Report: Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Sixers, Celtics interested in Pistons’ Markieff Morris
Detroit Pistons small forward Markieff Morris is receiving trade interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.
Both Morris brothers could be traded at the trade deadline, as Marcus Morris is a hot commodity on the trade market:
Marcus Morris and the Knicks have everyone's attention, but the Pistons have also received calls from multiple contenders for his brother, Markieff Morris.
The Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Sixers, and Celtics are among those teams interested in Markieff Morris, per league sources.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 5, 2020
Markieff Morris has appeared in 42 games this season for the Pistons. He’s averaging 11.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 45.0 percent from the field, 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Pistons likely won’t make the playoffs this 2019-20 campaign, so they are looking to trade their veteran players for future draft picks and young assets.
Markieff Morris has career NBA averages of 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists with the Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder and Pistons.
The Lakers, Bucks, Clippers, Sixers and Celtics are all title contenders this season, and adding a reliable bench piece is crucial in their hopes of increasing their chances of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. It remains to be seen, however, which team will be able to land Markieff before the trade deadline.
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