Monte Morris
Monte Morris
23-Year-Old GuardG
Denver Nuggets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Morris spent the 2017-18 campaign on a two-way contract, which limited him to just three total appearances at the NBA level. The bulk of his action came in the G-League, where he played in 37 games and averaged 18.0 points, 6.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals across 34.8 minutes. His strong play at that level earned him a standard contract from the Nuggets this season, so Morris is fully expected to land on the 15-man roster following cuts. However, with Jamal Murray locked in as the starting point guard and Isaiah Thomas being brought in during free agency, Morris will sit no higher than third on the depth chart and will still struggle to get significant minutes most nights. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.8 million contract with the Nuggets in July of 2018.
Contract converted into standard deal
GDenver Nuggets
July 19, 2018
Morris, who signed a two-way contract in 2017, agreed to a standard deal Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. The terms are for three years, $4.8 million with the first two seasons guaranteed.
ANALYSIS
The 51st overall pick in 2017, Morris spent most of last year in the G-League. There, he averaged 17.8 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34.7 minutes. He also recently played four games on Denver's summer league squad, where he averaged 17.5 points, 6.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds. Morris' quality play over the past year has been enough to persuade the Nuggets' brass into extending him a standard deal. That said, he'll likely have trouble finding run behind Jamal Murray and Isaiah Thomas.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Morris was known as a playmaking guard in his days with Iowa State at the collegiate level and he'll be yet another project for coach Mike Malone after being selected with the 51st pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. The four-year college vet averaged at least 28.0 minutes in all of his seasons at Iowas State and he'll be one of the more battle-tested rookies in this year's class. What's really enticing about Morris is the fact that he saw a major increase in numbers in all four years of his collegiate career. He ended his senior season with averages of 16.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game, showing the ability to both score at a high rate and play extremely well as a distributor when needed. A role for Morris on the Nuggets during the upcoming campaign will likely be tough to find and Morris should spend most of the season developing in the G-League.
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Continues strong Summer League play with 21 points
GDenver Nuggets
July 11, 2018
Morris produced 21 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven assists and two rebounds across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 85-77 loss to the Raptors in the first round of the Vegas Summer League playoffs.
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Leads the way with 20 points
GDenver Nuggets
July 9, 2018
Morris finished with 20 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, six rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 90-83 summer league victory over the Bucks.
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Scores 14 in win over Boston
GDenver Nuggets
July 8, 2018
Morris had 14 points (7-16 FG, 0-1 3PT) in Saturday's summer league win over the Celtics.
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Team-high scoring total in Vegas Summer League opener
GDenver Nuggets
July 7, 2018
Morris managed 15 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes during the Nuggets' 70-69 win over the Timberwolves in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Friday.
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Plays in only three games
GDenver Nuggets
April 20, 2018
Morris appeared in three games with Denver in 2017-18 and averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 assists per game.
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