Los Angeles Lakers are really pressured by the injury issues, especially by missing important roster pieces like LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Frank Vogel had to change his starting lineup for the undermanned Lakers to remain effective. As a result, Markieff Morris received several starts in the forward position.
(via Silver Screen and Roll):
“I wouldn’t even say just like a starter role,” Morris said. “Just like a consistent role, just knowing how it’s going to go every game, picking my spots. It’s the same thing.
I’ve been a starter for nine years, I started last year in Detroit, so it’s normal. Once you get your feet under you, the consistency, that’s what the league is about.”
Since Davis’ injury, the veteran forward has averaged 11 points per game, on 48 percent shooting overall, while shooting 38.6 percent from behind the arc to go with 6.2 rebounds per game.
Prior to Davis’ calf strain injury, Morris has even had some DNPs with Frank Vogel deciding to play different lineups. In particular, he averaged career-lows on minutes, points and several other statistical categories.