HoopsHype Marcus Morris rumors

June 29, 2012 Updates
May 5, 2012 Updates

Former Kansas University and current NBA basketball player Marcus Morris has entered into a diversion agreement with prosecutors related to a February incident at a Lawrence nightclub. Morris, 22, currently a Houston Rockets player, received a misdemeanor battery citation in Lawrence Municipal Court. Police said early on Feb. 26 a male employee of The Cave, 1200 Oread Ave., alleged he was punched by a man after a verbal dispute turned physical. It was also alleged that another man punched the employee from behind, police said at the time. Lawrence Journal-World

March 27, 2012 Updates

AND 1 has announced the signing of NBA rookies and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris to 3-year endorsement deals. After starring together at Kansas, the Morris twins were selected with back-to-back picks in the 2011 NBA Draft—Markieff by the Phoenix Suns at No. 13 and Marcus next to the Houston Rockets. SLAM

February 28, 2012 Updates

Marcus Morris, a former KU standout who currently plays for the Houston Rockets, was cited for misdemeanor battery early Sunday in Lawrence, city prosecutor Jerry Little told the Lawrence Journal-World on Monday. Kim Murphree of the Lawrence Police Department told The Star that police were called at 2:37 a.m. Sunday to The Cave, a nightclub at The Oread, a hotel near the KU campus. She said a male employee alleged he was punched by another man after an argument and that it was also alleged another man punched the employee from behind. Kansas City Star

February 6, 2012 Updates

And Morris, 22, is in the unique situation of having a twin brother, Markieff, who plays 20 minutes a night as part of the rotation in Phoenix. It had been generally understood that Marcus is the better player of the two brothers who until this season had always been on the same team. "I feel his pain," Markieff said. "To have his talent and be the type guy he is and not to even get a shot to play, I know he's hurting right now because of that. "He's got fire in his heart right now and in his stomach. He's going to destroy the D-League, like he did last time." Houston Chronicle

February 4, 2012 Updates
February 3, 2012 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Marcus Morris returning to the D-League. He wanted to stay w Rockets, but he has practiced once in three weeks because of sprained ankle. Twitter

January 3, 2012 Updates

With Marcus Morris sliding out of Kevin McHale’s rotation and the Rockets not scheduled for another practice until next week, the team will send rookie Marcus Morris to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday. “Fortunately, we’re a team it’s very hard to come in as a rookie and play,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. “We like all our young players to go through a process before they get on the floor. Marcus is someone with very high level of talent and someone we feel will benefit greatly from playing and working on his game.” Houston Chronicle

October 26, 2011 Updates

Iverson is working with the Justice Entertainment Group on the four-team Las Vegas Superstar Challenge slated for Nov. 12-13 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Iverson, who signed a contract with the Griz for the 2009-10 season, will announce the event Wednesday in Las Vegas. Confirmed players include: Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 76ers), Hakim Warrick (Phoenix Suns), Chauncey Billups (New York Knicks), Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Monte Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Corey Maggette (Charlotte Bobcats), Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ryan Hollins (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Marcus Morris (Houston Rockets). Memphis Commercial Appeal

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July 26, 2011 Updates

Houston Rockets first-round draft pick Marcus Morris, forward from Kansas, is not packing his bags to go play in Europe, but the idea is on his radar. With the NBA in the midst of a lockout, many players from around the league are at least considering playing outside the United States. "It's intriguing," said Tony Dutt, Morris' agent, in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "If the right offer came along, we would look at it. FOX 26 Sports

June 27, 2011 Updates

Marcus Morris, the 14th overall pick by the Houston Rockets, has compared himself to Carmelo Anthony -- already a bit of a stretch -- and when he was introduced to the Houston media after Thursday's NBA Draft, he acknowledged that comparison and then added this: "But I'm not going to take after him on the defensive side." Newsday

June 25, 2011 Updates

In case you are unaware, Ron Artest petitioned a Los Angeles court to change his name to Metta World Peace. (And yes, I support Artest's move and wish him the very best. I have no doubt that the name change comes from a good place in his heart. Before you scoff, all I am saying, is give Peace a chance.) The relative lack of excitement from fans about the Rockets' draft-day take is understandable. There isn't a sure all-star in the bunch. Not unless you believe Morris' proclamation to the Kansas City Star. "You can't see the future," Morris said, "but I definitely, definitely, definitely think I'm going to be one of those guys who's an All-Star in the league." Houston Chronicle

June 22, 2011 Updates
June 20, 2011 Updates

One thing about Marcus Morris became evident at the Utah Jazz's pre-draft workout Sunday. The Kansas junior is a straight shooter. And that has nothing to do with his actual shooting capabilities. Whether admitting he believes fellow workout participant Chris Singleton is "not very talented" on the offensive end or speaking about his own talents, the highly regarded 21-year- old forward says it like he sees it. "Honestly, I think I'm the most complete player in the draft," the 6-9 Morris said. "I think I'm one of those guys that can just do a lot. (There are) lots of parts of my game I can hang my hat on." Deseret News

But Walt Perrin, the Jazz's vice president of player personnel, laughed when asked to comment on Morris' confident comment. "That's a guy who has confidence in himself," Perrin said. Perrin is glad Morris believes strongly in his game, but, yes, there was a proverbial "but." "That's his opinion," Perrin said, smiling. "His opinion doesn't count on draft night." Deseret News

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