Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris (DET) – “Mook” nike

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DET Forward: 6’9, 235 lbs; 7th year, Kansas

NBA Role: scoring, hybrid forward • Star UnderDOG

Marcus, the younger (Morris Twin), is a versatile, ‘matchup problem’ forward for Stan Van Gundy; unbeknownst to some, Marcus is a very talented faceup threat – features a wide array of jabbers, mid-post faders, step backs and is quick enough to get by you, strong enough to finish through you; uses his size to advantage – loves setting up near the elbow or lower block before punishing smaller defenders in the lane; learning how to transfer his energy on defense; turning into a prime Tim Thomas: aggressive-shooting-combo forward with a light touch from outside & in the mid-post; consistency & focus have heightened since arriving in DET – Morris has ratcheted up his intensity defensively, now should work on better ball movement & raising his three-point percentage to an elite level*

*36% is very good – 38-39%, which is achievable, could be one small stepping stone for DET to go from ‘good’ to ‘great’

Signature Move: escape dribble, pull-up J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76


Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 10.8 points/game, 4.2 rebounds/game, 43% FG

Big 12 Player of the Year (2011) – remember, Marcus was the “better” twin in college

Shares all of the same tattoos with his twin brother, Markieff (WAS)

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