Pelicans’ Markieff Morris will seek another opinion on neck injury
New Orleans Pelicans small forward Markieff Morris will reportedly seek a second opinion on his neck injury, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
The Pelicans acquired Morris on Wednesday from the Washington Wizards. The veteran swingman was diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia and hasn’t played since Dec. 26.
Yahoo Sources: Markieff Morris, who was recently traded to New Orleans, will likely seek second opinion on his neck injury. In early Jan., he was diagnosed with transient cervical neuropraxia and ruled out six weeks.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 7, 2019
Markieff Morris is making $8.6 million this season, the final year of his contract. Morris, who is represented by agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.
In 34 games this season, Morris is averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest. The Pennsylvania native is shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free-throw line.
New Orleans is 24-31 on the season, 13th place in the Western Conference standings. The franchise didn’t trade superstar big man Anthony Davis at the trade deadline. Davis is also represented by Rich Paul.
Markieff Morris began his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns. He was traded to the Wizards in 2016. Depending on what the doctors say, it’s hard to say if Morris will play for the Pelicans this season. He wants to get paid in the summer on the open market, so being 100 percent healthy has to be important to Morris.