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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
39-16 7-3 W4
38-17 6-4 W3
37-19 6-4 W1
26-31 2-8 L5
15-39 2-8 L6

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 12.7 4.9 38.8 1.8 1.7

Top Monte Morris News

  • Timberwolves' Monte Morris: Available for Monday

    Morris is not listed on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Morris will be active for the first time as a member of the Timberwolves after joining the team on Wednesday. Morris figures to serve as a depth piece at the guard spots behind Mike Conley, but the competition he faces off the bench will likely make it difficult for him to see a substantial enough role to be viable in most fantasy formats.

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  • Timberwolves' Monte Morris: Heading to Minnesota

    The Pistons are finalizing a deal to send Morris to the Timberwolves on Wednesday in exchange for Shake Milton, Troy Brown and a second-round pick, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Morris missed the first three months of the campaign due to a right quad strain and has held a minimal role for Detroit since being cleared in late January, averaging 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 11.3 minutes across six appearances off the bench. The veteran's fantasy value likely won't improve with the trade, as he'll be competing with Jordan McLaughlin and Nickeil Alexander-Walker for backup point guard minutes behind Mike Conley. Morris probably won't be able to debut Thursday in Milwaukee, which would make his next chance to suit up Monday in Los Angeles.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Probable ahead of Sunday

    Morris is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Thunder due to right quadricep injury management.

    Morris made his second appearance of the season in Saturday's 118-104 loss to the Wizards, recording one point (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one rebound and one block. Because he recently returned from a long-term absence due to the quad injury, the Pistons could consider holding him out Sunday for the second leg of the back-to-back set. However, given the light workload he logged Saturday, Morris is expected to be cleared to play Sunday, though his availability won't be officially locked in until shortly before the game's 2 p.m. ET tipoff.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Cleared to play Sunday

    Morris (quadricep) is available for Sunday's game against the Thunder, Steve McGehee of News 9 Oklahoma City reports.

    After missing each of the Pistons' first 43 games of the season while recovering from a right quad strain, Morris handled minor roles off the bench in both of Detroit's last two contests. Though Sunday marks the second leg of a back-to-back set, Morris will be available for the contest after he logged a meager eight minutes in Saturday's 118-104 loss to the Wizards. Assuming head coach Monty Williams makes him part of the rotation Sunday, Morris should once again be in store for light minutes behind starting guards Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Makes most of limited run Wednesday

    Morris (quadricep) finished with seven points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds and three assists across 11 minutes in Wednesday's 113-106 win over the Hornets.

    Following a lengthy recovery from the right quad strain that had kept him sidelined since late in the preseason, Morris was finally cleared to make his season debut Wednesday. He settled in as the Pistons' backup point guard and excelled during his time on the court, finishing as a plus-3 while shooting efficiently and committing no fouls or turnovers. The Pistons are likely to get Cade Cunningham (knee) back for their next game Saturday versus the Wizards, and head coach Monty Williams will likely need to make some tough cuts from his rotation to open up minutes. Marcus Sasser (12 minutes Wednesday) and Kevin Knox (13 minutes) seem to be the likeliest candidates to move off the second unit, and Killian Hayes -- who started Wednesday -- could be in danger of having his role reduced if the Pistons elect to keep Morris in the fold as Cunningham's primary backup.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Will play limited minutes

    Coach Monty Williams said Morris (quadriceps) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Hornets but will be on a minutes restriction, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Morris will make his season debut Wednesday after missing the beginning of the campaign with a right quadriceps injury. With Cade Cunningham (knee) out, Morris will likely split time at point guard with Jaden Ivey and Killian Hayes.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Expected to debut Wednesday

    Morris (quadriceps) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game versus the Hornets.

    Morris is expected to make his season debut Wednesday after missing Detroit's first 44 contests with a right quadriceps strain. Morris will likely be on a minutes restriction as he eases his way into the Pistons' rotation.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Completes full practice

    Head coach Monty Williams said Morris (quadricep) was a full practice participant Tuesday, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Morris has yet to appear in a game this season, but he's on the verge of making his Pistons debut. Detroit listed Morris as doubtful before ruling him out ahead of Monday's 122-113 loss to the Bucks, but he could be upgraded to questionable or even probable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Hornets. If Morris is available Wednesday, he'll likely be subject to a minutes restriction, but he could still end up supplanting either Killian Hayes or Marcus Sasser from the rotation.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Will remain out Monday

    Morris (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Morris hasn't played this season, but his initial doubtful tag for Monday's contest was a sign of progress. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday versus the Hornets. However, even when the veteran point guard is cleared to play, he'll likely handle a modest bench role as he's eased back into action.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Gets doubtful tag for Monday

    Morris (quadriceps) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against Milwaukee.

