Brooklyn Nets forward Markieff Morris has signed a one-year contract pending a physical. According to sources, this is a non-guaranteed, veteran-minimum contract.
Morris was selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2011 NBA Draft. He spent his first four full seasons with the Suns. The Nets are now the 32-year-old’s eighth team in his 11-year tenure.
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In the 2014-15 season, an 82-game season, the forward averaged a career-high 15.3 points per game. He also shot 46.5% from the field and 31.8% from 3-point range.
And Morris averaged 6.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Now he has another chance to show himself on the net.
In the year On January 13, 2015, Morris scored a game-high 35 points in 38 minutes of action as the Suns beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-100. He finished 15 of 21 (71.4%) shooting from the floor.
Additionally, on February 18, 2016, the Suns traded Morris to the Washington Wizards for DeJuan Blair, Khris Humphries and a 2016 first round draft pick.
The Nets signed forward Markieff Morris to a one-year contract
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Then the Pelicans traded him the day they got him.
He finished the remainder of the 2018–19 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In the 2019 season, Morris signed with the Detroit Pistons as a free agent. But he only played for two months under head coach Dwane Casey. The Philadelphia native was removed on February 21, 2020.
Of course, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the rest of the 2019-20 season. The forward helped the Lakers beat the Miami Heat in six games in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Morris averaged 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game against Miami.
Months later, Morris signed a contract extension with the Lakers. During the 2020-21 season, the Kansas product averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He played 61 games and made 27 starts.
Likewise, the forward signed a contract with the Heat on August 6, 2021. Based on his NBA experience, this is a good pickup by the Nets.
The 11-year veteran averaged 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17 games off the bench for head coach Erik Spoelstra last season. He shot 47.4% from the floor and 33.3% from downtown in the Heat.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic missed 58 games last season due to a neck injury. This incident occurred on November 8, 2021 in the Nuggets’ 113-96 win over the Heat. Before the incident began, Maurice beat Jokic around midcourt.
Needless to say, Morris was fined $50,000 and Jokic was suspended one game. The heat front was identified by the stripes.
For the upcoming 2022-23 season, Markieff Morris must improve the Nets’ frontcourt. He will fight for minutes off the bench.