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Meet new Celtic Marcus Morris

Marcus Morris played the last two seasons with Detroit after five with Houston and Phoenix.
Marcus Morris played the last two seasons with Detroit after five with Houston and Phoenix.(john raoux/AP)

A closer look at new Celtics forward Marcus Morris:

■   The 6-foot-9-inch forward is 27 years old and hails from Philadelphia. His twin brother, Markieff, plays for Washington.

■   He was drafted 14th overall in 2011 by the Houston Rockets, who traded him to the Phoenix Suns in February 2013. The Suns dealt him to the Detroit Pistons in July 2015.

■   He has career averages of 10.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. His best season statistically was 2015-16, when he averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 80 games.

■   This past season, he averaged 14.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 79 games.

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■   In 26 career playoff games (all with Detroit), he has averaged 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

■   He is a 42.8 percent career shooter, 35.5 percent on 3-pointers. In the playoffs, he has shot 46.8 percent from the field, 38.9 percent on threes.

■   Some of his comparables on basketball-reference.com are Julius Keye, Keon Clark, Stephen Jackson, Kenny Carr, and Bob Harris.

Video: Marcus Morris highlights

■   In three seasons at Kansas, he averaged 12.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists, shooting 55.5 percent in 109 games.

■   He was the Big 12 Player of the Year and a consensus second-team All-American in 2011.

■   He majored in American Studies at Kansas.

■   In April 2015, he and his brother (along with three other men) were charged with felony aggravated assault of a 36-year-old man at a Phoenix recreation center. There is a trial date set for Aug. 21, and they are also facing a civil suit in the case.

■   His nickname is “Mook.” He can be found on Twitter @MookMorris2and on Instagram @foestar13.

■   He loves football, and his favorite video game is Madden. He would have pursued a career in video game design or the NFL if he didn’t play in the NBA.

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■   He roots for his hometown Philadelphia Eagles while his twin brother roots for the rival Dallas Cowboys.

■   He and Markieff along with Goran and Zoran Dragic became the first pairs of brothers to play together for the same team at the same time on Jan. 2, 2015, for Phoenix.


Dan Shulman can be reached at dan.shulman@globe.com; follow him on Twitter @GlobeDanShulman