    Morris has yet to be ruled out for Monday's contest, marking a milestone in his lengthy recovery from the right quad strain. He has been ramping up throughout January, and he appears to be closing in on his season and Pistons debuts. Whenever he's formally cleared to play, the 28-year-old will likely be eased back into the mix, but Morris could provide a steadying presence to the Detroit backcourt and/or begin restoring his stock as a trade candidate before the Feb. 8 deadline. At the very least, Morris will present a threat to Killian Hayes' role as the top backup to starting point guard Cade Cunningham (knee).

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Expected back by end of January

    Morris (quadriceps) started ramping up Monday and is expected to return by the end of January, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Morris suffered a right quadricep strain in mid-November and was expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks. He's still on track with that return timeline, but his reaction to his ramp-up period will decide when he can play again. With Cade Cunningham (knee) sidelined, Morris' services could come in handy, though both guards may be cleared to suit up around the same time in mid-to-late January.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Out another 6-to-8 weeks

    The Pistons announced Tuesday that Morris will be re-evaluated in 6-to-8 weeks after receiving additional treatment to address his ongoing right quadricep strain, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

    The right quad strain has sidelined Morris all season and has spiraled into a more serious issue for the 28-year-old guard than initially anticipated. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday as a form of regenerative muscle treatment to help his healing process, but his recovery timeline has now been extended until January. Even once Morris is healthy, he may have only a small role in the Detroit backcourt rotation waiting for him.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Out again Monday

    Morris (quad) will miss Monday's game against Denver.

    Morris hasn't made a single appearance for the Pistons this season while battling a right quadriceps strain, and his timetable remains murky. Morris' next chance to play is Friday against the Pacers.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Ruled out for Sunday

    Morris (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Morris has yet to make his regular-season debut for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey and Marcus Sasser could handle more prominent roles going forward as Killian Hayes' (shoulder) backup, and one could start if Hayes has to miss time. Morris' next chance to play will come Monday against the Nuggets.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Remains out Friday

    Morris (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Morris strained his right quadriceps in late October and hasn't yet made his regular-season debut. He's likely due to be re-evaluated soon, but it's not yet clear when that could happen. Marcus Sasser and Jaden Ivey have seen increased run in the backcourt recently.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Still out

    Morris (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    Morris is rehabbing from a quadriceps strain and is due for a re-evaluation soon. His next chance to suit up will come Friday in Cleveland, but barring a return to practice, he can safely be considered doubtful for that contest.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Quad injury emerges

    Morris (quad strain) will be re-evaluated in three weeks, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.

    Morris dealt with back spasms throughout preseason, but now a more serious diagnosis of a right quad strain appears to be the chief cause of his absence. He will miss Detroit's first 12 games at minimum, and his eventual return is unclear given that he's an unlikely component of the team's long-term future. With Bojan Bogdanovic (calf) also facing a multi-week absence, usage for Alec Burks, Jaden Ivey and Ausar Thompson is on the rise -- although the floor spacing in Detroit's offense will suffer mightily.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Won't play Wednesday

    Pistons head coach Monty Williams said Morris (back) won't play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Heat, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Morris is considered day-to-day while he recovers from lower-back spasms, an injury that kept him from making an appearance during the preseason. While Morris is out of the season opener, Killian Hayes should be able to stick in the rotation as the primary backup to starting point guard Cade Cunningham.

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  • Pistons' Monte Morris: Out again Friday

    Morris (back) is unavailable for Friday's preseason game against the Mavericks.

    Morris was doubtful ahead of the exhibition, so this isn't surprising. Morris is considered day-to-day, and it remains to be seen if he'll be ready for Opening Night on Oct. 25.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 183 lbs
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 28
School: Iowa St.
Experience: 6