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Monte Morris registered 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3PT, 0-1 FT), three boards, four assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover in Monday's overtime win against the Jazz.
Morris has actually scored in double figures in eight of nine games of the NBA restart. He's not a bad option to deploy in DFS with Gary Harris and Will Barton still sidelined.
Monte Morris produced 19 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, four assists, and one steal in Wednesday's win against San Antonio.
Morris has looked impressive thus far in the NBA restart. He'll certainly take a backseat once the normal starting lineup's injuries heal up, but he should act as a valuable piece off the bench the rest of the way.
Monte Morris started again Monday for the injured Jamal Murray, scoring 17 points (6-12 FG, 5-5 FT, 0-1 3PT) with four rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 38 minutes 121-113 OT win over the Thunder.
Morris posted a ridiculous +28 tonight. His poise and leadership was exactly what the Nuggets needed to overcome a tough Oklahoma City squad. As long as he continues to fill in for Murray, he'll be worthy of a look in DFS. Unfortunately, once Murray and Gary Harris return to the lineup, Morris will likely be relegated to a reserve role.
Monte Morris registered 13 points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3PT, 7-8 FT), three rebounds, five assists, and three turnovers in Saturday afternoon's defeat to the Heat.
Morris could've been in for a bigger game had his team kept it closer. But his numbers looked relatively solid with Jamal Murray banged up. Continue expecting performances like this one if Murray and other backcourt players sit out in future games.
Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris has passed two COVID-19 tests and is now planning to join the team in Orlando on Friday.
Although it was never stated as to why Morris failed to accompany the team to Orlando, the Iowa State product has reportedly been 'asymptomatic' while working out in preparation of the NBA restart. Upon arriving at Disney, Morris will now need to quarantine for 48 hours before joining the Nuggets on the court, per NBA guidelines. This is great news for Denver, as Morris fills a big role in their second unit, averaging 8.4 points and 3.5 assists in 21.6 minutes per game before the NBA season was suspended.