Monte Morris: Most underrated point guard in the league?

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The Denver Nuggets have had a pretty up-and-down start to the season so far, but one thing remains true. Monte Morris has been stellar.

If you’ve read any of my articles where he is mentioned before, you would know that I am a HUGE fan of the Denver Nuggets’ back up point guard,Monte Morris.

A second round pick from the 2016 draft, Monte Morris has been an anchor of the second unit this season. He’s put together some good stat-lines and performances in his second year with the team, and to say that he has been impressive is an understatement.

For a team that has struggled to find some consistency this season, they have to find a guy they can rely on. While it’s important to have your star guys like Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray playing well, it’s also important for the second unit to be able to succeed.

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This is where Morris comes in, and while he has a looming threat in the future for his minutes with Isaiah Thomas‘ future return, he’s made the most of them.

Morris doesn’t turn the ball over very often, but hey, if you’ve watched the games this year you don’t need me to tell you that.

In fact, one of the main reasons a lot of fans were ecstatic when the Nuggets picked him in the second round is because over a four-year career at Iowa State, the former Cyclone broke the record for the best assist-to-turnover ratio in NCAA history.

Not too shabby of a record, but add in this year’s performance to the mix. Through the early slate of the season, Morris’ assist-to-turnover ratio is at 6.45, according to Reddit, and would break the all-time record for the stat in a single season.

The guy refuses to give the ball to the other team, and he’s proven time and time again that he’s capable of keeping the ball in his hands.

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Now it’s up to the front office to keep getting him out on the floor.