Boston Celtics: 3 regular season goals for Marcus Morris in 2018-19

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Marcus Morris became an integral part of the Boston Celtics offense during their playoff run back in May. Here are three goals Morris must accomplish in 2018-19 to improve on that.

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris had arguably one of his best NBA seasons coming off the bench for coach Brad Stevens in 2017-18.  He became a focal point in the offense when Kyrie Irving injured himself back in March, and helped guide a young team to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Morris is entering a contract year, and is set to make a little over $5 million. This means that following the 2018-19 season, he’ll be a free agent, looking for a convenient deal. For the Celtics, retaining him will be key, especially since he’s the much-needed sixth man Stevens wants.

While his numbers aren’t mind-blowing (13.6 points-per-game and 5.6 blocks-per-game during the 2017-18 regular season), his efficiency and volume definitely stood out.

According to Basketball-Reference, Morris averaged his second most three-point attempts of his career at 4.3, and that was with playing six less minutes than the year he had his most (all in 2017-18). He shot 37 percent for three in the regular season, which was a noteworthy improvement compared to 2016-17 when he was still with Detroit.

Marcus Morris just turned 29, meaning he is about to enter his prime. It is now or never for the veteran to produce at a high level, and he has a chance to do that over the next few years. For now, here are three goals the forward can accomplish for the upcoming 2018-19 regular season.