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Report: Markieff Morris agrees to deal with Pistons

Markieff Morris

Free agent forward Markieff Morris has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The twin brother of Marcus Morris will get to experience the Motor City, just as his brother did a couple of seasons ago when he played under Stan Van Gundy.

The Pistons have been looking to bolster their frontcourt and Morris should bring many of the attributes his twin brother brought during his stint in Motown: shooting, toughness, and a motor to help the second unit.

Morris started his 2018-19 season with the Washington Wizards and was later traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he saw a minimal role coming off the bench. He averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game between the two teams, with his 3-point acumen taking a real hit after hitting 36% from deep in his previous two seasons in the nation’s capital.

This is the second most notable addition since the Pistons scored Derrick Rose on a two-year deal the first day of free agency. Point guard Tim Frazier also signed with the team earlier this week.

Detroit has also been eyeing big man JaVale McGee, a Flint native that could give the Pistons a strong ladle of athleticism, shot-blocking and a rebounding presence to bolster their second unit.