Mar. 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) attempts a shot under pressure from Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris (15) in the first half at the US Airways Center. The Pacers defeated the Suns 112-104. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns Report Card: Marcus Morris

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Marcus Morris (Small/Power Forward)

Season stat line (Averages)

MIN: 19.8|FG%: 42.2|3P%: 36.9|FT%: 56.4|REB: 3.6|AST: 0.8|BLK: 0.3|STL: 0.6|TO: 1|PTS: 7.7

Matt’s Comments:

Marcus Morris quietly had a good season, just not with the Suns. Marcus was a far better player in Houston than he was here, but nonetheless he could be a huge factor moving forward. There is a lot of Jeff Green in Morris’ game, physically they’re about the same in terms of height and weight, they’re both “Tweeners”, they both have a good feel for the game and they both can shoot the ball.

Marcus had a tough time cracking the Suns rotation for the most part because the Suns are loaded at the forward positions. Marcus isn’t the rebounder his brother Markieff is but Marcus seems to be much more comfortable handling the basketball and making offensive moves. Like I said, there is a lot of Jeff Green in Marcus(With less athleticism obviously) and with a hard work filled offseason, Marcus could become a great rotation player next season.

If his grade was predicated upon his play in Houston, he would have received a B+ but since he didn’t play as well in Phoenix, a B- seems fair.

Grade: B-

Eric’s Comments:

Marcus played in 25 games with the Suns after being with the Houston Rockets previously. He was reunited with his twin brother Markieff after the trade and seemed to fit in nicely for a while before falling out of favor with Lindsey Hunter for a while, but then it picked up again toward the end of the season, when they wanted the younger players to have more minutes on the court for experience.

Marcus needs to work on his rebounding, footwork in the post and get even better at his three-pointer this off-season so that he can come back and with a training camp make a significant contribution next season.

Grade: B

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