3. Markieff Morris Develops His Three-Point Stroke
When the Suns promoted Markieff Morris to the starting lineup and brought in Anthony Tolliver, they were hoping that 1-2 punch could help fill the void left by Channing Frye. But without one of the league’s most underrated stretch bigs, Phoenix’s offense has predictably struggled to adjust. With Tolliver gone, there’s a little added pressure on Keef to add some range to his game.
To be fair, Morris has had an outstanding season so far, averaging 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game — all career highs. He’s shooting an efficient 48.4 percent from the field…but his 30.6 three-point percentage still leaves something to be desired.
It’s not Markieff’s fault that he’s not a three-point shooter like his brother Marcus Morris. But Mook is a small forward, so the Suns need their power forward to spread the floor a little more. If Markieff can just continue to work on his stroke from downtown, the Suns will be better off for it in the future.
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