Markieff Morris took full advantage of the opportunity he received for the head coach Frank Vogel in a win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 31-year-old forward made crucial plays down the stretch to help the Los Angeles Lakers force an overtime. After the game, Vogel talked about the role that Morris is playing this season and his effect on the team.
“He’s been huge tonight during that stretch. It’s been tough for Keef. Keef’s a really good player, helped win a championship last year His opportunities have been not as often as last year. He’s making the best of it with the minutes he’s getting. Being a true pro and a team-first guy. When we decided to shrink the rotation a little bit, he worked to stay ready, stayed ready, bought into what we’re doing and supporting his teammates.
“When you stay ready and you get the next opportunity, you come in and you hit it out of the park. When we had that stretch in the fourth quarter, like you said, that big three, that charge that he took… very key to our fourth quarter run and key to this victory.”