NBA: Markieff Morris to sign with Lakers after DeMarcus Cousins departure
Markieff Morris is now headed to the Los Angeles Lakers after clearing waivers following a Detroit Pistons buyout and after DeMarcus Cousins has been waived earlier by the Lakers.
The Lakers first waived Cousins to create a roster space to be able to sign Morris using the disabled player exception.
Markieff Morris has cleared waivers, league sources say. He's a Laker
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 23, 2020
The 30-year-old Morris is reportedly set to make 1.75 million US dollars from the deal.
Some pundits say Morris’ addition might create problems for the Lakers’ rotation, unless the team is dedicated to moving back-up forward Kyle Kuzma to the 3 spot full-time.
Morris is averaging 11 PPG, 3.6 RPG, and 1.6 APG, appearing in 44 games for the Pistons.
The Lakers will be Morris’ 5th team in his 11-year NBA career.
Having him on the Lakers side would also mean a potential playoff match-up against his twin brother Marcus, whom the Los Angeles Clippers signed prior to the trade deadline.