January 6, 2014 |
The Clippers signed former Lakers point guard Darius Morris to a 10-day contract Monday night, and he was scheduled to be in uniform for the game later that night against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center. Morris played 12 games with the Philadelphia 76ers this season before he was waived. He's averaged 4.1 points and 1.7 assists in 79 games over his three-year NBA career. Morris, who is 6-foot-4, started 17 games for the Lakers during the 2012-13 season. The Clippers needed Morris to be a backup point guard because Chris Paul is out for up to six weeks with a joint separation of his right shoulder.
November 10, 2012 |
In helping the Lakers defeat the Golden State Warriors (101-77) on Friday, second-year point guard Darius Morris arguably had the best game of his young career. With Steve Nash out with a non-displaced leg fracture and Steve Blake in foul trouble, interim-Head Coach Bernie Bickerstaff needed Morris to play nearly 26 minutes. Morris delivered with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. Bickerstaff stuck with the point-guard rotation of the team's former coach, Mike Brown, playing Morris ahead of veteran Chris Duhon.
December 19, 2012 |
When Kobe Bryant was asked about the Lakers comeback, he credited a player whose performance didn't stand out on the stat sheet. "Our bench came in and did a fantastic job," Bryant said. "Darius Morris is a fantastic defender. " Morris finished with an unassuming seven points on three-for-six shooting, four rebounds and three assists in the Lakers' 101-100 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday evening, but his contribution to the team extended far beyond those numbers. Morris played hard-nosed defense against the Bobcats, forcing a few key plays late in the game that helped the Lakers overcome an 18-point second-half deficit.
May 23, 2012
The crux of Darius Morris' exit interview with Mike Brown and Mitch Kupchak centered around the NBA Summer League. That's because the Lakers want to see a few things. They want to see how much growth he experiences this off-season. They want to see if Morris in an elevated role will give them a better idea as to whether they should consider him in the team's future. Meanwhile, Morris enters this off-season wanting to use the summer league, which goes from July 13-22 in Las Vegas, to impress two parties.
June 28, 2012 |
This is the 15th in a series of posts grading the Lakers on the 2011-12 season. Player: Darius Morris, Lakers guard How he performed: 2.4 points on 42.9% shooting and 44.4% shooting from three-point range, 1.1 assists and one turnover in 8.9 minutes per game in the regular season; 2.5 points, .8 assists and .2 turnovers game in two minutes per game in the post-season. The good: Even with playing on a veteran-laden team, Morris never lacked for confidence.
November 17, 2012 |
Second-year point guard Darius Morris made his third-career start Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. In a career-high 31 minutes, Morris finished with five points and a personal best of six assists against two turnovers. "For a young player, I thought he did well. He has his moments where he might vacillate a little," said interim Coach Bernie Bickerstaff. "Defensively he got into [Goran] Dragic late. " Dragic, starting at the point for the Suns as Steve Nash's successor, scored 22 points with seven assists (no turnovers)