Welcome back to “Who’s This Guy?” a look at the 2013-14 Sixers Roster. Yesterday, we met the next Mardy Collins, Khalif Wyatt. Today we meet Darius Morris, a guy.
Name: Darius Morris
Number: None yet, but he will make the team.
2013-14 Salary (per Basketball-Reference.com): Terms of his deal haven’t been announced.
2012-13 Stats (per Basketball-Reference.com): 14.2 MPG, 4.0 PPG, 1.6 APG, 0.4 STL
How Acquired: Signed by the Sixers as a free agent.
Pros: Morris is a good size for a point guard and he’s strong, which means he’s just like every other guard on the roster. He played for the Lakers over parts of the past two seasons, so he is used to being around dysfunction, though the Sixers’ dysfunction this season won’t involve a man-child and an ownership crisis. Morris can handle the ball well with both hands, and knows how to run an offense. He’s considered a true point guard, which the team will desperately need with so many young guards. He was effective in short spurts for the Lakers last season, and won’t kill you when he’s on the court in some respects.
Cons: He isn’t exceptionally quick or athletic, which means he’s unlike the other guards on the roster in those respects, it also means that he can’t guard his position very well in the league. He isn’t a good three point shooter and doesn’t run the floor well in transition which will slow the team down. Finally, if he doesn’t have the ball in his hands, he’s pretty ineffective offensively. He doesn’t create his own shot and he isn’t much of a spot up shooter.
Eh, I mean, what is there to say? He’s here to fill a roster spot, he’ll do that, the team won’t win many games, so on and so forth.
Tomorrow: Sam Hinkie