Archive for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Marcus Morris sent to NBADL

January 3, 2012


— 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.


Steve Jacob 6 years, 3 months ago

Lottery picks going to the minors is a bad sign.

drnater 6 years, 3 months ago

You obviously didnt read the article, its to work as a 3. Something he barely did at KU. Contrary to popular belief, its a lot harder than just switching positions. He knew going into the league he would play the 3, he just has to get acclimated. @grammaddy, it wouldnt have mattered if he'd of stayed, he wouldnt have played the 3 anyways. So your completely wrong.

stevieboy 6 years, 3 months ago

Maybe he can practice his "shooting skills"..

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 3 months ago

Should have stayed and completed your education.

cheerio 6 years, 3 months ago

An education or millions of dollars. That decision doesn't sound too tough. Obviously complete your education.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 3 months ago

He can't play b-ball forever. He's lucky the NBA finally got it together this season.

rtwngr 6 years, 3 months ago

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

hail2oldku 6 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.

beatrice 6 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.

drnater 6 years, 3 months ago

playing his natural position. The 4....

Gregory Newman 6 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

Shane Garrett 6 years, 3 months ago

If they had stayed, this years team would not be as fun to watch.

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