Detroit Pistons consent to a deal with Markieff Morris, twin of ex-Piston Marcus

Detroit Pistons consent to a deal with Markieff Morris, twin of ex-Piston Marcus

The Detroit Pistons have consented to a two-year deal Wednesday with forward Markieff Morris, multiple sources tell the Free Press.

The Pistons will sign Morris with their $3.6 million bi-annual exemption, a source told the Free Press.

Morris is the twin sibling of Marcus Morris, who played with the Pistons from 2015-17.

Markieff, who turns 30 toward the beginning of September, averaged 9.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 58 games last season with the Wizards and Thunder. The 6-foot-10 power forward is a career 33.8% 3-point shooter and 44.9% shooter from the field.

He battled with neck damage last season, and averaged double digits in points the past five seasons.

Detroit has included point guards Derrick Rose and Tim Frazier in free office. The Pistons likewise traded for forward Tony Snell the night prior to the NBA draft.

The Pistons’ roster remains at 14. The Pistons could include one more player, likely a customary center. They can just utilize a veteran least compensation slot.

Morris gives the Pistons protection in the event that Thon Maker can’t make the essential steps forward to acquire predictable playing time with what appears to be a more profound roster.

Morris was the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft by Phoenix, subsequent to playing three seasons at Kansas. His sibling went 14th to Houston.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania was first to report the deal.

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