Darius Morris

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  1. j@amc

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    Darius Morris deserves his own thread. We have to be looking at him as a potential point guard/reserve.

    He has good size at 6'4 and he's creative with the ball. Explosive passer, improving shooter, can finish through contact. He's not an elite athlete like Payton II, but boy does Morris make Payton II look good. They are a nice pair of young guards.

    Payton fills the Patrick Beverly role (40+ inch vertical, 3 and D) and Morris fills the Harden-esque drive, dish, create role.

    I see how they translate to the NBA. What do you think?

     
  2. Dr of Dunk

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    I think the only reason he gets as many minutes as he does is because Isaiah Taylor went down with that "mystery injury". Taylor was destroying the competition before that from the pg spot.
     
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    I think Morris has earned his playing time over the last month. His passing and ability to create would really add something for the Rockets.
     
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    Here's Morris vs. the Austin Spurs on 1-18-17. This is his typical day at the office (22 pts, 10 assists). Yes, he has too many turnovers, but his performance is still pretty notable. I like how he can initiate plays, flash respectable 3 point range, has some size that allows him to finish in the paint, and he sets other people up. I like what he's doing.

     

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