Fun With Numbers: Marcus Morris’ December Games


At what point in a month can you say, ‘This production could be sustainable’? Is it just a couple games? Maybe 5, or how about 10?

It’s tough to give a definitive answer.

It’s now December 14th, just about halfway through this month, and we are reaching that point. Marcus Morris, of the Detroit Pistons, is playing some great basketball and we have to start to acknowledge it.

Morris has played 7 games for the Pistons this month. Over that span, he is shooting above 50% from the field (50.6%) and is scorching from 3-point range making 57.1% of his shots behind the arc.


That 3-point percentage is the best among all players this month who have attempted at least 20 3-pointers.

Even better is that no player has shot over 57.1% from 3-point range in the month of December since Ray Allen shot right above 58% in the 2011-2012 season.

Marcus Morris’s incredible production as of late, has helped the Pistons to a 5-2 record so far this month. Morris has a 109.9 offensive rating to go along with his 97.1 defensive rating.

Last game, against the Indiana Pacers, Marcus Morris played some of the best defense you will ever see on Paul George. George shot 4-16 that game and was held to 13 points. Keep in mind, this is a player who has been on a tear scoring 30 with ease on any given night.

And we have to give credit to Marcus Morris. This is a player who was thought of as a simple placeholder to Stanley Johnson until Stanley got his feet wet in the league. Now, with the way Marcus Morris has been playing, there is no way you can bench him.

The Pistons take on the Clippers tonight at 7:30 PM EST and it’ll be interesting to see if Morris can continue his red hot shooting.


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