As we continue to move closer to the 2011 NBA Draft, mock drafts are heating up around the Internet. The folks at Hoops Hype updated their mock draft late last week and currently have Kansas forward Marcus Morris going to the Golden State Warriors. Morris played three seasons with the Jayhawks and steadily improved each year boosting his scoring and rebounding stats throughout his time in Lawrence.
The Warriors could use some additional firepower in the frontcourt and adding Marcus Morris here could give them a solid boost at the forward position. Marcus is considered to be the more versatile of the two with better scoring and potential to even play some SF. One of the most polished, versatile and productive forwards in the country. He's not as explosive as his brother Markieff, but has better range, touch and overall scoring ability. Despite having T-rex arms (6-foot-7 wingspan), Morris is a solid athlete who can get by bigger, slower opponents off the dribble utilizing his versatility.
The Warriors have a need for some serious size, but it's tough to say whether Morris is the right guy. If they were to add Morris, the Warriors would have three guys at 6'9 or 6'10 in Morris, David Lee, and Ekpe Udoh. While it seems like Udoh might be settling into the center position, I just don't know if I can see the Warriors investing in a guy like Morris with this pick. I suppose they could just look to add as many BPA guys as possible and figure out the positions later.