Marcus Morris warming up to power forward position

After Marcus Morris' acquittal of all charges in a court case that held him out of training camp, the 6'9" forward and Celtics offseason addition has since joined the team and is looking forward to filling the vacant power forward spot in Boston's starting lineup. Morris spent the vast majority of his time playing small forward for the Detroit Pistons last year, but according to's Jay King, he is highly confident in his ability to adjust to his new position, and he feels that there aren't many starting fours that can handle his skillset.

Despite having joined the Celtics on Thursday of last week, Morris did not participate in either of the team's two preseason games since then. This could be a matter of conditioning, as Morris expressed a desire to lose some weight.

Morris is coming off of a season in which he averaged 14 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Pistons, and will be an important piece in the Celtics' ever-evolving puzzle.

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