Monte Morris RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:175 lbs. / 79.4 kg.
Harrison Wind: Monte Morris on Mason Plumlee and Torrey Craig attending Team USA Training Camp: “I think it’s phenomenal…. Them bringing that knowledge from USA Training Camp, if they can bring that to our training camp and teach me some more things about the game, that I’m looking forward to.”
1. Denver Nuggets. WAR: 85.1 | Best Under-25 Players: Nikola Jokic (41.0), Jamal Murray (21.2), Monte Morris (10.3). Five NBA teams had an average age (weighted by production) below 25 last season: • Knicks, 17 wins • Suns, 19 wins • Bulls, 22 wins • Kings, 39 wins • Nuggets, 54 wins. Denver’s 2018-19 season was an aberration. Teams that young typically win about 30 games or fewer, but the Nuggets—who earned the no. 2 seed in the West—stand apart from their youthful brethren. Denver’s second-round playoff loss registered as a disappointment in the moment, but for a group of players who had never even reached the playoffs before, last season’s result was bounds better than the preseason expectation.
Before kicking off their weekends, several Denver Nuggets players went through a grueling workout session at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The high altitude (the amphitheatre sits at 6,450 feet above sea level at its peak height) and plethora of steep steps provide the players with a challenging training session. Monte Morris, Will Barton, Jarred Vanderbilt, Michael Porter Jr., Thomas Welsh and Brandon Goodwin participated in the Friday morning workout.
“He (Porter Jr.) is special for sure,” Nuggets guard Monte Morris added. “He can handle it, shoot it and he’s 6’11”. He’s a freak athlete. The best thing about Michael is that he feels he’s the best player on the court at all times, no matter who is out there. He carries that swagger about himself, so I feel it will be easy for him to adjust when he steps into the rotation because with that swagger, you will go out there and play confident.”
Katy Winge: I asked Will Barton about a Most Improved Player award on this team. He said Malik Beasley or Monte Morris. Said Malik’s consistency and confidence grew a ton. Said coming into the season the back-up point guard spot had some questions. “There aren’t any questions now.” pic.twitter.com/3hTI9RgqQu
Katy Winge: Monte Morris said he texted with Murray last night at midnight, reminding him it’s a new day. Morris told Murray to trust himself. Said he’s the #nuggets anchor, he got them this far playing his style. “Being aggressive, having fun, that the Jamal Murray I’m used to seeing.”
Michael Singer: Talked with Monte Morris a bit before celebrity game. He told me Sue Bird asked him to be her lead assistant. Even still, Monte definitely felt he should’ve been in Rising Stars game tonight.
We don’t know for certain if it’s this week. Or the next. But we do know this: The Nuggets (37-18 entering Monday night’s game) aren’t turning the screws on the rest of the Western Conference without big brother Isaiah pushing his younger teammates, be it in the locker room, in practice, or from his seat at the end of the bench. “We probably wouldn’t be this high along in the West if he wasn’t in our locker room,” point guard Monte Morris, one of the franchise’s — and the league’s — great narratives of 2019, said of Thomas. “(He’s) giving us tips on guys he played and just knowing how to pull through. I look up to him a lot, not just because he’s at my position, just what he’s been through and everything. So we’re looking forward to having him back. Everybody knows what he brings to the table, and when you add that on top of what we’re doing right now, we should be really, really good.”
“We probably won’t be this high along in the West if he wasn’t in our locker room,” point guard Monte Morris, one of the franchise’s — and the league’s — great narratives of 2019 said of Thomas. “(He’s) giving us tips on guys he played and just knowing how to pull through. I look up to him a lot, not just because he’s at my position, just what he’s been through and everything. So we’re looking forward to having him back.”
Nuggets coach Michael Malone also went to Flint on Sunday, as did Denver guard Will Barton. Both have seen the love Iowa State fans in arenas across the league have shown for Morris all season. But there was something even deeper in his hometown. “One thing I love about Monte is how loyal he is to where he grew up,” Malone said. “You could see all the people that showed up just hoping to see Monte, talk to him and how much pride they’re taking in Monte’s success at the NBA level, and that’s what you want to see from all your players.”
