Marcus Morris has cooled off from three, but he’s still sitting at around 45 percent from deep on the season, and we’re almost half-way through the season. The REALLY nerdy advanced-stat nerds will claim that even a full-season sample size is not enough to accurately judge the quality of a three-point shooter, but I remain impressed with Morris’ shooting and think it’s kinda sustainable. In the sense that he can probably stay at around 40 percent.
All things considered, he’s one of the very best three-ballers in the league, but we all know he’s NEVER going to get an invite to the three-point contest. It just isn’t going to happen. Reason one: he’s on the Knicks. Reason two: he’s frickin’ Marcus Morris, the least cared-about scorer in the whole league. There are snubs for the shootout every year, and Morris would maybe qualify as one, but is it really a snub if no one is advocating for you or even realizes how good you’re doing? Even he probably doesn’t realize that he’s shooting 45 percent on threes, he just figures that they seem to be going in a lot so he’s going to keep taking them.
I’ve been in serious negotiations with my local YMCA (I’ve left several phone messages that, while rambling and barely coherent, eventually got my point across) to hold an extra three-point contest for NBA players who maybe got snubbed, and also any other person who wants to pay the 500 dollar signup fee. I don’t know why I’m mentioning this, though, because Morris is definitely not invited. Sorry bro. Have your own three-point shootout if you want, but you’re getting turned away at the door if you show up to DownToBuck’s.
Oh, and I almost forgot: REVENGE GAME!