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, $4.66 million contract with the Nuggets in July of 2018.
Big defensive performance
GDenver Nuggets
December 8, 2018
Morris scored 10 points (4-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt) while adding seven assists, five steals and two rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 106-98 loss to the Hawks.
ANALYSIS
The steals were naturally a career high for the second-year guard, who's seeing his first significant action in the NBA thanks to all the injuries on the Nuggets' roster. Morris' court time will dwindle once players like Gary Harris (hip) and Isaiah Thomas (hip) get healthy, but even in the short term his inconsistent minutes and production make him a poor fantasy option.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Monte Morris
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November 24th
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November 23rd
Jordan Clarkson has quietly averaged 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists over his last five games.
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November 19th
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DraftKings NBA: Monday Cheat Sheet
November 19th
Tobias Harris has topped 38 DraftKings points in each of his last four games and goes up against the Hawks on Monday.
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 6 Look-Ahead
November 17th
He's off to a slow start, but Jonathan Isaac is available in nearly half of Yahoo leagues and could be worth a speculative add.
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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Plays 34 minutes Saturday
GDenver Nuggets
November 17, 2018
Morris contributed 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt), five assists, and three rebounds in 34 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 loss to the Pelicans.
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Scores eight points in start
GDenver Nuggets
November 15, 2018
Morris totaled eight points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 victory over the Hawks.
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Draws start Thursday
GDenver Nuggets
November 15, 2018
Morris will start at point guard Thursday against the Hawks, Christian Clark of BSNDenver.com reports.
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Scores team-high 19 points Tuesday
GDenver Nuggets
November 14, 2018
Morris produced 19 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists and two rebounds across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 loss to the Rockets.
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Hands out 10 assists Sunday
GDenver Nuggets
November 11, 2018
Morris contributed five points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 10 assists, three rebounds, and one block in 27 minutes during Sunday's 121-114 loss to the Bucks.
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