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2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook

2015-16 (DETROIT): Appeared in 80 games (career-high 80 starts) and averaged career highs in points (14.1 ppg), rebounds (5.1 rpg), assists (2.5 apg) and minutes (35.7 mpg)…Among NBA league leaders, ranked T-10th in minutes per game (35.7 mpg)…Led the team in scoring 12 times, in rebounding twice and in assists 10 times…Scored 10-plus points 61 times, 20-plus points 16 times and 30-plus points once…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds four times and recorded four double-doubles…Scored a season-high 31 points vs. Dallas (4/1)…Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Phoenix (12/2) and dished out career-high eight assists vs. Philadelphia (2/24)…Recorded season-high two blocks four times vs. Indiana (11/3), at L.A. Lakers (11/5), vs. Golden State (1/16) and vs. Dallas (4/1)…Recorded career-high five steals at Sacramento (11/11)…Connected on a career-high 12 field goals vs. Dallas (4/1) and made career-high eight free throws vs. Milwaukee (12/4)…Made career-high six 3-pointers twice vs. Sacramento (3/18) and vs. Dallas (4/1)…Improved his scoring (+3.7), rebounding (+1.3), assists (+0.9) and minutes (+10.5) from his previous season…Recorded single-season career highs in points (1,131), rebounds (404), assists (201), blocks (23), field goals (410) and minutes (2,856)…Recorded his first 1,000-point season…Scored his 3,000th career point vs. Denver (2/10) and made his 400th career 3-pointer vs. Dallas (4/1)…Grabbed his 1,000th career rebound at Atlanta (10/27) and played in his 300th career game at Denver (1/23)…Tallied a career-high 57 minutes at Chicago (12/18)…Averaged 16.1 points (.492 FG, .508 3FG) in 15 games in March – his best offensive month of the season…Played in 80-plus games for the third consecutive season…Missed one game (vs. Brooklyn on 1/9) with left knee tendinitis and one game with rest (at Cleveland on 4/13). PRO CARER: DRA FTED: Selected 14th overall by Houston in the 2011 NBA Draft. TRANSA CTIONS : Traded to the Suns by Houston for a 2013 second round draft pick (2/21/13)…Traded to Detroit along with Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger in exchange for a 2020 second round pick. HONORS : Was one of 20 college players chosen by USA Basketball to train against the USA Men’s National Team during the 2010 offseason. CAREER AVERA GES/MILESTONES : In 337 career games (139 starts), holds averages of 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 assist and 24.8 minutes with Phoenix, Houston and Detroit. YEAR -BY-YEAR KE Y NOTES : 2014-15 76 Detroit Pistons 2016–17 Yearbook nba exp: 5 yrs | birthdate: 9/2/89 Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA H igh School: APEX Academy (Pennsauken, NJ) Marcus Morris ht: 6-9 | wt: 235 College: Kansas D rafted: By Houston, 14th overall in 2011 Acquired: From Phoenix (7/9/15) 13 F (Phoenix): In 81 games (career-high 35 starts) averaged career-highs of 10.4 points (43.4 FG%, 35.8 3FG%, 62.8 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 25.2 minutes…Averaged 10.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 28.9 minutes in 35 games as a starter…In 16 games after re-entering the starting lineup from 3/11-4/12, averaged 11.9 points and 7.4 rebounds with four double-doubles…Averaged 10.1 points (46.1 FG%, 39.2 3FG%) in 46 games as a reserve…Scored in doubledigits 39 times, including five games of 20-plus points (four career entering the season) and his first career 30-plus point game…Had double-digit rebounds on six occasions including five double-doubles, the first five of his career…Led Suns in scoring six times, rebounds nine times, assists twice, steals 12 times and blocks seven times…Scored a career-high 34 points (11-17 FG, 5-7 3FG, 7-8 FT) in addition to a then career-high 12 rebounds off the bench to record his first career double-double vs. Utah (2/6)… Became the first Sun to record at least 30 points and 10 rebounds off the bench since Danny Manning in 1997-98…Scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half, tying a Suns season-high for points in a half… Tied a career-long streak with seven straight games scoring in double-digits from 3/21-4/2…Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. New Orleans (3/19)…Had consecutive doubledoubles for first time in his career and 10-plus rebounds in career-long three straight games after recording 17 points and 10 rebounds at Houston (3/21), then 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Dallas (3/22)…Tied a career-high with seven assists twice vs. Dallas (3/22) and at Boston (11/17)…Made first start since starting the first 18 games of the season, scoring 19 points and tying a career-high with four steals at Brooklyn (3/6)…Set then career-highs of 25 points (10-13 FG, 5-6 3FG) vs. Miami (12/9)…Tied a Suns season-high and set a career-high with six made three-pointers at Sacramento (12/26)…Recorded career-highs and tied Suns season-highs with 12 defensive rebounds twice vs. New Orleans (3/19) and vs. Portland (3/27)…Played career-high 44 minutes with 19 points and 12 total rebounds vs. Portland (3/27)… Missed one game due to illness, a stomach virus, in the season finale (4/14), ending a career-long streak of 168 consecutive games played. 2013-14 (Phoenix): Averaged 9.7 points (careerhighs 44.2 FG%, 38.1 3FG% and 76.1 FT%), 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in a career-high 82 games (one start)…Scored in double-digits 42 times after doing so 30 times in his first two seasons combined…Recorded two games of 20-plus


2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook
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