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Jaylen Morris
SG - 6'5, 185lbs - 28 years old - 3 years of NBA experience
Raptors 905 - In the G-League player pool
  • Birthdate: 09/19/1995
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2017
  • Pre-draft team: Molloy College
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Ronnie Zeidel (RZA Sports)
21st October, 2017G-LeagueDrafted 41st overall in the 2017 G-League Draft by Erie BayHawks.
28th February, 2018NBASigned a 10 day contract with Atlanta.
11th March, 2018NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Atlanta.
21st March, 2018NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Atlanta.
19th July, 2018NBAWaived by Atlanta.
26th July, 2018NBA/G-LeagueSigned a two-way contract with Milwaukee/Wisconsin Herd.
13th January, 2019NBA/G-LeagueMilwaukee ended two-way contract.
28th January, 2019G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Erie BayHawks.
Career Moves
2013 - 2017Molloy (NCAA, Division 2)
October 2017 - February 2018Erie BayHawks (G-League)
February 2018 - July 2018Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2018 - January 2019Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)/Wisconsin Herd (G-League)
January 2019 - presentErie BayHawks (G-League)
Articles about Jaylen Morris

June 29, 2018

Jaylen Morris
SG - 6’5, 185lbs - 22 years old - 1 year of experience

Earning his way in the hard way, Morris, who started the season in G-League tryouts, got onto the Hawks’ roster through his enthusiasm for defence. Not the biggest wing player, not the most athletic and never a shooter, Morris came out of Division 2; all those things in tandem made an NBA contract quite the long shot. But he managed it through knuckling down and taking to the less glamorous aspects of the job.

Defensively, he is not the possession-winner of more highlight-tastic defensive players. He is however dogged and often in the way, rotating well, taking on challenges, and big and athletic enough to make an impact. He has some strength, can switch and rotate, and seems to know that this is what will make or break his professional career.

The reason it will do so is because of Morris’s limited offensive skill. Never a shooter, not even at Molloy, Morris is also not an average playmaker, slasher, handler or creator at the NBA level, and at least one of them must come to fruition. As of right now, he has flashed some defence in limited minutes on a bad team - it is a start, but more work is needed in his skills development.

Perhaps in a race for a roster spot with Cleveland, Morris is perhaps disadvantaged by being smaller, less athletic, and less potent offensively. But he does defend better - whereas Cleveland is more about potential on that end, Morris brings results already. Now, we will see what more he can do to add to that.

Player Plan: Second unguaranteed season at the minimum salary remaining. It will be tough to make it back, but if he hits enough shots, take another look.

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