fantasy points (DraftKings) over his past ten games. This is certainly a byproduct of a hobbled Lakers roster but Morris may be a guy to put a bit of stock in until the team return to full health.
Lakers forward Markieff Morris (ankle) is starting Friday's matchup against the Trail Blazers.
This will be Morris's second straight game starting despite teammate Kyle Kuzma being healthy. Morris is an intriguing value play considering this circumstance along with his affordable price across the DFS industry.