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Marcus Morris: All-Star talk, fat new contract, "none of that happens if you're not winning"

Marcus Morris: All-Star talk, fat new contract, "none of that happens if you're not winning"
Published On: Thu, Jan 10
Apr 12, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives between Phoenix Suns players Markieff Morris (left) and Eric Bledsoe (back left) and Marcus Morris (15) during the game at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Morris was dressed and ready to leave the Celtics locker room when he checked with a member of the teama€™s media relations staff to see if anyone had requested an interview with him.A 

Initially, the answer was no, but like most of this season when it comes to Morris, things changed quickly.A 

Like his role on this team, one that has gone from uncertainty to becoming undeniably important to Bostona€™s surge towards the Eastern Conference mountaintop.A 

And in the 135-108 win over Indiana, Morris delivered yet another gem by leading all Celtics with 22 points on a head-scratching 6-for-8 shooting night.A 

Ita€™s getting to the point where Morrisa€™ impressive performances arena€™t so impressive anymore but rather, a given, based on how he has performed all season.A 

a€œHea€™s been in a good rhythm all year,a€ said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. a€œHea€™s the one wea€™ve talked about, right from the get-go was very comfortable with what he was going to do best and how it was going to fit in with us whether he was starting or coming off the bench. A lot of other guys found their way but hea€™s been consistent with that.a€

Morris has been having a career-best season as well, with career highs in scoring (15.4) and rebounds (5.9) in addition to shooting from the field (50 percent), 3-point range (44.6 percent) and the free throw line (88.2)

And his offensive rating as a starter is 120.2, which leads all NBA players with at least 15 starts this season (sidenote: Marcus Smart is fourth on that list with an offensive rating of 117.2).

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