NBA news: Morris twins sign with Klutch Sports Agency ahead of 2019 free agency
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Morris twins Marcus, Markieff sign with Klutch Sports Agency ahead of blockbuster 2019 free agency

Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris have signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Agency ahead of what should be a rousing 2019 offseason, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Paul is LeBron James’ childhood friend and his agent/manager, one who has broken into the agent scene as one of the most personable options among NBA players.

Both Markieff and Marcus starred at the University of Kansas and will become unrestricted free agents in 2019, which will set them up for a blooming offseason market that is bound to make a big splash before the end of the decade as the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, and others will headline a heavy dose of faces looking for big money.

Marcus will make $5.4 million this upcoming season, likely as a potential sixth man in the Celtics’ stacked core — one which will have difficulty keeping him on the roster with Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier viewed as bigger priorities.

Markieff is owed a beefier $8.6 million for 2018-19, and while his starting spot is cemented in the Wizards’ rotation for the time being, ballooning deals for John Wall and Bradley Beal could cause his exit by next summer.

The twins are hoping Paul will have the right connections and make the best of their talent to reel in long-term deals, potentially even a reunion with the same team after the two were drafted back-to-back in 2011 and then wound up both playing for the Phoenix Suns several years later.