Pistons news: Tim Frazier believes Markieff Morris brings 'another edge of toughness to Detroit basketball'
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Tim Frazier believes Pistons’ Markieff Morris brings ‘another edge of toughness to Detroit basketball’

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Detroit Pistons point guard Tim Frazier believes veteran small forward Markieff Morris brings  “another edge of toughness to Detroit basketball.”

Frazier and Morris are reuniting on the Pistons. The two were teammates on the Washington Wizards. Detroit signed Morris to a two-year, $$6.56 million contract, while Frazier signed a one-year deal with the Pistons worth $1.88 million.

“Markieff is a good friend of mine,” Frazier told Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. “I think he’s going to bring another edge of toughness to Detroit basketball.

Markieff Morris split time this past season with the Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder. He averaged 9.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 58 games while shooting 42.1 percent from the field, 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Markieff’s brother Marcus Morris played for the Pistons before, so he already knows a little bit about the organization.

Tim Frazier played for the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks in 2018-19. He put up 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the floor, 36.6 percent from the 3-point line and 75.9 percent from the charity stripe. Frazier will be the third string point guard on the Pistons behind Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose.

Detroit made the postseason in 2018-19 for the first time since 2016. They got swept by the Bucks, the team Frazier was on.