Marcus Morris is determined to give back to a moribund Knicks team some stubbornness that still lacks high-end talent, but for the first time in years it could make up some of the difference when playing coherent basketball. Morris got off to a good start on Monday night when he fought a fortuitous fight with a Wizards substitute in a preseason game and earned himself an early trip to take a shower.
This becomes an annual tradition for the Morris twins, who undoubtedly are two of the smartest players in the NBA. Marcus, in his first season with the Knicks, seemed to insult Justin Anderson's on-ball defense in his first season with the Wizards. Morris first tried to hold Anderson back with a vicious elbow. when that failed ̵
The referees took a surprisingly long time to review this sequence of events, eventually finding that Morris had committed a Flagrant 2 foul involving an automatic ejection earned. This is the second year in a row that a Morris twin has dropped out of a pre-season game by Knicks-Wizards. In October of last year, Markieff Morris, then along with the Wizards, imposed a technical foul on then-newcomer Mitchell Robinson, immediately earning a second technique and ejection as he continued to chirp on Robinson's neck.
It should be noted that Markieff's antics did not inspire wizards to a higher level of skill or a notable level of competitiveness. Sometimes a team just stinks. Like for example the Wizards and the Knicks.