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Cleveland Cavaliers ink Marcus Morris Sr. for rest of season

Published March 29, 2024 at 1:15 PM
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially inked forward Marcus Morris Sr. for the remainder of the season, the team disclosed on Friday. Morris initially joined the Cavaliers on a 10-day contract on March 18, responding to the team's needs due to injuries to key players such as guard Donovan Mitchell, forward Evan Mobley, and guard Max Strus. While Mobley and Strus have since returned to action, Mitchell is anticipated to make his comeback as early as Friday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.

At 34 years old, Morris has made a notable impact in the five games he has played for the Cavaliers, averaging 7.8 points and 3.0 rebounds. Impressively, he maintained a shooting percentage of 43.8% from beyond the arc during this period.

Having already suited up for the Philadelphia 76ers and the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the season, Morris now finds himself with the Cavaliers, marking his third team for the current campaign. Throughout his extensive career spanning 825 games, he has showcased his versatility and skill, boasting career averages of 12.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Morris hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born to Thomasine "Angel" Morris. Among his siblings are four brothers: Donte, Blake, David, and his twin, Markieff, who also boasts a career in the NBA.


Recognized as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Morris ranked as the No. 10 power forward and the No. 29 overall player in the nation for the class of 2008.

In his collegiate journey, Morris pursued studies in American studies at the University of Kansas. His exceptional performance led to numerous accolades, including being honored as the 2010–11 Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.

Furthermore, he earned recognition as a second-team All-American by both the Associated Press and the National Association of Basketball Coaches during the 2010–11 season. Additionally, Fox Sports named him a third-team All-American. Notably, Morris was selected for the John R. Wooden Award Men's All-American team on March 30, 2011. Following his successful college career, Morris and his brother opted to enlist the representation of a Los Angeles-based sports agent as they declared their intention to enter the 2011 NBA draft.

Over a span of 12 seasons, Marcus Morris Sr. has showcased his skills across eight different teams, notably the Clippers and Celtics. Throughout his career, he has maintained averages of 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds across 783 regular-season games.

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