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Wizards’ Markieff Morris fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct vs. Blazers

Markieff Morris, Wizards

The NBA announced Wednesday that Washington Wizards small forward Markieff Morris has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

During Monday’s road game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Morris twice grabbed the uniform of Blazers guard Seth Curry from the bench.

It was a nice attempt by Markieff Morris to try and get away with this, but he should know there are cameras everywhere. The Wizards won the game in overtime by a final score of 125-124. It was Washington’s first win of the season. Morris finished the game with 28 points. He shot 9-of-15 from the field, 6-of-10 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

Morris doesn’t seem to mind this fine all that much given the Wizards pulled out the huge road victory.

Markieff Morris is making $8.6 million this season. He will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019. Morris and his twin brother, Boston Celtics swingman Marcus Morris, signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group during the offseason. Paul, of course, represents Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, as well as Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall, Philadelphia 76ers point-forward Ben Simmons, Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and New Orleans star big man Anthony Davis.