Markieff Morris shared his thoughts on being out of the Lakers’ rotation and missing two straight games.
Morris admitted it was ‘tough’ to just sit on the bench and not have any playing time for the defending champions.
“It’s tough. It’s not an easy thing being told that you’re not in the lineup right now and that they’ve got to try to find minutes for other guys.
But this is a tough season for everybody. The thing that makes us great is that we’ve got a deep team. Me and Wes, we’ve just got to stay ready.
When our time comes, we’ve just to be ready to play but, you know, as competitors like me and Wes are, it’s tough not to get out there and battle with your team every night. We’ve just to got to stay ready.
Hell nah it don’t make it easier. Shit, I was here before Wes. Wes my dog, but damn… It’s regardless of who is sitting out. If I was sitting out with my brother, it wouldn’t make it easier because I’m a competitor. I’ve played at the highest level, we’ve all played at the highest level, so it’s not easy,” Morris told reporters, via Silver Screen and Roll.
Markieff Morris returned to the Lakers lineup against the Thunder on Wednesday, after sitting out the last two games.