Marcus Morris wants to be Boston Celtics’ enforcer
Marcus Morris is not trying out to be an enforcer for the Boston Bruins, but he wants to serve that kind of role for the Boston Celtics according to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports.
"I gotta be the tough guy on the team, the protector. Knocking my guys down, I can't have that." – @Celtics Marcus Morris 💪🏿💪🏿
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) October 5, 2017
Morris is among the freshest faces on the Celtics’ revamped roster that has undergone a facelift over the offseason. The Celtics had to trade Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons to get Morris. And while Morris isn’t as glamorous of an add as Kyrie Irving or Gordon Hayward, his toughness and roughness give balance to the team that still need someone to do the dirty jobs on the floor like getting rebounds and making sure no one tries to go hurt his teammates.
Morris, however, is more than just a repellant for opponents’ goon tactics. He has legitimate basketball skills that make him an asset for Boston. Last season, Morris averaged 14.0 point and 4.6 rebounds in 79 games for the Pistons. Moreover, he can stretch the floor well, as he’s a career 35.5 percent three-point shooter.