Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris (11) poses for a photo during media day at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Monte Morris has gotten the call-up.
The former Iowa State star point guard has been transferred to the Denver Nuggets as part of his two-way deal he signed with the team after being selected in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Morris has not appeared in an NBA game so far this season but will be available Sunday when the Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers.
Two-Way player Monte Morris has been transferred back to the Denver Nuggets and is available for today’s game. pic.twitter.com/PmF9BGlWEk
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) December 10, 2017
The Flint, Mich. native is averaging 17.4 points, 4.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals through 16 games with Denver’s G-League affiliate the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Morris has put together several impressive performances for the 13-3 Vipers, including a 29-point output in the team’s Dec. 8 win over the Windy City Bulls.
Denver enters Sunday’s game with a 14-11 record with wins in three of its last five games. It will be interesting to see how Morris fits into the team’s point guard rotation with young players Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay already on the roster.