Harrison Wind: Nuggets will only have two of their regular starters (Barton, Jokic) for tonight’s game vs Pistons. Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap are all out. I’d expect Monte Morris and Malik Beasley to continue to start while minutes are available for reserve guard Brandon Goodwin.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets POBO, Tim Connelly, on his team’s All-Star representation: “So excited for Nikola, but he shouldn’t be our only player in Charlotte. Jamal’s personal & team success made him worthy. And the impact Monte and Torrey have made merited a spot in the Rising Stars Challenge.”
Monte Morris provided an assist to Flint-area families on Sunday afternoon just ahead of the Christmas holiday. A total of 11 families received a $100 Kroger gift card from the 2013 Beecher High graduate and Denver Nuggets point guard, as well as gift bags for families from the Denver Nuggets, and toys from DTLR Villa.
“He’s always a person that’s going to give back. He always has. From when he was little until now,” said Morris’ mother Latonia on Sunday, Dec. 23 at Beecher High School where families received the items. “He was an only child, but he doesn’t have only child syndrome. I was just proud that he did it.”
Nick Kosmider: Michael Malone subtly hinted last night that he might be looking for ways to give banged-up guard Gary Harris a breather. With Harris questionable for tonight’s game with ankle soreness, wouldn’t be surprised if tonight is that night, opening up more minutes for Morris, Beasley.
Harrison Wind: Michael Malone on the Monte Morris/Jamal Murray backcourt, which Denver played 13 minutes against the Lakers: “You’ll probably see more of (Monte) and Jamal on the court together at times because Jamal is just as effective with the ball and without the ball.”
Vixen Amber Rose isn’t letting her NBA bae go anytime soon. The hip-hop model blessed social media this weekend with a coupled up shot of herself and Denver Nuggets star Monté Morris. Muva Rose jumped on Instagram Sunday (August 26) to gush over her stud.
The hard work paid off for Morris, who, after a strong showing in the Summer League, was rewarded with a three-year deal from the Nuggets reportedly worth $4.8 million. The deal, a full NBA contract, assures Morris of a roster spot with Denver and means his day of bouncing between the NBA and Gatorade League may be done. “I was happy for sure — relieved to know that the made way for me,” Morris said. “They traded some guys, drained some money and opened up a spot for me. Now I’ve got to go two times harder … because every year, it’s 60 more people to try and come take your jobs.”
As great as the contract has been for Morris, that’s not the only big thing to happen to him this summer. He’s also made headlines recently off the court for his relationship with actress and model Amber Rose. It’s gotten the attention of news outlets like TMZ, which who have suddenly started writing about Morris. He said he’s not letting the new attention get to him. “I really don’t get caught up into it,” Morris said. “Once it happened, I was like, OK. I wasn’t really fazed about it.”
Harrison Wind: Nuggets point guard Monte Morris is throwing out the first pitch tonight at the Iowa Cubs game. Morris starred at Iowa State for four seasons where he set an NCAA career record with a 4.65 assist-to-turnover ratio before Denver selected him 51st overall in 2017.
Shams Charania: Sources: Nuggets guard Monte Morris has agreed to a three-year, $4.8M deal with the team. First two seasons guaranteed. Denver converts Morris, the No. 51 pick in 2017, from a two-way contract to a standard deal.
TJ McBride: Here is the #Nuggets summer league roster that I have been able to confirm so far: Stan Okoyo Kenrich Williams Andre Spight Malik Beasley Monte Morris Thomas Welsh Tyler Lydon Roster is subject to change.
Gina Mizell: Michael Malone says two-way call-up Monte Morris will see time tonight, since Devin Harris will not join the #Nuggets until tomorrow at the earliest. “What better way (to get NBA experience than) go up against Chris Paul.” Rejoice, @monserud!
TJ McBride: #Nuggets have transferred two-way player Monte Morris from @RGVVipers to the #Nuggets, the team announced. With Jamal Murray in concussion protocol, it makes sense to have another actual PG on the roster.
The workouts are being treated as a mini camp and were organized by Millsap, sources said. The 32-year-old, who signed a three-year $90 million contract with Denver this summer, played for the Hawks for the past four seasons and spends much of his offseason in Atlanta. Monte Morris and Torrey Craig, who both signed two-way contracts with Denver this offseason, are in attendance as well.