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Marcus Morris sent to NBADL

January 3, 2012

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— Former Kansas University forward Marcus Morris is being sent to the NBA Developmental League for some seasoning, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday night. First-round draft pick Morris is headed to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in Hidalgo, Texas.

“Fortunately, we’re a team it’s very hard to come in as a rookie and play,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey told the Houston Chronicle. “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. Our focus for Marcus is to work on his defense and offense at the three.”

Morris had been working a lot at power forward with Patrick Patterson injured. The Rockets, who are in the midst of a busy schedule, do not have a practice scheduled until next week.

Comments

Gregory Newman 2 years, 3 months ago

Neither were ready? I shook my head and laughed when they announced. If they were all that they could have carried the team to the National title

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beatrice 2 years, 3 months ago

Markieff, on the other hand, scored 16 points and had 9 rebounds in 32 minutes in the Suns' win over Golden State.

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hail2oldku 2 years, 3 months ago

I'd gladly go to Hidalgo if I was making the kind of money he is making. As a first round pick those first three years are guaranteed regardless of where you are playing.

If he works as hard there learning to play the 3 as he did in his three seasons here the money will continue to flow beyond that initial three year contract.

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rtwngr 2 years, 3 months ago

Hidalgo, Texas. Garden spot of the southwest. Hahahahahahahahaha!

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grammaddy 2 years, 3 months ago

Should have stayed and completed your education.

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Steve Jacob 2 years, 3 months ago

Lottery picks going to the minors is a bad sign.

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