Both players vied for a reserve point guard spot during the pre-season but neither could crack Coach Terry Stotts' rotation for long. Garrett, a 6'4" PG in his second year out of Iowa State, totaled 16 minutes and 5 points in 7 games this pre-season, an average of just over 2 minutes per game. Morris, a 6'4" PG in his third year out of Michigan, totaled 19 minutes and 6 points, slightly over a 3 minutes per game average.
The chances of the young guards were dimmed by Portland's summer acquisition of Steve Blake plus the development of incumbents CJ McCollum and Will Barton, both of whom are capable of handling the ball in Stotts' system.
The Blazers are now down to the requisite 15-man roster and are set to start the regular season Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.