I have no reason to hate a second-year player who is practically irrelevant in this league. He has done nothing to be hated on. You guys need to shut the [expletive] up, real talk.
Last season, defensive numbers suggested that Morris was the WORST ON THE TEAM, not even close to Blake, and Blake is a bad defensive player. Get that through your head. Two weeks into the season, Morris' defensive numbers are similar when defending starters, slightly higher when defending bench players (which makes sense, logically, because bench players aren't as efficient). So, yes, he's right there with Blake.
He shut Aaron Brooks down? Brooks is shooting 32% this season.
EVERYONE is shutting him down, apparently.
Everyone, give a hand to Morris for shutting down Jarrett Jack for the 15 minutes that Jack was in the game, for the four shots he took. Sebastian Telfair and Jerryd Bayless must have also shut him down, in the first two games of the season, since Jack shot poorly then...and we all know how super duper awesome Telfair and Bayless are on the defensive end.
If you're congratulating him for any of that, your expectations must not be too high. Double the minutes, shooting 34% from the floor (down from 43% last year)...but wait, he's faster than Blake and Nash! He shut down Aaron Brooks!