After flying together Phoenix, the Morris twins find themselves again in the same city, Los Angeles. But, this time, as an opponent. Marcus Morris went from Knicks to Clippers during the trade deadline. His brother, Markieff Morris, joined him the Lakers, as if the storytelling between the two Californian teams lacked salt this season. A signature made possible after the major clean-up launched by the Pistons: in one week, Motor City negotiated the buyout of the leader Reggie jackson (recovered by the Clippers) then from his wingman. Arriving in Detroit with a $ 3.2 million contract last summer, Markieff Morris was free to commit where he wanted to after the mandatory waivers.
Smelling the right move, the Lakers immediately positioned themselves as a potential base. The franchise first freed up a place in its roster by cutting ByMarcus Cousins. A story ends before it even begins, the interior having injured its knee before the start of the season. The angelinos then used their disabled player exception 1.75 million (financial bonus granted by the NBA to recruit a player after Boogie’s package) to officially sign Morris. In 44 games with the Pistons, he had 11.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists. The coach Frank Vogel should mainly use it as a liningAnthony Davis at post 4. Able to defend effectively, Markieff also has a profile of stretch four, who shoots 39.7% from afar this season.