The Pelicans have arguably the game’s best stretch four in Ryan Anderson on the roster, but you can never have enough shooting. Never.
Enter Anthony Morrow.
The guy with the career 42.4 percent three point shooting percentage (but that has been lower the past couple seasons) has agreed to be a gun slinger off the bench for the Pelicans, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.
This deal is for the veteran minimum, and at that price it’s a nice pickup.
Morrow will come off the bench behind Eric Gordon or Tyreke Evans (depending upon how coach Monty Williams sets the rotations) and will just be asked to shoot on offense. Space the floor. Score the rock. He’s struggled by his standards the last two seasons shooting 37.1 percent from three, but expect that number to go up with him healthy and in a good role.
He’s not going to defend all that well, which is what limits his minutes. But he provides points. And that’s why at this price he’s a good value.
Markieff Morris‘ frustrations last night didn’t end with his scuffle with teammate Archie Goodwin. They didn’t end with the Suns’ loss to the Warriors, either.
As Morris was leaving the court, a fan heckled him: “Markieff, you f—ing suck. I can’t wait until you’re traded.” Though Morris probably agrees with the second sentence, he flipped off the fan:
Though it’s difficult to confirm that video was from last night, it jibes with a previous report of the incident.
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Morris will likely at least be fined. Considering his previous behavioral problems this season – he threw a towel at Jeff Hornacek – I wouldn’t completely rule out a suspension. But a fine seems most likely.
An embarrassing lack of focus by the Rockets? I can hardly believe it.
Late in a game against a team Houston is battling for playoff position, Dwight Howard was just careless, stepping on the baseline as he inbounded the ball. It’s a needless goof, and he’ll get plenty of deserved criticism for it.
But don’t overlook Patrick Beverley‘s frustration foul on Damian Lillard before the ensuing inbound. That was nearly as foolish and even more costly.
The sequence sparked a 7-0 run for the Trail Blazers, who seized control of the game en route to a 116-103 win.
Marcus Smart went to tag DeAndre Jordan on the pick-and-roll, and Jordan took off from so far from the basket, he was dunking on Smart before the Celtics guard could do a thing.
The slow-motion replays are absolutely brutal.