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Marcus Morris
Marcus Morris
Position: F
Born: 09/02/89
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Ersan Ilyasova, Marcus Morris and Adonis Thomas all left Saturday’s scrimmage with various injuries, forcing head coach Stan Van Gundy to cut the Pistons’ open-to-the-public practice at The Palace of Auburn Hills short. “It was either end the scrimmage with 36 seconds or I had to play,” Van Gundy said. “We decided to go with ending the scrimmage. “But I’ll tell you, my stance is really good. I just don’t know if I can move out of it.”
And he sees this as his best opportunity to sink roots and carve out a role after 1½ seasons in Houston and 2½ in Phoenix. “Yes, it is. In Phoenix, I thought I should have started at the three. The guy that’s there now (P.J. Tucker) might have been a better defender, but as an all-around three, I thought I was the best we had. And I thought a lot of players thought that, too. But there’s a lot of opportunity here. I have a chance to come in and start right away. I’ve been in the league for five years. It’s nothing new to me. I have started my share of games. It’s not like I’m new to it. The only thing that’s new is that it’s the East Coast now.”
Markieff and Marcus Morris will be back on their NBA jobs before a decision is made on whether their felony aggravated assault case will be sent to a new grand jury. The Morris twins appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court for a Wednesday pretrial conference that was originally scheduled to include discussion and a decision on the defense attorneys’ August motion to remand the case to a new grand jury. After the prosecutor filed a response last month, Judge Joan Sinclair gave Morris’ attorneys the option of setting a date for oral arguments on their case that the original grand jury indicted the twins due to false and misleading evidence. The hearing was set for Oct. 15 and Sinclair waived the Morris’ appearance because Marcus will be in Detroit and both players will be amid their teams’ NBA preseason.
If the case does not go to a new grand jury, the next pretrial conference would be Nov. 5 with Sinclair setting a requirement for a trial before May 31. The charged incident occurred on Jan. 24, when Markieff and Marcus Morris and three friends attended a youth basketball tournament at a central Phoenix gymnasium. Eric Hood, a Philadelphia hometown acquaintance who had a falling out with the twins before their 2011 drafting, also attended the tourney in which the Morris twins sponsored a Nevada club.