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Marcus Morris Embraces Challenge of a Reduced Role with Philadelphia 76ers

Marcus Morris is trying to maintain a positive approach as part of the Philadelphia 76ers roster, where he landed at the end of last October as part of the operation that sent James Harden to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Despite scoring 16 points in 20 minutes in this past day’s victory against the Los Angeles Lakers and registering double digits in court time against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves, his role on the team is being much lower than the one he had received. in recent years. In fact, he’s only averaging 10 minutes per game, his lowest figure since his rookie year.

The veteran power forward wants to play more minutes and, therefore, is approaching this scenario as a challenge. “Naturally, after being a starter for twelve years, I’m trying to find my way when faced with something like this,” Morris said, according to the outlet. The Philadelphia Inquirer. «I didn’t expect it to be like this, but it is a challenge. And I am ready for that challenge. So, like I said, whatever comes my way, I’ll take it and help in any way I can.”

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For now, Harden’s departure has not been felt excessively by the deeper 76ers who are having Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey as the great references in their new stage, led by Nick Nurse. They currently occupy fourth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 12-5, the same as Orlando and Milwaukee, second and third ranked, respectively.

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2023-11-28 20:00:00
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