2011 NBA Mock Draft: Marcus Morris Will Be the Next Dominant Warriors Forward
The 2011 NBA Draft features many talented big men who can score, but Marcus Morris of Kansas may be the most NBA ready right now.
The Golden State Warriors should put that theory to the test and select the Jayhawks big man in the first round.
The Warriors can score, but they struggle to rebound and play defense. Morris already possess the size and skills to defend some of the better NBA forwards.
NBADraftNet compares Morris to Al Harrington, which is not a negative assessment, but I feel that Morris has a chance to be even better than Harrington. What he can already do offensively and defensively makes him an excellent pick, especially for Golden State.
Chad Ford of ESPN said of Morris and his Jayhawks that "Kansas has the best front line in the NCAA. Marcus Morris is the best offensive prospect of the group. His ability to be equally effective with his back to the basket and on the perimeter is special."
Morris has the size that could help the Warriors improve immediately. He could eventually be a great complimentary player in the paint alongside David Lee. It may take him a year or two to reach that level, but Morris could help the Warriors reach the playoffs with a very young roster.
For more on the draft and some possible first round selections, make sure to check out Bleacher Report Cavaliers Featured Columnist Jesse Dorsey, who previews the NBA Draft 2011: Has Jimmer Fredette Worked His Way Into the Top 10?
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