1-on-1 with Marcus Morris
No NBA player ever truly wants to go to the D-League, but the proof is in the pudding. Marcus Morris discusses how the D-League helped him enjoy what is quickly becoming a breakout season.
In Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Morris contributed offensively with 13 points and defensively with three blocks. Included among the highlights was a high-arching three-pointer from the top of the key that beat the halftime buzzer.
But it took a year in the D-League to get to this stage. Morris has often said it wasn't a happy point in his young career, but he has not uttered a word of regret. Instead, he took the D-League tour in stride and has been praised by coaches for his work ethic.
Kelvin Sampson said after Wednesday's game that Morris has earned all the coaches' trust and that it's always good to see somebody rewarded for their hard work.
Other Houston Rocket success stories with D-League backgrounds include Patrick Patterson and Greg Smith. Jeremy Lin, of course, spent time in the D-League right before Linsanity exploded in New York.