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Adam Morrison: From College Star to NBA 12th Man Part Two

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 24:  Adam Morrison #35 of the Charlotte Bobcats walks on the court during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 24, 2008 at Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Bobcats won 93-84.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Steven MerriamCorrespondent IDecember 12, 2009

About two months ago, I wrote an article on the Adam Morrison situation in Los Angeles. It can be seen here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/272687-adam-morrison-from-college-star-to-nba-twelth-man

In my article I talked about how Morrison was a former college star and has become an NBA 12th man. I featured a poll on my article that was, Can Morrison Make An Impact on the Lakers This Year? 110 people voted, 64.5 percent said yes.

Then we come to today, when Morrison currently averages only 7.6 minutes per game.

I wonder how Morrison feels about his situation in LA.  While he did win a ring there he was hardly played.

Before becoming a member of the Lakers in a trade last year that included Shannon Brown, Morrison was a member of the Bobcats where he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.  He played solidly until he suffered a serious injury.

Since coming out of college, Morrison has become just another one of those guys who was great in college but has not produced in the NBA.

I personally think the Lakers should give Morrison a chance due to the fact that when he started as a member of the Bobcats he averaged over 11 points and had almost three rebounds and assists.

During the Summer League, Morrison was playing very well but as I said before since Morrison has hardly played this season for the Lakers.

Currently, he averages two points per game with 1.2 rebounds per game.

Experts have called Morrison a bust the past year or two and I really hope he can break out of his Lakers phase, it is not his fault he is not playing.

I would like to see Phil Jackson play Morrison more, but if he does not I hope to see him sign with a team when his contract ends that he will have more playing time on.

Adam, I wish you the best and feel for you, I really hope you get a chance in the NBA and don't disappear like so many others have.

Here's to you Adam, you could be a star if you were given a chance again.

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